FOUR HIGHLIGHTS OF BAAN PHU PRANA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Incredible uninterrupted views of the ocean from a luxury hilltop villa
The beautiful infinity pool on the rooftop - you want to leave
Located close enough to Phuket town and Kata for action, yet far enough to get away from the chaos
Incredible service - the owner has meticulously handpicked the best staff
The Baan Phu Prana is a grand Thai villa sitting atop a steep hill, between two of the most beautiful bays in all of Phuket.
White and purple bougainvillea line the balconies, and inside the hallways are elegantly decorated with modern, local and quirky art pieces - some of which will have you doing a double take.
It's the perfect place if you want to get away from the personalityless chain resorts and treat yourself to something a little more memorable: this place is truly unique, with every detail meticulously thought of.
With sweeping views of the ocean and surrounding area you'll find it hard to venture far from this oasis that sits amidst mature tropical jungle, between Surin and Bangtao beach.
Turin Beach is just a short stroll away and at the bottom of the driveway you'll conveniently arrive at the best pizzeria in Phuket - Boccocino.
Patong Beach is a 25 minute drive away
Kata Beach is a 43 minute drive away
Phuket central market is a 36 minute drive away
The pier for Phi Phi island departures is a 40-50 minute drive away
With only 12 rooms it's easy to see why this place is such a tranquil escape from resort-style accomodation.
There are 7 room types to choose from with some having sweeping ocean views, or garden views.
The bed was the most comfortable we've encountered on our 15-months of travelling the world so we promise this place won't disappoint if you're in need of a good night's rest!
Some rooms also come with hot tubs overlooking the bay, complete with a sliding window to feel the fresh sea breeze.
The Villa has a small gym, a yoga pavilion and sauna which are all free of charge and available 24/7. There's also a spa that features heavenly treatments.
The rooftop pool is also open whenever you wish to use it, with pool-side service available from 8am - 11pm daily.
Besides relaxing at the villa there are plenty of options for day trips in and around Phuket. Our favourites would include a day trip to one of the outer islands (like Koh Phi Phi) relaxing at Surin beach, shopping at one of the beautiful boutiques that seem to be abundant in this area and visiting a fine-dining restaurant at one of the resorts in the Laguna area.
Other options include water sports, visits to Phuket town, and the tourist capital of Kata and Patong beaches are not far away.
We enjoyed daily breakfast on the rooftop from 8.30am every morning. This included a fruit plate to share, tea or coffee, a huge jug of juice, bio (organic) coconut flavoured yoghurt, croissants and baguette pieces, freshly cut meats and choice of egg dish.
Being a boutique villa the staff are warm and welcoming as you'd expect. The general manager - Woody - was exceptional and will ensure your stay is the best it can be.
Complimentary water, tea & coffee in the room
Book an extra night - the bed is so comfy you want want to leave.
Complimentary bathroom amenities such as toothbrush and paste etc are provided
Rooms have bathrobes
Internet speed is very good for Thailand: 20MB/S upload and download
The villa is a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport, with hotel organised transfers costing 1000 Baht for a taxi or 1500 Baht for a 12 person van.
GrabCar is also available in Phuket (check out the Grab app) which will cost around 510 Baht.
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