The Evason Phuket hotel is located on Rawai Beach on the south eastern side of Phuket Island. It is set amongst 64 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens facing the Andaman Sea. Travelling time from the airport is 45 minutes Phuket town is 20 minutes away and it is 25 minutes to Patong Beach (the nightlife centre of Phuket). The resort has 285 elegantly-appointed rooms dispersed amongst 5 low-rise buildings in a tropical garden setting including 1 honeymoon villa at Bon Island. There is a bar a restaurant and conference facilities as well as room and laundry services. More than 80% of the guest rooms face the sea with the remainder offering spectacular bay views along the coast line. All standard (Evason) rooms overlook one of the pools and offer full sea views. All of the rooms have either over-sized king or twin beds with light comfortable duvets rather than the traditional blankets and most come with an open-style bathroom. All feature private balconies. The rooms have a large daybed designed as a sitting area during the day and easily made up as a third bed at night. Also included are a hairdryer a direct dial telephone satellite/cable TV a minibar tea and coffee making facilities individually regulated air conditioning and a safe. The hotel features a swimming pool. The View is the main restaurant. The breakfast buffet features a wide selection of Asian and Western cuisine. Thai cuisine varies from one district to another within Thailand. Fusion is an Asian fusion restaurant serving the most creative fusion cuisine from South East Asia and Europe. This restaurant is the talk of the island with its unique food presentation innovative set up accompanied by caring service and a spectacular wine list with around three hundred different wines from around the world. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Pondering is the lobby lounge. It is a relaxed and quiet area located next to a lotus pond inside the main entrance facing the Andaman Sea and opens with a continental breakfast. Spirits is a 2-storey open bar on the mid-level sea terrace overlooking the Andaman Sea. It serves exclusive hors d'oeuvres as well as an extensive cocktail and refreshments list. There are 2 pool bars for the main pool and garden pool which offer a wide range of drinks as well as light snacks. Into Wines is in the lobby area inside the main entrance to the resort and features a wine cellar with a wooden table for wine tasting as well as delicious snacks. ***RENOVATION NOTICE: 01SEP13-30SEP13: SWIMMING POOL IS CLOSED. NO ALTERNATIVE AVAILABLE.