Hilton Phuket Retreat

15 July, 2016   |    87 Comments    |   

Hilton Phuket Retreat

I’ve never been to Phuket, so when Hilton Phuket invited me over for a 3D2N retreat, I grabbed my friend Cheryl and we jetted off in search for some “nature-spiration”. Phuket is less than 2 hours away from Singapore via air, which makes it a great destination spot for weekend-vacation goers. I didn’t know this till I planned my trip, and I may just start looking at more short haul trips to Phuket from now on!

The Hilton Phuket compound is huge, and I mean 5 outdoor swimming pools and 15 spa treatment rooms big. The hotel is also situated right next to Karon Beach, where the sun beautifully sets. I would suggest you spend an entire day exploring the hotel’s compounds and its surrounding areas. I would definitely recommend the spa treatments at Hilton Phuket, I tried my first hot press ever there and it changed my spa-life forever.

Hilton Phuket was incredibly nice to send us on our way to a sunset yacht-party experience on board HYPE Boat Club on our second day. This boat is THE boat you need to be on when vacationing in Phuket. The boat will pick you from your hotel, (in our case, the Hilton Phuket lobby) and you will have to take an hour’s long bus ride to the Patong-located marina. The yacht experience runs from 1-7pm from Tues-Sun, and once you board the yacht, there will be free flow of drinks served to you (minus the alcohol), after drinks, you can choose to lounge on the bean bags, or grab a bite by their complimentary buffet lunch bar. The boat will take you through various islands, and you will get a chance to swim by a secluded beach. If you love sunsets, this yacht will bring you out to sea where you can get an undisturbed unparalleled view of the Phuket sunset.

We had to leave on the 3rd day quickly as I had work to catch up on, and it was regrettable we didn’t have more time to explore the island. If I had more time, I would definitely visit Patong Beach (15 Minutes away from Hilton Phuket), and Phang Nga Bay (I really regretted not having time for this). Perhaps next time Phuket! If you have any recommendations on where to go in Phuket, do leave a comment letting me know as well. x

Giveaway

Hilton Phuket & I are giving away a 3D2N stay for 2 with Complimentary Breakfast (Flights and Airport Transfer not included), to win, simply leave a comment with your Name, Age, and Tell me why you would like to win! Only applicable to Singaporeans. x

Winners will be announced by the 18th July 2016

*** Update 19 July 2016 ***: Thank you everyone for participating in the Hilton Phuket giveaway!

The winner is:
Germaine

An email will be sent to you shortly! x – Drea

Hilton Phuket:
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phuketarcadia.hilton.com
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Serene (Age: 27)
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Hi Drea, I’m so blown away by your photos captured at Hilton Phuket and it certainly triggered an itch for a beach holiday with my significant other! My fiancé and I have never been to Phuket and it would be a dream come true to be holidaying at Hilton Phuket, next to the glorious golden sands of Karon Beach, chasing beautiful sunsets together. Currently, we are busy preparing for our wedding held next year and this beach holiday would allow us to unwind and spend quality time together as a couple before we tie the knot! I hope to get… Read more »
Toh Quan Mei
Guest

Hi Andrea! 🙂

I’m Quan Mei and I’m turning 24 this year and it’s going to be my birthday soon! Yaye! I’ve never been to Phuket in my whole life too, and I’ve always had this thing with the sea and beach kind of getaway, especially when work in Singapore gets so tiring and stressful. Looking forward to a good recharge in Phuket with my mother!

Hopefully I get the chance to do so! 🙂

Faustine
Guest

Hi Drea!
Your post on Phuket has captured it as breathtakingly beautiful, I would really love to bring my mum here and pamper her on a solo mum & daughter bonding trip. She’s always had a penchant for beautiful beaches and it has been at least 2 decades since she’s been on a beach getaway. Really hope I can get this for her?

Ho Yii Hwei
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Yii Hwei, 20

Hi Andrea!?
I’m Yii Hwei and I’m 20 this year. My sister and I have never been to Phuket before. I’m hoping to win this getaway to go with my sister. We have been very close since we were young but since she started work a year ago, we haven’t been able to spend quality time together. Both of us love nature and simply just relaxing at the beach. I hope this trip can be a time for us to relax, unwind and spend time together.

Daphne
Guest

Hi Drea,

Although I know I won’t be able to capture The Hilton Phuket like your photos, but I would definitely love to give it a shot (pun intended heh).

