We landed in Phuket, Thailand at 4:30pm and because we had an airport transfer collecting us, we were checking into our room for 5:15pm. That is how close and comfortable the arrival experience is when you decide to stay at The Pullman Phuket Arcadia.
Perched on the edge of a cliff facing the Andaman Sea, the 5-star hotel’s architecture is elegant and beautiful throughout with special attention given to preserving the natural element of the environment. The two public pools are stunning in design and due to the hotel’s position, the sun is constantly shining down upon the resort (so make sure to wear plenty of sunblock), making it ideal for the sunseekers.
We first stayed in the plush and spacious Sea View room, and were (over) excited to find an in-room Nespresso machine. With the rare luxury of complimentary soft drinks from the mini bar and a welcome box of scrumptious chocolates, it wasn’t long before we were relaxing on our terrace daybed taking in the Andaman Sea view.
All 277 rooms at The Pullman Phuket Arcadia are the same in design, with the only thing different being the view. However, you should splurge and spoil yourself with one of Pullman’s Pool Villas if they’re available.
There are only seven of the luxurious Pool Villas available at The Pullman Phuket Arcadia and once you’re in one, you’ll never want to leave. Your private infinity pool boasts clear panoramic views of the glistening Andaman Sea. You can soak in a relaxing open aired bath or swim in your pool as the sun sets.
Evening cocktail at the C Bar in one of the oval water-framed sunken loungers is one of the most popular spots to watch sunset from. However, even if the three sunken loungers are full, The Pullman Phuket Arcadia has been designed to encompass the splendid sea views from almost every angle so that you can always find a pocket to capture sunset.
The Resort has direct access to Nai Thon Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Phuket. There are restaurants available along the beach, but we chose to eat at the resort. We ate so much at their buffet breakfast because of the huge amount of options available that we were full right up until dinner. There’s so much variety available that we were even capable of concocting our own smoothie bowls for breakfast.
Dinner at Vero, The Pullman Phuket Arcadia’s upper tier Italian restaurant, was a particularly wonderful dining experience. The setting was very atmospheric as we got to dine under the stars while gorging on fine Italian food. There are several sharing platter options that you can select which made us reminisce of our trips to Florence .
The Pullman Phuket Arcadia was a lovely place to unwind for three nights in Phuket before embarking on the rest of our trip around Thailand.