The Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay,
Thailand, West Coast and Islands
Info : The Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay
The Phulay Bay is impressive in every sense of the word: from the moment you enter the resort you know you are somewhere special. The hotels entrance leads you through palms trees and high purple walls and across stepping stones placed in a mirror-like pool until you reach the entrance area. The resort design is a fusion of Japanese and Moroccan influences and has an over-sized theme, meaning that the rooms and the beds come in extra large sizes. The hotel has 50 acres of grounds to accommodate its 54 villas, offering its guests complete seclusion within tropical landscaped gardens.
The 13 Resort Pavilions and 11 Ocean Pavilions overlook the gardens or the sea, while the 8 Beach Villas, the 16 Reserve Villas and the 6 Royal Beach Villas come with private pools of varying sizes. Each of the villas layout varies slightly and have slightly different features from each other to ensure the uniqueness of each accommodation, but all meet the high standards of the hotel. While most of the villas have the same over-sized theme, the Beach Villas are a more Thai design and have different furnishings for those looking for something more traditional in style.
Phulay Bay has three restaurants: the poolside restaurant is laid back and offers customers fine views of Krabis signature limestone rock formations across the infinity pool. The cuisine is international and their Nicoise salad comes highly recommended. There is also one international restaurant and one Thai restaurant, although guests have the option of private dining in their villa for a special occasion.
Phulay Bay is a romantic and decadent resort and would suit honeymooners looking to enjoy true luxury in complete privacy.
Ultimate - There are very few hotels we would describe as 'ultimate'. Hotels in this category must have absolutely everything anyone could want and really be aiming for the stars. These hotels generally go well above and beyond and they would always be at the very top end of the market. These are for clients looking for that extra special place.
Really enjoyed the food tour. It took us to a part of Bangkok that we would never have visited. We visited 5 restaurants, some of which you would probably dismiss out of hand and carry on walking past from their appearance. They were also very clued up on local knowledge so it was a much a cultural tour as food tour.