Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country. There are a huge number of different luxury hotels and resorts offering something for everyone including Paresa Resort Phuket which has fast become one of our favourite options.
We loved Paresa Resort Phuket for the enviable location, the next level vegan friendliness and the chance to enjoy a peaceful retreat from some of the busier island locations…
Phuket is definitely one of those places that is full of surprises
Often written off as an overrun holiday destination for streams of beach loving holidaymakers, there are actually some really amazing spots to discover including one of the most mind-blowing cultural experiences you’ll find in all of Thailand (yes annual Vegetarian Festival, we are talking about you).
Phuket Old Town offers a chance to see wonderful local life and some well preserved heritage buildings, whilst the rest of the island features endless stretches of beautiful rugged coastal beauty to discover, and of course there is plentiful sun, sea and sand!
Paresa Resort Phuket is located on ‘Millionaire’s Mile’, one of the most exclusive addresses on the island. Enter the calming reception lobby to be welcomed by the sound of chanting monks in the air, before walking through to strike a giant gong to announce your arrival. Paresa means ‘heaven of all heavens’; as the doors open out onto a gold tiled ‘miracle lawn’ patio area, stretching out to one of the best ocean views around, it’s easy to agree that the name certainly fits.
Our ‘Ocean Pool Suite’ had all the comforts we could need; huge bed, TV, mini-bar, yoga mat delivered from the spa, en suite bathroom with a shower and a bath that lets you soak in the tub whilst admiring the amazing view. Outside there was a private infinity pool, loungers and seating; a perfectly equipped patio area to enjoy the peace.
The resort is built into the cliffside with a jungle backdrop and never ending ocean vistas; one of the best places to soak up the view is from the huge pool area. There’s a giant infinity pool for swimming in the daytime which is transformed at night when it’s lit by fibre optics that fill the water with starlight.
Of course no ‘heaven of all heavens’ would be complete without some vegan food to write home about and luckily we had just that… read on to see what we ate, but be warned, it’ll make you very hungry.