Need to know
67, including 15 villas.
Midday. Late check-out is subject to availability and a fee.
Double rooms from $106.44 (THB3,521), excluding tax at 17 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
The resort is divided into two zones: beachside and resort-side. Oceanbed rooms are located in the beach zone; Sansky, Silksand and Silksand Deluxe rooms are within the resort zone.
At the hotel
Spa, fitness room, boutique, a bakery and pastry shop, sitting room/library with one PC, free WiFi throughout. In-room amenities: LCD TV, DVD/CD, fridge, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Our favourite rooms
All the rooms are decorated in soothing, stylish beige and white. On the resort side, the 36 Silksand Rooms surround the pool on three sides and two levels, so you can choose ground floor or first floor, and morning sun or afternoon sun. All have cushion-laden round rattan armchairs and cushioned seating on their outdoor terraces. In addition, the 8 Sansky Villas offer more space for families, and share their own pool; if you’re after a private waterhole and alfresco Jacuzzi, not to mention a private butler, choose one of the Oceanbed Pool Villas – the luxiest and roomiest is La Canna Pool Villa.
There are three glittering pools at Putahracsa; on resort side there are two pools, bordered by wooden walkways and parasol-shaded day-beds. There's also a pool on the ocean side of the resort, just a hop away from the waves.
The Putahracsa DaySpa balances traditional and modern techniques. Go for the spa’s signature lemongrass-infused Tom Yum Massage Ritual or a lava massage inspired by traditional Ayurvedic methods. The spa menu also features a range of soaks, scrubs and facials to choose from. In-room treatments can be arranged on request.
A sunhat for snoozing beneath, and something heavyweight to read – it’s so calm here that Hegelian dialectic reads like chick lit.
Yoga sessions can be arranged. Smoking allowed outside.
Under-12s stay for free in parents’ rooms (special deal for Smith members), and get 50 per cent off meals; special menu, by arrangement. Cots are free for under-twos. Babysitting can be arranged at THB500 an hour.