It has been sometime since we put on our travel shoes and both hubby and I have been quite stretched at work. We decided to have a super relaxed beach holiday in Phuket to unwind and recharge. This was my first trip to Phuket (and Thailand) but hubby has been here multiple times. There is no dearth of luxury resorts there and we had a hard time selecting one. We finally booked a 4D3N stay at Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa located in front of Mai Khao beach and we are so glad we chose it.
Phuket is a 2 hour flight away from Singapore and hence an ideal destination for a short break. We flew Tiger Airlines with some pretty cloud views during the journey. I had decided to be as gadget free as possible so didn't carry the camera or laptop for the trip. All pictures taken are from my iPhone!!
The resort is a 20-30 min drive from the airport.Other luxury resorts like JW Marriott, SALA, Anantara are also located in the Mai Khao area within close proximity to each other. We did not use the hotel pick-up as it was quite expensive. We pre booked from this taxi operator who charged us 940 THB for two-way transfer and we were quite happy with the service.
The Resort: Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa is a gorgeously calm property with beautiful rooms and friendly staff. Away from the hustle-bustle of Patong and Bangla road, its the perfect place to calm your senses. We were greeted with cold towels and welcome drinks upon arrival and check-in was pretty smooth. Ours was a spacious deluxe room with balcony on the ground floor which was 2 mins from the pool, beach and restaurant. Room 118 highly recommended!!