Twinpalms Phuket Resort
Twinpalms Phuket Resort is situated on the West Coast of Thailand in the Andaman sea. This review also covers some of the top things to do in Phuket no matter where on the island you are. Across the street from Surin beach, Twinpalms Phuket Resort is just a 30-minute cab or shuttle ride from the Phuket International Airport with fares of around $25-30 one-way.
Upon arrival at Twinpalms Phuket Resort, you will be greeted with a welcome drink and lemon-scented hand towels to help you cool down. After a quick check-in and overview of the amenities, you’ll be walked to your room.
All rooms at Twinpalms Resort come with a balcony or covered porch. But if you can, most ground level rooms come with a retractable sliding door that provides access to a private swimming area. It the perfect retreat to enjoy a meal or drink before or after a quick dip. If you are looking to grab your own drinks to either take with you to the beach or just sip around the resort, there is a convenience store a few doors down that sells beer, wine, and liquor.
Twinpalms Phuket Resort also offers many other amenities, such as a couple clothing stores, an on-site restaurant, as well as a gym and spa. They can also support in booking any excursions.
Directly across from the resort is Surin beach. Great for catching some sun or swimming. The water can get quite rough, but there are lifeguards on duty usually to monitor swimmers. They also have warning signs planted if the water is too dangerous for swimming at Surin Beach.
Another amenity of Twinpalms Phuket Resort is access to Catch Beach Club located on Bang Tao beach. It has a full bar and restaurants, along with beach chairs and water sports equipment that you can rent. They also have cabanas that can be rented. The resort offers a free shuttle to and from that leaves on the hour, otherwise, it’s about a 20-minute walk from Catch Beach Club back to Twinpalms Phuket Resort.
Just down from Catch Beach Club is the Palm Seaside bar and restaurant which is a perfect place for some fine dining if you are looking for a nice place to dine or evening drinks.
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Top things to do in Phuket
If you are looking for some activities away from Twinpalms, one of the top things to do in Phuket would be taking a day trip to Koh Phi Phi Le (Phi Phi Island). Ferries take about an hour and a half to get to Phi Phi Island and leave the Rassada Pier in Phuket Town at 8:30 or 10:30am.
Once to Phi Phi Island, many people want to venture to Maya Bay and Pileh Bay, which was made famous in “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. You can rent a longtail boat for the day for around 2,000 Baht which will take you out to Maya Bay to enjoy some snorkeling and swimming.
Another top thing to do in Phuket would be taking an hour or so drive up to Phang-nga National Park and taking a boat tour, which includes James Bond island and the floating village of Koh Panyi.
Lastly, you can choose to head up to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Once to the Elephant Sanctuary, you will prepare bananas to feed to the elephants and shortly afterward bathing the elephants in mud water.