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The Slate , Phuket

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Hotel Introduction

Style and distinction - Historic detail fuses with chic design elegance. Some you can touch. Some you can see. Some you can feel. Some you explore.

The Indigo Pearl resort experience is an encounter with Phuket’s collective imagination – a gathering of intriguing details, re-envisioned through imaginative design.

Architecture inspired by Phuket’s tin mining past. The hotel décor evokes a Thai factory of a century ago. A landscape overflowing with surprises: the postmodern transformation of a mature plantation, spiced with modern sculpture and found industrial art.

An experience as rare as an indigo pearl. Designed by the visionary behind some of Asia’s most imaginative resorts, Bensley Design Studios.

A 5 star stylish design resort touching Nai Yang Beach, Phuket, set amidst lush tropical gardens, 3 pools and postmodern art pieces. Featuring 277 stylised rooms, villas and suites, 8 restaurants and bars, 12 meeting rooms including a 670 person capacity ballroom and an array of activities to enjoy.

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Important Informations

Hotel built in 2007, Last partial renovation 2011, Total number of rooms: 177, Number of double rooms: 177, of which have 2 separate beds: 22, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms: 177, of which are suitable as four-bed rooms: 33, Number of suites (separate rooms): 177.

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Room and Accommodation
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A selection of rooms, villas, pool pavilions and suites all embodying the Indigo Pearl resort experience. Surreal design underscored by deluxe comfort. Each accommodation type at the hotel harbours its own welcome surprises.

Kelly Quarters

Each room's terrace overlooks the abundant gardens. Textural contrasts throughout the interior. Postmodern style imbued with intrigue. Locally crafted furnishings.

The name of the room is inspired by Phuket's tin mining past, 'kelly' being pieces of the machinery which were once used throughout the area for drilling in the tin mines. Rooms offer 30 sqm of interior space with an additional 8-14 sqm terrace.

Pearl Beds

Embodying the Indigo Pearl experience.

Luxurious bathrooms with walk-in wardrobes. Spacious balconies with stylish tub offering views onto the garden, while discreetly positioned to allow the utmost privacy.Rooms range 56-65 sqm.

Plantation Villas

Intimate settings. Villas in a quiet niche of the resort. Guests enter each villa through a private open-air courtyard featuring an outdoor bath, double sun lounger, sun umbrella and dining setting.

A vaulted wooden ceiling tops the bedroom. At the back of each villa, the bathroom opens onto a second courtyard with gardens and al fresco shower.

The name of these villas evokes the lush rubber plantations that once blanketed the island. Interior space of villas is 32 sqm, with an additional 30 sqm of courtyard.

Private Garden Pavillions

Luxurious details. Astounding design drawing from Thai influences, modern architecture and the architect's own imagination. Featuring pankawalla fans that recall the region's history. Interiors are 48 sqm with an expansive 62 sqm outdoor terrace.

Private Pool Pavillions

The same luxurious features and eye-catching design as the Private Garden Pavilions, plus the added indulgence of a private plunge pool.

Interiors are 48 sqm with a 55 sqm outdoor terrace and pool area. The private pool courtyard also features a stylish tub, daybed and double sun lounger.

The Pearl Shells

Offering an experience as rare as an indigo pearl. One and two-bedroom suites from 100-168 sqm. High ceilings crown these expansive suites. Captivating design surprises with its original personality, while offering sublime comfort and modern luxury.

Seven Pearl Shell suites are available – each one different – with options including Jacuzzi, sauna, en-suite massage tables, and large private terraces with lagoon and sea views. The largest Pearl Shell is a spacious two-bedroom suite offering two storeys of imaginative design and its own Jacuzzi. The highlight of another suite: a 5x10m private swimming pool.

Rooms Amenities

  •  High speed wireless internet access
  • Interactive minibar
  • IDD telephone with voicemail
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite TV (English, German, French, Japanese)
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Hairdryer
  • 24 hour room service
  • Same day laundry and valet
  • Custom made bathroom amenities
  • Luxurious, oversized bath towels
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Facilities Facilities
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Give in to your passions ashore with the activities and facilities listed under INDIGO. Take to the water with the highlights listed under PEARL. Sizzle. Adrenaline. Must-have. Submerge. Mine the INDIGO and PEARL pages to discover their meanings.

Architecture inspired by Phuket's tin mining past. Décor that evokes a Thai factory of a century ago. Sleekly polished cement floors. Blackened stainless steel laden with brass rivets. Balanced with the softness of raw Thai silk and floral art.

Exposed wooden beams. Punka Wolla fans. Wire-framed mirrors. Smoked glass. Overhead rain baths. The landcape: a postmodern transformation of a mature plantation, spiced with modern sculpture and found industrial art.

Silvery blue palms, light blue plumbago (blue jasmine) bushes, the sharp sword-like leaves of mother-in-law's tongue. Blankets of leaves accented with hot pink. Gates of antique iron dotting the landscape at the entrances of pocket gardens, each with their own individual character. Architect. Interior designer. Landscaper designer. Bill Bensley is the founder and head of Bensley Design Studios.

Design Concept

Bansley in Brief

Thailand-based. Harvard Fellow. Two decades in Asia. Globally acclaimed work for many of Asia's most admired resorts, spas, botanical gardens and prestigious residences.

The Work

Bill Bensley is the visionary architect behind Indigo Pearl and numerous projects across Thailand. India, Nepal, Burma, China, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Turkey, Hawaii, Spain.

Bensley Design Studios major global brand clients include Four Seasons, Marriott, Sheraton, Oberoi, Pan Pacific and Anantara.

