Luxury living at the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

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Phuket is Thailand’s largest island. Also known as the “Pearl of the Andaman”, it is shaped like an irregular pearl and has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s most popular tropical beach resort destinations. The Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is one of the leading hotels in Phuket and was opened just three years ago. We spent two nights there at the end of our Thailand trip and it was the perfect place to end an amazing holiday.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

The location

The palatial resort is perched on a lush, verdant hillside on Phuket’s Millionaire Mile strip, in the Kamala Beach area.  Fringed by palm trees, it has panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, which lies just across the road, and extends into the horizon. It is far enough from the crowds yet near enough to explore Phuket’s attractions. A complimentary shuttle service will take you to the Kamala’s main swimming beach and shopping area, a short drive away.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort view

View from my room

The resort consists of clusters of rooms built on the steep hillside. Walking at this gradient is only for the very fit and we were happy to be transported by the ubiquitous golf carts.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Golf Cart

The lobby

Hotel lobbies aren’t normally something to shout about but the Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort has a huge, opulent open-air lobby with marble floors, wooden pillars and pockets of sunken lounges, decorated in bright splashes of colour. On arrival at the hotel, we were welcomed here by traditionally-attired staff, with a delicious herbal drink and a cool refresher towel. It is a great place to relax in at any other time too and there are always newspapers available to read. The lobby overlooks a spacious green lawn used for functions, as well as the pool area.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort lobby

Sunken Lounge

The swimming pool

The resort has one of the largest infinity-edge pools in Phuket and the largest swimming pool I have ever seen. At 72 metres long and 25 metres wide, it is larger than an Olympics swimming pool and seems to flow into the sea. An open pool bar and restaurant extends into the pool.  Luxurious, canopied daybeds and sunbeds flank the pool and provide relief from the hot sun. There is a children’s pool and a wading pool for the very little ones. One could easily spend all day just lazing at the pool. Just looking at it made me feel relaxed.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort pool

Daybeds at the pool

The suites

There are several different types of spacious, stylish rooms and suites with modern conveniences like Nespresso machines, mini-bars, 40-inch flat-screen TVs and Bluetooth audio devices. We stayed in a family suite with two bedrooms, a huge bathroom, a dressing room and a lounge area. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors allowed plenty of light in.

Main bedroom Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Main bedroom

We also had a huge balcony with a daybed, and outdoor dining facilities. This was our favourite place to lie back and enjoy the panoramic sea views.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Daybed

Dried ginger candy and a welcome bowl of fruit awaited us in our room. It included Thai fruits like chikoos (also known as sapodillas) and rose apples among others we were more familiar with.

Main bedroom Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort Thai Fruit

Fruit Bowl

The bathroom

The bathroom was huge and had a spacious walk-in shower, a separate bath tub, and double vanity stations. In addition to the usual complimentary amenities, we were also provided with mouthwash and a convenience kit with complimentary toothbrushes, razors, sewing kits etc.  Ample comfortable bathrobes and slippers were available.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort bathroom

Bathroom

The breakfast

We enjoyed a huge breakfast buffet spread at The Pool House restaurant every day. The wide variety of delicacies to choose from included pineapple fried rice, scrumptious banana pies, freshly-baked strawberry pizza, bread pudding and smoothies.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort Poolside restaurant

Poolside restaurant

The service

The ever-friendly staff will greet you several times a day with a smiling Sawasdee Ka, make pleasant conversation with you – if you are inclined to do so, and go out of their way to accommodate your special requirements.

Camp Hyatt

Children will love spending time at Camp Hyatt.  It is aimed at kids from four to twelve years old and there are supervised fun activities to keep them entertained all day long.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort Camp Hyatt

Camp Hyatt

The activities

Activities such as cooking classes, boxing classes, and yoga are offered, some at an additional charge. The resort also has an exclusive spa and a fitness centre with on-site personal trainers.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort spa

The Spa

Other facilities

Guests staying in the Club Rooms have exclusive access to the Regency Club Lounge which includes access to the Regency Club infinity pool overlooking the entire bay, personalised check-in and check-out facilities; complimentary breakfast, and drinks throughout the day.  Some of the Club Rooms also have private dipping pools and whirlpool tubs.

The Sunset Grill restaurant is a fine dining restaurant occupying the top spot of the resort. It offers stunning views of the sun setting over the Andaman Sea through its full-length glass windows.

Sunset Grill Restaurant

Sunset Grill Restaurant

There are beautiful seating areas all over the resort where one can enjoy drinks and al-fresco meals.

Pool Bar area

Pool Bar area

In Conclusion,

The resort was so beautiful and inviting that we found ourselves torn between wanting to relax there and enjoying its facilities or venturing out and exploring Phuket. Fortunately , since our stay here was towards the end of our stay in Phuket, we managed to spend some time enjoying the hotel. My husband and I loved it, and so did the kids. In summary, this is a great all-in-one resort for a Phuket vacation, with or without the family.

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Al-fresco dining

Al-fresco dining

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