JW Marriott Juhu brings Phuket to Mumbai with its special staycation package

Pratishtha Rana
One of the popular international destinations for us Indians to enjoy an unwinding holiday is Thailand. While going to the land of smiles may not be possible right now, given the travel restrictions and safety concerns, experiencing it is.
JW Marriott Juhu has an exciting staycation package ‘Drive to Phuket’ available all through November. Go, grab your sun hats and say Sawadee ka to a beachy getaway in Mumbai!
View from the room at JW Marriott Juhu
View from the room at JW Marriott Juhu
Perched alongside the Juhu Beach, Marriott Juhu, a five-star property, begins its Phuket-themed celebrations right at the arrival of the guests. One can expect to be greeted with a Thai-special welcome drink. Inside the room, there are various signature welcome amenities that will take the guest on a journey to the tropical islands of Thailand – think turtles, elephants, coconuts and the blue waters.
Ted the Turtle
Ted the Turtle looking at Juhu beach from the sea-facing suite at JW Marriott Juhu
Residing guests can also participate in a cooking activity that will recreate the famous Ginja cooking school experience of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort. During the sunset hour, guests can head over to the hotel’s Monsoon Deck to delve into a chef-special menu inspired by the food culture of Phuket.
In the evening, one gets to reminiscing the charm of the Southeast Asian country a little more by partaking in the ritual of lighting traditional floating lamps in the lotus pond inside the property. Activities for kids include fish feeding and fan painting.
JW Marriott Juhu phuket experience
Tipsuda Sirikul, spouse of His Excellency Mr. Thanawat Sirikul, Consul General of Thailand in Mumbai holding a traditonal krathong
And that’s not all! On November 28, JW Marriott Juhu will host a flea market for its guests that will have a myriad of Thailand-based street food, souvenirs and art and craft.

On the culinary front, the hotel’s Lotus Café hosts themed breakfast, lunch and dinner curated by Chef Seefah Ketchaiyo of restaurant Seefah in Bandra. While on weekends, resident and non-resident guests can visit the property’s modern-Asian cuisine restaurant Dashanzi for an authentic Thai-inspired à la carte fare curated by Executive Chef Abhishek Basu.
For starters, one can savour the fragrant Butterfly pea rice salad (Yam Yai) and the slippery glass noodle salad in veg and non-veg preparations (Yum woon sen). Then there’s crispy taro root cakes dipped in a sweet sauce and Thai style deep-fried chicken (Kai Thod Phuket) on the appetizer platter. Come the mains, expect a delicious bowl of stir fried tofu in veg oyster sauce (Toa huu song kreang), juicy stir-fried morning glory (Phad phak boong), some minced chicken with basil and every Thai food enthusiast’s favourite, Phad Thai Je.
Taste of Phuket at Dashanzi, JW Marriott Juhu
Taste of Phuket at Dashanzi, JW Marriott Juhu
Representational image of tub tim grob
Finish your Thai meal with a refreshing dessert called Tub tim grob, made of diced red water chestnut and subtly sweetened coconut milk, topped with tiny ice cubes. Fun fact is that this recipe was also named as one of the world’s best 50 desserts by CNN Travel.

For more information on the ‘Drive to Phuket’ staycation package, visit here- bit.ly/DrivetoPhuket

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