Best hotel on Koh Sirey
The Westin Siray Bay Resort is a 5-star hotel built on a hillside of Koh Sirey, a tiny island on the east coast of Phuket island, not far from Phuket Town. From your balcony, at night you will be surprised how close the city lights of Phuket Town are! I never thought I would be standing in a trendy beach resort of Phuket while looking at Phuket Island.
‘Koh’ means ‘island’ in Thai, but if you look at the satellite view below, you’ll realise it’s more a cape separated from the main island of Phuket by a small mangrove river. ‘Sirey’, as in its original spelling, is the name of the bay. With three trendy restaurants, a deli, an extensive spa, three infinity pools, kids club, beach water sports and fitness, this is one of the newest integrated resort in Phuket. It’s somehow close to town, yet it feels peaceful and remote, best of both worlds. You don’t have to go anywhere if you prefer to spend most of your holiday away from Phuket, everything you need is right here. (If you want to try local food, there are some excellent seafood restaurants nearby, but don’t tell anyone I told you about that).
The rooms are more spacious than in most hotels we stayed in within this price range. All come with striking sea views of Phuket Island in the background and the many tiny islets around. The ones with private pools or even the pool villas are the best, but they, of course, come at a higher price, so our deluxe room just perfect. We appreciated the oversized bathroom; a hotel room in Tokyo or Paris might fit in it! The bedroom itself is also large, nicely designed with plenty of comfortable seating inside, and an expansive balcony that made room service tempting. The working station is large and well fitted (well, that how it’s called, but we know it’s for your social networking) but wireless internet doesn’t come free. The large LCD TV offered plenty of local and international channels.
Westin might not have the large white sandy beach of Patong or Nai Harn Beach, but it has the views and the style. With so many facilities and such excellent rates, this resort is a great compromise to explore all of Phuket from a very central point or relax and enjoy the ocean.
Note that as the resort is on a hillside, there is a bit of walking to go to your room, but buggies are always ready to pick you up or drop you at your place in record time.
More photos of The Westin Siray Bay
Westin Siray Bay Resort Info
Location: Koh Sirey
Address: 21/4 Moo 1 T.Rasada A.Muang Rasada Phuket, Phuket 83000
Phone: 076 335 600
Open: 24 hours
Check-in: 3 pm – Check-out: 12 noon
Rates: for Westin Siray Bay Resort Phuket
Swimming pools: 3
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the closest beach: on its small private beach
from airport: 37 km
to Patong Beach: 21 km
to Phuket Town: 7 km