Tropical garden and spa of Deevana Patong Resort & Spa
When spending 10 days in Phuket Thailand, I checked out two hotels. From Deevana Plaza I was taken to the other end of the same road close to the Patong beach to stay at the other Deevana – Deevana Patong Resort & Spa.
After a fresh drink and a very nice welcome, I was walked to my Superior room number 1062.
I had an hour to take phtoos and videos of the place before my spa treatment. Despite the fact that during that hour I got maybe 7 new mosquito bites, I was more than happy to see the hotel surroundings.
Deevana Patong Resort & Spa is located in a tropical garden which made me feel like directly in the rainforest. A stunning sunflower garden forms just part of the 10 acres. It’s a perfect place for a romantic photo next to a pretty bicycle or sitting on a bench with the suflowers behind. The whole garden gives a completely unique touch to the hotel as it does not feel at all that you are just a few metres from the busy street. Thumbs up for this!
I enjoyed walking barefoot all around and thus grounding myself, too. Nature, I missed you!
Deevana Patong Resort Orientala Wellness Spa
After visiting the Orientala Wellness Spa at the sister hotel Deevana Plaza a few days ago where I had the Patavee Earth treatment, I kind of was aware already of what to expect from the Varee Water one. It costs 4,500 Thai baht (approx. 114 euro.)
The treatment was 180 minute long as well, and started with a welcome Rosella flowers drink, feet wash and 15 minutes at the steam sauna. Then I was supposed to have a coconut body scrub but as I got a some sunburn and many mosquito bites, it would not be the best idea to rub the skin.
So instead, my therapist just massaged aloe vera gel all over my body for 30 minutes. Then after a quick shower I could play like a kid for 15 minutes in a foam bath. I swear I’ve never ever had so much foam in my bathtub. It was so funny when I was trying to take a video 🙂
The fun bath was followed by a 60-minute aromatherapy massage with coconut oil on the back of my body, and then the front. It was a lovely massage, not painful, so I was napping through most of it. I do remember enjoying the belly and cleavage part.
What I did not expect was when the therapist started to massage my head putting oil on my hair. Only later I found out it was something like Indian head massage and reminded me of my Ayurvedic treatment in Varkala, India. I can remember just the first minutes of the 45-minute head massage. It was the most relaxing moment ever. Am I the only one who loves when someone else plays with my hair? 🙂
I only woke up when the therapist moved from my hair to my feet for the next 30 minutes. Out of the whole treatment only putting pressure on some points with a wooden stick all around my feet did hurt enough for me to stay awake.
I was getting hungry, too but the good news was that not only shoulder massage followed to finish the treatment, but also a 5-course vegan dinner was waiting for me at the Balcony restaurant.
I was in shock when I saw that much food just for me! The waiter laughed at me making faces and rolling my eyes. I had a fruit plate, spring rolls, vegetable tempura, red curry, plain rice, and deep fried veggies. All the dishes were super yummy and just the red curry was a bit spicy, but nothing I could not handle. Better dinner than I expected.
More things I enjoyed at the Deevana Patong Resort & Spa:
free breakfast at the Dalah Cuisine – a lot of different juices, pastries, bread, egg variations, but most of all fruit, fresh veggies and vegetarian/vegan dishes. For sure one third, if not half of the meals are vegetarian which as I found in Thailand means vegan. Even a couple of Indian dishes, such as Aloo Gobi or Dal, oh yes! One morning I worked at the resturant for hours on my Acer laptop and started with fresh fruit and then later on after I worked on my laptop here, I tried the Indian meals. After visiting Kerala state, I miss Indian cuisine so much I try to get as much as I can!
the 233 rooms are decorated in a contemporary Thai style. Very simple and elegant decorations let the tropical plants stand out.
every room has a terrace/balcony which is ideal for hanging out and observing the beautiful scenery around.
2 landscaped swimming pools and a rectangular pool for sport activities. The pool closer to the restaurants and lobby is mostly for families with kids, but the one behind where I was staying was way more quiet and longer – better for chilling out, reading a book by the pool or getting your daily swimming done.
just a 15-minute walk from the Patong Beach
fitness opened 7 am to 7 pm
1 liter of water free per day per room
free shuttle bus to the Patong beach at 10:30 and back at 16:45
To compare both hotels:
If you are looking for more peace and quiet in the nature and more vegetarian/vegan meals for breakfast, then definitely stay at the Deevana Patong Resort & Spa.
If you want to be closer to the hustle and bustle of Patong, and maybe enjoy a bit more of international luxury, then Deevana Plaza Patong Phuket might be your better choice.
The Orientala Wellness Spa at both hotels offer very similar treatments.
Alex is a crazy Slovak girl who made traveling the reason of her life. In March 2011 she quit her stewardess job and hasn't stopped ever since. Her motto is ''I live to travel, I travel to live.'' She writes about crazy travel, fun adventures and sexy photos.
Alex is a crazy Slovak girl who made traveling the reason of her life. In 2010 she quit her stewardess job and hasn't stopped traveling ever since. Her motto is ''I live to travel, I travel to live.'' She writes about crazy travel, fun adventures and sexy photos. Alex is also a raw vegan specialist, fitness health coach and yoga teacher.
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