The Style

Layers of experience. Each space within a project offering a new surprise or sensation. Bensley adapts his work to the unique characteristics and cultures of each country or region.



The flavours of Thai cuisine at Moo’s Kitchen, Indigo Pearl’s Thai cooking school. Striking industrial-chic design by architect Bill Bensley. Four cooking stations and a demonstration area. Expert instruction by a creative chef. Daily sessions, plus special courses upon request.


Two floodlit tennis courts. A state-of-the-art fitness center with Technogym strength and aerobic equipment. Asian traditions with daily yoga and tai chi.

Perfect swing

A fulfilling round of golf amidst stunning views. Minutes away from Asia’s best golf courses and country clubs. Mission Hills’ Jack Nicklaus designed course. Exclusive Blue Canyon Country Club. And the friendly fairways of Laguna Phuket Golf Club.


Must-haves for every personality. The antique vase that will look perfect in the dining room. The flowers that will make her week. The painting that will be the highlight of the home office.

The Stockroom features Thai antiques and silk as well as custom-made artwork, china and glassware found throughout the resort.

Renowned Bali-based florist Michael Pritchard relocated to Phuket to offer outstanding floral designs at our floral gallery Heliconia.

The bookshop offers insights into the Indigo Pearl surroundings: Phuket, Thai cultures, tin mining and design, as well as an additional selection of novels, non-fiction, magazines, snacks and personal items.


The Library invites readers with two large walls packed with rare gems and popular page-turners. Classic and modern novels. Specialty books on Phuket and Thailand. Desktop computers with complimentary internet access. Notebook computers available for rent.


The Kids Club. Art materials for showing off talent. Large screen televisions for movie screenings. Computers for digitized fun. Daily activities such as beach and forest walks, sand sculpture, batik painting, tie dying, fruit carving, painting and drawing, storytelling, Thai dance classes.

For ages four and up. Books, puzzles and games available for older kids and young teens.
Open 9:00am-5:00pm and 7:00pm-10:00pm.

PEARL (Water)


The colours of the reef swirl around kaleidoscopically. Silver school against hot pink coral. Indigo fans swaying behind the surreal pearlescent colours of parrot fish. A reef 10 minutes offshore, plus the globally-famed Similan Islands a two-hour speedboat trip from Nai Yang. Indigo Pearl Dive Centre is managed by Paradise Diving Asia Co. Ltd., a respected German dive company(www.dive-paradise.com).


Amidst gardens and imaginative architecture, three pools curve their way through the grounds. Float away the hours or recline poolside with an island cocktail.


Crystal waters. Luxuriate seaside at the Indigo Pearl Beach Club, located at the edge of verdant Nai Yang National Park. Sleek chaise longues, friendly attentive staff, drinks and beach snacks. The Beach Club is a short stroll along the beach or a 3-minute tricycle transfer.

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Original venues. Like mother-of-pearl shifting in the light, each location offers another shimmering encounter with the resort, each one unique with its own colours, but sharing the same polished beauty.

Revert Grill

Modern grill concept restaurant. Fresh, simple, crisp flavours. Extensive New World wine list. Relaxed atmosphere with an element of sophistication. Open for dinner only. Hours from 6:30pm to 11:00pm.


Open-air restaurant / bar with views of the gardens and Andaman sunsets. Indoor and outdoor seating. Extensive selection of tapas, seafood, Thai and Japanese cuisine. The character of Rebar shifts slowly throughout the day. Afternoon snacks, sunset cocktails, pre-dinner aperitifs, tapas dinners, after-dinner drinks, and lounge music created by a DJ and subtly evolving to match the mood. Open 5:00pm to 11:00pm.

Underground Café

Bright, casual cafe with comfortable seating area. Special highlights include picnic items, home-made ice cream and original gourmet sandwiches. Open from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Black Ginger

The jewel in Indigo Pearl's crown. Fine dining venue lavishing guests with authentic flavours of Siam in an imaginative setting. Open 6:30pm to 11:00pm.

Tin Mine

World cuisine. International specialties ranging from Asian culinary gems to artfully-prepared European fare. For an experience of local flavours, live cooking stations showcase Thai street-style dishes. Extensive selection breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 6:30am to 11:00pm

Tongkah Tin Syndicate

Formerly called Tongkah, Phuket was once a global centre for tin mining. This history is recalled by Indigo Pearl's snooker hall and bar which serves a selection of whiskies from around the world. An excellent place to relax while surrounded by postmodern design that re-envisions the island history with a sense of imagination and modern style. Open 5.00 pm – midnight.

In-Room Dining

An intimate meal on your balcony, terrace, courtyard or alongside a private pool. Featuring cuisine from Indigo Pearl's restaurants, cook-your-own barbecues and family style menus.

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Set along Nai Yang Beach on Phuket's northwest shore lies Indigo Pearl, one of Thailand’s most beautiful resorts. A truly hidden sanctuary just moments from the expanse of the Andaman Sea, this designer resort is adjacent to Sirinath National Park and only 10 minutes from Phuket International Airport.

Guests may spend their days indulging in the treasures of the resort or venturing out for the riches of Phuket. Offshore islands and maritime playgrounds further expand the natural offerings of one of the world’s most spectacular destination resorts.

Located in one of the most peaceful areas on the island, Nai Yang Beach retains a natural and pure ambience. Guests seeking an afternoon of shopping or an evening of lively entertainment and in-town fun can find them no more than 30 minutes away.

With Asia’s best golf courses and country clubs close by, guests have convenient access to Blue Canyon Country Club (10 minutes), Mission Hills (10 minutes), and Laguna Phuket Golf Club (15 minutes).

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