Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Recharge at the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Many people living or visiting Phuket find it an increasingly stressful and tiring place to be. Traffic, crowds and fast-paced living take their toll on even the most resilient, and often a haven of peace, quiet and regeneration is sought to re-charge their batteries.
There is an extremely beguiling place to do just this in the beautiful shape of the 276-roomed Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, an ideal location to chill out and rebuild body and soul. The resort is located just north of Krabi near Ao Nang, only 1 hour and 40 minutes drive from the Sarasin Bridge in Phuket, or you can simply jump on a boat across Phang Nga Bay and land on the beach right in front of this beautiful sanctuary.
As soon as you enter the huge grounds of the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra you know you are in another saner, relaxing and frankly sybaritic world. On your left you’ll see the lush green rolling fairways and greens of the resort’s nine hole international-standard golf course and then you’ll sweep up to the majestic grandeur of the huge lobby with its gamelan music, vaulting ceilings, wide open airiness and elegant colonial decorative fl ourishes. You quickly realize that someone has taken a lot of time and effort to create a masterpiece that combines French colonial sophistication woven harmoniously into the sumptuous natural environment of this dramatic corner of Thailand.
Mention must be made of the amazing 7,000 sq.m. swimming pool, the largest in Thailand, which runs through the heart of the wondrous landscaped grounds of the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra. With its poolside bar/restaurant, aqua-aerobics and water volley ball games it is a vital heart of the resort and a perfect exemplar of what the Sofi tel Krabi Phokeethra is all about.
One can be as active or as laid-back as you wish here and either way the days seem to drift happily by. Your correspondent threw himself into archery, aqua-aerobics, lap swimming, cycling and several sessions in So SPA with L’Occitane and felt a new man after such exertions. However, evening cocktails in the lovely wood-paneled Explorer Bar followed by a glorious supper of home-made lasagna on the outdoor terrace of Ristorante Venezia under a rising moon dispelled any thoughts of taking it easy the next day!
Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra eloquently sums up their hedonistic appeal through the slogan “La Vie est Magnifi que or Life is Magnificent” and it is a thematic that is sincerely played out through every aspect of this charming resort. From the rooms and suites to the restaurants and bars, to the So SPA with L’Occitane, to the endless array of sports and activities for adults and kiddies, to the grounds and landscaping, to the glorious beachfront and the views across the dreaming karst topography of Phang Nga Bay….frankly the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra have created a dream escape that cannot be bettered.
Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort,
200 Moo 3, Klong Muang Beach, Tambon Nongtalay,
Amphur Muang, Krabi 81000
Tel: +66 (0) 75 627 800
Email: rsvn@sofi telphokeethrakrabi.com