6 swimming pools, 4 children’s pools, mini water slide, fitness centre, tennis courts, spa*, sauna*, Jacuzzis, personal training service*, yoga*, table tennis, billiards, putting greens, evening entertainment, kids' club (some activities are payable locally*), Wi-Fi throughout

Restaurants & bars

For breakfast, head to Chom Talay. Here, Thai and western cuisine can be enjoyed and there are a variety of theme buffets available for dinner. Sat right on the beachfront, Fisherman's Wharf is the perfect spot to savour some freshly-grilled seafood or a drink at sunset. La Scala serves authentic Italian cuisine in elegant style and Seaside's menu features freshly-baked pizzas and delicious pastas, while if you're in search of something a little more authentic, head to Chanadda Royal Thai Cuisine to try delicious local dishes accompanied by gentle Thai music. For Thai fare in a more relaxed setting, Seacret is just steps from the ocean and pool. There are also plenty of bars here if you find yourself getting thirsty, including Coconut Bar, Mango Bar, Pineapple Bar, Beach Club Bar and Lobby Lounge.

Spa & wellness

Tew Son Spa is part of the Asian Wind collection of spas in Phuket and offers private and shared treatments in a peaceful tropical setting. Therapies at the spa: • Swedish, Thai, deep tissue and stress releasing massages • Facials • Body wraps • Body scrubs • Lymphatic drainage • Herbal steam baths • Pedicures

For Children

What’s nearby? If you’re here with older children keen to try out watersports, head to Kata Beach – it’s the next beach north along the coast and you can take a taxi from the hotel. Surfing is particularly popular as conditions are great in the low season, and there are lots of scuba diving and snorkelling excursions from here, too.

Tried and tested Supervised activities at the kids’ club cover ages 5 to 12 (you can bring a younger child if you stay with them). There are extra activities like Junior Master Chef* and traditional Thai kite making*. We love the hotel’s private night market – it’s a nice place to pick up little handmade trinkets to take home.

The sleeping arrangements Rooms in the Bhuri Wing are separated from the beach by a small road. We recommend the Grand Deluxe Rooms – they sleep four, with children on trundle beds in a separate space divided by a partition, and the adult area is next to a roomy balcony so you can sit outside with a glass of wine while they sleep.

*Denotes local charge