Perched high above the ocean at the north end of Patong beach, Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa has perfect views of the Andaman Sea.
Eight Diamond Villas are exclusive, sumptuously, luxurious and very private. The two-bedroom villas are a spacious 600 square metres and designed in traditional Thai style. For added privacy, the bedrooms and living quarters are housed in separate buildings adjoined by walkways that meander through delightful tropical gardens, lotus ponds and waterfalls.
Each villa has its own private flat-edged swimming pool overlooking the Andaman Sea and a personal traditional Scandinavian sauna room. The bathrooms are striking; wall-to-ceiling glass windows bring the views of the sea into the sunken marble Jacuzzi in the main bathroom while the second bathroom looks out into a leafy private courtyard garden.
Rich traditional Thai furnishings such as a hand-carved dining suite, large comfortable timber sofa, teak wall panelling, silk curtains and cushions are complemented by the contemporary look of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. It’s a magical Thai sanctuary high above the ocean.
Things to do in Phuket
Aside from relaxing and enjoying the resort’s facilities and views, there’s always that foray to the beach that made headlines during the last big Tsunami. These days, it’s a different story. More than 10 years since it happened, Phuket is back in full swing.
There are complimentary activities like Thai cooking classes, mini golf, table tennis, vegetable and fruit carving lessons, Thai massage lessons and glass painting. The resort’s tour desk can arrange tours such as elephant trekking and kayaking.
The massage rooms and lounges are set amidst relaxing water gardens. They offer traditional Thai, Japanese and Western techniques. There is a large menu of treatments to choose from including facials, body massages and body treatments.
If you’re thinking of getting married or renewing your wedding vows, for 46,000 Baht you could dress up in a traditional Thai costume and put yourself in the hands of the resort’s wedding organisers who can even arrange for your Thai Buddhist wedding ceremony to be attended by nine monks.
Have your own private chef prepare an intimate dinner for two, while you gaze into the ocean. Follow the scent of tropical fruit to the lobby fruit shop, and fill your fruit basket with mangosteen, rambutan, jackfruit and guavas. All guests are provided with in-room fruit baskets. The resort itself has eight restaurants with a range of cuisines to whet the palate. Of course, Patong Beach itself has a wall of restaurants to choose from.
Their ocean-front suites and deluxe rooms were completely refurbished in late 2004. Ocean-front suites are equipped with private Jacuzzis overlooking the sea. Both use timber extensively throughout the rooms giving them a warm Thai atmosphere.
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