For our second sojourn overseas and due to the weak Ringgit, we decided to have a 4 night holiday across the border to Phuket, staying at the 5 star Pullman Phuket Arcadia, Naithon Beach. The hotel is located about 10 minutes drive by car from the airport and about an hour away from the popular and well known Patong Beach. Alicia, at the last minute decided to join us for three nights leaving one day earlier.
Perched on a headland overlooking the clear blue Andaman sea, the hotel is nestled in a protected national park among the flora and fauna. The rooms and villas are spread out on a steep slope. Getting around on foot may be a challenge for the elderly but the hotel do provide buggy service upon request. It rained continuously for nearly three nights as a typhoon was blowing across the region. It was a good reason for us to laze around in bed enjoying the comforts of the room.
Service was efficient and friendly typical of Thais. Buffet breakfast was sumptuous and the spread extensive with smoke salmon and pork bacon.
|The buggy is actually a hatchback with the car doors removed|
|The main infinity pool|
|Naithon beach. The waves are big though|
|The deluxe ocean view room|
|Expansive bathroom. Luv the fragrant soap!|
|The entrance leading to the main lobby|
|Breakfast is a feast each morning! lol|
|There are great reastaurants just down the road from the hotel. There's regular complimentary bus shuttles to the beach|
|Where else but Patong beach. Pubs, Go Go clubs, sourvenir shops, health spas and much more|