Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
I picked Krabi as a pit stop during a ten day trip to Thailand. There is so much to do in the busy cities like Bangkok and the tourist swarming Phuket and Pattaya that one just don’t get time to relax while vacationing Thailand. Krabi falls in the center of Bangkok and Phuket and doesn’t have much to do making it an ideal destination to laze around the tranquil blue beaches.I decided to conquer my relaxation pursuit with a reservation in the five-star French luxury, Sofitel Krabi. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort as the brand promise is renowned for its timeless elegance, luxurious rooms and suites, gourmet restaurants, outstanding facilities, and gracious Thai hospitality.
Am glad to share my experience of staying at this magnificent resort with exceptional hospitality.
How to Reach
The resort is laid at an outstanding location away from the city bustle but not too far from the Krabi International Airport. The resort doesn’t have any shuttle services from the airport however you can book one at an additional cost.
The Airport sharing bus service, however, charges a nominal price and drop off travelers to their resorts within half an hour in a row. As you leave the airport and move towards the city the tall standing limestone cliffs welcome you to Krabi with all the drama.
Sofitel offers the finest in Krabi, lush tropical garden, nine-hole golf course, a 7,000 m² lagoon-style pool, the largest swimming pool in Thailand and just across the road proximity to the beach. The resort is spread over 120 acres with immaculate lawns and quintessential like widespread gourmet, sports, a relaxing Spa and unmatched genuine hospitality.
I highly endorse spending time inside the resort relaxing by the pool, indulging in the waves at the beach, rejuvenating at Spa and treating your palate with the sumptuous Sofitel gastronomy.
To keep the guests connected with rest of the Krabi, the resort also offers a timely shuttle to the famous beaches of Krabi closer to the resort.
The spacious rooms and suites, ranging in size from 45m² to 150m², combines beauty and simplicity with natural wooden teak floors and luxurious exotic Thai furnishings. The resort offer choices in categories of rooms & suites featuring MyBed by Sofitel, high-end toiletries and a balcony to appreciate the sun setting over the beach.
The Superior Club Millesime rooms and Suites offer high-end luxury. L’occitane and Hemes bath amenities, access to the premium Millesime Club and balconies facing the sea with direct pool access.
I stayed in the Luxury room category done in classical style with a direct access to the resort pool and a partial view of the sea. I was upgraded to this luxury as of course being a hotelier has it owns perks.
Food is an important ingredient of an inordinate vacation and especially those are meant for relaxation. At Sofitel guests can dine at four renowned restaurants and a cafe. There are international favorites at Maya, Italian cuisine at Venezia, Thai and Indian delights at White Lotus and refreshing drinks at Koh Poda, the pool bar.
Like most of us, my favorite meal during vacations is Breakfast and I recommend, Never miss breakfast at Sofitel. Giving a thought to the problem of choices that travelers face while traveling foreign lands Sofitel has something at Breakfast for everyone.The enormous breakfast buffet spread would spoil you with choices. A mix of morning bakeries, fresh fruit spread, international hot breakfast items is well amalgamated with authentic Thai breakfast.
Another buzzing outlet of the resort is Venezia offering fresh Italian ingredients with authentic Italian cooking. Just spend a lazy afternoon after the pool splash with your firewood pizza and a glass of red wine here.
Activities for Adults & Kids
Sofitel doesn’t allow you to bore because there is so much to explore. The resort concierge is the best place to plan your activities.Sofitel has its own luxurious speedboat which can be hired to explore nearby islands and embark on excursions like Phi Phi, however, this comes at an extraordinary cost. Inside the resort premises splashing water in Krabi’s largest pool with refreshing drinks is a great option. If Golf is your sport the resort has best of the golfing facility with a nine-hole golf course. If nothing excites you then just laze around at the beach across the road.
If relaxation is your reason like mine for Krabi vacation then book slots at So-Spa. So SPA with L’OCCITANE uses ancient Thai traditions combined with the refinement of modern French cosmetology to create a unique and rejuvenating spa experience. Professional spa therapists offer rejuvenating signature treatments from an extensive menu and use L’occitane’s natural products to soothe the senses. I endorse when in Thailand don’t let the authentic Thai massage go without stretching your muscles and So Spa is exceptionally good at it.
The resort staff is always involved in being creative and is a great host for families traveling with kids. While the kid’s pool can keep the kids busy during mornings, cycling around the resort or enjoying a movie with popcorns keep them excited during evenings.
“My Comment Card”
Checkin– 11/10 (While the check-in was swift and pleasant with a coconut based welcome drink an additional mark for that sweet upgrade gesture)
Resort Ambience – 10/10
Room Ambience – 9/10
MyBed by Sofitel – 10/10 (Welcoming and cozy)
Amenities – 10/10 (I did pack some L’occitane moisturizers with me, I love the citrus smell)
Housekeeping – 10/10
Gastronomy – 10/10
Activities – 8/10 ( A bit overpriced)
SoSpa – 11/10 (The therapists have magic in their hands)
Staff – “Laudable”
Overall Experience – 10/10
Suitable for – Families, couples, and solo travelers
If Krabi is on your list then let Sofitel be the destination. Book now! Sofitel Krabi