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Hotel reviews: Amari Vogue Resort, Krabi, Thailand

My hubby and I, with our 3 year old boy and 4 year old girl, stayed at the Amari Vogue Resort in Tubkaek beach on 16 Jan 2008. It is a brand new resort, and is one of the best beach resort I have been to.

Location:

Traveling along the road to Tubkaek beach, you will reach Tubkaak resort first, then Anyavee resort, the Amari Vogue resort is right beside Anyavee. There are no shops or restaurants within walking distance of the resort. That is perfectly fine for me, because I only want to relax at the resort with my family. The plot of land beside Amari is now vacant and covered by forest. But we saw a sign that it has been sold, so there may be construction in the future.

Overall design:

The lobby is beautiful. There are many steps, which can be quite tiring. But I find that this resort is safer for kids than the Tubkaak resort. My kids can go up and down steps confidently and never seem to get tired of it, so steps are not a problem. There are 4 swimming pools, including one kids pool right beside the beach. Each pool is small and has a unique design, and is quite interesting. The gardens are very beautiful. The beach is nice at high tide, not so attractive at low tide. The view of the hong islands, especially during sunset, is breathtaking. There is a security guard always standing by the beach, and made us feel very safe.

Room:

Very classy and very luxurious. The bathroom is beautiful. The bathtub is one of the best I have seen. My kids love the bubble bath in the tub. I asked for a ground floor room, and it has a big outdoor area enclosed by a gate. We can open the gate and walk right out to the pools and the beach. The room has one king size bed, and one single bed. Perfect for families traveling with kids.

Restaurant:

We had lunch at the Lotus restaurant, and were very impressed. The thai food is very good, the curry is very spicy, unlike restaurants in other 5 star resorts that cater to westerners. We also ordered a pizza for room service, and it was very nice.

Service:

Very friendly, every staff we met smiled at us. Even the security guard at the beach waved and smiled to my kids.

Summary:

The perfect place to stay if you only want to enjoy the pool and the beach and simply do nothing, which was exactly what we did.