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A completely bespoke holiday experience at the luxurious Phulay Bay, Thailand

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Phulay Bay has been designed for those who seek to escape the stresses of everyday life and immerse themselves into a completely bespoke and personally-tailored-to-suit holiday experience.

Set on the shores of the Andaman Sea, Phulay Bay is a striking 54-villa and pavilion boutique hotel offering unspoiled views of the naturally rugged shoreline and dramatic limestone karsts, which make up this beautiful part of southern Thailand.

The luxury Thai resort is the vision and work of in-demand Thai architect Lek Bunnag, and is an awe- inspiring combination of modern styling and architecture; grand and oversized in scale with distinctive accents from not only Thai, but Middle Eastern and Moroccan cultures. Bunnag takes inspiration from beautiful things from around the world to create an environment where the senses are continuously triggered and enlivened from the moment you enter the resort driveway to the moment they leave.

An exhilarating sense of arrival will immediately let you know that you are somewhere special: 20ft high aubergine walls and ‘hedges’ made from indigenous trees create a sense of wonder from the outside and a great sense of peace and stillness once on the inside. You enter the resort through the high walls and walk over a stepping-stone pathway that leads you to a magnificent pitched-roof Thai pavilion situated on an island surrounded by thousands of gently flickering candles–total bliss!

No two of the luxury Thai resort’s 16 signature Reserve Villas are the same; all slightly different in physical design and styling, you can opt for a villa with lap pool and lawn area for sun worshiping, a private rooftop for alfresco dining and sunset viewing, or a completely secluded pool bathing area for total privacy.

With an emphasis on personalised, bespoke experiences, you can ‘design’ or tailor make your visit to perfectly suit your personal needs and desires. Your very own villa butler, can organise a light BBQ lunch at a favourite beach spot; a meditation class with local monks; elephant trekking to a remote picnic spot; a sea plane tour of region’s dramatic scenery; an in-villa personal yoga session; a boat journey to surrounding islands – the possibilities are endless.

Phulay Bay, 111 Moo 3 T.Nongthalay A.Muang Krabi 81000 Thailand, phulaybay.com

Images courtesy of Phulay Bay

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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January 18, 2013 | Krabi Thailand Travel | View comments

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