Twinplams Phuket is a contemporary and stylish hotel that offers the comfort of a 5-star boutique hotel and the tranquility of a secluded resort. The attentive, unpretentious service of Twinpalms, its trendy restaurants and bars including a beautiful beach club, and a world-class Spa make a stay at this resort an unforgettable experience. Moreover the proximity to the beautiful Surin Beach is an extra reason (if any) to stay at this luxury hotel. Since it opened in 2004, this privatly-owned resort has been heralded as the hip place to stay: a monochromatic design revolution with clean lines and isosceles roofs. The open, airy lobby, with its high-flown ceilings and glossy floors, sets the style and marks the transition from town to tranquillity.
Twinpalms was built in cooperation with Martin Palleros, one of the most desired landscapers of Asia. Here, everything fits and is in harmony. The design of Twinplams Phuket, surrounded by a blooming landscape and tropical water gardens, is modern and tropical, merging contemporary Eastern and Western influences. Since your arrival at Twinpalms, you first enter an open space inside the lobby and you feel a real warm welcome in a paradise. When you walk out of the lobby, you see the amazingly beautiful heart of the resort: the pool surrounded by the villa rooms.
Twinpalms offers 97 luxurious and spacious private pool suites, suites and rooms. Each surrounded by palm trees and a private terrace overlooking the pool and garden. The rooms have an outspoken and modern design that is combined with the use of dark woods. It is it a well-balanced mixture in which traditional Thai features are incorporated in the decorations. All the rooms feature individually controlled air conditioning, a spacious bathroom, high speed internet, mini bar and a TV. Indulgent bathrooms are kitted out with His and Hers sinks, luxurious toiletries in generous jars, and loads of sumptuous towels. Delightful in-room extras include a coffee machine for espresso, beach sandals, chocolates and fruit. The rooms at the end of the pool on the ground floor, have almost all direct access to the pool that is situated in front of the rooms. So you only need to take a few steps down and you can already enjoy the water. At night it is beautifully lit, and if you want, you can swim under the stars. Or walk in the morning right from your room to the pool for a refreshing dip and then go for breakfast.
Breakfast at the Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar is a western-style buffet- patisserie, fruit, Bircher muesli, fresh juices and cold cuts and asian corner, with hot food cooked to order by a brigade of pleasantly chatty chefs. In the evening, the restaurant morphs into a sophisticated, back-lit eatery serving imported seafood alongside indigenous black and blue crab, tiger prawns and white snapper. You’ll also find some beef and chicken dishes on the Asian-inspired menu. If you need to rest your taste buds, resort to familiar pasta and pizza options. The pool bar is open throughout the day and features a menu of international and Thai lunches and light snacks which are served up by super-friendly staff. The Palm Seaside Restaurant is located about 700 meters from the resort. Whether it is for a lunch or for a romantic dinner, the food of the Palm Seaside Restaurant taste always exceptionally good. Choose steamed or grilled fresh seafood, or go for one of the favorite Thai and international dishes. Whatever you choose Palm Seaside Restaurant is always a culinary treat. The selection of exclusive wines from around the world make your dining experience complete. The restaurant bar is right on the sea. Palms Seaside is for that reason also a unique place to have a party or even to celebrate your wedding.
At Twinplams Phuket the use of 100% pure and natural products is key. Every afternoon, guests can visit the nicely styled wine room where three people prepare fresh fruit in front of you. Try the different kinds of tropical fruits that Thailand offers, like the tamarind fruit or the sweet Mang Khud, also known as mangosteen. Guests can plunge into the enormous hotel swimming pool, admire the tranquil water gardens and enjoy a cocktail and snack in the pool bar. If you’re looking for relaxation, you will lack nothing at the Palm Spa, because they offer numerous treatments and massages. In addition, the Spa area features a jacuzzi, a separate steam room and sauna. Besides the modernly equipped fitness center and the beautiful, tropical pools, have active guests of Twinpalms the choice from regularly changing leisure activities.
