Having been one of the first resorts to pop up on Patong beach, the Duangjitt had the good sense to buy a lot of land, 80 Rai or 36 acres.
Even with a whopping 508 rooms the resort still has space for an expansive, thoughtfully-landscaped and well-maintained garden which winds around the accommodation units.
At the time of inspection the dimly lit but spacious reception area was a cool 26 degrees in the middle of the day, and this writer greatly appreciated the icy welcome drink which was served in a lovely hand-turned glazed pot, the nicest so far!
The spa is reasonably priced and offers quality treatments in a peaceful space.
With 3 swimming pools and a kids pool, in-house tailor and dive centre, travel and gift shop and the Wimarn Spa; The Duangjitt has plenty to entertain you, including the puzzle of which room type to choose from the following: Superior, Deluxe Garden Wing, Deluxe Gasalong, Deluxe Pool View; Deluxe Bungalow (Sino Style), Villa, Junior Suite, Suite, and Family Suite (Duplex).
If confused then you are in luck, because we at Andaman Adventures have been to each of these room types and can recommend a few for you.
These rooms are located in the resort’s older buildings.
Deluxe Garden View
These are also located in the older wing.
These are close to the breakfast restaurant and the children’s play area. They can sleep 3 people comfortably and have private balconies that look out over a lawn the size of a football field.
These rooms are larger than their compatriots in price, and have larger bathrooms also including a bath, which neither the Deluxe Garden Wing nor Superior do.
Deluxe Pool View
These are a good choice if the Deluxe Gasalong are full.
Deluxe Bungalow (Sino)
The Deluxe Bungalow (Sino Style) impresses its occupants with the simplest of things. The floor tiles are styled in keeping with Phuket’s Sino-Portuguese heritage.
Equipped with beautiful touches like marble wash stands, back lit opaque glass wall panels and classy lamps, these are elegantly appointed and stylish rooms in the resort’s newer block.
The rooms are a little dark, but one supposes that on a honeymoon one does not require a large amount of light in one's boudoir.
Of the 4 villa/suite style rooms, we found that the Family Suite was leaps and bounds ahead of the rest. This suite has two floors. The downstairs is occupied by the kids and, accessed by a spiral staircase, the master suite above is occupied by the parents.
Both are self-contained, having their own bathrooms and with balconies, the downstairs is also a day lounge with flat screen wall mounted TV, whilst the upstairs comes with a Jacuzzi. To keep the kids at bay, a locking stair door is provided.
These are a lavish choice for a couple.
Many couples with money to spend prefer to avoid family resorts.
The above rates are net per room per night and inclusive of service charge.