The InterContinental Pattaya Resort is a destination on its own
Sometimes, it can be hard work planning a holiday. Finding ideal flights, scouring the internet looking for hotels and then of course chalking out a list of things to do, must-visit restaurants and bars. It can be rather overwhelming! What if you had to do just one thing and the rest would just follow suit?
To celebrate the start of the new year, I was looking for some serious down time where I could relish in my own company, sip cocktails on the beach, eat fabulous food, go for a morning run and essentially just savour each moment. So I got myself a ticket to Bangkok and checked in to the InterContinental Pattaya Resort. Best. Decision. Ever.
The resort is located a short ten minute drive away from the main city centre of Pattaya. Close enough to the hustle of the tourists, yet far enough to carve its own place of tranquility and beauty that can otherwise be hard to find.
I spent three days here with my parents in one of their Club Rooms which was incredible given the numerous benefits these special rooms come with. There is an exclusive lounge where club room guests are checked in over some tea, coffee and nibbles – this was so welcome after flying all night! Additionally, they host a TWG afternoon tea every day which is only cleared up to allow room for a fantastic spread of canapés and cocktails. You’ll never be short of things to put down on your agenda!
They also have a private beach and three lagoon pools dotting the resort. After my morning run at the gym, I’d get a lazy and relaxing swim in only to be followed by further bumming around on the beach later in the day.
And if you know me even the slightest bit, you know how much I love breakfast! And I have to say the InterContinental Pattaya Resort did not disappoint! A quality spread that spans local and International favourites tempts every morning in the most beautiful and relaxing setting! I tried not to eat too much, but I can’t say I succeeded. ;P
We also had a fantastic Thai meal over lunch at their anchor restaurant Elements which was beyond delicious! All washed down with plenty of coconut water. Yum!
On one of the evenings, we had dinner at the resort’s mediterranean restaurant Infiniti. My top tip: go early and catch the sunset!
And if all this eating and drinking is too much hard work for you, you can check in for a massage at their spa! I did the aroma oil massage and it balanced my body, mind and soul with such symphony!
Gosh! I wonder why I ever came back home.