In May, I turned 40 and was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to stay at one of Phuket’s most luxurious resorts, Trisara. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience and if Trisara is on your bucket list, here I share a recount of my time at Trisara to help you plan your stay!
Trisara is located approximately 20 minutes from the airport and upon arrival you are taken straight to your villa to check in. The villas are traditional yet modern and even the starter level of villas are of high standards. The view from the villa was breathtaking and I could not wait to soak up the view from our private pool. Each day we received fresh fruit at the villa and I was particularly impressed that unlike my other stays in Phuket, our water did not come from plastic bottles.
I have an undeniable love affair with food and travel for me is as much about the food as it is the other experiences and the food at Trisara, did not disappoint.
My food philosophy revolves around paddock to plate dining so the Pru restaurant at Trisara was a natural pick. The ingredients used at Pru are locally sourced from their own wild garden and each dish tells a story. The standout dish for me was carrots cooked in the soil they were grown in, it was mind blowing and the wine pairing was also highly memorable.
Seafood at Trisara was also a culinary delight and here I enjoyed the most magnificent crab curry I have ever eaten and still to this day, I am trying to re-create it at home!
Stepping outside of Trisara and into Phuket town, the options for food are endless. I highly recommend visiting Suay, a Thai fusion restaurant, and trying the lobster pasta with kaffir lime leaves.
For a more casual vibe and the perfect place to watch the sunset, a visit to Catch Beach Club is a must. This café offers a stunning view of the beach, great music and a to die for crab salad! Café Del Mar was another low key favourite, where we enjoyed delicious sushi and it catered well to children.
If you want to take the flavours of Phuket home with you, I recommend a cooking class. I booked a one-on-one cooking class and learnt how to cook chicken larb, fish cakes and Penang seafood curry and cannot wait to share these recipes with families and friends.
Trisara really appealed to my adventurous side, as the options to be active are endless. Whether it was hitting the gym for a circuit workout followed by time in the infrared sauna, doing a beach run on the secluded white sand beach, hiking through Trisara’s own 40 acre manicured jungle or having a private yoga class by the beach, the options were not only challenging but the surrounds turned each activity into an unforgettable experience.
Trisara also offers a FitBit program, which encourages guests to be active during their stay and reach 100,000 steps over the one-week program. I signed up on day 5 of my stay and was interested to track my steps across my stay and push myself to try new experiences.
Whilst I was being active, my daughter spent some time at the kids club. There is an additional charge for activities but they are very affordable and my daughter had lots of fun.
Overall, if you are looking for a once in a lifetime holiday, suitable for the whole family and also those who like to lead an active lifestyle, Trisara is a destination not to be missed.