How long do you think you need to get from bustling city life in Singapore to a tranquil island getaway in Thailand? The answer is under 4 hours, and it includes an hour’s wait at Changi Airport, a 2-hour flight time and probably 30 minutes spent at the customs. The island we are referring to is Phuket (pronounced with a silent ‘h’), Thailand’s largest island in the Andaman Sea. Phuket is still one of the top destinations for Singaporeans to go for a quick weekend getaway–there are more than ten direct flights going to Phuket daily from Singapore!
If you are planning for one such getaway, The Slate resort at Nai Yang Beach can certainly whisk you away into a world of calming rainforests beaming with exotic bird species. The Slate, originally designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, is a 5-minute drive from the island’s recently remodeled airport and offers unique spaces for individuals looking to relax and families looking to spend some quality time together.
For example, the resort’s Coqoon spa is a great venue for visitors to pamper and rejuvenate those tired souls. Set in a tropical garden with eight double private treatment rooms, Coqoon spa has a series of recommended relaxing and rejuvenating experiences as well as a bespoke spa programme that incorporates traditional Thai healing and holistic wellness.
Complete the experience by attending a Ashtanga yoga session afterwards, where professional instructors will guide you on breath and alignment principles to promote relaxation and healing or weight loss yoga, aimed at cleansing, balancing, and rejuvenating the inner organs and optimising their functions. If the peaceful pace of yoga is not for you, The Slate also offers high intensity classes like kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Pilates that will spike your adrenaline.
The Slate has a total of three main swimming pools; the Family Pool with an exclusive non-smoking children section that is perfect for families, the Pulley Bar, an adults-only swim-up bar great for meeting fellow resort-goers and the breath-taking Infinity Pool, the perfect place to get a nice golden tan. We know that we will be spending a lot of time at Pulley Bar and the Infinity Pool when we are at The Slate for our getaway.
As far as food is concerned, The Slate offers a decent range of dining options like Black Ginger, Tin Mine and Tongkah Tin Syndicate. At Black Ginger, diners can savour authentic Thai-Phuket cuisine featuring dishes like Som Tam, Tom Yum and Panang Curry as well as southern delicacies like crispy fried shrimp, battered cha-plu leaves drizzled with sweet chilli sauce, yellow fish curry. Tin Mine, an outdoor grill restaurant, features charcoal-grilled steaks and Indian cuisine while Tongkah Tin Syndicate is a good place to spend the evening sipping rare whiskies and craft cocktails over a game of pool.
For those looking for some activities out in the sea, the nearby Nai Yang Beach offers kayaking and paddle boarding activities as well as diving, snorkelling and yachting services for you to explore the abundant marine wildlife inhabiting the Andaman Sea. If you have more time and wish to venture out further, the hotel offers day trips to temples and the Naka weekend market too.
The Slate Promotion
The Slate is currently offering an Eid of Happiness package where guests can enjoy 20% discounts on food & beverage at The Slate and spa treatments at Coqoon. There will be a guaranteed late check-out till 3pm and the package will also include a one-time dinner for two at Black Ginger, daily breakfast, airport transfers and a one-time round-trip shuttle bus to Patong Beach. This offer is valid for stays from now until 31st October 2017.
For the month of July, renowned holistic practitioner, Dr. Buathon Thienarrom will be at The Slate to offer her signature healing treatments at Coqoon Spa. Using a range of healing elements including energy and sound therapy, guests will be able to experience her signature healing therapies like ZenNaTai experience to Energy Enhancing therapies and Mind Transformation trainings. Do call up the resort to book these therapies in advance.
Address: 116, Moo 1, Sakhu Thalang Phuket 83110, Thailand
Phone:+66 76 327 006