Phuket is a little slice of Thailand where the balmy sunsets are your view over dinner, and the ocean is more divine than the natural water at the bottom of a waterfall. So when staying in Phuket, why not make the most of your visit and stay at a 5 star resort?
The Sunwing Resort is located on the west side of Phuket and is about a 40 minute drive to Patong. Sunwing sits on Bang Tao Beach, which is home to only a few resorts, making the beach almost secluded.
The resort has several different pools (one including a slide), all catering for different age groups. Each week the resort sends out a timetable of activities happening during that week, from activities on the beach to sunrise yoga. Plus, the hotel is super family friendly, with pools for infants and a kids’ club during the day.
The rooms are extremely clean and the cleaning staff are friendly, catering to all your needs. There is also a mini-mart within the hotel, and a Tescos only a 20 minute walk away.
However the wi-fi is extremely expensive and the free wi-fi has a weak signal turning off at 10pm, but hey, who needs wi-fi on a summer holiday?
Food & Drink
This buffet breakfast is by far the best buffet breakfast I have been to… and over my life I have been to my fair share of buffet breakfasts.
There are also two resturants within the resort, one of which is only open during high season, otherwise there is just the one. And who can pass off the opportunity to stay in a resort with a bar in the pool? The bar provides alcohol, juice and the best variety of juice smoothies.
Out & Around the Resort
As the resort isn’t in a central location, they have a private shuttle bus taking people into Phuket Town and Patong every 30 minutes. My experience in Phuket Town was…. an experience. I would not visit the town again as there is not a lot to do, and it is a very quiet place.
Patong, however, is a very vibrant city filled with tourists, resturants, nightclubs, shops, markets and of course the beach. I would recommend checking both of these locations out, but if you are short on time skip Phuket Town and head straight over to Patong.
If you go for a walk out of the resort or take a tuk tuk, you will come across a street of shops – this is where I experienced my first fish spa – this is right from the main entrance of the hotel and a 15 minute walk down the street. Here, there are resturants allowing you to enjoy the local food.
Bang Tao Beach is truly one of a kind. The beach its self isn’t a long walk, but the walk along the beach is worth doing. Along the walk you will come across swings, elephants (only in the morning), millions of little crabs along the sand and a heap of friendly tourists and locals passing you by.
Also along the beach, there are resturants – however not a lot – which are hardly ever crowded making for a peaceful dinner out.
If you have anymore questions about the resort I’d be happy to answer them for you.