Sunday, 15 August 2010

My MANy Travel Inspirations: Twinpalms Phuket 'Part Deux'


Below: Recap of my long weekend break last week... lovely Twinpalms Resort in Phuket was our home away from home.


Below: Love the spacious and contemporary decor of the resort...
(Pardon the lousy resolution of the lobby pics... I used my mobile phone to capture the shots while fending off mosquitoes on the side! Yikes!)


Below: I am feeling 'zen' as I stepped into the resort... when you feel this calm and relaxed, you know you are in for a most wonderful holiday!



Below: Modern architectural style for the guest rooms...with either direct access to the gardens or pool:-)


Below: My spacious room with contemporary Asian influences... lots of dark wood and ambient lighting...


Below: Couch to relax and chill...


Below: Big soft bed to tempt you into dreamland...love the high thread count sheets too! Makes a whole world of difference when you sleep:-P




Below: Work area for your laptop behind the bed:-P This is where I did my blogging while I was enjoying my break...


Below: Little gestures from the hotel that make you feel welcome... such as this lovely note from the guest relations team...



Below: Or this plate of chocolates arranged to form the resort's logo...


Below: My favourite area of the room, the bathroom and vanity area...it's so huge!


Below: Imagine sprucing up amidst the backdrop of greenery from the windows at the back...incredible feeling! How can I not feel 'beautiful' all the time...hahaha



Below: Sunken bathtub, perfect for those evening soaks with scented bath oils while reading a book... the greenery around you make you feel as if you are taking a bath in a garden...



Below: Balcony that opens to a wonderful view of the resort and pool...


Below: My view from the balcony where you can watch the world go by as you sip ice tea and drift away in your thoughts...



Below: The pool... my favourite hangout for people watching...



Below: Me lounging at the pool cabana... As Samantha would say...'Wax much, dear?' Oops... forgot to shave my thighs at the moment of this picture...yikes!



Below: The landscaping is beautiful around the pool...



Below: Hunk spotting... hot guy alert! Too bad he is with female company... darn!


Below: My morning cappuccino at breakfast, thoughtfully decorated with the resorts logo...


Below: Breakfast time...I am hungry!



Below: Catch Beach Club, the best on Surin Beach, trust me!



Below: Our Patong Beach excursion leads us to sumptuous thai style seafood dinner... pineapple rice...



Below: Veggies, tom yam soup, fresh steamed fish and coconut drink are amongst the spread....



Below: But the hero of the evening... garlic butter BBQ lobster! Slurp! This costs us SGD$90... not bad for lobster indulgence:-)



Below: End of another wonderful holiday...time to plan for the next.... Any blue eyed, huge pecs and sexy bod blond hunk wanna warm my bed with me?
Just kidding. Oops.I forgot this blog is PG13. I slept like a baby on the huge bed...


Holiday In Pictures: Phuket's 4 Nights Of Pampering...


Time flies. In a blink of an eye, a week has passed since my last long weekend break in Phuket. And any highlights of a beach vacation is the resort you stayed in. Twinpalms Phuket was my home away from home for this getaway. I was already there in May but decided to return because I got 2 complimentary nights invite voucher for this recent stay. Hence I took advantage of this gracious offer, with me and a friend each booking ourselves a room to pamper and vegetate for the long 'National Day' weekend:-) (yes, I am that patriotic to escape out of the country on my nations' 45th birthday:-P...hahaha)

Twinpalms Resort is located in the much quieter and relaxed Surin beach. The luxurious resort (a member of Small Luxurious Hotels of the World) is contemporary in style, made most notable by the juxtaposition of modern architecture and plenty of tropical greenery. I feel an instant sense of zen calmness as soon as I stepped into the spacious lobby. What welcomes you next is the abundance of palm trees and landscaping at every turn inside the resort. Tyra Banks stayed here before. So I am not expecting less than the best. The rooms are spacious with dark wood flooring, and comes with one of the most generous sized bathroom and vanity area. I was immediately impressed to find the bathroom area as big as the bedroom. It's love at first sight! Especially the huge sunken bath tub where you can laze and frolic in scented bath oils, while admiring the green foliage adorning the windows... Simply heavenly...

The bed is huge and supremely sleep-inducing while the high thread count linens allow you glide with comfort as you drift away to dreamland each night.

Beyond the nice resort, me and my friend also venture out of Surin Beach to savour a bit of the sights and sounds around other areas of Phuket. And of course, food hunting is paramount for any indulgent holidays. My foodie fanatic schoolmate found this restaurant at Patong Beach where we had sumptuous seafood spread (think Garlic butter lobster! Slurp...), that feels sinful after we licked clean our fingers. We also watched 'The Last AirBender' at Jungceylon Shopping Complex in spacious armchair seats, and celebrate the end of our holiday with another savory BBQ dinner at the Catch Beach Club of Twinpalms resort (amazing BBQ Tiger Prawns, Scallops, Shellfish, Crabs are all ours to eat our hearts out...ohlala!), not to mention numerous facials, massages at the hotel spa. What's not to enjoy for a holiday this pampering and indulging. Can't wait to plan my next one.

Here's a recap of my wonderful 'getaway' in pictures... Enjoy!

(Having said all the good things about Twinpalms, it could use some ipod dock in the rooms, better room service menu and keep those mosquitoes and sand flies from making a buffet dinner out of me! Hahaha. Yes, I am sometimes over 'demanding':-P)

See my other post about Twinpalms here.

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7 comments:

freshmess said...

Place looks totally amazing! I could see myself vacationing here. Love the tub and the poolside!

corve said...

that was amazing...reminds me of secrets resorts

SE@N said...

The resort looks specious and cozy...

Anonymous said...

wonderful room... i especially love the tub with the glass walls and greenery just outside of it!

oh, no need to apologise about not having done the manscaping. legs drool-worthy as they are. arf arf arf!

yai_amazings said...

I wish I could go there some days. It is beautiful.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

It is a nice modern resort, although there are areas that need to be updated. But do not expect to have sea views as the beach is a short walk away. All in all, a very relaxing space for a nice beach getaway:-P

Anonymous said...

sexy swim shorts...eek!!!!!!!!