Where to Stay to Explore the Most Beautiful Islands in Thailand: Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay

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Beautiful Islands in Thailand

Hundreds of beach resorts are speckled across Thailand’s white sand. With so many options it’s a task to find one that stands out. Furthermore, it’s important to find that perfect base to exploring all the beautiful islands in Thailand. My stay at Ritz Carlton in Phulay Bay certainly stood out from the masses.

Here is my experience staying at the Ritz Carlton and exploring the beautiful islands in Thailand:

Beautiful Islands in Thailand

The Islands

Located in Southern Thailand, the town of Krabi is just a short 2-hour drive from the popular tourist destination of Phuket. Also, it’s only an hour flight from Bangkok. This town serves as the perfect base for exploring the beautiful islands in Thailand! The coast of Krabi is an island-hoppers paradise. Just a short yacht ride away are the popular Phi Phi Islands. This is where you’ve seen all of those photos of long-tail boats lined up along turquoise waters. Plus, the nightlife is always buzzing. Koh Poda is another popular island and a snorkeling haven. Also only a short distance away are Koh Hong, Koh Lanta and numerous other island escapes. These islands offer endless hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and so much more. Every day is a new adventure and the Ritz Carlton at Phulay Bay is the perfect home base.

Island Hopping in Thailand

The Hotel

Phulay Bay was the first of the Ritz-Carlton Reserve collection. It is a secluded architectural haven that looks out over the Andaman Sea. By and large, the creative interior and exterior design showcases unique shapes with shades of purple and white. The giant eggplant colored walls at the entrance will be the first thing you notice.

It’s no doubt the Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay is a larger property than I usually feature. But don’t let it’s size scare you. The surface area is vast, however it is still very private. This is why guests are chauffeured around by golf cart.

Beautiful Islands in Thailand

This luxurious beach resort in Thailand has no shortage of amenities. Wherever you are on the resort grounds you are guaranteed some incredible views of the beautiful islands in Thailand. It’s truly a spellbinding vision. Jade-green waters wash along the bay shore surrounded by limestone cliffs and lush jungles. Although you will already feel at peace, there are so many relaxing amenities at your fingertips. For example, the tranquil infinity pool, day spa and yoga studios. Plus, how better to unwind than the ultimate culinary experience paired with a cocktail and sunset view!?

Your luxury villa will be the perfect starting point to explore the beautiful islands in Thailand!

Beautiful Islands in Thailand

The Villa

There are 54 one-bedroom pavilions and villas carefully placed along the post-card views of Phulay Bay. I was fortunate enough to stay in one their best ocean view villas. The first things I noticed once stepping inside the villa were the immense rooms and flow-through ambiance. Next, I noticed that this room was like something painted from a romantic novel. There was something magical about the lavish bathroom set up. Perhaps it was the massive sunken bathtub surrounded by windows. It was filled with candles and rose petals. Continuing the villa tour there were plush lounge beds all over the inside and outside. Finally, the uniquely shaped infinity pool and hanging lanterns offered the most enchanting ambiance.

Beautiful Islands in Thailand

One of the most luxurious features of these villas was private 24-hour butler service. Talk about a five-star experience! Each of these magnificently designed villas is aimed to please. Whether placed high on the hillside or bargaining ocean views from your luxe outdoor bath. There won’t be a disappointed view for miles.

The Food

I should preface this section with the fact that Thai food is one of my absolute favorite cuisines. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the food offered at this luxury resort was wonderfully delicious. Even if Thai cuisine isn’t your favorite, there are three main restaurants on the resort with a variety of different fares. Plus, you won’t want to miss the pool bar and cocktail lounge during the breathtaking sunset happy hour.

Beautiful Islands in Thailand

The Activities

Endless activities are available in the lively and picturesque surroundings. We wanted nothing more than to experience those gorgeous waters and towering rock formations. So, we chartered the Phulay Bay yacht to explore the most beautiful islands in Thailand. It’s no surprise that Thailand made the list for the best yacht vacation destinations!

Although it may not be classified as an activity, I was seriously addicted to drinking the fresh coconuts! Being so close to the equator, these refreshing drinks really hit the spot. Just punch a hole in the coconut and pop in a straw- voila! After days exploring the surrounding islands, take some time to venture inland. The Tiger Cave is a top attraction in Krabi. Tucked away in this cave is a Buddhist shrine still used today by local monks. Exploring the cultural design and architecture throughout Krabi town is a must.

Beautiful Islands in Thailand

Whether you are looking to explore the beautiful islands in Thailand, or on the other hand, just looking for a relaxing escape to the spa or yoga studio, The Ritz Carlton in Phulay Bay bargains the perfect location and ambiance. It’s truly one of Thailand’s most beautiful and luxurious resorts.

Beautiful Islands in Thailand

Want to see how this compares to other top resorts in the area? Check out my stay at Six Senses in Yao Noi

Misha Gillingham
Misha Gillingham
Misha Gillingham is the owner and operator of Wildluxe. Fascinated by luxury hotels and all of the details that go into creating that perfect guest experience, Misha focuses her creative efforts on showcasing only the most exclusive properties in the world. Follow along and discover the travel destinations you've been dreaming of.

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