The Boathouse Hotel is the
only truly boutique resort on the island of Phuket, with just 36 rooms and suites,
a terrace-style restaurant, air-conditioned dining room, elegant bar and lounge,
and a very private swimming pool and large Jacuzzi.
The Boathouse Hotel offers
every convenience available in a first class resort, as well as personalised
service that is hard to find nowadays.
M.L. Tridhosyuth Devakul,
one of Thailand's foremost architects and entrepreneurs, introduced The Boathouse
Restaurant on Phuket island in 1982.
It soon became renowned
both locally and internationally for its excellent Thai cuisine and seafood.
The name is derived from the hand painted native "long-tail boat"
displayed under a rattan roof which decorated the entrance.
In 1987, M.L. Tridhosyuth
added the 36 hotel rooms and changed the name to The Boathouse Inn and Restaurant.
On February 9, 1989 the resort was opened officially by General Prem Tinsulanonda,
the privy councillor and elder statesman.
The focus is still on fine
dining, though, and the unique "above ground wine cellar boasts the most
diverse selection of quality labels on Phuket. The Boathouse's reputation for
excellent cuisine is such that Executive Chef Tummanoon shares his expertise
with guests at weekend culinary workshops.
Since its opening The Boathouse
has served guests from around the world, including royalty, diplomats and rock
The opening of the Boathouse
Art Gallery and the selection of The Boathouse as the venue for regular meetings
of The Chao Phraya River Club have made it popular with resident expatriates
looking for a more cosmopolitan and sophisticated lifestyle than Phuket generally
All 36 rooms and suites
are facing the sea (maximum 25 metres from the beach!), and are decorated in
the finest Thai style. They all have a balcony, self-controlled air-conditioning,
minibar plus coffee and tea facilities.
Rooms also have satellite
TV with remote control, a program of in-house movies and piped music, radio
and individual safes. Bathrooms have bath tub and shower, hair-dryer, bathrobes
and a range of the finest toiletries. Valet and laundry service are available.
In addition to our private
pool and health centre, The Boathouse offers the Island Lounge and Library for
cocktails at sunset, the Boathouse Boutique, and a Jacuzzi.
In a peaceful tropical environment,
we feature a small fitness room, and traditional Thai massage by a team of certified
The Boathouse is also well
known for its cultural activities: an Art Gallery featuring paintings, ceramics
and silver jewellery, the monthly literary society, occasional design and painting
classes, etc. Executive Chef Tummanoon also shares his expertise with guests
at weekend culinary workshops.
Only one hour jet from Bangkok
and 45 minutes from Phuket International airport, The Boathouse enjoys an idyllic
location right on unique and unspoiled Kata Beach.
Kata beach is widely regarded
as the prettiest of Phuket's beaches and is the central of the three famous
horseshoe bays on Phuket's West Coast.
Car rental, tours, excursions
by road or by boat, diving and golfing can all be arranged. Tennis Courts are
available a short distance from the hotel.
Phuket is the largest island
in Thailand. At 540 square kilometres, it's about the same size as Singapore.
The Andaman Sea, separated
from the Bay of Bengal by the Andaman-Nicobar Ridge, is part of the Indian Ocean.
Thailand's Andaman coast
extends for 870 kilometres from the Surin Islands on the northern border with
Burma to Tarutao National Park on the southern border with Malaysia.
Hundreds of islands are
accessible to small craft from Phuket, many of them uninhabited, many of them
forested and fringed with spectacular coral reefs. You often won't find a footprint
on the beach.