By The Nation
Experiential travel has become a major trend globally, with high-end holidaymakers increasingly looking for engaging activities and meaningful experiences to enjoy whilst on vacation – especially activities that draw on the nature and culture of the destination.
The Pavilions Phuket has launched a series of bespoke in-villa experiences known as the Pavilions Passions, which include private cooking classes, in-villa spa treatments, guided yoga sessions, magnetic healing and Reiki sessions, private dining experiences and even underwater photography classes.
The Pavilions Passions particularly appeal to couples visiting Phuket, because the engaging activities on offer can be enjoyed in one of the resort’s luxurious private villas, which offer generous layouts and an abundance of indoor and outdoor space to unwind and indulge in special moments together.
Each private villa features a private outdoor pool, and the beautifully furnished interiors open onto generous terraces overlooking the azure waters of Andaman Sea.
“A the core of the Pavilions DNA is a deep appreciation of art, culture, romance and adventure. Thanks to our boutique approach to hospitality, and a carefully considered design philosophy, we are able to offer guests a wide choice of unique, secluded spaces where they can relax and play in total privacy,” explains Gordon Oldham, founder and CEO of Pavilions Hotels & Resorts.
“The Pavilions Passions are made all the more appealing thanks to the mindful service philosophy that supports them. This extends from highly attentive to zero interruption, and it allows every guest to craft their own exclusive getaway experience,” he adds.
People with a passion for culinary creativity can learn the exquisite art of Thai cooking during private cooking classes set up on their villa’s terrace, hosted by one of the resort’s professional Thai chefs and including a visit to the local market to source the freshest ingredients. They can also try their hand at crafting Thai-infused cocktails with guidance from a trained mixologist.
Those less eager to do the work themselves have an experienced culinary team on hand led by Australian Chef Belinda Tuckwell, who have created an extensive in-villa menu that’s available in four languages – English, French, Chinese, Korean – and offers a wide variety of dishes that can be enjoyed as part of a unique private dining experience – perfect for special occasions and romantic evenings.
Appealing options include a chef-hosted BBQ with a choice of fresh local and imported seafood, succulent meats and creative side dishes. Exquisite Thai dishes are also well represented, along with themed pleasure platters, indulgent desserts and a wine list that includes 150 labels and has earned The Pavilions Phuket recognition from Wine Spectator magazine.
Wellness also plays an important role in many people’s Thai holiday plans and guests staying in one of the resort’s Spa & Pool Pavilions or Tropical Villas can choose fomr a dedicated in-villa spa menu, enjoyed in the privacy of their villa or out on the pool terrace. Magnetic healing therapies, Reiki, and yoga are also , and planned martial arts classes led by a professional instructor.
“The Pavilions Phuket offers an unrivalled tropical island escape where couples can unwind in an ambience of luxurious, self-contained comfort. Our bespoke in-villa experiences allow guests to follow their passions and share the romance in the privacy of their own exclusive retreat,” says Jean-Philippe Jacopin, General Manager of the Pavilions Phuket.
The “Just the Two of Us” package is an ideal way to enjoy the personal experiences on offer at The Pavilions Phuket. The offer is available for all suite and villa categories, with rates including daily breakfast. For more information, please visit: https://www.pavilionshotels.com/phuket/stay-longer-save-more