My husband loves beach vacations and unfortunately we haven’t manage to find a time to plan for a beach getaway this year. Our two year wedding anniversary is coming up, and winning the contest would be timely where we get to celebrate two years of us surviving the relationship without killing each other – I kid, but it is a worthy milestone to celebrate!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Regards,
Daphne (28 years old)

Yile
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Nie Yile
26

The Hilton hotel compound looks absolutely gorgeous and your photos captured the beauty and allure of the place so well! Phuket is such an ideal travel destination for a long weekend retreat! I have been really busy at work and dying for a getaway! With things slowing down at work, i am planning for a weekend retreat in Phuket in early September and this seems like the perfect chance! Also my boyfriend’s birthday is coming up soon and this would make him really happy too! <3

Christina Tan
Guest

Hi Drea! I’m Christina and I’m turning 22 this year 🙂 I’ve yet to visit Phuket after many failed attempts at a getaway 🙁 , so it would be real awesome if I could win this 3D2N stay for 2! The photos you’ve taken on your trip there make the place look absolutely amazing and I hope I’ll get the chance to experience it for myself too, if I win this giveaway 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity!

Angie Yip
Guest
Hello Drea! (: I’m Angie and I’m turning 20 this year! I’ve actually booked tickets to go Phuket in August with my best friend to celebrate my birthday this year and would love to stay at Hilton during my stay! (And maybe turn 20 at Hilton haha!) It’s actually my first time spending my birthday abroad and this would be a cherry on top! My friend is currently studying in the UK and this would be a perfect opportunity to spend some girl time together before she goes back to the UK and for me, starting university. Hopefully I’ll have… Read more »
Shin, 24
Guest

Hi Drea!

Like you, I’ve never been to Phuket before (only Batam and Bintan for beach getaways WHAT!) and it has always been my dream destination for a beach vacation! Really hoping for a short vacation to chill and unwind with my loved one and FINALLY get a good break from work!

You and the photos are gorgeous as always, Thank you for letting us live voraciously through your travels everytime! <3

LIMIN
Guest
Hi Andrea and Hilton Phuket! I am truly in awe with the overwhelming awesomeness oozing from every inch of the photos on this blog post and Hilton Phuket Instagram! And I am not gonna lie, I hope to win! I can almost FEEL the bright warm Sun on my skin, the clear blue sky and the fluffy clouds above my head, the sand under my feet in my hair in my eyes on my face (just kidding). AND that bed, I can’t, I can’t resist that bed and that unassumingly cosy couch at that corner. The entire Hilton experience sounds… Read more »
Jason
Guest

The world is so big yet never get a chance to see its beauty. My heart melt seeing the joy on your face for this Phuket trip. Like to win this trip to make this joy beaming on my sweetheart. She struggled a lot not giving herself time during the time I lost everything…may your prize reward all her sacrifice for me..thank you for offering this opportunity..God will bless your heart of gold!

Vendela
Guest

Hi Drea! i’m Vendela and I’m turning 23 this year. My boyfriend and I just graduated from University (yay milestone!), but we haven’t been able to go on a trip together due to pressures of job search and what not – so I really hope to win this amazing stay for us to celebrate all that we’ve achieved, & to look forward to working even harder in the future. We love love love nature & beach destinations so Hilton Phuket will be perfect!!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway! 🙂

Clarissa
Guest

Hi Andrea, my name’s Clarissa and I just turned 21! My boyfriend has never been on a beach holiday before although I’ve been to Phuket before and got to see its beauty, I would like to show my boyfriend that Phuket is more than a tourist destination. Do let us win the giveaway he would be so thrilled! Nice photoshoots btw, cheers!

Nusrathu Abdul Rahim
Guest
Hello Drea, Im Nusra and im 26 years old. I love all the pics of phuket! I have always wanted to go phuket for its beautiful waters and to live the beach life! Been having a couple of rough weeks at work and this getaway will be the perfect summer vacation to just YOLO especially at the dream Hilton! It will surely be a dream to win this stay – A trip to chase the sunsets, enjoy the luxury of Hilton, take a dip in the blue water & to relax. I have so many new bikinis buy yet to… Read more »
Kristina
Guest

In short, i hope to win this for my brother as an early wedding gift for him and his soon-to-be wife; for them to spend some quality time together admist the busy work life that the both of them have and also after having to make all the necessary wedding arrangements, this would be an awesome trip for them even if its just for 3D2N. 🙂

Amanda (21)
Guest

Hey Andrea 🙂 I’m Amanda and I’m turning 21 this year and I would love to win this giveaway and travel to Phuket as I’ve never been there and I kinda want a getaway from the stress and busy city environment in Singapore. Have a good day!

