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Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

For those who appreciate pure luxury.

A hidden retreat, Phulay Bay's setting in  southern Thailand is truly special.  Close by is the Andaman Sea, lush jungles, ethereal beaches and crystal-clear waterfalls.

On arrival, your first impression will be of a magnificent Thai pavilion where you will be met and whisked off to your luxurious accommodation in a golf buggy.  Take in the peaceful gardens and start to relax into a slower pace of life. Here you can do as much or as little as you desire. Try kayaking to get a unique view of the limestone cliffs that Krabi is known for. Or take a jungle walk that leads you to the National Park and ends at the top of Naga Mountain. If all that is a little too strenuous – how about candlelight yoga, where candles, aromatherapy oils and relaxing music are used to completely unwind your mind. A visit to the Phulay Bay Spa should be high on your list of things to do – experience extraordinary spa treatments, which will leave you in a blissful state of relaxation.

There are six dining options to choose from – some offering well known western dishes, some offering more local cuisine, but all delivering an exciting culinary voyage. If you wish to design your own culinary adventure – whether it is a barbecue on the beach, a romantic sunset dinner for two, or simply a picnic while exploring Krabi's natural beauty, it can all be arranged for you.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 €4,019  per person
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1054 Reviews
Krabi Thailand

Hotel highlights

  • A Ritz Carlton Reserve
  • Close to natural attractions including coral reefs, forests, caves and waterfalls
  • Candlelight Yoga
  • 24 hours butler service
  • Outstanding Spa facilities

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 54 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Iconic
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

  • Beach
  • 45 minutes transfer from Krabi airport
1054 Reviews 88% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 865
  • Very Good 116
  • Average 37
  • Poor 23
  • Terrible 13

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Dec 04, 2019

Quite possibly the best ritz Carlton I have ever stayed in and the best service I have ever had

This resort is one of my favorite resorts of all time. I have stayed in quite a few ritz carltons but this resort is head above heels better than the rest. In this review I will cover 1) the service, 2) the rooms, 3) the dining, and 4) the property. First off, the service here is much better than any other ritz I have stayed in (all of them have had good service btw). 1) Each room gets assigned a hotel staff member to help you make reservations for dinner, the spa, etc. - and they also drive you around the resort in golf carts whenever you need a lift. The resort is quite big so you will be getting rides a lot. We were lucky enough to get a staff member named Sabai assigned to us. She was excellent and really made our trip a memorable one. She brought us ginger and lime tea when we were not feeling well. She folded our clothes and brought us ointment for big bites. If you stay here you should see if you can request her to be your assigned member, she is great. Additionally, all of the hotel staff here are extremely polite and helpful. I have found that the service in Asia is much better than in the US and that the service at this Ritz is much better than the service in Asia. 2) We stayed in a ocean pavilion which we thought was great. The bed can sleep 6 people (seriously) and the bathroom is large. The ceilings are at least 25 feet high in the ocean pavilion. Ours had a great view of the andeman sea. There is expansive patio space for each room, and each room comes equipped with complementary Nespresso, water, and milk drinks. The room is much larger than it looks in the pictures on the website. 3) The dining is great and they have 3 dinner restaurants on the property. There is a seafood restaurant, a western restaurant, and a Thai restaurant. The Thai restaurant is open every night and the other 2 restaurants alternative the nights that they are open. We ate at all 3. Our favorite restaurant was the Thai restaurant, but all were great. One tip is that if you want to eat Thai food but someone in your party wants western food, you can eat at the western restaurant but can order food from the Thai restaurant since both restaurants share the same kitchen. Every night we were asked if we had allergies which we really appreciated since someone in my party had sesame allergies. 4) The property is beautiful. There are streams and koi ponds throughout the entire resort and the resort is much larger than the amount of rooms that are on it. That means that you will feel like there are very few people at the resort as there is plenty of personal space for each guest. The beach on the property is rocky but they have a water taxi that will take you to Hong island which is one of the most beautiful and scenic beaches I have ever seen. The entry fee is 300 Bhatt (10$) to Hong island. We also did the sea excursion while we stayed here and that was great. They take you to 3 or 4 different islands to snorkel and relax. Overall I would highly recommend this resort to anyone that is looking to hit the beach in Thailand.
Dec 02, 2019

