Indigo Pearl, the pearl of Phuket

Visionary architect Bill Bensley is still going strong, his eye for design never more apparent than in Phuket’s best-kept secret, the Indigo Pearl.

Ten minutes from the international airport, the year-old resort on Nai Yang Beach elegantly fuses local history and chic contemporary that Bensley Design Studios are known for. The hotel’s ambience evokes the island’s tin mining past and calls to mind a factory of a century ago, but with all the modern conveniences, of course.

To experience Indigo Pearl, travellers can choose from two- to 10-night packages ranging from golf to scuba diving, most including daily breakfast for two, 20 percent off food and beverage services, return airport transfers, a 1600 check out and accommodation upgrade subject to availability. The packages are valid through April 1, 2008, except over Christmas and New Year from December 21 to January 11.

Golf enthusiasts can opt for a two-night deal costing from US$794, inclusive of two rounds at the Blue Canyon club, golf course transfers, accommodation, a 60-minute massage and complimentary drink at the resort’s Tongkah Tin Syndicate bar. The “Explorer” package incorporates sea and land recreational outings, and prices start from US$674 for three nights and US$1,262 for seven nights. A choice of two land or sea activities includes a 60-minute massage, fishing, Thai cooking class, sea canoeing, Thai kickboxing, yoga class or snorkelling excursion to nearby Phi Phi or Koh Kai islands. Offering the best of Phuket and Bangkok, a 10-night “Pearl of Siam Gateway” package featuring accommodation at Indigo Pearl and [email protected] hotel is available from US$1,560.


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