Travel Blogs from Nai Yang
We arrived at Phuket airport at 9.40am...very scary going through immigration...and were met by two lovely staff from the hotel and whisked into a very comfortable mini van for the short ride to the resort.. Everywhere we go there seems to be someone offering damp towels....heated on the plane and cooled in the minivan. Nice, either way. Entry to …
Our last tour had to be the elephants.. you can't go to Thailand and not ride an elephant. Of course, we used the company that our agency uses because we know that the elephants are treated properly and are happy in general.
Siam Safari is in the area of Chalong, and has only female elephants as the bulls can get a bit fiesty and become a …
On our second to last day we decided to do a tour of 9 temples.. something I am guessing not many people choose to do (going by the way they organised it). It was a bit unpolished, but it was actually a really cool experience, we had a young guy from Indigo take us around the 9 main temples in Phuket, including the famous Wat Chalong. We were …
This day was complete relaxation. We spent most of this day relaxing at Indigo Pearl's private beach club - the sun loungers, wait staff (taking food and drink orders), activities, and nearby massage ladies just made this bliss. Nai Yang beach is a really special spot - it has everything you need, including restaurants, massage spas, a dairy and …
Yet another fairly early rise - whyyyyy is it so easy to get up early when on holiday? I guess the heat and light helps.. especially compared with a -1, black as night morning in Christchurch. Another amazing breakfast - pastries, donuts, waffles, eggs, bacon, fruit, fried rice.. take your pick, followed by the massage deal of the day - 2x …
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I can't rate this property highly enough. Every second was a five star experience - the amazing Black Ginger restaurant... nothing feels more special than being pulled across water to your dinner, the fantastic private beach area with sun beds, drinks and food, activities and a stunning view; the beautiful adult pools - inifinity pool, and normal pool with pool bar - and last but not least, the beautiful rooms.. we stayed in a Pool Pavilion, and it was my idea (and I'm a travel agent with high standards) of luxury. While the private salt water pool in our courtyard was great, my fav part was the standalone bath complete with tea light candles, bubble bath and bath salts.
The staff were very friendly, and appreciated using the limited amount of Thai that we know. When I got sick (just a cold which started before the trip) the resort organised a free transfer to a pharmacy with an english speaking pharmacist to organise some medication for me.
I will be recommending this resort to my future clients.
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after a long and tiring flight via heathrow and bangkok we arrived to a refreshing welcome drink and a wonderful reception at the indigo pearl. the reception area itself gives you the first inkling of the contemporary design of what will be a wonderful hotel once the finishing touches are put to it.
During New year 2007, I came to visit Phuket Thailand and had visiting at Indigo pearl Phuket on Jan. 5- 9 2007.
We have stayed at the Pearl village many times over the past ten years and were interested to see what they had made of the Indigo. The design is apparently based on a Tin Mine, but we were not quite sure where this was apparent within the hotel, apart from lots of rivet and spanner designs scattered around. The hotel was a bit of a building site when we arrived and we had to pay to upgrade our standard room because there was hardly any space to store any of our clothes. We are here for a month and travel light, but the room would have been really claustrophobic within minutes of unpacking due to no drawers.
We stayed at the Indigo Pearl resort for 3 nights. On arrival were immediately impressed by the entrance - the decor is very contemporary and frankly stunning. All the staff are friendly, helpful and courteous. Our room was on the ground floor and we were a little put out to find 2 single beds when we had specified a request for a double room. That said, the room although not overlarge, was beautifully decorated with quirky design detail equipped with minibar, safe, hairdryer, satellite tv, tea/coffee making facilities. The beds/pillows were incredibly comfortable.
This must be what heaven is like
We stayed at Pearl Village in September (the year of 911) and I have to say that out of all the places I have been in the world this is my favourite.
The hotel was a magical place, staff wonderful, food amazing - we could not fault anything. The Thai restaurant was out of this world. There are several to choose from.
The location is very quiet and near to the airport so no long bus trips on arrival. If you want a relaxing holiday, plenty of sun, a cheap massage every night after a hard day by the pool, a pedicure and manicure on the beach and a cocktail and a gossip at the beach bar early evening this is the place to be.
It has since changed to the Orient Pearl and I cannot wait to return one day.
We have just returned from this hotel and had a great time. If you are after a total relaxing and quiet holiday this is where to go. The rooms are beautiful, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. the food was second to none. Near to the airport which did not create any noise problems, a little out of the way from the towns but make use of the free shuttle bus The only chritisism I have is the cats in the outdoor dining room but, when I mentioned my concerns to the staff they booked us to eat in the Italian Restaurant with the option of any menu. The cat issue is being addressed and I would not let it put me off staying here. The staff do everything possible to make your stay as happy as it could be, nothing is too much trouble. It was quieter than it would normally be this time of year (down to the tsusnami) so we had the pool to ourselves for a few hours each day. We were at the Dusit Laguna in november 04 and can see that the Thais are recovering so well. Dont let the tsunami stop you going to this wonderful Island as they do have early warning systems in place. one more thing. Dont pre book your halfboard via your travel company as we paid £14 ppp night but the hotel allow around £10 from the menu which is plenty and would almost cover 3 courses if you could manage that much as the portions are very generous. Save money and pay the hotel direct.
This hotel is great and definately the most luxurious in the Nai Yaing Beach area. My girlfriend and I stayed here during May 2005. The staff are very friendly, our room was nice and the grounds were set in beautiful landscaped tropical gardens. Breakfast had the BIGGEST selection of dishes I have ever seen! The food & drink at the hotel was a little on the expensive side for Thailand, but just a five minute walk to the beach and there's a whole array of beach-site bars and resturants. I can recommend Mama Mia Seafood! Fantastic. Also, the Elephant Bar is very nice and owned by a great bloke called Mr Chang.
The pearl village is a great hotel, both myself an my girlfriend loved it!
We stayed at Pearl Village in April 2004 and had an absolutley fabulous time. With this hotel it really is the little extra's which set it apart, such as turning your bed down every evening, with flowers, complimentary fruit basket, drinks, leaving gift etc.
My boyfriend and I stayed here in June 2004 and I'm only getting around to writing this now. I think I have been too depressed since we returned home to even be able to think about what an amazing time we had at the Pearl Village!
My boyfriend and I stayed one night at the pearl Village having spent the rest of our time at the Cape Panwa this place was beautiful!! As we drove to the hotel it was kind of off a beaten track I guess in time they will be redeveloping. The lobby was very nicely decorated with a band there that played in the evenings. The staff where very friendly and we were escourted to our room and shown where there would be a free drinks party in the evening. The room was deluxe very nice lovely bathroom! the balcony overlooked the pool which was quite serene as it was a pool with a waterfall. On arrival to our rooms we had fresh fruit brought to us. The restaurants were lovely and we had the best meal there. There is a spa there so for the ladies loads of pampering can be done. At night when we returned to our room we found our beds had been turned down for us and an orchid left with a card saying good night, what a beautiful touch we thought. The beach did let the hotel down as it was quite dirty and the track to get there was like an assualt course, its a public beach I suppose so you can't really complain. On checkout we received a gift of a small pot which was was a nice gesture. Its really close to the airport about 5 mins with rejuvenation of the area this will be a hotel to die for. Oh yes a few weeks after our return we received a postcard from the hotel hoping we had a safe journey home and a pleasant stay and that they hoped to see us again...Pure Class!