Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, a destination for many well-known celebrities offers a high class and luxurious experience. With a flawless design, endless facilities and a beach right at your fingertips Aleenta is perfect for a quick getaway, a wedding and everything in between. A complete contrast from the chaotic and almost jungle-like vegetation we passed on the drive to the resort we arrived at the ultimate hidden gem. The whole resort provides you with the feeling of privacy and the perfect amount of isolation.
Escorted by cheerful and friendly staff we entered our ‘grand deluxe pool villa’… aka paradise. These doors led us through to the most beautifully coloured aqua pool, alongside an outdoor lounge and eating area. In order to get indoors a key card was required and there was also 24 hour security at the resort for that extra reassurance. Unlocking this door brought us to the most elegantly styled bedroom. High ceilings, modern décor, and the most unbelievably comfortable bed! Waiting for us were fresh tropical fruits, a bottle of red wine and a gift from the resorts’ very own shop!
We received a tour around the resort by a lovely staff member where we saw all the different styled villas, suites and facilities available. Each suite/villa differed to the other, catering to different sized demographics e.g. couples, families etc. but they were all beautifully styled and shared common themes.
Aleenta has a long list of facilities and activities available which make the isolation of the resort not at all an issue. The facilities available include a spa, gym, restaurants, library, kids club and main pools. The resorts’ spa is phenomenal and has a never-ending list of unique treatments. Some of these include: Chromotherapy Baths (helps cure diseases), an Oxygen Therapy Room with Aquarium Tanks and a Jetlag Recovery room, and this is only 3 out of an entire list! Activities at Aleenta can be a combination of recreational and non-recreational and are definitely worth looking into during your stay! Some these include yoga, Muay Thai and Thai cooking classes – there’s something for everyone.
Each morning we indulged in a delicious breakfast buffet (one of our favourites for sure) at the beach front restaurant which was consistently stunning! At night we had a selection of two different restaurants: one consisted of all Thai foods and the other had a variation – all the food was excellent. Aleenta Phuket is literally perfect! The architecture and decor, the facilities, the activities, the beach access – perfect! Celebrity or not you are definitely treated like one.
Rating: 5 stars
Just 20 minutes from main tourist destination ‘Patong Beach’, the Manathai Phuket is an affordable hotel done in style. Manathai Phuket offers many great facilities and services. There are 2 main pools but also, due to the prime location of this hotel Surin Beach is located directly across the road. This beach is very popular to locals and whilst you stroll down this beach expect to come across various native animals.
For your convenience there is a 7 eleven and Family Mart just a minute down the street. There are also many cheap restaurants, however we could not recommend more highly trying Manathai’s very own restaurant called “Pad Thai”. YUM! This restaurant also consists of a bar with happy hour (two for the price of one) so that you can delve into some of their amazing cocktails at affordable prices! We kindly received a 60 minute ‘chillax’ full body massage at ‘the spa at Manathai’ and you’d be crazy to skim past this during your stay! We left the massage table feeling cleansed but ready for the rest of our day. There is a desk in the lobby of the hotel completely dedicated to transport, tours and activities. The costs are more than reasonable and the staff offered great guidance to make the most out of our time in Phuket. Often when travelling you can be on edge with your belongings but this hotel had impressive security. Besides the common safe and front entrance security they also have a door security system. This makes the door beep if it is not closed properly, and we found on at least 3 occasions this was very helpful! It’s the small things that really make a difference to your stay and Manthai’s staff really looks after you.
We were lucky to easily organise transport through Manthai to some of Phuket's top destinations such as The Big Buddha.
Dislikes: During the time of our stay Manathai was undergoing quite a bit of construction, however this was to improve the hotels facilities which in the long run is a positive.
Rating: 4 stars