May 11, 2018
Perched on the coastal slopes of Kamala’s so-called “Millionaire’s Mile”, with a backdrop of tropical forests and looking out over the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, Paresa Resort is a discreet oasis of tranquility and luxury. Its architecture draws on Southern Thai traditions and has been designed to blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings, with soaring pavilion-style ceilings and rich timber finishes produced from local, sustainable forests. High on the cliff-top, Talung Thai, the resort’s signature restaurant and bar, is the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif. The terrace is furnished with day-beds and sofas and shaded by the canopies of majestic Banyan trees to create a relaxed setting from which to enjoy the magnificent nightly sunsets across the Andaman Sea. A classy drinks list features refreshing cocktails and wines from around the world, alongside a menu of authentic Thai cuisine with a Southern slant. Diavolo, the hotel’s Italian restaurant, also boasts a spectacular 270 degree ocean view and an extensive wine cellar. And for an extra special occasion Paresa offers the Infinity Experience, described as the “ultimate in al fresco dining”. Guests are seated on private “islands” moored in the waters of the resort’s gorgeous, fibre-optic lit infinity pool, to drink and dine under the stars as the waves lap far below.