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3 Days Cooking Holiday in Phuket

  • 29 Soi Karon Nui, Tambon Karon, Amphur Muang Phuket, 83100 Thailand

Delicious Discover Thailand Cooking Vacation

With six restaurants serving the world's most popular cuisines along with local specialities, and four bars serving your favourite cocktails and drinks, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is a veritable haven for gourmet food fanatics. Stays are even more fulfilling with their holiday offers that include dining privileges. You will learn hands-on cooking authentic cuisine and discover Thai culinary arts. A culinary holiday one must not miss out going on!

Highlights

  • Hands on Thai cooking class with chef
  • Certification upon completion of course
  • Tips on how to use fresh ingredients in Thai dishes
  • Complimentary access to Phuket Trickeye 3D Museum
  • Enjoy cooked dishes for lunch
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1 day with instruction
  • English
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The cultivated tranquility of Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort is a stark contrast to bustling Patong. Phuket's small shopping and entertainment centre are less than five kilometres from the resort. Though merely a few minutes of drive away, the resort is a peaceful haven with its lush tropical greens, secluded beach, abundance of recreational, and water sports facilities.

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort offers a unique experience in each of its 470 stylish guest rooms and suites. Their contemporary architecture and décor exude the charm and elegance of traditional Thai design, with natural materials and subtle motifs that reflect their natural surroundings. Warm earth tones in the attractive sitting and work areas create an inviting ambience. Handcrafted teakwood furniture, rich, tactile Thai silk fabrics and traditional artworks, and sophisticated amenities provide an unforgettable experience.

Each room is furnished with a 37 inch LCD TV that provides satellite programmes and in-house movie entertainment. Air-conditioning is included in all guest rooms, along with an international direct dial telephone and voice message, data port and laptop connection, electronic safe, fully stocked mini-bar, hair dryers, and bathrobes. In-room tea and coffee making facilities are provided for relaxed island living. Extra beds and non-smoking rooms are available upon request. Guest can enjoy quiet time with loved ones from personal balconies that offer views of the lush garden, the oversized lagoon-shaped swimming pools, or the peaceful Andaman Sea.

Beachfront 4-bedroom grande villa

Steps from a secluded pristine coast stands the beachfront 4-bedroom grande villa. Its sprawling exterior includes a private 212-square-metre lawn with spectacular sea views, as well as a stylish teak pavilion with seating for at least eight guests. Floor-to-ceiling accordion doors lead inside, where modern Asian décor is exemplified by a sleek white colour scheme accented by rich teakwood and contemporary art pieces. The lower floor’s open concept is anchored by an expansive living area with three large sofas and a high-definition stereo system. Wireless high speed internet access is complimentary.

A modern European-style kitchen comprises a microwave, an oven, a gas range with an exhaust hood, a walk-in pantry, and a supply room. A dining table in the kitchen area seats seven guests, while a dedicated dining area can seat eight. In-villa dining is available on request. A large steam room can accommodate up to ten guests, and a guest bathroom ensures privacy and convenience.

The equally chic upper floor offers a more private 71-square-metre living room with its own 55-inch LED TV. All four bedrooms are furnished with 40-inch LED TVs with cable channels. Each of the two 52-square-metre master bedrooms houses a king-size LM bed and affords unobstructed panoramas of the sea. Meanwhile, a 28-square-metre bedroom and a 24-square-metre bedroom have twin beds, as well as private furnished balconies overlooking the pool and the sea. An additional bedroom with one twin bed can be used for a guest or as an assistant’s quarters.

Four spacious en-suite bathrooms boast modern designs with rainforest showers and signature Cinq Mondes bath amenities. A free-standing bathtub in the bathroom of one of the master bedroom provides scenic views of the lush mountainside. The other master bedroom boasts a large shower area in its bathroom. Two en-suite bathrooms feature modern bathtubs. A private two-car garage and optional in-villa check-in allow a discreet stay from arrival to departure.

