Recently re-launched The Slate has a genuine and authentic Phuket heart at its core. Originally designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, the hotel has evolved with refreshed looks and unique new experiences for family holidays, food lovers, curious culture seekers and wellness aficionados.
The Slate remains firmly rooted in Phuket’s past where design and experiences honour local history, customs, heritage and cuisine. The hotel pays homage to Phuket’s tin mining history and the owner’s, Wichit Na-Ranong, family’s role in that once-flourishing trade and the unknown history of Phuket. A Bill Bensley masterpiece, The Slate combines metalic industrial with traditional Thai décor and cutting edge art set against a lush and opulent tropical paradise. The mechanical touches to the interiors, metal sculptures made from old tin working machinery, industrial lighting and traditional wooden-beamed roofs reference the island’s mining past.
Set beside the tranquil shores of Nai Yang Beach and surrounded by the protected Sirinat National Park, The Slate presents endless activities on land and at sea including diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Spend a day out on the water and experience the abundant marine life that the Andaman Sea has to offer. Alternatively, stay on the property and take Thai cooking classes, relax in a private yoga class, delve into the local culture with a biking adventure or unwind with your feet in the sand.
Dining at The Slate is an experience of its own, with eight distinct concepts. Guests can stay on the property for three nights without having to dine at the same restaurant. Diners can experience a mouth-watering journey through Thailand’s history with all-time favourites such as ‘Pad Thai’, ‘som tam’, and fresh spring rolls at Black Ginger. For modern Asian cuisine, dine at Rivet & Rebar that offers an exciting blend of tastes and spices. Go beyond dining and take it a step further with a cooking class at one of the oldest cooking schools in Phuket, Moo’s Kitchen. Chef Arunrat Chaipakdee or affectionately known as Chef Ann to everyone, shares her love and knowledge for cooking. Visit local markets and learn the secret to preparing gourmet Thai dishes using only the freshest locally-sourced ingredients.
The villas and suites offer ample space for the whole family with the activities packed kids club – Tin Box Kids and a dedicated family pool. Family-friendly activities include junior cooking classes, the petit sommelier programme that encourages junior guests to enhance their tastebuds, a dedicated spa menu complete with face painting and hairdo, and an exploratory night safari seeking frogs and fishes along the way. These activities give adults ample time to unwind at the Pulley Bar, an adults-only swim up bar with smooth beats or at the Infinity Pool, the perfect secluded haven to relax and soak up the ambience. The Slate is an all-suite property but for those looking to up the ante, stay in one of the property’s private pool villas. Villas feature an expansive interior space, abundant terraces and free-form private pools.
For an afternoon of unashamed bliss visit the Coqoon spa – set against a luscious rainforest and tropical garden with seven double private treatment rooms. The destination spa is home to a series of relaxing and rejuvenating experiences. Go through a bespoke spa program that incorporates traditional Thai healing and holistic wellness.
The Slate Phuket
Nai Yang Beach
116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang
Phuket – Thailand
Phone. +66 (0) 76 327 006
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