Ciera Tan
Guest

Hi Andrea, I’m Ciera and I’m turning 28. The last time I was at Phuket was with the cruise during post Tsunami. Looking back at the photos definitely bring back many memories. Would definitely love to visit the different islands and catch the sunset with my fiancé.

Harris
Guest

Hi,

I’m Harris and 26 years old. It’s my gf’s birthday plus our 4th anniversary really soon. She has never been to Phuket before and we hope that I can win this as an birthday/anniversary celebration for us as well as plan a surprise proposal in the beautiful Hilton Phuket. (:

She loves the nature and it will be a nice place to take our relationship to the next place. (Happy wife, happy life right?) Hope that we are able to get it!

Thanks!

Amitab Singh
Guest

Hi Andrea,

Amitab is 30 and this is his first time trying to enter a competition to win a trip for his girlfriend. He wants to surprise his girlfriend because he never really did anything to surprise her since 2014 and he knows that his girlfriend likes to travel and never initiate to bring her on vacay. Amitab hopes that he could win this trip and show his girlfriend how much he cares for her because she always complain he never love her enough!

Noreen (22 this year)
Guest
Noreen (22 this year)

Hi,

Something different this year because I didn’t want to go with my Boyfriend/Mom. Instead, I wanna bring along my dad to this trip. This year, hasn’t been a smooth year for him. We have been struggling with our emotions over bad news of a loved one. It’s also the first time, I have ever seen my dad cried. I would really like to win this and bring him to a trip. To relax and clear his mind before getting back with life. Regardless if I win this or not, bless everyone with pink health.

Wei Ling
Guest
Hi Andrea! I‘m Weiling and am 21 this year. I’ve been to Phuket once but the experience I had there was really bad. I would like to go back again to change my mindset and set off for more adventures in Phuket. Similarly I’ve been to Krabi once but it was a raining season so I couldn’t visit any island at all. Hope to win this giveaway so that I can set of for a really fruitful and awesome adventure with my best friend who has never been to Phuket. Can’t wait for the sun, sea and sand. <3 Thank… Read more »
Serene lim
Guest
Serene Lim Age 23 Reason why was because i have never been there before too. Have always see people going bali, bandung and phuket, this year many of them went to bkk and Taiwan. And I’m saving up really hard to enjoy for this kind of stay and to get away from the busy city for a while. Hope to win these awesome tickets and go there to have a relaxing weekends with my love ones (he have never been on a plane to overseas before; except batam…) always busy especially during Hari Raya, where we got to go visitings… Read more »
Emms Yeoh - 23
Guest
Hi Drea, Hilton seems like a great place to be in Phuket because I am able to explore the all parts of Phuket from the famous Patong strip to the picturesque limestone cliffs at Phang Nga Bay. These would provide a wholesome travel experience as everyone needs to have time to both relax and have fun! From the pictures, it seems that besides offering stunning sunset views and beachfront access, you’re very accessible to most places and this is where you get the best of both worlds – serenity when you read a book on the sand just by the… Read more »
Ashley Kim
Guest
Hello! My name is Ashley, I’m 21 this year! I would love to win this as I reallyyyyy really absolutely love the beach life and nature. I like to chill, relax and enjoy the things around me and I know I can do just that in Phuket. I’ve seen lots of pictures on Phuket and it looks like an incredibly beautiful place to visit! Moreover, Hilton is such an established brand and I would love to see the way their resort is designed and the wonderful facilities and amenities they have to offer (pretty sure its fantastic). With both the… Read more »
Karin Yong
Guest

Karin Yong,40
Hello, I would like to win this prize to take my mum for a retreat as my mum is currently suffering from Parkinson disease, I dont know when her illness will be worsen. I think Hilton Phuket Retreat is best suitable for her to relax. Sincerely thanks.