Phuket’s most inventive style-setting beach club, bringing glamour and exciting tropical nights to the sands of Phuket. Catch Beach Club is open to all who love fashion, fun and fabulous seaside dining. Service including exclusive use of a luxury SunChair, Umbrella or shaded Sala, a branded towel for your comfort either on the beach or by its pool. Catch Beach Club offers a-la-carte dining with succulent fresh Mediterranean dishes, delectable pizza, magnificent pasta & Asian favorites while every Tuesday and Friday features a great beach BBQ for those loving fresh seafood and light roasted meat, great salads, lots of delectable dishes and superb desserts including a superb Chocolate fountain. Catch Beach Club is located 3.7km north of Twinpalms Phuket on Bang Tao Beach. Open 9:00 – late daily. Complimentary shuttle service from Twinpalms Phuket Resort is available.
Twinpalms Phuket has nine room categories, Presidential Penthouse, Penthouse, Duplex Pool Suite, Lagoon Pool Suite, Palm Suite, Gran Deluxe Lagoon Pool Room, Deluxe Lagoon Pool Room, Grand Deluxe Palm Room and Deluxe Palm Room.
Penthouses & Duplex Pool Suites
The sublime penmanship of Martin Palleros was called upon to create the 21 unique, luxurious and lavish apartments. The enthralling and captivating suites provide effortless living and lifestyle, with 24 hour personal Host and Concierge services. The Penthouses and Duplex Pool Suites all feature their own terrace & private pool, and are thoughtfully ﬁnished with a bold juxtaposition of strong lines and a minimalist décor to immediately catch the eye and take the breath away. The duplex units are complemented by the double height ceiling in the entrance hall and living room, where locally crafted works of art offer a glimpse of the cultural richness of contemporary Thailand. The latest audio and visual systems, including a 42” ﬂat screen TV and an iPod Nano, are fully integrated to ensure that the living area, distinctly separated from the dining area, has the very best in entertainment facilities. Each suite and penthouse is further enhanced by a ﬁne wine cellar, bar and a Cuban Cigar humidor. Nespresso coffee and Ronnefeldt tea present the ﬁnest in essential refreshments and complete the unique tastes and subtle aromas available for all residents to savour. To ﬁnish the exquisite ensemble, a 32” ﬂat screen TV is in the bedroom, where the oversized bed is furnished by 385 thread count cotton bed linen. Premium bath amenities in the dual, multi point bathroom, as well as oversized single looped towels, allow guests to fully relax and indulge in stylish, tasteful and magniﬁcent comfort.
Enjoy all the Twinpalms signature features, services and style with a choice of 1 or 2 bedrooms. Stay cool and refreshed in the large lagoon pool, only steps away from the private terrace or enjoy complete privacy in the upper-ﬂoor rooms, with large private balconies and views across the garden and pool keeping you connected to the serene tropical surroundings. Modern meets tropical with a fully equipped bathroom featuring conservatory windows facing a private garden area. Complete audio/visual entertainment choices include a 42” ﬂat screen TV in the living room and a 21” ﬂat screen TV in each bedroom.
Designed to lift your spirits, our rooms offer a private retreat, yet still a connection to nature with large private balconies giving views over the resort gardens and pool. Each of these rooms provide generous space and comfort, in addition to the inspiring features, services and style offered in all rooms at Twinpalms Phuket Resort. Conservatory windows in the bathrooms showcase the private tropical gardens. A full complement of in-room entertainment options includes a 32” ﬂat screen TV.
At Twinpalms Phuket, a beautiful and serene environment has been created with a modern, romantic twist, a Garden of Eden for our times. The architectural lines are fresh, clean and blend seamlessly with the environment. The design and lush landscaping merge contemporary Eastern and Western inﬂuences and incorporate a stunning tropical water garden. The pool area is huge – over 1,600m2. A 50m lap pool fulﬁlls international competition standards, while a Lagoon pool has 15 guest rooms connect directly to it via their private outdoor terraces. Appreciate your own Tropical Water Garden in our Residences with your Private Pool set either in your Garden, or on your Roof.
