This weekend we headed to the beach for some R&R. Yes, I know, anyone who keeps up with my travels on Instagram will know we just got back from the UK and Spain but I had a holiday day to take so we headed to Phuket, more specifically to the Aleenta Resort & Spa. I can take no responsibility at all for finding this hotel, I was at work so it was all down to the other half – in his own words he stumbled across it on Agoda.
Now my favourite hotel we’ve experienced so far is the Indigo Pearl in Phuket but for two nights it was 26,000 THB for the lowest grade room (around 500GBP) so he decided to try the Aleenta where an Ocean View Loft with pool access was a more reasonable 13,000THB.
We flew down on Friday morning on the early Bangkok Airways flight and, as we had arranged a transfer with the hotel, were met at the airport by a lovely representative of the hotel who promptly took our order for our welcome drink. The hotel is north of the airport, on the mainland and we arrived in less than 25 minutes and were met by fresh banana smoothies and an upgrade. Yup. Beachfront pool suite it was and it was ready for us at 11am – great service.
The suite was fab. Compact but beautifully designed the bed looked over the private pool, down the garden and onto the beach and the sea. The bifold doors meant you could lie on the bed with the breeze in your hair (I know that sounds terribly cliched and you probably want to slap me right now but it was just amazing). It also had outdoor space with table and chairs as well as sun loungers at the end of the garden, oh, and a jacuzzi bath.
As I was feeling really quite unwell on the first day we just made the most of our suite and I read a book and a bit on my kindle. The first day was relatively overcast and the sea was pretty ferocious for Thailand but the sunshine came out on Saturday and Sunday making everything that little bit more beautiful.
The breakfast at the hotel was great although slightly annoyingly most things that needed to be cooked had to be ordered, this just meant that it took a bit of time but the selection was wide and the food was delicious and fresh. To be fair to the hotel, they did have a wedding on that weekend (which looked gorgeous by the way) so they were especially busy. We sat out the back on the second day away from the crowds in our own little oasis which was lovely.
The hotel is a lush tropical paradise with pools and fish throughout which gives it a really relaxed vibe. The pool is pretty impressive too with beds in the water, as nearly every room has its own pool or private pool access the main pool was really peaceful.
The goal of our stay was honestly to do as little as humanly possible so we ate all our meals in the hotel. There are two restaurants although we only used the beachfront eatery, The Edge. The menu was varied enough to do this and we ate some really yummy and interesting meals. Shout out has to go to the Burrata cheese starter and the prawn tacos, I’m salivating just typing.
I’d highly recommend the Aleenta Phuket. The service was attentive without being overbearing, the suites were well equipped with great bedding and a well stocked mini bar, and the outlook couldn’t fail to impress. Kudos to the hotel for having our room ready early and also for letting us check out at 2pm, meaning we really did make the most of our long weekend. We had a fabulous time and came back seriously relaxed with another hotel to add to our repertoire.
ALEENTA PHUKET RESORT & SPA
33 Moo 5, Takua Thung, Khok Kloi, Phang Nga, Phuket, 82140 Thailand
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