Retreat and rejuvenate

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What better way to begin 2011 than with a holistic retreat.

, Retreat and rejuvenateExtending dramatically from the cliff tops of Kalama, Paresa Resort is a secluded retreat  located on ‘Millionaires Mile’, Phuket’s most sought after address. Each of the 49 suites and villas in the luxurious compound has its own private infinity pool and offers a 270 degree panorama of the Andaman Sea.

The uninterrupted sea view extends to Diavolo, the modern Italian restaurant but if one is looking for an authentic taste of Thai flavours, the idyllic alfresco Talung Thai restaurant is a good bet for creamy curries and aromatic pad thai. Guests can demonstrate their culinary talent at Paresa’s Thai Cooking School, which offers daily traditional cookery classes led by the resort’s master chef. The interactive experience starts with fresh herb picking from the resort’s garden, followed by a visit to the local markets and a hands-on lesson with the help of state-of-the-art cooking stations.

For a sure path to bliss, an ancient healing session at The Spa is de rigueur. Heavenly scents of jasmine, lemongrass and sandalwood emanate from deep tissue massage treatments which are capped off with relaxing downtime on a sea-facing private balcony.
Rates from THB 15,569 (S$670) a night for a standard room. 49 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Road, Kamala, Phuket 83150. For reservations call +66 76 302000 or visit www.paresaresorts.com

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