Best for: Holistic wellness and alternative therapies
Rosewood Phuket offers the ideal balance of wellness, indulgence and sustainability. If you’re looking for a quick retreat away from Hong Kong, this makes the top of the list. The passionate staff (majority local to Thailand), Sandra Watermann, the hotel manager, and Andrew Turner, the general manager have worked together to create an environment that truly invites and relaxes you. Guests are instantly welcomed as part of the rosewood family, and every person you meet here has a smile on their face.
The quality of food and local produce is second to none, with three restaurants and a bar on offer. To unwind, head to the chilled pool-side restaurant with incredible ceviche and even better service. Right beside it is Mai Bar, a romantic, rustic beach bar serving refreshing piña coladas and a thirst-quenching ginger beer sangria. Sip your way through the day whilst overlooking the most secluded part of Emerald Bay. For dinner, head to Ta Khai, a candlelit resto located right by the seafront, run by a married chef couple. The European influence is seen in the impeccably designed Italian restaurant, featuring its own pizza oven and a warm team, including friendly Italian chefs and Thai pastry makers. This indoor-outdoor haven doubles as a breakfast spot, where you can expect everything from Belgian waffles and French crepes to homemade pastries and signature baked eggs. Ingredients are local wherever possible, and you won’t spot single-use plastic anywhere in the hotel!
Taking sustainability to be an individual discovery, the icing on the cake here is the holistic wellness approach. Asaya offers so much more than that 90-minute spa treatment you’ve been craving. From wellness retreats, daily yoga classes, alternative therapies (think: sound meditation and tapping solutions), you’re guaranteed to leave feeling like a fresher, healthier, better version of yourself. We had the pleasure of meeting Steve Harvey, the Resident Wellness Practitioner. He epitomises the Asaya ethos of meeting people wherever they are on their wellness journey, ensuring that they feel supported, safe and stimulated in a sustainable way.