Deluxe garden view rooms and deluxe pool view rooms

Featuring modern décor and distinctive, stylish bathrooms, each of their deluxe garden view rooms and deluxe pool view rooms offers a divine contemporary retreat with a smooth, clean palette of colours and timeless textures, as well as refreshing hardwood floors throughout. Each room includes a private balcony with soothing views of either the lush garden or mesmerising pool area.

Deluxe ocean terrace room

Located between the third and fifth floors of their Chaba and Mali wings, the deluxe ocean terrace room captures contemporary Thai décor in an understated living area with soothing textures and vibrant details, featuring a sofa and a 37 inch LCD TV with DVD player. The expansive, 57-square-metre balcony overlooks the sea, and includes sun loungers that face the pool or lagoon, and a teak table and chairs for relaxing breakfasts or candlelit dinners.

Deluxe ocean view room

The deluxe ocean view room offers a bathroom with views out to the sea and a large shower area with high-pressure, handheld rain shower facilities. This stylishly redesigned interior allows for a fresh island perspective with its rich, vibrant colours, authentic Thai accents, and parquet flooring, plus air-conditioning for transformative comfort.

Oceanfront deluxe suite

Their 128-square-metre oceanfront deluxe suite expands into an enriching space that features comfortable furnishings, plus lush Thai fabrics in vibrant hues. Located from the first to the third floors at the ocean end of the Chaba and Mali wings, these suites offer a spacious 63-square-metre balcony overlooking the sea with an attractive teak table and chairs, and a lounger for soaking up the extravagant island sun.

Oceanfront grande suite

Subtle lines and hues meet with authentic Thai accents for vivid and stimulating contrasts in this understated layout offering 180-degree perspectives of the Andaman Sea. Located at the ocean end of both the Chaba and Mali wings, the 266-square-metre oceanfront grande suite provides breathtaking sea views from a 126-square-metre balcony furnished with a teak table and chairs and inviting sun loungers.

Decorated in colourful and inviting Thai design, the warm-hued interior includes an open-plan living room with dining area, featuring rich accents perfect for a special occasion or meals in. The sophisticated master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom with separate shower area and bath, plus a living area and private balcony for quiet contemplation or tête-à-têtes. A second bedroom is host to its own private balcony and full en-suite bathroom.

Ocean view junior suite

Located on the second floors of the Chaba and Mali wings, their ocean view junior suite features stylishly redesigned interiors of rich and vibrant accents to contrast with the white bedding and smooth wood floor. A sleek granite bathroom, overlooking the room and out to the ocean, includes a separate tub and shower, plus a bathrobe and signature toiletries. Each suite offers a sumptuously styled, colourful living area featuring tropical décor, and a convertible sofa.

Embark on an inspiring and culinary satisfying holiday, where you will discover Thai culinary arts like never before. Available every Monday and Thursday from 12 noon, this Thai cooking class at the Wang Warin, will give you the opportunity to learn invaluable tips on how to select and use fresh ingredients in Thai dishes. You will enjoy hands-on cooking session with their Thai chef and then, enjoy your cooked dishes for lunch. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a certificate.

Not only that, you will be given a exclusive free access to Phuket Trickeye 3D museum in historic Phuket Town.

  • Visit Phuket Trickeye 3D museum in historic Phuket Town

Your holiday will take place at Patong, Phuket. Thailand’s largest island at 543 square kilometres, Phuket is approximately the size of Singapore, measuring 21 kilometres from west to east at its widest point. Connected to the mainland by the Sarasin Bridge, Phuket is a province in its own right, which is the smallest in Thailand, but the next wealthiest, after Bangkok. Phuket International Airport (HKT) is located in the northwest section of the island. The only urban area of any size is also called Phuket, which recently granted city status. It is located in the southeast of the island. With its excellent beaches, wide range of accommodations, and top-class restaurants, Phuket has become firmly established in the last two decades, as one of Asia’s premier resort destinations.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Golf course nearby
  • Gym
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Room cleaning

Titillate your taste buds and explore fresh flavours and combinations at Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort, an epicurean’s paradise. Ten restaurants and bars offer the world’s best cuisines, including buffets that are designed for sampling, wood-fired pizza, and fresh-grilled seafood on the beachfront, and authentic Thai and Japanese eateries serving authentic delights. The open-air Pakarang Restaurant is situated in the middle of the lagoon, with live entertainment each evening. Embark on a gastronomic journey filled with delicious discovery.

