Hi everyone! Today I will take you to one great resort in Phuket that is almost forgotten since the resort has been established for ages. There is a lot of new resorts and hotels building up in Phuket that is why it seems like no one ever talked about Thavorn Beach Village & Spa. However, this resort was renovated last year and I have got a chance to visit it. So now let's go and get to know more about this Thavorn Beach Village & Spa!
Thavorn Beach Village & Spa is located in Nakalay Beach. The resort almost completely occupies the whole beachfront of Nakalay Beach so we can say it is a private beach as well.
I would sum up 3 major attractive points of Thavorn Beach Village & Spa as follows.
1. The Beach
Thavorn Beach Village & Spa has a spectacular private beach and sea view.
As we all know that Phuket is famous for its crystal clear and turquoise color water so the beach here look amazing like this. The beach consists of coral rock and white sand.
Nakalay beach can be counted as one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket. The beach is facing to Patong beach, therefore; it is not only the plain sea view you get but also the beautiful mountain scenery.
The beach is also beautiful at twilight and at night. You can even have your dinner at Thai restaurant right by the beach that you can enjoy this special atmosphere and spot the night light from the busy Patong beach from here.
P.S. The night light from lively Patong beach is truely beautiful at night
You can also enjoy stargazing during the dinner.
This beach is like a heaven for children too because there is a children playground right on the beach and there in not that many hotels offer something special like this.
Moreover, the resort has its own small private open zoo. So the resort is perfect for those animal lovers and this is very attractive to the children as well. I love it here that they let animals to live their way and not put them in a small cage. Even though the animals are left to live freely, they are all well taken care by the the specialists.
However, the beach look not that nice with all these coral rocks during the low tide. I guess some of them were destroyed during the Tsunami in 2006.
Even though this does not look that nice, there are some small ponds where the children can experience and see fish and coral reef closelyas an instance just like in the aquarium fish tank.
Apart from the beach there is a pier where you can come and enjoy sunbathing on the boat or snorkeling. And this boat will be used as a fishing boat at night.
2. The Swimming pool
There are 2 main swimming pools in the resort. This first one is near the pier and the fitness center and this pool offers panoramic view of the ocean.
And this is the second pool. This pool is extremely large and it can be compared to the extensive water park at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya but just without the water slides and the rafting.
3. Beachfront Guest Room
For me, I think Beachfront guest room is one of the best choices here. It is not expensive and what you get give you the best value for money.
Look! This is the reason why it is one of the best.
However, I don't think the way they designed the bathroom go well with the bedroom. And I personally don't like the skim-coated design.
Pool Access Guest Room is another best choice. This room is perfect for those who love to enjoy swimming in the pool with the sea view. This room is not far from the beach at all and you can access to the pool directly from your room. However, this room is not good for those who prefer high level of privacy.
And if you prefer the view from the top you can choose to stay in one of these rooms on the hill but it might not be that convenient to go up and down.
The guest rooms on the hill can be reached by the cable car (you can also walk but not recommended). Whereas, the cable car is pretty slow. (regarding the safety, it is totally safe to use the cable car)
The highlight of guest rooms up in the hill is the panoramic view from high above. The room is similar to the Pool Access ones. (All in all, this type of guest room is not bad but I prefer the Beachfront one)
Spa The spa service exceeded my expectation. I did not think that the treatment would be this good and the treatment room is very nice, however; it is not that cheap though.
There are numbers of magnificent clay statues in the garden.
There is also the orchid garden but it's a pity that I am here in summer, therefore; most of them are not blooming.
Lastly, the breakfast restaurant by the pool; very nice.
I would say the breakfast buffet line is too basic compared to the room rate.
The lobby is too spacious and there is nothing interesting here T__T
Three Best value for money while staying at Thavorn Beach Village & Spa
1 The Beach
2 The Swimming Pool
3 The Beachfront Guest Room (recommend to stay in room number 14 and 10, even though it is far, the view is amazing) (Normal Guest Room should be number 25 if I'm not mistaken that has a great view)
I have taken Bangkok Airways this time and the reason is as follows.
1 The promotion price is as same as a low cost carrier but with full service including complementary seat choosing, checked baggage, and food and drinks.
2 There is always some food for you to enjoy from the lounge at the airport to on board service.
3 Snacks and bakery at Bangkok Airways Lounge at Phuket International Airport is totally amazing and tasty
4 High-class service with Thai hospitality
P.S. They currently serve Thai food on board and they are all delicious and original.