For the second part of our half term holiday (and after the fabulous Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai) we spent three very relaxing nights back at the wonderful Indigo Pearl in Phuket. As we stayed in a different room to last time, and did a few new things at the resort so I thought it warranted another post, plus it’s just so damn photogenic! If you missed my original review, you can find it here.
For our stay this time, we tried a D-Buk Suite; 76 square metres of space with all the usual stunning Indigo Pearl design including a huge tin bath and two large beds!
As we found last time, this resort is too good to bother venturing too far. We holed up at the adult pool every day, enjoying the wonderful service (complimentary cold towels, iced water and ice lollies) and fully utilising the swim up bar! We ate lunch on our sun loungers or at the bar in the pool which was a novelty!
Dave headed off each day to play a game or two of tennis with one of the coaches at the IP. It was 1500 baht per hour to ‘hit balls’ with the pro and he really enjoyed it! The sports facilities are great; there is a fully equipped gym, you can hire bikes and there is a variety of fitness classes to try as well as the tennis courts.
As we were at the resort with friends we decided to splash out and booked a table for our last evening at the Black Ginger Restaurant which is part of the resort. The entry is all very dramatic; to get there, you have to get on a platform and be pulled over the lake to the restaurant which is in the middle. We had a fantastic Thai meal and some lovely cocktails and I would highly recommend booking a table if you’re staying (or even if you’re not but happen to be nearby!).
The other evenings we enjoyed a cocktail in ReBar before heading to the Tin Mine for dinner then onto the Tongkah Tin Syndicate for some games of pool…we were seriously relaxed after our three nights!
Yet again, we had an incredible time at the Indigo Pearl. I can safely say this is my favourite hotel we have stayed at in Thailand. It is so reasonably priced for what is a truly luxurious yet quirky experience. The design of this hotel and the attention to detail sets it apart from all the others – from everything to the beds that feel like a cloud to the delicious scent that unassumingly fills the air wherever you go; this is a hotel that has got it just right.
And I just can’t wait to go back again!
Nai Yang Beach
116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang
Phuket 83110, Thailand
T: +66(0) 76 327 006
F: +66(0) 76 327 338-9
*Update 2017 – The Indigo Pearl is now called The Slate but thankfully the only change is the name, everything else is still as fabulous.