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We arrived @ The Royal Phuket Yacht Club Resort via Mercedes and were told that were being Upgraded to a large suite because our fav. travel agent told them we were honeymooners.
We were welcomed with cold towels drenched in jasmine and given a glass of lemongrass tea. As they opened the doors to our room we found a flower strewn bed with fresh jasmine placed in handfuls around the room. Two large doors opened into the living and dining area equipped with a dvd and cd player. Last, but not least, the adjacent veranda overlooked the ocean and was outfitted with 2 lounge chairs and a table to relax in private.
The hotel is located on Nai Harn Beach the south end of the island, far away from the main strip of Patong Beach, which is nice.
The hotel boasts 3 delicious restaurants- 2 Thai/International and 1 Italian. The pool is constantly being attended to, perfect for relaxing under an umbrella with a cold pina :)
The spa was a bit expensive for Thai standards, but we received 2 complimentary spa packages, also finagled by our fav. travel agent, so we took advantage.
Phuket, compared to the areas we visited, is very expensive..I'm talkin NY prices people. Instead of a $4 lunch we are paying for $20 lunches pp.! It's a lovely resort island but sometimes we felt like we could have been in Miami or any other resort town, not Thailand. There wasn't anything particularly Thai about it. Patong Beach is interesting- a strip of shops, bars and restaurants. Here you can find an irish bar, pizza place and a starbucks. But all in all, it's nice to have a little bit of luxury!