I’m sure that many of you already had the chance to discover the wonders of Thailand and its islands dubbed with palm trees, sandy beaches and turquoise waters… but this time, I’m telling you a story of an idyllic resort on the island Phuket, which is embroidered with history of one visionary family…
In the wonderful surrounding of lush rain forest with exotic animal world, on the north shore of Phuket, Indigo Pearl reveals its daring luxury to us, as a place where historical details collide with well-known Thailand charm.
History is reflected in every detail, in the interior and the exterior of this resort, which make us want to know more. And so, the story begins…
During the past few decades, this resort had a different concept and was named Pearl Village Resort, but the owners wanted to transform it completely. They invested a large amount of money and turned into a unique oasis in which we can enjoy today.
The owner and managing director of the Indigo Pearl, Mr. Wichit Na-Ranong, wanted his resort to be interwoven with the elements of long family history and Phuket heritage. Through contemporary design with industrial details, he wanted to remember the family’s tin mining past, and pay respects to his ancestor, who had direct influence in sustaining Phuket and the surrounding southern provinces during and after the tin boom, and he was honoured with the royal title “Phraya Rasada Nupradit”, during the rule of King Chulalongkorn. Today, the statue of his ancestor, Khaw Sim Bee, can be seen above the city itself, on top of Khao Rang, as a symbol of his leadership and vision.
Indigo Pearl Resort which we can see today was conceived by this visionary family, in collaboration with the renowned architect and designer, Bill Bensley. With the help of Ms. Prakaikaew, Mr. Wichit’s daughter and deputy managing director, the architect managed to implement the new concept in the right way, where even the smallest details will thrill you. Recycled materials, locally sourced furniture pieces and various industrial elements evoke the images of mining industry in contemporary luxury design, making it possible for this family to create a close connection with their ancestors who dealt with tin mining.
Rustic beauty and understated luxury are the real words which can be used to describe the interior of suits and villas. I believe that you will be stunned with comfort and chic interior of Indigo Pearl Resort, because you have 177 accommodation units at your disposal, including spacious suits and 7 villas with private pools, surrounded with exotic greenery. Once you step into the interior of the suits and villas, you will realize that you found your slice of heaven, a luxury sanctuary perfect for resting your soul and your body.
Materials which have been used are mostly wood, bare concrete and metal, so they, in combination with grandiose windows which lead you to the terraces and enjoyment in lush greenery which surrounds you, make you feel like you’re completely integrated with nature.
94 Pearl Bed Suites (56 to 65 m2) are characterized with open flow layout and pleasant lighting, rich wooden details and stone flooring. With the view of the plantations or pools from private balconies, these suits can give you all you need for an ideal vacation.
33 D-Buk Suites (76 m2) which have very elegant designs, natural lighting, soft shades and delicate accent of industrial art, contain king size beds, bulky sofas and media centres, which makes them ideal for family vacations. Separate seating space gives you the option of direct access to small courtyards, and a truly special detail is the bath tub located in the room, for unique moments of relaxation.
Pool Suites, 35 of them to be specific, have a surface area of 112 m2, spacious living rooms crowned with high ceilings, a spot-lit interplay of imagination and colour, while in the private courtyard you can find the pool, amidst palm shade.
Pearl Shell Suites are each unique from one another. Each of the suites from this category are filled with character, sensuality and original artwork with all amenities at your disposal, you can feel truly pleasure here. There are one-bedroom or two-bedroom Pearl Shell Suites available, which offer you its unique characteristics, with one common feature – luxury.
Private Pool Villas are very spacious (from 550 up to 2,500 m2) and have combined exterior and interior spaces, presenting an embodiment of luxury life, an experience focused on romance, glamour, decadence and serenity. Each villa has its own exotic suits, exclusive his and hers bathrooms, as well as grandiose dining rooms and living rooms, with a separate part for grilling in exterior.
If you’re traveling with small kids, you can enjoy in special family suites, as well as a family pool coupled with a small splash pool. This resort is spacious enough, more than you can assume, so that the design attention was given to all the requests and desires that guest can have. If you’re traveling alone with your loved one and you want some peace and quiet time, you can enjoy in two specially designed isolated pools and accommodations, without the noisy kids :)
When we’re talking about dining options, this resort offers more than plenty.
A true jewel in the crown of this resort is the Black Ginger, which offers you authentic southern-Thai cuisine and in original mysterious ambiance. This restaurant floats above a softly-lit lagoon and you can reach it by raft.
Rivet is the place where you can enjoy in contemporary cuisine, with refined grilled meals, sea food and sophisticated wines from all over the world. Rebar is a perfect spot for relaxing after a long day out on the sun, with panoramic views, top notch cocktails, international food and relaxing music. Tin Mine is a location for enjoying in world cuisine, in unique al-fresco surroundings. Rich breakfast buffet and culinary stations where you can observe how your food is prepared will give you enough energy to enjoy every day. Tongkah Tin Syndicate is a snooker bar, which offers you whiskey and relaxation with chosen local specialties. Underground Café is placed adjacent to the family pool, in the middle of a tropical garden, where gourmet sandwiches and light meals are served. Shore Thing offers you the option of enjoying in an ocean-front fiery feast. Of course, it is all followed by sophisticated cocktails and authentic torch lights.
If you wish to discover the secrets of the irresistible Thai cuisine, you can attend cooking classes in Moo’s Kitchen, a school created-by Ms. Prakaikaew which also bears her Thai nickname.
When you’re done enjoying all the amenities this resort offers you, it’s time for some real rest and relaxation. I advise you to visit the Coqoon Spa, located amidst the lush greenery and tropical garden, where you will be amused with cheerful squirrels on your way to the land of enjoying and wellness. This spa centre offers you six deluxe treatment rooms, as well as the “Nest”, a unique hand-woven treatment space mimicking a weaver bird’s nest, set amidst the trees. For those most luxurious spa adventures, the Coqoon Suite with a private pool, sauna, steam room and a Vichy shower is on offer.
This resort gives you the opportunity to relax, explore and discover new things. Use everything which is on offer – three pools, tropical jungles and ocean treasure. With an expert concierge at your disposal at all times, Indigo Pearl offers you everything you need for an ideal luxury experience.
Once I set foot inside the Indigo Pearl Resort, I was greeted by smiling staff, top notch service and a pleasant ambiance. Simply said, everyone here did their best to pamper me… and from that moment my paradise story began, as rare as an indigo pearl… Discover it yourself!
Author: Mina SREĆO
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