There was a time when the way to do Phuket involved backpacks, hostels and dog-eared guidebooks. These days the action is elsewhere. If you’re going to find an experience worth remembering you’re going to have to break away from the pack a bit, and on this island that can only mean a move towards the high end, and a reservation somewhere small, somewhere like the Bundarika Resort, on Phuket’s northern Layan Beach.
Bundarika is the sort of place where you’ll feel no pressing need to venture off the property. The Jacuzzi suites got their name in the manner you’d expect, while the Ocean View incorporates a jacuzzi with, as you may expect, a view of the locality’s predominant aquatic body. From there it’s on up into villa territory, where plunge pools are the norm and a clean, contemporary Thai style dresses up a textbook example of modern high-end hotel design.
The wellness center takes advantage of Bundarika’s uniquely restful atmosphere to go a bit beyond the usual massages and skin treatments — the “wellness retreats” add a spiritual and even a quasi-medical element to the usual business of relaxation. Up here you just might remember what it was that drew you to Phuket in the first place.
How to get there:
Bundarika Villas & Suites is located on Layan Beach, approximately 15 kms (20 minutes) from Phuket International Airport. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange airport transfers.