Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay – Best Resort for Honeymooners

  1. Peaceful
  2. Romantic (with breathtaking scenery)
  3. Treatment for Kings & Queens

These were the Top 3 Reasons in my mind when I was searching for the best place for my honeymoon. I mean come on, this was not going to be just another travel escapade. So, even a couple of months before my wedding in January, I was already looking for the best places, hotels and countries (within budget) for our honeymoon. It wasn’t an easy task, there were so many options and plenty different places to go to.

Finally, we chose to go to Singapore and Thailand on a plan to “kill two birds with one stone” – meet my relatives in Singapore (and have some fun) then head to Thailand for our private holiday.

I have been to Phuket, Thailand a couple of times but my husband was yet to experience Phuket first-hand. So we decided to go to Phuket for the “second leg” of our honeymoon, right after Singapore. And guess which resort I picked for our memorable stay in Phuket?

None other than the gorgeous Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay.

Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

Location and Architecture

If you don’t understand why I am so in love with Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, take a look at some of these pictures I took and then tell me it wasn’t exceptional!

Located in Kathu, it takes about 15 minutes ride of Tuk Tuk to Patong Beach. Do not confuse Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay with Wyndham Sea Pearl Phuket.

While Wyndham Sea Pearl Phuket is located in Patong and right opposite Patong Beach, Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay is nestled on the edge of a cliff in Kathu, overlooking the Andaman Sea. If you are lucky and you get the sea view room, the beautiful Phuket sunset is to die-for. Honestly.

My husband and I checked in to the resort on 30th January – which is known for it’s high season, with many Europeans coming to tropical countries to get out from the harsh winter. At the same time, it was after the holidays and most of the occupants at the hotel are honeymooners (at least according to the hotel staff).

We arrived at the resort with a taxi we took from the airport. We first passed the hotel security before entering the hotel premises. Outside cars or vehicles are only allowed to alight passengers at the lower lobby. Customers will then be driven to the upper lobby area via the resort’s in-house Toyota Sienta. After checking-in at the upper lobby and given the room key, customers will once again be driven in the in-house vehicle to their respective suites.

Rooms and Amenities

Our suite was the “Suite with Garden/Sea View” and costs about RM1,200+ per night. We decided to stay there for 3 nights.

If you check on the reviews left by other customers online, you’ll see the high ratings and high interests for this resort. Which is why it was always full.

During our stay, most of the occupants were honeymooners – and it’s a no-brainer – with the amazing view, strategic and beautiful setting and superb services.

The moment my husband and I opened the door to our room and were greeted by rose petals on the bed (I did put in a request and informed we were honeymooners), we were giggly like little children. The spacious room has:

  1. 1 king bed
  2. Free wifi
  3. Sofa
  4. Balcony
  5. Work Area
  6. Dual-vanity bathroom
  7. Stand-alone bathtub
  8. Separate shower
  9. TV with USB and HDMI
  10. Espresso coffee machine
  11. In-room safe
  12. Refrigerator
  13. Private pool
  14. Private jacuzzi
  15. Sun deck

I fell in love with the huge dual-vanity bathroom immediately. I’ve always wanted something like this for my own master bedroom some day. I also loved the many power outlets (universal adapter) and the USB-charging port.

Is it worth it to pay RM1,200+ per night for it? DEFINITELY.

I am so grateful for the huge king sized mattress and the pillows. I’ve always believed that one of the most important things in a resort or hotel are it’s mattress and pillows (amongst others).

The rooms available at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay are:

  • Deluxe Room Ocean View King
  • Deluxe Room Ocean View Twin
  • Pool Suite Garden View
  • Pool Suite Ocean View
  • Pool Villa Ocean View

Most of the rooms starts from RM1,000+ per night.

Other Hotel Facilities

Apart from the suite that I truly enjoyed, there are other amenities and services of the resort that I truly appreciate.

  1. In-house transfer : Since the resort is situated on a cliff, our suite is quite far from the lower lobby and it would take two different elevators of different levels and a little walk in between before we can reach our suite. The transfer helped a lot (especially after a tiring day of outdoor activities).
  2. Shuttle service : There is an hourly shuttle service via the spacious 10-seater van that transport us to Patong Beach and Jungceylon Mall. Bookings are required beforehand though due to the high demand of transfers.
  3. Fitness room and fitness class : Even if we just want to hang out at the resort, there are so many activities to be done, including fitness classes or yoga classes at the fitness room overlooking the sea. Imagine working out in a large fitness room overlooking the swimming pool and sunset? And when it’s dark, the fitness room and pool are surrounded with lights so you can still work out and enjoy the view.
  4. Spa : AMAZING. ‘Nuff said.
  5. Wi-fi : It never disappoint us.
  6. ATM : Yes, there is ATM at the resort.
  7. Activities : Activities includes cooking class (additional charge), Happy Hour (additional charge) and Kids’ Club. There are of course, many places that offers cooking classes in Phuket but if you’re one that hates leaving the resort, the cooking class at the resort would be fun to try out with your partner.

There were so many facilities and amenities at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay that 3 nights seemed to short a time to experience everything. I wished we had more time to spend indoors rather than spending 2 days outdoors on the beaches of Phuket.

Maybe next time.

Services By Staffs

Thais are generally friendly, with their “Sawadeeka” or “Sawadeekrap” greetings and their smiles. However, not many Thais can speak fluent English and most of the time it leaves me exasperated. This is not the case with staffs at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay.

