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Barbies And Bubbles: An effervescent escape

Barbies And Bubbles: An effervescent escape

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa, Phuket has unveiled an eye-opening concept in entertaining and sustainable luxury holidays with its ‘Barbies and Bubbles Suite Escape’ experience as it prepares to open and reveal new hospitality standards and extraordinary room choices on the popular resort island.

Avista Hideaway, which launches in November, will disclose the refreshing new face of accessible ultra-luxury with its Jacuzzi Suites, Duplex Jacuzzi Suites and Pool Suites. To celebrate, Avista is offering a lavish package that puts the fizz back into the tropical escape.

Guests ascend to their opulent eyries to discover spectacular twin vistas over Patong and Karon beaches, along with an expansive terrace, which is the perfect place from which to drink them in. Fill the Jacuzzi, fire up the Barbie, pop the cork on the bubbly … and let the big chill begin.

All guests in Avista Hideaway’s Jacuzzi Suites, Duplex Jacuzzi Suites and Tropical Hideaway Pool Suites receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a sumptuous seafood barbecue platter to be enjoyed on the night of their choosing.

For those who want to throw a shrimp on the Barbie, a custom-built barbeque comes standard with each Suite, along with an organic hanging herb garden. For guests who prefer to focus exclusively on eating, Avista’s chef is delighted to swing by your Suite to set things sizzling. A private bar can also be set up as guests can be served their favourite tipples.


Avista Hideaway’s Jacuzzi Suites are set to raise the bar on elevated elegance with a generous 70 sq m of space where guests can spread their wings and stylishly warm contemporary Thai design to complement the spectacular sea and skyscapes on show. Each private terrace has its own lounging area, ornamental garden and organic herb garden, as well as – of course – a Jacuzzi.

Luxury goes up another level with the Duplex Jacuzzi Suites: Two floors of eye-candy, Thai-flavoured design, vistas of breathtaking beauty and a staggering 140 sq m of space. The big chill counts double here, with twin private terraces, each with its own lounging area: on the lower level, the effervescent embrace of the Jacuzzi awaits, and upstairs a kitchen island and circular sofa invite shaded lazing.

Tropical Hideaway Pool Suites are the last word in luxury tropical escape. Imagine an expansive 145 sq m of warm, stylish contemporary Thai design and indoor-outdoor living that simply cries freedom: endless terrace, large private pool, lavish lounge, outdoor dining areas, outdoor bathtubs and showers, and a choice of lush tropical landscaping or graceful Zen Garden.

All three types of Suites also include as standard a 24-hour butler service, Carl Zeiss Binoculars to maximize enjoyment of the vistas, champagne breakfast on the house, daily afternoon tea and Sunset Lounge cocktail hour (make that a double – it lasts two hours!), daily minibar refresh, two pieces of laundry done daily, one hour Thai massage per couple per stay, and a special Avista souvenir to remember your stay by. Other services and luxury amenities include butler service, high-speed internet, iPod dock, DVD player, 40-inch LCD TV, writing desk and ultra-late 6pm check out (subject to availability).

According to Avista Hotels and Resorts Group Chief Executive Ramesh Khendry: “Discerning travellers understand that there are two sides to every story. For this special launch offer, the big story is the Jacuzzi Suites and the Pool Suites. But why limit yourself to a single point of view? If you like, come and try both.”

Mr Khendry said Avista Hideaway also offered unique wellness experiences, with the island’s most comprehensive and authentic Ayurvedic experiences, traditional Thai massage in the spa, and an organic garden to serve the resort’s kitchens. “Avista Hideaway is the ideal new choice for very exclusive tropical dream weddings, special occasions, upscale brand launches, honeymoons and other upscale events.

“The beauty of the natural environment is breathtaking, the views must be experienced to be believed, there are three swimming pools with bars, family games room and special touches like Sleep Therapy offered by our experts for stressed executives and new parents.

“But even more than all of that, Avista Hideaway is a high-end enclave of like-minded travellers celebrating life from a fresh perspective. We are delighted to set the ball rolling with our Barbies and Bubbly Suite Escape package,” he said.