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eaceful and serene, the five-star Aleenta Phuket Resort and Spa connects its guests with a myriad of choice accommodations from beachfront guest room lofts and villas with sea views to the pristine design of a parklike setting of garden villas, each with a private pool and terrace, spacious living and sleeping areas for couples and families. This quiet retreat is on a sparkling stretch of undiscovered pristine beach only 25 minutes from Phuket airport and tourist bustle.

This hidden treasure of Aleenta Phuket, when opened in its full splendor, reveals this stunning array of contemporary villas, a stunning full service spa - the Aruyah Spa & Wellness Centre - refreshing private and shared saltwater pools, and extraordinary restaurants with a bountiful breakfast buffet and dinners with exceptional photo op presentations and unforgettable taste sensations. Chef Valerio has designed a creative menu from his travels and fascinating culinary background that is a flourish of Italian, Colombian, Thai and other Southeast Asian innovations at The Natai. He speaks of food with a reverence for its ancient origins and historic connections, passion and respect for natural and organic sourced ingredients, and is eager to share the wonders of his creations. A memorable Roll Trilogy with a trio of dipping sauces, Spring Roll with Duck, Vietnamese raw rice paper rolls, Indian fried rice with marinated prawns, Laotian steamed crepes with chicken curry, the lingering flavor sensations are endless. At The Natai restaurant, meals have a focus on the importance of natural elements and food is presented as they connect with Earth’s elements of fire: stir-fried and grilled, wind: soups, earth: meats, water: seafood, and dreams: divine desserts. 196 SEPTEMBER 2019 | MODELISTE

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