An exceptional stay

This hotel is like calling paradise your home for a few nights. The views are postcard worthy, the villas are stunning, the beds are the comfiest you will ever sleep in, it is never overcrowded and as for your "butler", if you get Pin then I can guarantee you will miss her every single day when you return! She is so kind and genuine and beyond helpful - she made our stay the most memorable experience. The food is some of the best we have ever had (which is saying something) and it was a pleasure to get to know the head chef, Vivek. The tours that we did were lifetime experiences that we will never forget, made even more memorable by the accommodating staff and the suggestions they made. I HIGHLY recommend you stay here if it is on your list of possibilities! You will be treated like royalty and never want to leave.
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Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Facilities

a body of water at night

Phulay Bay Spa

The Spa is a unique oasis blending the soothing rhythms of the Andaman Sea with extraordinary treatments. Modern and ancient therapies are combined to offer Thai, Asian and European experiences. Relax in one of our 11 treatment rooms next to the Lagoon while you indulge in a journey into traditionally inspired Thai, Asian and European treatment experiences. With packages available for the whole family - even kids treatments - this is a great opportunity for everyone to discover overall well being.

Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Room Types

Reserve Pavilion

Your Reserve Pavilion comes with a generous 84 square metres of living space. Elegantly decorated with contemporary Thai flair.
Set within the gardens you have a spacious outdoor verandah with lounge beds. Inside the room is an oversized king bed aswell as an indulgent, oversized bath, big enough for two.
Extra luxuries within the room include iPod dock, DVD player and premium movie channel. For your comfort cotton and silk bathrobes and slippers are provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
a living room filled with furniture and a mirror

Ocean Pavilion

Your Reserve Pavilion comes with 67 square metres of living space. Elegantly decorated with contemporary Thai flair.
Set within the gardens you will have stunning ocean views from your spacious outdoor verandah which is furnished with lounge beds. Inside the room is an oversized king bed aswell as an indulgent, oversized bath, big enough for two.
Extra luxuries within the room include iPod dock, DVD player and premium movie channel.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Beach Villa

Your Beach Villa comes with 50 square metres of living space. Elegantly decorated with contemporary Thai flair.
Set Close to the beach you will have stunning ocean views from your extremely spacious sundeck which is furnished withlounge beds and your very own Jacuzzi.
Inside the room luxurious pillows and fine linens dress your oversized king bed. And what better way to bathe than in your private outdoor, oversized bath.
Extra luxuries within the room include iPod dock, DVD player and premium movie channel.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Food & Drink

Raw Bar

The Raw Bar introduces a revolutionary culinary concept with a light and healthy menu of specially prepared delights with the emphasis on organic, freshly grown and prepared RAW produce. Freshly made juices, mocktails and herbal teas are served with their therapeutic and nutritional properties stated. If you are looking for weight loss or just to detox a little, consultations are available from the from the Chef. These programmes can be tailor made to suit your individual requirements.

hayesandJarvis local cuisine

Jampoon

Jampoon offers delectable international cuisine. Enjoy watching The Chef Table with live action cooking entertains and gives insight as to how delicacies are created. From the finest steaks, cooked to perfection to delicate and mouth watering vegetarian options - you will be spoilt for choice. Restrictions: Opening Hours: Breakfast: 6:30-11 a.m. Lunch: 12-3 p.m. Dinner: 6-10:30 p.m. Dress code: Breakfast/Lunch:The dress code for breakfast is casual. Shirts, shoes and bathing suit cover ups are required. Dinner:The dress code for dinner is resort upscale. Bathing suits, sleeveless t-shirts,shorts and flip flops are not permitted.

Lea Lay

Lae Lay specialises in seafood with a modern twist. How does Bloody mary crab salad sound or maybe you will try Homemade tiger prawn ravioli. The setting is romantic and memorable.You will be surrounded by water, fac ethe natural park islands and be illuminated by exotic traditional hanging lamps.

Sri Trang

Sri Trang offers authentic Thai cuisine, and specialises indishes specific to the Krabi area.The setting is modern and minimalist, and you can be sure toreceivea warm and friendly Thai welcome. Dress code: Dinner:The dress code for dinner is resort upscale. Bathing suits, sleeveless t-shirts, men shorts and flip flops are not permitted.

Villa

Chomtawan

Chomtawan is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Andaman sea. Lay back on the plush lounge beds, with a tropical cocktail in hand. Every Saturday night you can meet Koko, the 3-year-old baby elephant. Casual dining is available during the day

hayesandJarvis Pool Bar

Plai Fah

Sit back and enjoya cool, refreshing drink after a relaxing swim. Plai Fah is the place to grab familiar dishes - but with a Thai influence. Pizza, salads and sandwiches are all freshly made here.

Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Special Offers

a close up of a beach

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive:

Romantic bath ritual with petals and candles and one complimentary cocktail per person at Chomtalay Bar.

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