Sunday, April 6, 2008

Birds of Paradise Review @ Sheraton Laguna Phuket

One of the incredible things about Laguna Phuket is the sheer size of it.

It is absolutely beautiful, a huuuuuuuuuuuge lagoon, 5 resorts, an 18 hole golf course, and a beach front that probably stretches 3km from end to end (with the laguna properties covering a full 1.5km of it).

These properties include the Banyan Tree Phuket, Dusit Laguna, Sheraton Laguna, Laguna Beach Resort, and Laguna Holiday Club.

Residents of the Laguna Holiday Club (where I stayed) get a spot on the beachfront right in front of the Sheraton Laguna property. On the way walking back we decided to join in the Birds of Paradise Buffet which I got complimentary from a Food Voucher.

Here is the thing about this place, I would never have eaten there if it weren't for the voucher, and after eating there, I safely conclude that I wouldn't even go for a meal there if paid.

Visiting the beach from Bangkok, especially Phuket, one wants to sink their teeth into some good shrimps, maybe small rock lobsters, fish, etc. But none of these meats were available at the Birds of Paradise. The main meal available was CHICKEN. Now I understand the restaurant is called "Birds" of Paradise but the name of that comes from the tropical birds in the Lagoon, not from the main course offering, whose prices are B1200 nett per person.

My grade gives my opinion, avoid eating here at all costs, or even for little income, don't eat here

Food: 0/50

Service is what you expect in a 5 star establishment.

Service: 26/30

The atmosphere is nice if you think about it objectively because you are set in the middle of a lagoon, and there is a great breeze. But when you are eating crap food wondering how the hell a 5 star place can do this and get away with it, while you stare at farangs eat their chicken like its the best food ever...

Atmosphere 10/20

Total: 36/100



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