With jaw-dropping views of the Andaman Sea, an incredible infinity pool, delicious food and luxurious rooms – Hyatt Regency Phuket is one hotel you won’t want to leave! Plus you can safely bring along the whole family because there is something to ensure everybody has the ultimate Thai vacation! The hillside property is overflowing with luscious tropical gardens and the sound of nature fills the air. But that’s not all, you’ll also find some of the best beaches, shopping and attractions just a short drive away!
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Hyatt Regency Phuket
Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is situated in a prime stretch of Phuket ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ a.k.a where the best beaches, views and hotels are all found. The resort is found at the southern end of the quiet, family-friendly area of Phuket, Kamala Beach and overlooks Kamala Cove. Far enough away from bustling Patong, but close enough for a quick shopping trip or to sample the nightlife. Trust us, you don’t want to be staying in Patong, this right here is where you want to be. There are shuttle services available to either spot. It’s about 35 minutes from Phuket International Airport so you can be there in no time after clearing customs!
The 5-star resort itself is built up into the cliffs with almost all rooms and parts of the resort offering sweeping views out to sea and over the extensive gardens. Built in 2014 the property still has a very new feel to it and we could easily believe it was much newer. There are 201 rooms ranging from King Rooms to 2 Bedroom Suites ranging from 46-235 square metres! The best rooms are found higher up the hill where the views only get better. But fear not a golf buggy is always ready to collect you and shuttle you to wherever your heart desires.
Inside Our Two Bedroom Regency Suite
We were lucky enough to be enjoying one of the resorts best rooms, a two-bedroom regency suite. 97 square metres of spacious living spread across two bedrooms, a separate lounge area plus an enormous ocean view balcony with daybed. This suite is absolutely ideal for travelling families with more than enough space to spread out. You’ll find all the creature comforts from the Nespresso machine to the iron. Then there’s also the perks of Club Lounge access which we will go into later.
Entrance and Lounge
After taking buggy up to the near top of the hill we reached our suite. Upon opening the door we were greeted by a long hallway where the minibar cupboard is. Its also where you’ll find multiple bottles of complimentary water (always handy in Asia) as well as the coffee and tea facilities. Hot tip if you’re a coffee addict you can just call up and ask for more complimentary Nespresso pods.
Continuing down the hallway you reach the massive walk-in closet. Seriously it is huge and more than accommodated all of our excessive luggage. A little bit further along and you will come to the lounge, complete with sofa and work desk. The desk is large and the chair comfy, making this a great workstation, plus just look out the windows when you want a motivation kick. There’s even a punchy portable speaker on the desk and loads of power points, even USB ones.
You’ll find the first bedroom across from the minibar near the entrance. This twin room has two single beds as well as a 40-inch flat-screen and individual air conditioning unit. This bedroom has direct access to the bathroom. The second or rather master bedroom is at the end of the hallway offering up those to die for views of the ocean. With a heavenly king bed, luxurious linens and of course that view, it’s one truly magical bedroom.
The open-plan bathroom is accessible from the twin room or the hallway and is equally as grand as the rest of the suite. It is fitted out with dual sinks as well as a separate rain shower, toilet and bath. One wall is basically entirely glass looking out to the master bedroom, and through to the balcony and that heavenly view. What’s this mean? Well, you can soak in the bath and look out to sea, how extra is that! But there’s always window shades there to shield yourself if staying with another family! Generous higher quality than usual amenities are provided that help immensely when you forgot a few items at your last hotel, not looking at anyone here Paige…
Then, of course, there’s the show-stopping balcony. There’s even a dining table out there! But our favourite spot was definitely the large and surprisingly comfortable day bed. The balcony railings were high so we had no worries about playing out there with Ollie. From the balcony, we could see over almost the entire property, the enormous infinity pool and out to sea.
The Experience at Hyatt Regency Phuket
Driving up to the resort we knew we were in for a treat, flanked on one side by a line of palm trees and the sea, on the other the impressive grand resort complex. Check-in was smooth as to be expected and we were brought cold towels and a refreshing welcome drink. Shortly after we were whisked away in a buggy up to our room. Note that with rooms located at varying heights of the hill, your likely going to be using the buggy service..a lot! Which was great news to Ollie who is absolutely obsessed with golf buggies and screams until he can ride in them!! We often walked though and it wasn’t as bad as some people make out, but yes it is pretty steep in parts. The buggies are at your beck and call though and are often whizzing past asking if you need a ride.
