With its history tracing back to the very first full-service hotel in Phuket, Thavorn Hotels & Resorts has been a prominent family-owned hotel brand in Phuket for over 30 years. Having begun with the founder’s dream in 1950 to steer Phuket into an international tourist destination, today Thavorn Hotels & Resorts features two luxury beach resorts in Phuket’s best locations.
Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa features 185 rooms and suites and is nestled right on the secluded Nakalay beach near Kamala, Phuket. It’s sister resort, Thavorn Palm Beach Resort is perfectly positioned directly opposite Karon’s Beachfront and features 198 rooms and suites.
Having dedicated most of the resort grounds to natural landscaping, the resorts resemble the owner’s concept of a “real” resort, with the purpose of connecting guests with nature rather than intrude upon it.
With most of the resort’s grounds dedicated to natural green areas, Thavorn Hotels are renowned in Phuket for their unique resort environment of lush tropical gardens and beautiful landscapes.
Speaking with Managing Director Khun Charearn Thavornwongwongse, he says “Up to 70% of our beach resort areas is dedicated to natural areas, as opposed to building spaces. While this may not be the most optimal approach for maximization of profits, we take pride that guests staying at our resorts will truly experience a relaxing holiday and enjoy the splendor of nature in our beachfront atmospheres.”
The beauty of the detailed landscapes at both Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa and Thavorn Palm Beach Resort was not easily achieved, with the resorts’ grounds spreading over more than 35 acres and 18 acres of land respectively.
“It took more than 20 years to develop our landscapes. Landscape gardening is a time consuming task that requires both attention to detail and passion. Unlike the construction of rooms, in which a master design of each room type is developed and applied for mass construction, gardening is unique in that each and every corner is different and tells its own story. Guests staying at the resorts have loved this element which adds to the charm and character of our resorts”
In addition to the focus on the resorts’ landscaping, guests will experience the element of Thai and connection to culture at Thavorn Hotels & Resorts. Khun Charearn added
“Our endless tropical gardens showcase the exotic trees, plants, and flowers species that are unique to Thailand. The different sculptures within our landscape also manifest Thai’s culture and literature”.
Today, Thavorn Hotels & Resorts remains ever committed to the owner’s concept and differentiates itself from thousands of other hotels in Phuket.
- Tanutam Thawan