Hao Ran
Guest

Hi I’m Hao Ran, 27, and I would like to win a Hilton hotel stay because my girlfriend is super atas and cannot handle hardship accommodation so I’m doing my part by entering this contest otherwise my bank account will suffer :'(

Nicole
Guest

Nicole 27
Thailand! The land of endless smiles. Would love to surprise my husband with a getaway! He has been so busy with work that we haven’t had a chance to travel since our honeymoon at the start of the year. Would love to surprise him with a stay at Hilton Phuket and have some time together while we breathe in the salty air and relax in those glorious pools. Aahh…

Darren (26)
Guest

Darren, 26yo.

My girlfriend has always been a crazy fan of beach getaways but due to heavy work commitments and financial constraints on my part, i have yet to be able to give her a proper trip w a proper accomodation in our years of being together.

This would serve as a pleasant surprise for me to give to her. Given that she is a loyal follower of you as well. I believe this will make for the best possible anniversary present.

Rachel Lee
Guest
Hi Andrea, I’m Rachel, nice to meet you! I’ll be 29 sometime next month, and if i win the Phuket getaway, it’s not for myself. Well you see, few months ago I got married to the love of my life but with the wedding expenses and house renovation cost, we have been putting off our honeymoon plans. And I heard Phuket IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR HONEYMOONERS! (is there even such a word? haha). I’m not sure if that is true, but from your gorgeous snaps, I’d like to take my husband there and experience it for ourselves 🙂… Read more »
Sue En
Guest

Hi Drea,

Looking at the amazing photos you posted, I really can’t wait to be there to experience it myself! My husband and I just got married but we don’t have enough budget and time to go away for honeymoon :'( This 3d2n stay will give us a great opportunity to be away from the buzzing city life and have some time to ourselves.

Cheers,
Sue (23)

Germaine
Guest

Hi Drea! Germaine here, 26 years old. I would love to win this 3D2N stay at Hilton Phuket for my husband and I! Work has been stressing the husband up alot, and I would very much like to win this trip for him to unwind! He loves to have beers/cocktails by the beach/pool, and I love to indulge in spa treatments, so we are pretty much happy chilling and relaxing at the luxurious hotel! Thank you, Drea and Hilton Phuket it organising this giveaway! <3

Cherie
Guest

Dear Drea,

Thank you for hosting the Phuket giveaway. It would definitely make the two persons who win it have an absolutely enjoyable experience! The majestic and alluring ambience of Hilton Hotel Phuket seem to bring me to a place of calm and serenity. The hectic lifestyle needs this. I hope I could bring my mum along to have a meaningful oversea trip.

Best regards

Clare Chee
Guest

I’d like to win this giveaway because I haven’t been to Phuket for a long time, and I really need a break from work. A beach vacation would be a good way to relax the mind and soul I believe!

Charlene chan
Guest

Hi Andrea,
Thanks for the beautiful post. Very inspired to go there now! Love all your pictures.

My friend and I would really wish to go on a graduation trip together since we’ve been friends for 10 years but haven’t went anywhere together(:

Charlene Chan, 23

Phy (26)
Guest
Hi Andrea, First and foremost, thanks for the amazing write-up on Hilton Phuket, the images and text you’ve used in your post are on point as usual. Am a really huge follower of yours!:) My boyfriend and I have been to Phuket once before, and stayed in Patong beach area and we really enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the area! The Hilton Phuket experience you’ve just shared would definitely inspire any travel enthusiast to reconsider Phuket seriously as a travel option. This stay will definitely be a good destressing experience for the both of us from the daily stresses… Read more »
Charis Xu
Guest

Hi Andrea 🙂

I’m Charis, just turned 27. Great photos! they made me crave for a beach holiday. I would like to win simply because i would like to have a beach getaway with my mum and take a break from my hectic work!

Cheers! 😉
Charis

Phyllis Tan
Guest

Hi Andrea! What amazing pictures you have there of the place!
I’m Phyllis, 28 y/o. It’s been almost a year and a half since my bf and I decided to follow our dreams and quit our 9-5 jobs and do what we love. However, same with all startups, starting anything from scratch is never easy. I hope to be able to win this giveaway to allow us to have a short trip to refresh ourselves from all the stress built up and be energised to continuing working towards our dream.

Ho Gaius
Guest

Hey Andrea, I really love the photos you posted of this phuket trip and I have never been to Phuket before. I really need a break from this hectic army life and all I want is to just chill at such a relaxing place like Phuket by the beach with the breezy wind. The idea of island hopping and the dipping in the beautiful clear water is definitely more than insta worthy and will rejuvenate my tired soul. I really look forward to hear my winning prize and I’m your fann boy!

