You can you find this idyllic setting in one of the Ocean View Rooms
at the Thavorn Beach Village. The five-star resort lies about four kilometres
from bustling Patong, occupying the whole of Nakalay Bay and the adjacent hillside.
was originally named the Thavorn Bay Resort and consisted of only 74 intimate,
thatched bungalows lining the shoreline, within beautiful tropical gardens. In
late 1997, the newest part of the resort was completed with the addition of 24
Poolside Villas; 24 Pool Terrace Villas; 60 Ocean View Villas and 12 Ocean View
Suites (one or two-bedroom) as well as two new restaurants and lobby area.
Thai architecture blends easily into the surrounding lush, tropical forest. The
spacious villas are fitted out in luxurious style using teakwood and beautiful
Thai fabrics. Nothing is left wanting: the bathrooms have separate baths and showers,
many with private Jacuzzis.
All the rooms have beautifully appointed balconies,
especially the Ocean View Villas and Sea View Bungalows that afford you a wonderful
chance to see the beautiful colours of the sunset, whilst enjoying a quiet drink
before dinner. Alternatively, step outside your room and wander around the exotic
tropical gardens to see banana and papaya trees alongside many plants and flowers
that are unusual even in Thailand.
One of the resort's best features is an enormous free-form swimming
pool (at 4,500 square metres, one of the largest in Thailand). It meanders around
the villa area of the resort and direct access is available (just slide off your
balcony) from each of the Pool Terrace Villas. There are lots of nooks and
crannies around the pool where you can relax in private, use the aqua beds for
a soothing massage or swim up to the pool bar and enjoy a refreshing drink.
to 30 percent of our guests are honeymoon couples and the resort has accommodation
to suit every taste," says Mr Eric Hallin, the resort General Manager. "On
arrival we arrange rose petals on the bed and in the bath or Jacuzzi, and small
complimentary gifts . . . we try to make their stay as memorable as we can."
hotel can also cater for the wedding ceremony not just the honeymoon. Last year
a Japanese couple had their ceremony in the Thai Sala next to the pool. "We
try to arrange the weddings to suit each couple," says Khun Seiko, the Guest
The romance and relaxation of the resort is perfectly
complemented by the three restaurant outlets. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner
at the Old Siam Nakalay, the Thai restaurant set in the open air overlooking the
bay. They also have an indoor, northern style "Kantoke" room where you
can eat whilst seated on floor cushions.
The Marisa Terrace serves
delicious buffet breakfasts and a full range of international food. On the Sea
specialises in seafood again right on the beach, a perfect place for that romantic
evening. If it's privacy you wish for, order a barbecue on your own villa balcony
or a candlelit dinner on the beach, the hotel will gladly arrange this for you.
Executive Sous Chef, Rene Oskram, is always happy to create mouth-watering dishes
for you on special occasions.
No stay at the Thavorn Beach Village would
be complete without treating yourself to some pampering at The Nakalay Spa. Recently
completed with arched roofs and open ceilings, the soothing smells, the calming
sounds of flutes in the background, the feel of fresh fluffy towels and the soft
hands of the skilled therapists provide everything to "seduce the senses".
Spread over two floors with open walkways, garden showers and a Thai
Sala, the Spa features eight private treatment rooms, two jet rooms and a relaxation
area in a tranquil garden setting. The Nakalay Suite and Marisa Deluxe Suite were
created for couples where you and your partner can indulge yourselves in any of
the wide range of treatments available, along with steam, sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi
in complete privacy.
Try the Full Body Travel Treatment (an aromatherapy
treatment to combat jet lag, fatigue and stress) a deep-cleanse facial or the
Nakalay Deluxe Massage, where two therapists work in harmony, combining continuous
synchronised movements with the ancient art of aromatherapy. All products used
in the treatments are 100 percent pure and natural.
This blend of Thai tradition,
lush foliage, snaking waterways and wide ocean vistas creates a mood of immediate
peace and quiet. If it's romance and relaxation that you require, look no further.
Beach Village, 6/2 Moo 6, Nakalay Bay, Patong Beach.
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