I’d been rolling through Thailand for a few days at this point in my two week trip, and finally made it to Phuket. After dealing with Bangkok’s crazy traffic and hectic city, I wanted a moment of chill & recharge before I really started to dig into Phuket and the surrounding Krabi & Phi Phi Islands.
Once you hit Phuket, you’ll quickly realize that a great chunk of it has been taken over by tourists and backpackers, and that environment is fine for about a day (the ever crowded Patong & Kata beaches can get to be a LOT). At some point, you’ll want to kick back and relax in Phuket’s beauty, and that’s where Baba Beach Club comes in. Nestled in a private section along Natai Beach at the northern end of Phuket, Baba’s vibe evokes memories of Miami & Ibiza, without any of the drunk pretentiousness.
Baba Beach Club’s indulgent oasis is perfect for those looking for a lavish coastal getaway worthy of hosting celebrities. Although it’s removed from the hustle & bustle of busier part of Phuket, that doesn’t mean the party stops. Think of it as more of a luxury-infused, chill kickback than a party, or a non-stop lazy Sunday brunch with good friends.
My favorite aspect of the property is the constant music playing on the grounds throughout the day, whether it’s live from a guest DJ spinning poolside, or a jammin’ playlist, the vibe is always present. Baba Beach prides itself on being a hotel carefully designed for music lovers, as the owner is a big lover of music as well. This was perfect for me, as music is key to relaxing, and they truly set the tone. If you’re the type of who Shazams everything when they’re on vacation (like I am), then BBC is great for you.
You’ll easily want to leave the windows open all day (or better yet, lounge by the pool) to listen to the soundtrack (check out the kind of groove you can listen to while on the grounds on their Soundcloud page).
And whatever you do, do not miss the breakfast! The restaurant serves the best coconut crab curry in Phuket (and maybe even Thailand)! Outside of that delicious curry, the rest of the menu hits the spot as well.
After you’ve traveled your way through the different locales in Thailand, Baba Beach Club is a welcome stay and a great recharging spot before you head back home, or back on the road again. It’s definitely where I’ll stay whenever I slide through Phuket.
You can find out more information by visiting www.bababeachclub.com. Special thanks to Baba Beach Club for inviting me to stay at the property. As usual, all opinions are my own.