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2014-11-25

TWINPALMS Phuket @ The Hidden Luxury Oasis


When you step in to TWINPALMS Phuket, you won't believe that this small luxury hotel is already 10 years old. The extensive lobby with high ceiling in contemporary Thai design opens it big arms for their guest upon arrival, follow by a welcome champagne and a traditional Thai Jasmine flower bracelet are sensible to get chilled in the 33'c of heat. mylifestylenews escape from the concrete jungle to carpe diem in this hidden luxury oasis, the indulgent journey begins from here......


Opened months before the Tsunami hit Phuket in 2004, TWINPALMS Phuket had been through the hard time and yet still remain having quite a few of their very royal employees to stick around till this present days with compassion and generosity, it has become the hallmark of this resort in hospitality. Now with 450 employees with a 3rd beach club on its way, thanks to the property's Swedish owner who certainly have looked after the staff during the hard time.


The unique design of Twinpalms Phuket was created by Martin Palleros, one of the top landscape architects in the Asia-Pacific region. With a brief to produce a property that has an integrated landscape which works in harmony with nature, the “Contemporary Tropical” design and landscaping incorporate a stunning, world-class water garden. Surrounded by rolls of Palm trees in and out of the resort, the concern for the aesthetic has resulted in a beautiful and serene setting which has a modern, romantic twist. The architectural lines are fresh, clean and blend seamlessly with the environment. An private oasis haven is found.


For return visitors to Phuket, staying around in Patong beach will no longer be their first priority especially when you opt for a much more serene and less crowded beach resort. Surin beach is one of the best alternative for a tranquil and exclusive environment. TWINPALMS is situated 175 meters from Surin beach and 25 minutes from Phuket international airport in an area often referred to as “millionaires’row”. Found on the sought after and highly desirable west coast, the area provides one of the most beautiful stretches of golden Tropical sand in Phuket.


What you see is what you get! This beautiful and serene Garden of Eden for our times is peaceful, quiet, sensitive, fresh, relaxing, serene, harmonic a zen-feel like with spirit and passion. Designed with a modern, romantic twist, the clean architectural lines blend seamlessly with the environment. The tranquil and lush landscaping merge contemporary Eastern and Western influences and incorporate a stunning tropical water garden with the Sala (Thai Pavilion) center-staged in between the main pool and the Lagoon pool makes your photo even more picturesque besides being the perfect venue for other activities like Yoga and intimate private dinners.


The pool area is over 1,600sm and a 50m lap pool fulfills international competition standards, while a Lagoon pool has 15 guest rooms connect directly to it via their private outdoor terraces. Laying down by the pool all days and hearing the birds chipping and with uninvited "visitors" like butterfly and dragon fly around you is an absolute luxury in this unpretentious Tropical Water Garden that landscaping over 6000 plants.


A hidden luxury oasis surrounded by lush of green and stories high of palm trees. The Garden of Eden for our time is the ideal getaways at all time.


The Lagoon pool connecting direct to rooms is ideal for family.


There are only 97 luxurious spacious Penthouses, Suites and Rooms, each surrounded by palms, with all of the units featuring a private terrace and offering a pool view. All the rooms and suites overlook the manicured grounds and benefit from having their own private garden, a feature which can be viewed from the oversized bathroom. Twinpalms Phuket is at the fore of local industry by being a leader in preserving the islands natural beauty, eco-systems and environment. The aim of the development was to produce a property with an integrated landscape that works in harmony with nature. In order to conserve the use of electricity at Twinpalms Phuket, the rooms and suites have many elements governed by computer. The lights and the air-conditioning system are automatically shut-down if the doors to the room have been left open for more than a few minutes. Other features include central remote control, which offers an overview of the room status, as well as time-of-day controlled lights. Don't get panic if your room is not cool enough after having your full day sun bathing out by the beach or the pool. Check your sliding door if it is shut in order, otherwise, a phone call away to the friendly staff will then have your problem resolved.


Room with a view, overlooking the serene and tranquil Garden of Eden with a spacious balcony and large sliding wooden windows.


Our Grand Deluxe Palm room #32 on the upper level overlooking the main pool and the Lagoon pool as well as the Sala. This spacious room is designed to lift your spirits by offering a private retreat, yet still a connection to nature with large private balconies. In addition to the inspiring features, services and style offered in all rooms such as choosing your own prefer scents created exclusive for the resort as well as the type of pillows to suit your sleeping pattern and the seasonal tropical fruits offer to excite your palette. We had chosen the lemongrass grass to stimulate our inspiration and the goose down feather pillow for our beauty sleep. Mango is a definite no-brainer and it has never disappoint us on our preferred fruit selection.


The well equipped library aka business center is stylish. Full length ceiling to floor windows provides amber of natural lights while you are gazing some of the well-selected international magazines as well as their very own in house Bimi magazine while you are lounging on the long chic design couch. Substantial DVD collection are available to loan and while you were here, we strongly recommend you to check out the yacht excursions services provided.


Complimentary high-speed internet access is provided through out the resort compound. It will certainly please those instant instagrammer and facebooker travelers. Unfortunately, this is what the everyone is living in their very own virtual world this day. We rather walk around the resort to treasure the uplifting, beguiling as well as the charming modern sleek Thai contemporary design and embrace what this tropical haven has to offer instead. After all, people come here to forget time and find balance. 


The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wining wine room for 2006, 2007 and 2008 overlooking the water garden with a mezzanine balcony and floor to ceiling windows has the perfect ambiance to taste some of the world’s finest wines. With over 200 labels and 3000 bottles in the cellar seats 20 makes a sublime venue to relax and spend an evening sampling some of the world award winning wines of selection.


Spectacular water garden view from the award winning wine room.


The modern, innovative and cutting edge Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar restaurant presents a culinary Thai or an Oriental/Western fusion menu for all day dining. Champagne breakfast is never too shabby especially while you are indulging yourself on a resort vacation. Bubbles brings joy so as a hearty breakfast to start your morning vacacion.


A wide selection of Oriental and Western spread from the morning breakfast buffet.


We spent most of our time at the tranquil and lay on the giant bed by the main pool and enjoyed the array of fine food and beverages at Pool Bar.The international menu presents a large variety of salads, hot dishes and desserts daily as well as a list of classic cocktails, beers, wines and spirits. One of our many favorite picks from the menu are our all time favorite <Pad Thai Prawns>, <Grilled Beef Salad>, <Green Curry Chicken> & < Soft Shell Crab Papaya Salad>.


People don’t come here to work, they come here to have fun and many had returned in seasonal rhythm to embrace the charm, elegant minimalist style, plethora of pools and the genuine and intimate hospitality. For an unforgettable luxury hideaway vacation, the smile of your face is priceless. The infectious of joy you find in TWINPALMS Phuket is a definite added rewarding surprise. 

The mesmerizing evening view of the Main Pool and Center-staged Sala.


Tried & Tested
Location: 4/5
Design & Decor: 4.5/5
Housekeeping: 4/5
Service: 4/5

Highlights:
The lush and green surrounding
Main Swimming Pool
Center-Staged Sala

106/14 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road,
Cherng Talay, Phuket
Thailand
Tel: +66 7631 6500

* TWINPALMS Phuket is a member of The Small Luxury Hotels Of The World