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Global hangout: Trisara, Phuket

Check into a private villa at this sanctuary of a resort on the western coast of Phuket for a secluded getaway

  • By Farah Andrews, Scene magazine
  • Published: 00:00 June 21, 2012
  • Scene

  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Trisara is a totally exclusive spot, tucked away in the privacy of Phuket's jungle.
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With tropical gardens, a private bay and a luxury spa, staying at Trisara is a must-try treat for anyone who needs to check out from reality for a little while.

Trisara, which in Sanskrit means, ‘Third garden in heaven,' is a totally exclusive spot, tucked away in the privacy of Phuket's jungle. Forget the hustle and bustle of sometimes sleazy Patong, as you drive the winding roads through remote villages to this hidden resort, you'll get a feel for the real Phuket.

Once you've stepped foot in the hotel, you'll be shown to one of the 39 villas, all of which have a private pool and 2km of secluded coastline to share and enjoy.

Set up on the resort's hillside, the spa offers a selection of treatments, including, wraps, scrubs and facials, but the must-try treatment is the Royal Trisaram, a six-handed body massage performed by three therapists. They also offer yoga and meditation classes, all in a sala along the shore for the ultimate zen experience. After reiki and meditation sessions, and a few massage treatments, you'll leave the resort feeling better than ever.

Book with Dnata holidays this summer, and each couple will receive complimentary Sukhothai massages when they book four nights in one of the Ocean View Spa Pool Suites. Stay in one of these, and you'll spend your days looking out over the stunning Andaman Sea. | +66 76 310100

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