Sun SPA Esthederm
Welcome to Sun Spa Esthederm, brought to you by the legendary French high-tech cosmetic brand, INSTITUT ESTHEDERM PARIS. Here at Sun Spa Esthederm, they offer treatments adapted to the needs of the skin exposed to tropical weather conditions. The treatments are in alignment with Esthederm’s holistic approach to well being and have been specially conceived to prevent skin conditions like micro scaring, photo sensitivity and pigmentation irregularities due to sun exposure. All Institut Esthederm products use symbiotic, proactive ingredients that not only respect the skin’s ecosystem but also allow the skin to react on its own providing immediate, visible effects that lead to long lasting deep results. Thanks to Esthederm’s unique patented formula Cellular Water, all Institut Esthederm Cellular Treatments are 100% active on the skin, optimizing your skin’s vital cell functions.
The calm and composed setting of the Wellness centre at Twinpalms Phuket Resort is sublime for ensuring that any foray into the quest for physical welfare is pleasant and rewarding. In addition to the selection of cultural and wellness activities on offer, the gym features equipment that ranges from free weights to a variety of exercise machines, enhanced by satellite TV screens with access to international news, sports and entertainment channels.
Extend your holiday spirits by bringing mementos of your Twinpalms Phuket experience back home with you. Many of the items used during your stay at Twinpalms are available for sale. Browse through the fashionable clothes line, SPA amenities, bedding, dining accessories and much more. Their helpful staff will gladly assist with gift wrapping and special shipping requests for larger items.
Enjoy a peaceful moment in the well equipped library at Twinpalms Phuket Resort. Simply drift away while gazing into the library’s original art exhibition of Phuket seascapes, or investigate their selection of literature, international magazines, or their substantial DVD collection. Complimentary high-speed internet access is provided. From the library you can also book excursions and their yachts, Twinpalms One and Catch One.
The Business Centre is located on the second ﬂoor of the main building. Business services such as Fax, Mail, Document Copy are available at small charge. During conferences, an attendant is on standby.
Conferences & Meetings
A conference centre that accommodates over 100 people in a variety set up styles. The Meeting Room at Twinpalms Phuket is equipped with all the amenities to facilitate a high-proﬁle conference. The Surin Room overlooks theb beauty of Surin Beach. The wall-to-wall windows provide ample natural light, as well as a unique backdrop for any assembly, however formal or casual. The members of staff at Twinpalms Phuket are dedicated to making every meeting a success and can be relied upon to deliver quality, right down to the ﬁnest detail. The Meeting Room has 197.5 m2, inclusive of coffee break area, which facility divisible into three smaller rooms, each of which can be set up in any of 5 conﬁgurations to meet a particular conference’s needs.
Twinpalms Phuket Resort has created a unique rewards program. Upon arrival, you will receive a Twinpalms Plus Reward Card. It’s simple, you earn one “Click” for each THB 1,000 spent in Twinpalms Phuket Resort Restaurants and Bars, SPA, Transportation, Beach Clubs and Boat. For each THB 5,000 spent, you are eligible to a choice of rewards available at Library.
