#TravelTuesday: Experience a little slice of Saint-Tropez

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#TravelTuesday: Experience a little slice of Saint-Tropez
Dream Phuket Hotel and Spa, a cosy enclave rigged for the hedonist

An idle afternoon lounging in a breezy cabana with a flute of bubbly in hand, cool, blue waters at bay to soothe the sun's rays. Only one question remains: Which DJ will spin on deck at the beach club tonight?

A mellow nook nestled on the West Coast of Phuket, Dream Hotel and Spa and its sister property Dream Beach Club is where partygoers head to shack up and wind down. But don't get us wrong, unlike the typical uproarious sun, sand, and sea getaways, the property maintains a delicate balance of that rousing atmosphere and blissful tranquility here. The hotel's main pool is engineered to serve two purposes: For guests to retreat into the privacy of the cabanas framing its edge, or to rack up champagne-fuelled gratification at its wet bar. Our recommendation? Hit both. 

If that isn't enough, an infinity pool located on the rooftop of the hotel will set you up for a sun-baked afternoon. Liquid courage is optional but ever-present, and to be relished with notes of James Bay's lilting baritone wafting in the air. With a sundowner in hand and reclining to nature's backdrop of an ombréd honey sky, that's your cue to take the merriment over to the beach club located five minutes away — transport taken care of by the hotel, of course. 

The elevated console at the club is home to not only their resident DJs, but guest acts like Soul II Soul that made an appearance while we were there. Yes, score. Look forward to a cascade of cool tunes to vibe the night away, and following that, the comfort of a warm, scented bath in the quiet of your own room. And if you're still up for a second round after, there's always brunch at the club the very next day.

Able to spare some time for a little pick-me-up in between the sunbathing and partying? Heading down to the hotel spa is highly recommended. It's pocket-sized, but well equipped with skilled therapists. You're in for a treat with the Metal Massage that utilises an oil infused with 18-carat gold. Combined with the right amount of pressure and an uninterrupted flow, expect to be rid of all the knots you never even knew you had.

To meet Phuket's latest laidback party spot, scroll down and experience our weekend of self-indulgence, as told through our snapchats.

Felt right at home in an instant

From one pool to another

Up on the rooftop... The best place to zone out

Or rest up for the night spent with special guests Soul II Soul

Eat, sleep, rave, repeat

And it's back to the pool life. You can never have too much of a good thing

Filling up at the hotel's restaurant, Trilogy

Next stop: Indulge — the night's never complete without post-dinner tipple at the hotel bar

Back to Dream Beach Club. This time, for lunch with a view

That #IslandLife

Yup, lived the dream

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Text: Andrea Sim

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