The Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort is one of the most stylish, sumptuous and extensive in all Thailand.
Set in its own massive lush tropical grounds overlooking Klong Muang Beach, just north of Krabi near Ao Nang, It magnificently lives up to its slogan of ‘La vie est maginifique!’
As soon as you enter the huge grounds of the resort 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 flourishes. Immediately you’ll start to feel happy and relaxed.
The resort’s amazing 7,000 sqm swimming pool, the largest in Thailand, runs through the heart of the landscaped grounds. With its poolside bar/restaurant, aqua-aerobics and water volley ball games, it characterizes what this resort is all about.
You can be as active or laid-back as you wish and either way the days seem to drift happily by. There’s an enormous range of activities for all ages and family members from morning meditation and yoga, to conducted bike rides and power walks, to archery, aqua-aerobics, lap swimming, sailing classes, kayaking, beach soccer and cooking classes. Then there’s happy hour, themed cuisine evenings and films every night of the week. You’ll probably want to include several sessions in the luxurious spa to help assimilate the benefits of all these exertions.
Not content to rest on its considerable laurels, the resort has recently completed extensive renovations and up-grades to its main restaurants.
The White Lotus is featuring creative new dishes from their Indian and Thai chefs focusing on the fresh seafood abundance of the region, and the sensational Ristorante Venezia has seen an exciting relaunch led by the resort’s Italian Executive Chef.
To top it off, a new ice cream shop “Le Glacier” featuring a large selection of homemade ice cream opened last December.
The resort eloquently sums up their hedonistic appeal through the slogan “La vie est Magnifique” or “Life is Magnificent” and it’s a theme sincerely played out through every aspect of this charming resort. From the rooms and suites to the restaurants and bars, to the spa, 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 Phang Nga Bay, the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra have created an escape that cannot be bettered.