Melia
Guest

Hi Drea!

I’m Amelia and I’m turning 25 this September! It would be great if I could win this and celebrate my quarter old birthday in Phuket with my beloved ones as I has only visited Bangkok in Thailand. Just by looking at the breathtaking picture that you took makes me excited! And I have never experience a mini getaway in a high end hotel as well. Really hope that you could give me an opportunity to go there and experience Thailand in another way!

Thanks!

Crystal
Guest

Hi Drea,

I must say that your photos are really amazing! Every photo has the backdrop worthy of a wedding photoshoot. After looking at your post, Phuket has officially topped my list of wedding photoshoot venues (I am getting married next year!). Really hope to win this ?

Keeping my fingers crossed,
Crystal, 25

Gwen Goh
Guest

Hello Andrea, this is Gwen (28yrs old). I would love love love the chance to stay in Hilton Phuket. I know the experience will be beyond awesome. x

Wen Yuan
Guest
Name: Wen Yuan Age: 20 going on 21 DREA! I am so happy that you are organizing this giveaway so first of all i wanna thank you for being so dang magnanimous <3 Hehe. Okay well so, I'd love to win this trip mainly because I'm turning 21 this year! And to put it plainly, I'm not gonna have anything to do this year because most of my friends are gonna be overseas and my boyfriend's gonna be stuck in army camp and yada yada, basically my birthday's gonna blow. Sigh. So yeah this would be the perfect gift! I'll… Read more »
Vernette Loh
Guest

Hi Drea!

I’m turning 21 next month and it’ll be great to have a short (beach!) getaway to Phuket. I have not been to Phuket myself and it looks amazing from the photos! I’m not celebrating the birthday so it would be really nice to just take a break from work and relax.

Thank you! x

Melissa
Guest
Hello Drea, I would love to win this trip to Phuket because I would like to take some time away from work and to refresh and rejuvenate myself. I have not been to phuket before but am always in awe whenever I see people’s beautiful photos on instagram and blog posts like yours. I have always been a fan of clean and clear beaches. There are times I could just take strolls and sit by the beach, staring at the waves weaving in and out of the sand, simply allowing time to pass. The feeling is extremely nice, because I… Read more »
David
Guest

Hello!

This sounds like a really cool experience you had! My girlfriend is very into design, lifestyle and she definitely loves getaways as well! Everytime we travel, her preferences are influenced by the destination’s culture and hustle-bustle, thus shaping my point of view as well. I see details I wouldn’t otherwise observe, dare to go on adventures I may not otherwise choose. I would love to have her experience this awesome retreat of a lifetime!

David, 27

Winston Choo Hong tat
Guest
Winston Choo Hong tat
Hi drea chong I am Winston Choo Hong tat and I am 26 this year and the reason why I like to win this trip is because firstly after reading ur blogspost I am so envy by your photos captured at Hilton Phuket and it certainly make me though of having a beach holiday with my girlfriend as we have never been to Phuket and it would be a dream come true to be holidaying at Hilton Phuket, next to the glorious golden sands of Karon Beach, chasing beautiful sunsets together. lastly I hope to be able to give my… Read more »
Lynnette Chiang (26 years old)
Guest
Lynnette Chiang (26 years old)

Hi Andrea,

Hilton Phuket looks amazing. I desperately need a short break from work and a beach vacation would be really great! The thought of a sun kissed bikini body, free flow drinks and trips to the nearby islands…simply blow my mind. WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS REAL BAD!

Siew
Guest

Siew, age 28

I would like to win this for my parents, to allow them to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in Phuket. Hilton Hotels around the world are unparalleled in terms of service, ambience and amenities and I am sure that the experience is guaranteed to be a memorable and enjoyable one.

Kai Ling
Guest

Hi there!

Well, i’ve never been lucky at this kind of stuff, so I thought it would be fun to give this a shot! ?
It would be great to head for a short getaway with my partner and leave the world behind (in this case, just Singapore lah)…coincidentally, we just celebrated our 2nd year anniversary, so seems like the perfect time!

KL (Age: 28) ❤

Nicole
Guest

Hi Andrea,
Nicole here. I’m 22 and would love to win this trip to surprise my partner as his is completing his army. It would be a great gift to him 🙂

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