As a perk of our room, we had access to the Regency Club. Found at the near top of the hill the floor to ceiling windows provide impressive views – no matter where you’re seated. There’s also a simply amazing infinity 24m lap pool and seating only accessible to club members. Believe us this is where you want to be come sunset time. During the day you’ll find complimentary beverages as well as various snack items.
Come late afternoon and they host cocktails and canapés. You’ll have complimentary access to the bar and can fix yourself up a cocktail, wine, beer or other spirits. The real treat is the canapés though, where you will find breads, cheeses, meats, desserts and even a proper main course item! The perfect place to fill up.
Being a Hyatt property you can expect the usual 5* above and beyond service. Everybody has a smile on their face and engages in genuine conversation. There seemed to always be somebody nearby should you ever require assistance.
The pool here is big, real big, 72 metres long by 25 metres wide. Seriously it is one of the largest infinity pools in Phuket and bigger than an Olympic swimming pool! You are spoilt for choice with a variety of canopied daybeds complete with curtains and sunbeds for getting your tan on. There is also a separate kiddies pool that is just the right depth for your little ones to run around in. Bonus points that it actually has purpose-built shading from the hot sun.
Just under the Regency Club, there is a fantastic gym that has all the usual bells and whistles of a non-hotel gym. We both struggle to workout properly when travelling and were pleasantly surprised by the range and variety of equipment available. We managed to get in a week’s workouts in two days!
Dining at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
The buffet breakfast at The Pool House is an all-out affair. There is everything your heart could possibly desire, and perhaps even more to surprise you. Make sure to indulge in a spread of the various pastries on offer, they were excellent. Another highlight was the excellent Indian food on offer, a big favourite of both of ours.
The Pool House
Right by the pool (surprise-surprise), is The Pool House. An air-conditioned restaurant with a terrace overlooking the pool. They have a huge variety on their menu featuring many excellent Thai dishes as well as Indian, Italian and further abroad! They have a focus on sustainably sourced and premium ingredients which gets a big thumbs up from us.
We ate here a few times and were duly impressed. Especially with the Thai offerings, they were totally incomparable to meals we had been having elsewhere. Also, the Australian sourced steak was absolutely divine and the deserts out of this world!
The standout restaurant, however, would have to be the Sunset Grill. Located at the very tip-top of the resort its floor to ceiling windows give arguably the best view of the entire island. With a flair for BBQ and home to an Indian tandoor oven, the sunset grill serves up delectable cuts of meat as well as sustainably sourced local seafood. If you want to treat yourself (which you should) make sure you have at least one meal here. Just promise us you will book it for sunset time as words cannot explain how stunning it is.
How Kid-Friendly Is Hyatt Regency Phuket?
Little ones are well looked after here that’s for sure. We were pleasantly surprised to find a kit of baby amenities with things such as baby shampoo and talcum powder awaiting Ollie’s arrival in his cot.
You’ll also be pleased that all restaurants have high chairs as well as kid-friendly dinnerware and utensils!
The children’s pool here is one of the best we have been to, mainly for the fact that it is shaded. It’s also large enough for the little tackers to run around in the water having a blast. It’s only about a foot or so deep and ideal for those still getting used to the water. There is also a range of pool toys and inflatables available from the pool counter!
Camp Hyatt Kids Club
If we had an awards segment for the kids club with the best view, the Camp Hyatt here in Phuket would win first prize for sure. Located right at the top of the resort it has insane floor to ceiling window views over the ocean and the resort. Seriously we are surprised there isn’t a presidential suite here instead! The kids club is absolutely decked out with LOADS of toys and a special program of cultural and educational activities. Ollie had a field day in there, running around every corner of the place swapping and changing between toys.
Nahm’s Garden is a super special spot and part of Hyatt’s sustainability program. This secluded part of the resort is home to a quaint garden where many veggies and herbs are grown for the kitchen. The coolest thing about it though is that they run a kid’s activity there to get their hands dirty and plant some seeds. This was an amazing experience for Ollie and he absolutely loved it! At the end, he got his own super trendy certificate and rainbow chilli seeds! Yes, they really have chilli plants with multi-coloured chillis!
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Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. As always, all the reviews and opinions expressed are based on our personal view and experience.