After what seemed like an eternity to wait, I actually departed England for a whole 2 weeks and flew from Manchester via Dubai to the island of Phuket, Thailand,
Emirates were our host for the 2 leg, 14 hour journey…
We arrived at our beautiful hotel, Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort and were shown to our room, complete with private pool access…
How could we fail to be impressed?!
The whole resort is based around a four tier infinity pool, where all 21 rooms have either pool or sea view or direct access to one of the inviting pools surrounded by swaying palm trees and tropical flowers.
It is set high up on the hillside on the South side of Patong Beach over looking the Andaman Sea, in what can only be described as the most tranquil and romantic of settings. I fell in love. Immediately!!
All the buildings and rooms are typically Thai in design with lots of dark wood, marble and granite. The guest rooms are more like suites, very roomy with a huge (comfy) bed, seating area, dressing area and seperate shower room, toilet and washing/bathing area.
Double French doors opened out onto our own terrace complete with cushioned rattan chairs and brass/copper table.
Anyone who has ever been to Thailand will know how obliging the Thai people are (some more than others in some cases!!!) The staff at this hotel were no exception. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, they were all nothing short of fabulous, even the General Manager took time out of her day to make sure we were OK and enjoying our stay.
Jumy & Lucky…2 of the gorgeous staff.
The hotel also boasted free wifi (which of course I abused 24/7), Thai massage services, a free limousine service into Patong as well as a bar and Rice Restaurant (complete with a Thai Elvis lookalikey pianist…bizarre but suprisingly good, even though he disappointingly never belted out an Elvis tune!!)
Our first week was spent entirely at the side of one of the pools, we were on a destressing mission and not about to fail. And why would you want to leave views like this anyway?? As it’s such a small, intimate hotel, the chances of having the place all to yourself are pretty good. We hardly saw anyone else for the first few days (there were guests staying there but unlike us lazy bums that didn’t want to move from our little oasis, they were all out day tripping.) Lucky us!!! Bliss…
We usually stay in rather large resort type hotels – you know the kind…100’s of rooms, 1000’s of guests and a million and one places to get lost but I have to say that Baan Yin Boutique Resort has got me hooked. Small, romantic, intimate and personal.
I’ll be doing a couple of more posts about our little jaunt to ‘The Land of Smiles’ so watch this space …
Till my next post…Liz x