“Best in Travel 2012: Best Leisure Hotels” – ranked the 7th Best Leisure Hotel/Resort in Asia by SmartTravelAsia.com readers
“Award of Excellence 2006, 2007 e 2008” – awarded by Wine Spectator
The philosophy of Twinpalms Phuket:
The unique design of Twinpalms Phuket Resort was created by Martin Palleros, one of the top landscape architects in the Asia-Paciﬁc region. The aim of the development was to produce a property with an integrated landscape that works in harmony with nature. All the rooms and suites overlook the manicured grounds and beneﬁt from having their own private garden, a feature which can be viewed from the oversized bathroom. The concern for the aesthetic has resulted in a beautiful and serene setting which has a modern, romantic twist. The architectural lines are fresh, clean and blend seamlessly with the environment. In order to conserve the use of electricity at Twinpalms Phuket, the rooms and suites have many elements governed by computer. For example, the lights and the air-conditioning system are automatically shut-down if the doors to the room have been left open for more than a few minutes. Other features include central remote control, which offers an overview of the room status, as well as time-of-day controlled lights. In addition, each room has a main power switch that enables the management of energy usage to be centralised and efﬁciently regulated by the resident. The ethos of energy conservation is continued through to the public areas of the property. All the restaurants at Twinpalms Phuket require minimal air-conditioning as they have an ‘open door’ policy. The practice allows the volume of power consumed by each outlet to be lowered and brought in line with the eco-conscious philosophy of the hotel. So that the volume of waste created by Twinpalms Phuket Resort can be reduced, it is treated before it is released. All waste disposal is regulated following a strict recycle policy, while the waste water is ﬁltered to remove as many impurities as possible. Outside of the resort complex, Twinpalms Phuket has a signiﬁcant presence amongst the local community. Even though all the beaches in Thailand are Public property, the hotel feels that it is responsible for the stretch of scenic coastline used by the business and its’ clients. Each day the immediate area is cleaned and maintained, with the entire Surin beach receiving similar attention once a week. The hotel supports local businesses as often as it can. Even though some of the produce used at Twinpalms Phuket has to be obtained from overseas, the majority is sourced from nearby markets. Manufactured goods, such as beauty products, are provided by organic and actively eco-friendly local enterprises. Whenever possible, the hotel only conducts business with like-minded companies. All the art-work found around the complex is created by Phuket residents. Phuket also provides over 90% of the workforce at Twinpalms Phuket, from the most junior position to the Hotel management. Overall, the steps taken during the design process, the mature level of social responsibility and the continual eco-focused activities at Twinpalms Phuket have mitigated the impact of property on the community and the locality. The standards and the philosophy of the hotel work to ensure the positive reputation of Twinpalms on Phuket and the longevity of the natural beauty of the island for generations to come.
When to go:
You’ll hear many opinions about the best time of year to visit Phuket – and, in fact, it is probably quite a personal question. During low season (summer and the rainy season) the island is quieter and traffic is easier. Some people may be put off by the rougher seas and some beaches will have a strong undertow. It is not always safe to swim as the sea reacts to the weather. Swimming for children in particular is probably not safe unless you seek protected waters on the bay side of the island. October to April (cold weather season in the northern hemisphere) is high season as people escape their harsh winters and flock to nicer climates. Some people suggest November to February as the high season, when the island is its very busiest. If you enjoy the nightlife and crowds, it’s a good time to come. If you are a people watcher so it is also a fun time to just sip a beer and watch people walk by. Winter is also the time of year when the sea is calmer and so perhaps better for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming in the sea. In truth, there is no bad time to visit the Phuket area you’ll be comfiest in beachwear and flip-flops no matter what time of year you arrive. Rain or shine, Phuket is hot!
Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar
The modern, innovative and cutting edge restaurant presents a culinary Thai or an Oriental/Western fusion menu. A sumptous breakfast buffet awaits guests from 07:00-10.30 hrs. With room to accommodate 176 guests, enjoy also alfresco dining, or relax in airconditioned comfort and reﬂect on the original and contemporary Thai art which complements the stunning double-height room? The restaurant offers an electric atmosphere with a brilliant buzz; an air-conditioned wine room and a long, open-plan martini bar with revitalizing cocktails.
Palm Seaside Restaurant Lounge & Bar
Be it for a late business lunch or for a romantic dinner, always exceptional yet never pretentious setting, service and style celebrate the joy of dining by the sea. Whether it is the freshest seafood simply steamed or barbecued or their selection of favorite Thai and International dishes, Palm Seaside is always a culinary treat. Accompanied by an eclectic selection of wines from around the world, one contemplates a unique setting where one is a part of it.
Lounge & Bar
Worship the view day time at Palm Seaside Lounge & Bar and enjoy the freshest snacks accompanied by chilled rose wine or your favorite cocktail. At night, enjoys the beauty of Bang Tao Bay, set along the water you will enjoy the fisherman’s setting off view. Subtle tunes are played by DJ’s whilst the bartenders create wonders, amazingly one may be tempted to dance under the palms and stars.