For this holiday, you will enjoy daily buffet breakfast at Latest Recipe or Pakarang Restaurant.

Ariake Japanese Restaurant

Facing the lagoon pool, Ariake is the pinnacle of Japanese form, function, and delectable cuisine with its teppanyaki table, sushi bar, and two tatami rooms. The opening hours will be from 5 to 11 p.m.

Beach BBQ

For a casual, but unforgettable experience, this enjoyable eatery serves salads and a large variety of grilled meat plus fresh seafood and fish, straight from the Andaman Sea, right on the beach. It opens daily, depending on the weather. The opening hours will be from 12 to 3 p.m.

La Fiamma Beach Pizzaria

Enjoy inspiring Italian pizzas at La Fiamma, while watching the sun dance on the waves and enjoying the sea breeze. It is open daily, depending on weather permitting. The opening hours will be from 12 to 8 p.m.

Latest Recipe

In a refreshingly modern setting, their new interactive all day-dining venue offers a selection of famous recipes from around the world, reinvented Thai specialties, and eclectic international flavours. The opening hours will be from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Le Patong Pub

Located in the heart of the resort under the Similan Lounge, this is the place to be after 6 p.m. Le Patong offers an engaging atmosphere with karaoke, pool tables, live bands, and more. The opening hours will be from 6 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.

Pakarang Restaurant

In an attractive open-air setting in the middle of the lagoon, the updated Pakarang Restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner. Theme dinners, held several nights a week, feature live music, and entertainment sure to delight all ages. The opening hours will be from 7 to 10.30 a.m. and 7 to 10.30 p.m.

Sunset Bar

The Sunset Bar, as the name suggests, is the perfect spot to while away the afternoon, as the sun slowly sinks over the Andaman Sea. The opening hours will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Happy hour will be from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m.

Portofino Restaurant Terrace

Their skilled Italian chef prepares traditional trattoria style cuisine from various regions of Italy. Open for dinner daily from 7 to 11 p.m.

Tonson Restaurant and Bar

Feast on the all new flavours from their resident chef, beautifully presented in the magical surroundings of Tonson Restaurant & Bar, good food, good music, and great wines. The opening hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wang Warin

Sophisticated and authentic, Wang Warin is the place to experience royal Thai cuisine. The irresistible menu presents traditional specialties, set menus, and daily specials. This restaurant serves dinner daily from the lobby level, facing the lagoon. The opening hours will be from 7 to 11 p.m.

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort is just minutes away from some of the celebrated sites in and around Phuket, including the lively shopping and restaurant district of Patong, the 29 ornate temples that dot the island, hiking trails through ancient limestone caverns, and the Andaman Sea’s translucent indigo waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.

Whether your days are filled with a flurry of meetings or simply lounging in the sun, or partaking in the many leisure activities, whatever your agenda, you are recommended to include the journey of a rejuvenating spa treatment at Le Spa. Le Spa at Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort represents the perfect blend of traditional oriental spa hospitality and forward-thinking Le Méridien quality. Relaxation awaits in one of 10 luxurious rooms designed with your restoration in mind. Le Spa’s exotic range of pampering spa programmes, signature facial treatments, and rejuvenating massages will detoxify, de-stress, ease jet-lag, and rejuvenate your body.

Their private and stylish teakwood treatment rooms are encircled by natural foliage and other worldly aromas. Come and experience their world of pure relaxation, where luxury and pleasure blend to create a sanctuary of peace and tranquility.

