Sunday, 24 September 2017

Mandarava Resort & Spa, Karon Beach, Phuket 17 to 20 September 2017

We decided to pamper ourselves or rather me with a 3 nights escapade at the 4.5 star Mandarava Resort & Spa. Since it was also my birthday, we booked the Panaromic Deluxe Room 1206.

The resort is nestled on a steep jungle fringed hill some 12 mintues walk from Karon beach. There's some walking to the restaurant for buffett breakfast, the gym and the main swimming pool. BTW, there are 5 swimming pools spread out across this resort!

 Kudos to the Hotel Management to have the entire resort in its natural surrounding with a rich and diverse plants, flowers and trees. There are even streams running through the grounds creating a relaxing and calming effect.

There is a daily shuttle van service back and forth to Karon Beach. However, there is no complimentary shuttle service to Patong town approximately 5 km away. It cost 150 baht one way by the hotel van. On the 3rd night, we rented a scooter instead for 300 baht to go to Patong town.

The room was big with a view of the ocean from afar but not exactly a panaromic view, lol. The bathroom came with a bath tub and a separate shower cubicle.

Buffet breakfast was alright (the best so far is still Pullman Arcadia, Phuket) and we had 3 consecutive extravagant dinners at the Sweet & Sour restaurant recommended by many in Trip Advisor which is locted just a few minutes walk from the resort.

All in all, a great 3 day escapade to celebrate my birthday.

AirAsiaGo. Tic plus hotel: RM1788.50.
Taxi to & fro KLIA2: RM75 x 2
Shuttle Mini Van to Karon Beach, 200 baht per pax.
Booked private taxi from Patong town, 800 baht.

Decent gym

View from room balcony

Karon Beach. Not as crowded as Patong beach.

Mango sticky rice

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