Free broadband internet in rooms and some public areas, library of books, CDs, DVDs and board games, spa, gym, tennis courts, gift shops, gardens. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD players, minibar, own-label natural toiletries.
Each super-tasteful suite or villa has a jaw-dropping ocean view and its own pool. If pushed to choose one, Ocean Front Pool Villa 407 sits right on the seafront, so you have undisturbed vistas and utter privacy. Bathrooms throughout are divine: surrounded by leafy gardens with huge baths, sofas and sexy outdoor showers.
A fabulous 45m saltwater lap pool stretches along the resort’s beachfront, surrounded by inviting day-beds and sunloungers.
A versatile camera to capture both the dazzling sunsets and lively underwater world.
21 December–10 January, a 10-night minimum stay applies.
Trisara is one of the few high-end resorts with a kids club. Baby cots and beds for under-12s are free (breakfast is US$18); extra beds and breakfast for over-12s are US$125, and babysitting is $20 an hour.
Welcome: baby cots and beds for under-12s are free; extra bed and breakfast for over-12s, US$125++. Trisara is one of the few high-end resorts with a kids club, and babysitting is also available with staff at THB350++ an hour.
Any age, but under-12s stay for free (daily breakfast is THB15++ for kids aged six to 12).
Ocean View Pool Suites, or any category above: the living room can easily be converted into a second bedroom to sleep four, and there are two bathrooms. The two-bedroom Ocean Front Pool Villa is an even larger option.
Trisara has a fun kids club, open 9am–7pm, divided into separate areas for children under and over eight. Kids younger than four are welcome, but need to be accompanied by a parent or nanny. The centre is fully staffed, and kids can enjoy movies, computer games (such as Nintendo Wii), books and activities including card making, cupcake baking and even Thai dancing.
As well as the Trisara Kids club, there are beach activities from swimming, kayaking and snorkelling to exploring rock pools.
No separate pool for kids, but there's a shallow area in the main pool and a lifeguard on duty 8am–7pm.
A children's menu is available at Trisara's restaurant at any time, along with high chairs. The hotel is also happy to whip up packed lunches for kids or heat up baby milk and food.
Staff will babysit for THB350++ an hour (for one child), ideally with 24-hours' notice, but they will try to find a babysitter at shorter notice if required.
No need to pack
Baby cots, buggies, sterilisers, changing mats or children's toiletries.
Over-12s are charged US$125++ for extra bed and breakfast. Given the ocean-side and private pool-packed nature of Trisara, you'll need to watch smaller kids near water.
Trisara supports the Keep Phuket Clean campaign, including regular beach clean-ups; catches rainwater for use in gardens and rooms; uses air-con energy to heat water in villas, and avoids chemical treatments for its saltwater pools and mosquitos.