Please notify their spa associates, if you have any allergies, high-blood pressure, physical ailments, disabilities, especially if you are pregnant, before booking a treatment. Wear what is comfortable for you. You can wear your own undergarments or disposable briefs will be provided. Their therapists use draping techniques to protect your privacies, so your treatment can be enjoyed without clothes, if you prefer. If you would like the room temperature or volume of the music changed, please let your therapist know. This is your time to enjoy the moment to the fullest.

They would recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to check in and change clothes. Unless cancelled or rescheduled, your treatment begins on the appointed time. Arriving late will limit the time of your treatment. Your treatment will end on time, so that the next guest is not delayed. The treatments you select are reserved especially for you. A 50% charge will be collected for treatments not cancelled four hours in advance.

  • 1 certification upon completion of cooking course
  • 1 free access to Phuket Trickeye 3D Museum
  • 1 Thai cooking class
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Additional activities
  • Additional beverages
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

The resort is a 50 to 60 minute drive (approximately 50 kilometres) from Phuket International Airport (HKT) and just minutes away from some of Phuket’s popular sites, including the shopping and restaurant district of Patong. If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact Le Meredien.

Driving directions from East

  • From Phuket town, proceed to Katu District and to Patong Beach

Driving directions from south

  • From the southern tip of Phuket, Promtep Cape, turn left
  • Proceed along the east coast highway
  • The resort is located next to Karon Beach on the left side
  • It takes approximately 25 minutes

Driving directions from Phuket International Airport (HKT)

  • Exit the airport, turn right, and follow the signs towards Patong.
  • Pass the Heroine Monument roundabout and continue on the road.
  • Turn right on Bypass Road at the traffic light junction (a Toyota dealership will be on the right)
  • Follow the road and turn right at the traffic light (Tesco Lotus will be on the left)
  • Continue on the road and follow the signs to Patong
  • From Patong, continue to Karon
  • Continue on the road for 5 kilometres, the resort's signage will be on the left
  • The entrance to the resort will be on the right
  • It takes approximately 40 minutes

Driving directions from Patong Beach

  • Drive along the Kata and Karon Beach route
  • The resort will be on the right side
  • It takes approximately 5 minutes

Driving directions from north

  • Pass Talang District and continue to Patong Beach
  • The resort lies between Patong Beach and Karon Beach, and is located in the southern part of the island
  • It takes approximately 45 minutes from the airport along Highway 4

Arrival by bus

You can also hire a mini bus, which fits a maximum of 6 passengers and 6 pieces of luggage at approximately 1700 THB. All fees are per way and inclusive of tax and service charges. It takes about 45 minutes travel time.

Arrival by shuttle

The first departure from the resort via the third party shuttle is at 10 a.m. and the last trip is at 10 p.m. First departure from Patong is 11:15 a.m. and the last return trip is 11 p.m. The fee for round trip ticket is 180 THB, while for one-way ticket is 100 THB.

For guests, who want to travel to Patong Beach from the resort can use a shared seating mini-van transfer service. The shuttle service runs on schedule. Please inquire with Le Meredien's associates at the reception desk for schedule information and seat reservations.

An advance reservation for both trips is required. Pickup point is at the Port Cochere of the resort. Drop-off point is the Police Box on Patong Beach, in front of the Thaweewong-Soi Bangla intersection. Port Cochere, their on-site third party hospitality desk, can assist with your private car service arrangements.

Arrival by taxi

A few metered taxi cabs operate at the airport. They are located on the left-hand side, as you exit. The fee and rates vary at approximately 1000 THB per one-way. It takes about 45 minutes travel time to the resort.

Another option is another form of taxi, which is the tuk-tuk. These are converted mini-vans that operate like non-metered taxi cabs, with fares. They can be hailed at the main entrance to the resort to transport guests around the island. The fee to Patong via tuk-tuk is approximately 500 THB; to Phuket Town is at approximately 700 THB. All fees are per way.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.