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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.