Aleenta, Phuket

All About Aleenta

Is there such a thing as too much fun? Here’s my weekend at Aleenta, Phuket

The magical thing about Phuket is that every time I’ve been there, the Thai island offers me a whole, completely new experience. Last weekend, the beau and I attended a wedding on the island, allowing us the chance to explore a side of the island we’ve never seen.

Aleenta is nestled in the northern part of Phuket and technically, isn’t even on the island but on mainland Thailand. Situated far from Bangla Road and the entire Patong area, the area where the Aleenta Resort is is also a far cry from its hedonism and ratchetivity.

While the hotel itself is stunning with spacious villas and possibly more infinity pools than guests, there were a few areas where the rooms are ergonomically lacking. Minor things such as the ease of reach of the night light, control panels for the air conditioning and lights not being at eye level and there being no plug points near the bed. On the upside, the service was always pretty quick (though not everyone in our group of 40 would agree) and the food pretty good.

Unfortunately, the weather was stormy, so I didn’t take much photos. That didn’t stop the wedding party from having back to back nights of fun and debauchery though! Good thing the beau and I were there long enough to fully recover from the mayhem. Here’s a non-ratchet peek.

Finally christening my Missoni beach throw which I got some months ago from a dear friend

Finally christening my Missoni beach throw which I got some months ago from a dear friend

 

Stormy views from our ocean view loft villa. It opens up into an infinity pool shared with about five other rooms

Stormy views from our ocean view loft villa. It opens up into an infinity pool shared with about five other rooms

 

Each room came equipped with yoga mats, so I got to do a short poolside practice

Each room came equipped with yoga mats, so I got to do a short poolside practice. As you can see, we had one day with pockets of sunshine

 

The wedding venue at the beach of Villa Noi

The wedding venue at the beach of Villa Noi

 

The one day it didn't rain was the day of the ceremony - so, so lucky!

The one day it didn’t rain was the day of the ceremony – so, so lucky!

 

Famiree

Famiree

 

A little pre-wedding game for guests to find out where they're seated. Needless to say, this is what started it all

A little pre-wedding game for guests to find out where they’re seated. Needless to say, this is what started it all

 

Breakfast with a view

Breakfast with a view

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