With a mezzanine balcony and ﬂoor to ceiling windows overlooking the water garden, the Wine Room has the perfect ambiance to taste some of the world’s ﬁnest wines. With over 200 labels and 3000 bottles in the cellar to choose from, it is no surprise they were awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2006, 2007 and 2008. The Wine Room seats 20 and it is a sublime venue for those who wish to relax and spend an evening sampling some of their superb wines, or the perfect retreat for small gatherings or presentations.
Situated in the tranquil setting beside the main pool, The Pool Bar offers an array of ﬁne food and beverages. Its international menu presents a large variety of salads, hot dishes and desserts daily. You can also just relax and enjoy one of their renowned health drinks, made from their recipes. They also offer a list of classic cocktails, beers, wines and spirits. The Pool Bar is equipped with its own kitchen for speedy service, where you can watch excellent chefs prepare your meal while you wait.
Relish a more tranquil and private atmosphere by relaxing over an exclusive and intimate candle-lit dinner. Enhanced by the beautiful, scenic vista of the water garden and pool, the Thai Sala seats 2 guests or is available for special private parties.
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, and arguably the most famous. Blue waters, sandy beaches, great food, and diving are all part of the attraction. Arriving from all over the world, travelers flock to Phuket for relaxation and adventure, and the island rates as one of the most popular destinations in Thailand. If you’re visiting Phuket Island for the first time and want to stay in the heart of the action, popular Patong Beach is a great location, near the buzz of Bangla Road with its shops, restaurants, and lively entertainment venues. If you prefer a more peaceful location but with easy access to all the attractions, Surin Beach is an attractive place to stay. Twinpalms Phuket is located just in front of Surin Beach and it is certainly popular for a good reason, with plenty of dining venues along a large beach blessed with a beautiful sand and an amazing clear blue water. Maybe it is already a bit too popular but the quality of the water and sand still makes it one of the nicest beaches on the island. Swimming is great but jet skis can be a bit disturbing.
Yachting – Andaman Cruises, Luxury Cruises: Looking to enjoy yourself in true decadent style? Seeking to join the jet-set? Then Andaman Cruises, Phuket’s most exciting, luxurious and sophisticated yachts, is perfect for day, or even longer charter cruises. The unique vessels offer extended cruising potential and excellent performance, appealing to those who crave enjoyment and love to share it with others. The largest yacht (M/Y Olympia) caters for up to 20 guests on day cruises and up to 8 guests on overnight charter cruises.
Yachting – Catch One Boat: An unforgettable experience aboard Catch One, our Benetau 750 Flyer. Enjoy a private day trip with your loved one or bring up to 4 additional guests for a great island hopping excursion. Refreshments and use of water sports equipment are included. A private mini bar is available on board.
Car – Phuket’s secret beaches and hidden treasures beckon those with a yearning to explore. Cruise at your own pace through local villages and along scenic roads and discover the real Phuket in one of our distinctive and charming Toyota Yaris ‘Kiss’ rental vehicles.
Trekking – Elephant Trekking in Kathu on the South of the Island provides the best Elephant Trekking.
Explore Old Phuket Town – The old section of Phuket town is a time capsule with its Sino-Portuguese architecture and many interesting shops, cafés and art galleries. Walking is still the best way to take in this historical gem.
Diving – Phuket and nearby Phang Nga or the Similan Islands are idea spots to go diving. Famous for its leopard sharks, bright-purple sea anemones, snappers and schools of moray eels, Phuket is an ideal dive site for everybody, from the beginners to more confident diver.
Hiking – Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy the morning track into the rainforest through the virgin jungle of Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Positioned in the northern part of the island, the National Park is an area of virgin rain forest that sustains an exotic array of plants, birds and animals. A leisurely walk in the cool of the day can be very relaxing or for something more demanding, an 8-kilometre trek from Bang Pai to the picturesque Ton Sai Waterfall leads you to a museum and information centre packed with facts and figures. If you can’t get your bearings, a team of local guides are on-hand to escort.
