Rich in history and artistically vibrant, The Slate will intrigue your imagination with every turn throughout the expansive 177 room resort.
When you get off the plane and tell the taxi driver where to go, you don’t say a certain beach or a particular landmark, you simply say THE SLATE (re-branded from Indigo Pearl), a historic feature in Phuket.
For those planning a trip to Phuket for the first time, THE SLATE is positioned within a convenient 10 minute drive from Phuket’s airport, on the beautiful pristine white sand beach of Nai Yang. And it’s hard to fathom you could be close to such a busy noisy place, yet feel so secluded from reality when you step foot into the luxurious resort grounds.
There are seafood restaurants, coffee shops, and in peak-season market shops and massage parlours on the beach in front of the resort, but in my opinion, the only reason you would need to leave the resort grounds is for a refreshing dip in the ocean!
The staff were friendly and attentive and check-in was flawless. Staff presented us with welcome drinks and a lovely welcome flower tied to our wrists with black ribbon. Our luggage was quickly transported to our room, and the staff treated us with a complimentary jar of yummy cookies covered with hundreds and thousands
Rich in history and artistically vibrant, THE SLATE will intrigue your imagination with every turn throughout the expansive 177 room resort, with eight restaurants and bars, three outdoor pools, tennis courts, a private beach club, an art lounge, a kids club and award-winning COQOON SPA.
The Bill Bensley design masterpiece is jaw-dropping from the moment you enter the hotel’s awe-inspiring lobby. The island’s tin mining past has been brilliantly featured throughout the resort with an artistic and creative modern twist. A Juxtaposition of old and new world charm.
As a member of Design hotels, no small detail has been left without careful consideration in your rooms, from the artistic taps and hand basins, vintage washer holders, unique tissue boxes and chic towel bags, to the historic 1920’s fans above your cabana as you soak in the suns rays by your private pool.
The bathrooms are raw in concrete appearance, acting as the perfect canvas for creative colour pops, and every room or residence tells a different story, with unique black and white wall papered themes, pink interiors, or a pop of orange. My personal favourite feature was the unique “tin-inspired” outdoor bathtub!
The three main pools all had a very different vibe. There was the stunning and peaceful adult-only infinity pool overlooking the manicured grounds of the resort, another adult’s pool for socialising with a swim-up bar, and the large family lagoon pool with different waterfalls and other features for the children interact with.
THE SLATE FOOD
The luxurious BLACK GINGER restaurant is definitely the jewel to Indigo’s crown, with the most spectacular entrance. Guests cross water on a candle it raft over a magical lagoon for an “Exotic Taste of Thailand.” And once you’re seated in the charming restaurant, the fusion of Thai flavours will send your tastebuds into a mouthgasm! It’s without doubt the best Thai food I’ve ever tasted, and an unforgettable experience.
The breakfast buffet was the biggest I’ve seen to date, and the choice of healthy options is commended. I was overwhelmed by choice, and my only regret was having to rush through breakfast to race to the airport.
THE SLATE FOR CHILDREN
THE SLATE boasts everything you could want of a child friendly resort, with a it’s TIN BOX KIDS CLUB and other amenities for kids, including a very reliable and affordable babysitting service, highchairs, kids menu and baby cots. It’s the perfect non-commercial getaway for parents to have a relaxing break while the kids are entertained by the loving staff.
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