For the majority of Muslim tourists who travel abroad, the ease of finding a mosque for worship is a consideration when determining overseas destinations. In addition, there is also the availability of hotels, and of course restaurants. The high level of Muslim tourist arrivals abroad stole the attention of several countries including Thailand.
The Thai government is intensively promoting the island on the coast of the Andaman Sea to become one of the tourist-friendly destinations. Just so you know, of the approximately 280,000 population of Phuket, 30 percent are Muslim. In Phuket, there are 120 direct flights every day from the Middle East and Malaysia to Phuket.
For several days in Phuket, I had the opportunity to visit Swissotel Kamala Beach there. Let’s look at the facilities owned by the Swissôtel Suites Phuket Kamala Beach Hotel.
Swissôtel Suites Phuket Kamala Beach hotel
This 4-star hotel is fairly new because it operates for two years ago in the Patong area. It has a total of 206 rooms consisting of 124 Deluxe type rooms, 62 Premier type rooms, and 20 Junior Suite rooms.
The size of each room type is quite spacious. One reason is that Swissôtel Suites Phuket Kamala Beach hotel is aiming for the family market. Just look at the type of Deluxe room which has an area of 35 square meters, the Premier type which covers 38 square meters, and the highest type of Junior Suite has an area of 56 square meters.
From the Junior Suite balcony, hotel guests staying can watch the mountain and pool views. It also can feel the sensation of bathing in an open bathtub in the balcony area. The facilities at this hotel are complete. There are halal cafes and restaurants on the lobby floor, fitness center, to spa facilities.
For the affairs of children’s play, no need to worry when staying here. You can enjoy being together by swimming in a special pool for children, or just accompany them to play at the hotel’s Kid’s Club. The hotel also provides free internet facilities for visitors.
Being in the heart of the Patong area it certainly makes it easy for hotel guests to enjoy various activities around the hotel. Access to the beach is quite close, it takes a seven-minute walk to Patong Beach. Souvenir merchants selling t-shirts, bags, beach clothes, and various souvenirs from Thailand are easily found around the hotel. If you want to find a variety of souvenirs complete food, it only takes fifteen minutes to walk to the Jungceylon shopping center of Phuket. Visiting Thailand feels incomplete before trying a culinary tour. Around the hotel, you can find several restaurants serving Thailand and Indian specialties.