Explore the 30 Buddhist Temples – Big Buddha is one of the island’s most important and literally unmissable landmarks. Clad in Burmese marble and sitting on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata, enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views of the entire island from this vantage point. In all, there are about 30 Buddhist temples to visit; each with its own quirks. Wat Chalong, with its gilt statues of two revered monks, Wat Phra Thong with its half-buried Buddha statue and Wat Phra Nang Sang; complete with 3.000 year old Buddha heads are among the most spectacular.
Golf Courses – Phuket is home to eight of the finest golf courses in Thailand and caters for all skills and abilities against a backdrop of stunning and unspoiled scenery. Offering a full range of natural hazards such as wind, water, land flow and elevation changes to fox even the most experienced, the well-equipped courses of up to 18 holes are guaranteed to provide golfers of all levels with extreme challenge and great fun. Academy lessons are available and enthusiastic caddying comes as standard on an island where all things golf are widely revered.
Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, features 29 Buddhist temples or Wats. The largest of these is Wat Chalong. Devout Buddhists and curious tourists alike flock to this sacred place to worship, pray or explore another culture. Thai travelers believe that no visit to Phuket is complete without a stop at Wat Chalong. When in Thailand, do as the locals do and visit this revered and sacred place to discover Buddhism, or simply marvel in the temple’s beauty. The history of Wat Chalong is shrouded in mystery and turmoil. The exact origin of the temple is unknown, although many historians and locals believe the base structure was constructed during the reign of Kim Rama II (1809-1842). In 1876, under the regime of Kim Rama V, Wat Chalong was the site of refuge for the locals against a group of rioting tin miners. The temple’s abbot, Luang Pho Chaem, served as a source of strength to the frightened visitors and was later immortalized in by the erection of a statue in the temple’s main hall.
Through the years, the temple underwent several facelifts and renovations, the most recent being the construction of a pagoda to hold a bone fragment from the Lord Buddha. The fragment was purchased from Sri Lanka in 1999 and interred in this Grand Pagoda in 2002. In the Main Hall you’ll find two cans filled with long bamboo sticks. Pick up one of the cans and shake it carefully until one of the sticks makes it way to the top and falls to the floor. Locate a number on the stick and take the first right corner. There, you’ll find a wooden cabinet with several drawers. Locate the drawer that corresponds to your number and choose a slip of paper inside to reveal your fortune. Many locals and tourists visit the main hall to receive an answer to a significant question. On the floor near an alter depicting the Lord Buddha you’ll find two red wooden blocks. Ask your question and toss the blocks, which appear to be two halves of a circle, onto the floor. If the blocks land one side down and one side up, your answer is “yes.” If the blocks land with both sides facing the same direction, its “no.” Whichever answer you receive, leave a donation at this alter. All the proceeds go toward Wat Chalong’s conservation. […]
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, and arguably the most famous. Blue waters, sandy beaches, great food, and diving are all part of the attraction. Arriving from all over the world, travelers flock to Phuket for relaxation and adventure, and the island rates as one of the most popular destinations in Thailand. Part of the draw is that Phuket has an exceptional climate. The monsoon arrives here earlier than on the other side of the gulf, with rain only once or twice a day during the rainy period.
If you’re visiting Phuket Island for the first time and want to stay in the heart of the action, popular Patong Beach is a great location, near the buzz of Bangla Road with its shops, restaurants, and lively entertainment venues. If you prefer a more peaceful location but with easy access to all the attractions, Surin Beach (picture above) is an attractive place to stay. It is certainly popular for a good reason, with plenty of dining venues along a large beach blessed with a beautiful sand and an amazing clear blue water. Maybe it is already a bit too popular, with four of even five rows of beach chairs in some parts. But the quality of the water and sand still makes it one of the nicest beaches on the island. Swimming is great but jet skis can be a bit disturbing. […]