The staffs are very helpful, especially those wearing dark blue uniforms. On our second day in Phuket, we missed our shuttle to Patong due to an extended talk we had with their salesperson (to purchase Wyndham Rewards). One of the staff in dark blue uniform called the shuttle to quickly drive us to Patong even though it wasn’t transfer time yet.

I appreciate this quick action by her.

However, since Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay is huge and the architecture private, we hardly meet other guests or staffs (unless when we need transfer to Patong or to our room) so there’s not much on the hospitality that I can comment on.

Overall, I think I am still smitten with this resort and wouldn’t mind returning to it again someday.

Rating:

Service ♥♥♥♥
Cleanliness ♥♥♥♥♥
Price ♥♥♥♥
Location ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall Value ♥♥♥♥♥
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Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay
8/18-19 Moo 6, Kamala,
Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand.
Tel : +66 (0) 76 562 000
Email : reservations@wyndhamgrandphuket.com

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LizzaBella is a part-time traveler, amateur photographer and videographer and writer. Connect with LizzaBella through her social medias today!

17 thoughts on “Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay – Best Resort for Honeymooners

  1. Phuket always the good place for honeymoon. Women always dream for romantic and nice place for honeymoon. So do I. I plan mine at Tokyo. I still miss Phuket after my last visit in 2014.

  2. RM1200±? With the view surrounding and yet the room privided is so worth it. Such beautiful honeymoon you had dear.

  3. Abby jadi ingat perjalanan ke Phuket Thailand dua tahun yang lalu. Terbayang destinasi ini saat berada di bibir Pathong Beach menikmati Sunset yang sangat indah.

  4. Cantiknya pemandangan..bestnya hanimun kat Phuket..jeles plak..kalau akak berpeluang hanimun pun nak pilih kawasan pulau atau pantai..pemandangan menarik dan udara segar kan..banyak tempat menarik di Phuket sebenarnya kan

  5. Memang resort nih terbaik dna sesuai unuk honeymoon. Keadaan bilik yang besar dan kemas serta suasana yang tenang memang jadi pilihan. Kalau ada rezeki nak juga honeymoon dengan suami kat sini. Berbaloi untuk honeymoon dengan perkhidmatan yang diberikan.

  6. Ok, can add this hotel onto my bucket list. Hey, I just wanted to tell you how I love your hotel review. I love it how you would explain about the Architecture too. Good!

  7. Nice place, nice view, nice hotel..wah..so romantic lol..hehee..Cantik sangat, kalaulah berpeluang dapat ke sini, memang seronok. Ada pantai , nyaman je rasa, tenang je tengok..memang sesuai nak pergi honeymoon

  8. Wow so beautiful place and resort I like to go there but now still kumpul duit hehehe… Maybe next year bring my family hehehe In Sha Allah…

  9. Banyak rangkaian hotel wyndham ni. Kat gold coast australia pun pernah nampak. Hotelnya nampak menarik. Ditambah dengan permandangan yang indah dan cantik. Kira berbaloi la dengan harga tu.

  10. Mula-mula tengok harga terperanjat lah juga. Tapi bila tengok view sekitar hotel,luas dan susun atur bilik, kemudahan yang disediakan memang worth every money spend. Dan memang sesuai bagi yang ingin berbulan madu. Nampak eksklusif dan mewah.
    Nak berangan ke sini je lah dulu. Hehe

  11. Wow cantik ya pemandangan hotel tu..harga agak mahal tapi klau cukup cantik dan ada semua fasilitis dgn tahap 5 bintang mmg xkisah pun kan.. aduh kena ajak darling kita g sana la nnt

  12. tengok pada fasiliti dan kecantikan pemandangan boleh plan dengan suami untuk datang berbulan madu di sini..bagi akk harga dia okla..takdelah mahal atau murah sangat..still logik untuk masyarakat marhaen..so boleh masuk dalam list tempat yang nak dikunjungi

  13. Bestnya Phuket 😋😋 Tunggu trip free from Shaklee tahun depan ke Phuket. I can’t wait 💕💕💕 Harap Shaklee ada bagi penginapan best macam Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay ni

  14. View dia yang menenangkan Bella! Bilik dan fasiliti yang cukup membuatkan diri ini nak juga ke sana one day. Tapi harga dia boleh tahan mahal jugakkan RM1200+ per night and honestly bila onie tengok sendiri pun rasa puas hati dengan servis yang dorang sediakan. Bestnya orang tu honeymoon,heee

  15. Wowwww menariknya tempat dia honeymoon… Eh berseri-seri pula muka si zuan tue… Lama tak jumpa korang.

    Seronok sebenarnya lepak dekat Phuket. Jika dapat penuhi aktiviti seharian sebaik mungkin…

  16. Wow.. View dr hotel tu menarik sgt sbb dpt tgk pemandangan laut yg luas… Amazing port bila nak honeymoon mmg patut plih phuket sebagai tmpt percutian jika dtg ke thailand kan… Harga dia 1.2k for per night? If overall is fine, mmg worthlah… Bukan senang nak dptkan semua facilities yg bgus dan pemandangan yg menarik…

  17. Cantiknya permandangan dan selesa sangat tu. Kalau tak honeymoon pun ruby suka tempat macam ni. Boleh relax baca buku dan tido makan dan makan lagi. Hahahaha. Harga dia not bad utk vacation yang relax. Ruby dah sampai satu level nak travel duk diam je dalam hotel/resort. Takmo dah sightseeing. Hahaha

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