My husband and I stayed here on our second stop on our honeymoon in Thailand. This was our first time in Phuket and we are happy we chose to spend those 5 nights at Twinpalms.
The reviews/pics on Tripadvisor do not do it justice – we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the resort and its tranquil, lush property. We arrived early in the afternoon from the airport. It being October it was very hot and humid so when we were greeted with chilled rose champagne and cool towels it was definitely a nice touch! Our room was ready for us so after a quick check-in we were taken there by a very pleasant staff member. In our room we were pleased to find a charming letter from the resort staff wishing us a lovely honeymoon, a chilled bottle of champagne and the bath filled with red rose petals – very romantic!
The entire resort is very serene and relaxing, perfect place for a honeymoon! We booked the Grand Deluxe Palm room which was very nice, with a large walk-out terrace that has two huge awning doors which fold open to give a full view of the pool. The large king size bed was positioned so you had a beautiful view of the pool when lying in bed! The bathroom was huge with a double sink vanity, large soaker bathtub, separate shower with rain shower head, large closet space and a very convenient ottoman to place clothes, toiletries, etc. Before we settled in, we were visited by hotel staff which presented us with options to select our pillow type, the type of flowers and incense, and what fruit we wanted to be placed in our room each day. We have never experienced anything like this – it was a wonderful way to make you feel more at home! The only downfall to the room was that the mattress was quite hard. Thankfully the pillows were super comfy so it made up for it.
The breakfast buffet was included with our booking and it was just delicious, with some of the items changed up daily. The pool and pool bar is a great place to relax as its quiet and serene. We spent a few afternoons there when the weather didn’t look to promising – the chicken fried rice at the pool bar is definitely worth a try! As is the same with all the hotels on Surin Beach, Twinpalms is not located directly on the beach. Don’t let that deter you - you can get there easily with a 3 min walk. As a guest of Twinpalms you get complimentary access to the Catch Beach Club which includes towels, sun chairs and umbrellas. The beach was beautiful, not as long as we expected but still nice, and the water perfect for swimming - there are waves however they are safe for you to swim in as you can walk out quite far into the water. Along the beach there are many affordable restaurants to choose from, open for lunch and dinner, so you are not limited to only the hotel restaurant (although we had a really delicious meal there on our first night!) We definitely recommend to eat at “Taste” and “Salt” along the beach. We had the best fish tacos and quesadillas at “Taste”. The Catch Beach club bar is open for lunch and dinner – pricier than the other restos but atmosphere is more lively! They have happy hour from 6-7 every night for buy one get one so we made use of this for pre-dinner drinks!
We spoiled ourselves with a 90min couple’s massage at the Spa which was soooo relaxing. Being in a resort we weren’t expecting cheap prices – they were comparable to those in Toronto, however we even received an extra 30min massage each for booking it the first day we arrived!
We booked a couple of excursions through the hotel – one was a boat tour to the Koh Phi Phi islands and another to Siam Safari elephant trekking. Both were amazing experiences! The islands are breathtaking with white sands, crystal clear waters, beautiful lagoons, and endless rocky outcroppings all around you. Regardless of the fact that it was raining during the first half of our elephant trek it ended up making for quite a magical experience being in a misty rainforest riding this huge, gentle creature. We took a taxi to Patong for a few hours to see the hustle and bustle of the markets and streets - totally opposite to Surin Beach. Lucky we chose to stay where we did!
We would definitely return back to Twinpalms – it made our honeymoon all the more memorable!
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- Also Known As:
- Twinpalms Phuket Hotel Thalang
- Twinpalms Phuket Hotel Cherngtalay
- Twinpalms Phuket Cherngtalay
- Twinpalms Phuket Thailand