I read a lot.. really a lot of reviews before I book an accommodation, and I was very happy to find this resort in Phuket, Thailand.
So hoping I could save you guys some time in researching, here's Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort.
It is on Bangtao Beach, and a 20-minute drive from Patong Beach and Phuket International Airport.
Lobby and Reception Area
Icon Terraces and Lounge
Where we hung out at night, listened to live music, and gazed at the moon and stars.
Deluxe Room, Sea View
I really loved lounging on the day bed!
That is a "window door." The entrance door is on the left side.
Toilet and Bath Tub / Shower
Balcony facing Bangtao Beach
An executive club lounge you can access if you book the club rooms.
The Club at twilight
This is not my kind of beach, but for most of the beach resorts in Phuket, you have to take the day tours to Phi Phi Islands, Similan Islands, Krabi Islands, etc, to find the beautiful beaches.
Sunbathing Beds facing Bangtao Beach
Edgewater (on the right)
A beachside / poolside restaurant where they have the "beach barbecue night" every Sunday.
That dinner was really delicious! Do NOT miss it! :)
Again, do NOT miss the beach barbecue night!
Beautiful sunset from our balcony
Sunset from the swimming pool area
Twilight at Bangtao Beach
And my favourite part, Candy, the baby elephant!
She goes to the platform near Metzo's Bistro every 10:00 to 11:00 in the morning, and to the swimming pool area every 3:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon.
She was kissing me.. blowing air on my neck, and making "mwah" sounds.
And I was just so tickled! :)
Where else can you do this?! ;)
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort - www.outriggerthailand.com
Deluxe Room, Sea View, with Breakfast - June 2014 - SGD 195 per night
Booked through www.hotels.com