01 October 2009

Sofitel Krabi: Pearl of the Andaman Sea

Text and Photos by Lee Lai Heng

If you are looking for a serene, relaxing stay at a seaside resort with your family for the upcoming year-end holiday, yes, complete with a golf course to relieve that golfing itch of yours, then Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort in Krabi, Thailand, should be at the top of your list.

Tucked away along the relatively quiet Klong Muang Beach, which is only a short distance from the bustling Ao Nang Beach, the lavish Sofitel Krabi exudes opulence and warmth with ease. Its 276 luxurious rooms, most with a large balcony affording stunning views of the limestone islands Krabi is so famous for, have natural wooden teak floors and adorned with lush exotic Thai furnishings. And everywhere you go, the friendly and helpful Sofitel staff greet you with ‘Sawadee ka’ and a pleasant smile.

This elegant resort certainly has everything you’d ever want for a tranquil holiday: great rooms, excellent service, exciting seaside golf and a relaxing ambience.

Views of the inviting room, in which posh and simplicity blended tastefully for a luxurious, exotic Thai feel

Breathtaking views of the sparkling Andaman Sea right from your balcony

Looking for some oceanic adventures? Make your way to the Hong Islands or venture further to Phi Phi Islands for an exquisite snorkelling experience or an invigorating kayak ride, or simply take a refreshing walk on the beach with soft, fine white sand.

A return trip to Hong Islands on this delightful private Sofitel speed boat is complimentary for all resort guests :-)

Take a dip in this fantastic pool that boasts 7,000 square metres of swimming space. Yup, it is the largest swimming pool in the Kingdom of Thailand!

For a variety of cocktails, juices and refreshments while chilling out at the marvellous pool, just swim up to the Koh Poda pool bar.

Do stop by the Sala Thai for some awesome views of the resort and its outstanding swimming pool.

The Maya Restaurant offers not only a wide variety of mouth-watering contemporary and international cuisine, but also friendly staff with great smiles!

Delight in scrumptious gastronomic offerings from all over the Kingdom at the White Lotus, complete with a plush Thai ambience.

A soothing spa or a traditional Thai massage at Le Spa is the perfect way to end your day.

Need to answer an urgent business e-mail or send an important proposal in the middle of your holidays? No worries, the Business Centre boasts broadband connectivity plus other office necessities, such as photocopying, printing and fax facilities.

Don’t forget to head over to the Health Club for a workout at the Sofitel Gym, after which you can immerse in rejuvenating sessions at the steam and sauna rooms in the club. You can also catch complimentary yoga, pilates, fitball and tai qi classes here on a daily basis.

The charming Hemingway Club is Sofitel’s concept library: a place to enjoy a good book, a game of Scrabble and, yup, exclusive Cuban Cigars, premium whisky, cognac or brandy.

Life is certainly magnifique at Sofitel Krabi!

P/S: A peek at the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf Course will be coming soon, so do watch this space! For reservations at the resort, e-mail to rsvn@sofitelphokeethrakrabi.com or call +66 75 627800 for more information.


  1. The pool and the Sala Thai is soooo inviting!! Am looking forward to your review of the golf course!

  2. must go to phi phi island. very nice! :-)