Need To Know
177, 43 of which sleep up to four guests.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from £99.61 (THB4,341), including tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates usually include daily buffet breakfast. Children Very welcome: there's a free kids club; cots can be provided at no extra cost; up to two beds can be added for under-12s; and babysitting is available (from THB250 an hour).
At the hotel
Spa, swimming pools, PADI dive centre, watersports, gym, tennis courts, restaurants, bar, library, florist, boutiques, kids' club, on-loan bicycles, concierge, free WiFi throughout.
In your room
Satellite TV, CD/DVD player, free Indigo Pearl CD, minibar, wine cellar, beach bag, own-label toiletries. Private Pool Villas also have a pool, double spa room with sauna and steam bath, Jacuzzi tub, coffee machine, fully stocked bar, pantry, pillow menu, personal 24-hour butler service, Blu-ray player and mobile phone. The Coqoon Spa Suite has a pool, sauna and steam room.
Our favourite rooms
The D-Buk suite is our pick; the over-sized daybed and extended multimedia centre make for the perfect family room. A separate living area and two small private courtyards mean you can keep an eye on the kids from the comfort of the couch. For something more luxurious, try the Two-Bedroom Private Pool Villas. Living and sleeping areas are split between three pavilions, putting some space between younger guests and older ones. The private pool will keep the kids entertained, while Mr and Mrs Smith relax on a sun lounger with a butler-delivered cocktail, or try out the in-villa treatment room, complete with sauna. The walled garden ensures privacy and peace of mind.
The Slate has three different pools, but two are adults-only. The stunning family pool has a non-smoking, children-only section, so it’s ideal for all ages. It’s supervised by a lifeguard from 8am to 7pm and has a shallow end with Roman steps for hesitant water babies.
Coqoon Spa, open from 9am until 10pm, features eight luxurious rooms nestled in luscious rainforest and tropical gardens. The highlight is the Nest, a suspended spa suite tucked into the branches of a centuries-old banyan tree. Massages, scrubs and wraps form just one part of the wide-ranging treatment menu that also includes holistic services encompassing diet, exercise, activity, rest and relaxation. Little Smiths are very welcome, and can be coddled with a relaxing massage or a coconut scrub; therapists will happily polish little nails and trim or braid bairns' barnets.
The day-beds in Private Pool Villa bedrooms convert to beds for infants and are designed to sleep kids up to age 12; those in the two-bed Villa come with arm-rests that double as safety rails. The two-bedroom Villa suits independent kids best as the bedrooms are in separate pavilions, however all villas interconnect. The pool of the two-bed Villa comes with a special paddling section that will be a hit with toddling smalls.
Babysitters and nannies should be booked at least one day in advance.
The Green Pearl committee encourages eco-friendly practices within the hotel and organises beach clean-ups and awareness workshops in the community. Indigo Pearl also backs Phuket Sunshine Village, a foundation supporting tsunami orphans.