Where Thai Tradition Meets Nature
Phuket, Thailand – Mr.Kraiwit Neamsuwan Operations Director of Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, proudly unveils that the award-wining resort has met guest expectations once again by earning the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2014.
The accolade honoring hospitality excellence is given to establishments that consistently achieve the outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
To qualify, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or more from a possible five, as reviewed by users of TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the past year. Thavorn Palm Beach Resort has recently received 335 reviews, ranking #5/69 hotels in Karon, Phuket and rating four out of five.
“On behalf of our management team and staffs, we send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our esteemed guests from around the world for their positive comments and reviews on TripAdvisor,” said Mr Kraiwit. “Our team strives to offer our guests an outstanding holiday experience, and this accolade is a great acknowledgement of our efforts.”
Nestled in front of the Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, on the Karon Beach Road, is a welcome addition to the already eclectic collection of cafes and bars that line the strip. Coffee Talk truly is a tiny piece of heaven in paradise.
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Why choose between a holiday stay in a tropical garden or one by the sea, when you can have both at the same time?
The Thavorn Hotels & Resorts brand makes a statement in Phuket when it comes to authentic Thai-style beachfront properties that are ensconced in the lush tropical forest, and provide direct access to the fabulous beaches surrounding the island. Both Thavorn Beach Village and Spa and Thavorn Palm Beach Resort offer the best of both types of scenery, with good connectivity and easy access to the heart of the city, while still being far enough from it to be able to enjoy quiet and peaceful holidays.
Read full article at http://www.lookeastmagazine.com/2014/03/best-of-both-worlds/
When a white rabbit bounds past you on the lawn, then sits up on its hind legs and stares at you with unblinking pink eyes, you might be forgiven for thinking you are in a Victorian fantasy world peopled by anthropomorphic creatures. In fact you are very much in the Thai here and now, admiring the fabulous gardens of the Thavorn Palm Resort at Karon Beach. The ocean is a whisper away but here I am aware only of grounds - forty rai of them - of such floral and architectonic splendor that they take my breath away.
The resort is a traditional one by Phuket standards – a white, low-rise crescent of three interconnected buildings, constructed in 1986 in grounds already transformed into a tropical garden of infinite variety by the Thai owners. The Thavornwongwongse family continue not only to maintain and improve the setting, but have opened up their private gardens to both guests and public. Known as the Thavorn Palm Beach Resort and situated on a priceless swathe of land between Patak Road and South Karon Beach, it is approached down a verdant drive that suddenly opens up in to reveal a manicured lawn with a bougainvillea as centerpiece fully ten meters high and in rampant red blossom.
Immediately one begins to understands the hotel’s motto: "Where Thai tradition meets nature." Everywhere there are mature white plumerias lending a touch of fragrant opulence to the scene as I climb the steps to the marble floored reception area, there to be greeted by Roger Gibson my host for the visit. His enthusiasm is infectious as he and his team show me their treasures - venerable potted bonsai trees and adeniums, and – the piece de resistance - a rare and newly acquired black ebony tree which looks for all the world as though it has been coated in tar. But it is thriving....
We pass along a narrow, winding path through a glade with towering trees. The steamy humidity is palpable, and is appreciated by many varieties of fern - stag’s horn, bird’s nest, Boston, adiantum, with the evening sunlight percolating through hundreds of hanging draperies of tillandsia (Spanish moss). Bromeliads abound. A natural "klong" runs under the path - a riot of jungley, moisture loving plants: elephant ears (colocasia), heliconias and bananas.
And then, suddenly, we are in the orchid garden, a unique feature of the resort, and ten years in the making. Set on rails atop decorated brick walls, there are thousands of orchids, many of them phalaenopsis, and almost all in white or deep purple bloom. Misted twice a day to ensure high levels of humidity, they provide both an amazing spectacle, and a continuous and exotic source for displays and arrangements throughout the hotel. If you want to enjoy them alfresco, there is even a white orchid room nearby where afternoon tea can be taken.
Beyond, the tenebrous gardens open up to reveal a huge open area. Though the Andaman Sea glistens just across the road, the space has been landscaped with great imagination and with scant regard for possible difficulties posed by salt-laden spray, or burning midday sun. The level surface has been made more engaging in many ways. Apart from the mandatory azure swimming pool, there are a number of well-stocked lily ponds, some with impressive statuary of animals and birds including pelicans and a wild boar, and traditional Thai figures from Buddhist culture, already mellowed by the elements. Many can be crossed via massive stepping stones. Huge ceramic bowls and vases, some raised, some at ground level, support bougainvilleas, purple euphorbias, golden leaved crinum lilies and plants that trail gracefully over the sides.
Looking tall and elegant above the manicured grass - kept in enviably good condition - are royal and coconut palms, even clumps of red-stemmed sealing wax palms. Contrasting textures and colors are provided by formally shaped evergreen shrubs and flower beds of dwarf pink ixoras, spider lilies and hibiscus. Dotted around are various low-rise white buildings - open air bars and cafes - none of which look out of place in these lush surroundings.
Since the resort has a precious Green Leaf Certificate awarded in 2003, it is hardly surprising that every care has been taken not just to preserve, but to enhance the natural environment. Everywhere is evidence of the loving way in which the plants have been chosen and cared for.. And not just with an awareness of their artistic appeal, but with an expert’s sense of which plants suit which kind of locale. When you hear the twittering of red whiskered bulbuls, you know that here is an Eden where even the birds are happy.
Saturday 15th February 2014 saw Phuket’s Thavorn Palm Beach Resort host a Hardy’s Cocktail Wine Party at the resort’s Ciao Bistro & Café, previously the Long Beach Terrace Restaurant, which is the perfect location to relax and enjoy refreshing sea breezes and breathtaking sunset views.
Ciao Bistro and Cafe offers the finest in Italian Cuisine and freshly baked Pizza from their wood fired brick oven, with signature dishes including Grilled Black pork chop with pesto sauce.
Guests to this fantastic wine and dine event, organized by Hardy’s Winery & Ambrose Wine & Spirits, were treated to a sumptuous six course meal, each course of which was paired with one of Hardy’s superb wines.