Pesto Restaurant at Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao Beach

Italian Cuisine in Maikhao Beach

Pesto is the perfect place for an excellent lunch or dinner at Mai Khao Beach on the northwestern coast of Phuket. Set in the superb compound of Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach, right next to the freeform swimming pool and only separated from the beach by a row of pine trees, this contemporary-styled restaurant features an open-sided covered area and a rather large terrace permitting romantic dinners under the stars.

As indicated by its name, Pesto specialises in Italian cuisine, but the talented Thai chef takes the best from both their long experience in different world-class resort restaurants and from the excellent products available in Phuket to prepare a succulent range of dishes flavoured with diverse influences. If beachfront fine dining is what you are looking for, then look no further than Pesto Restaurant at Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao.

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The resort’s overall design tends towards modernity, and Pesto Restaurant’s architecture has all the assets of a cosy present-day tropical venue. Dressed in maroon and white, the indoor area has a semi-circular shape and can host up to 52 guests. With the wooden deck and furnishing and red cushions, the venue has a natural touch. The open-kitchen offers guests a great show of their dishes being prepared by the chef and his assistants.

The outdoor terrace is usually pretty deserted at lunchtime due to the heat, and starts to be lively once things start to cool down after 17:00. It is a great sundowner spot and the perfect place to enjoy a gourmet experience, softly rocked by the live band performing from 18:00 until 23:00 every night in high-season (November to April).

With a choice of Italian, Mediterranean and international dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients, Pesto has all the assets of a gourmet restaurant. The restaurant offers its guests a few signature dishes such as Holiday Inn Pizza (360 baht – with Italian sausage, mushroom, red capsicum, rocket, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses) or Sicilian seafood soup (240 baht – fragrant tomato broth with fresh mussels, scallops, prawns, and fish). Every Saturday, the Maikhao Fisherman’s Village Buffet Dinner highlights the products of the Andaman Sea around a barbecue party at which guests can feast on black marlin filet, blue flower crab, green mussel, red snapper filet, and more for 1,199 baht++. 

Pesto also has an excellent drinks list, featuring innovative signature cocktails from the tasty Choc Browntini (chocolate chip, Gilbey vodka, cacao, syrup, and milk) to the sweet and sour Maikhao Beach (Mekong Whiskey, mint cream, fresh pineapple juice) to the Andaman Princess (Mekong Whiskey, triple sec, orange and pineapple juices, and grenadine syrup).

With its relaxing tropical atmosphere and comfortable settings, Pesto Restaurant offers the goods in style, boasting the professionalism of Holiday Inn in every hospitality matters.

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 -17:00 and 18:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao
  • Tel: 001 800 656 888

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Holiday Inn Mai Khao Beach

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach is a family-friendly resort set in an idyllic location on Mai Khao Beach along Phuket Island verdant west coast.Spacious, breezy and by the beach, this four-star resort ticks all the right boxes for those looking for an all-inclusive, stand-alone destination for all members of the family.Here, you will find six distinct accommodation categories: Deluxe Rooms are 41sqm including balcony; Pool Access Rooms and Suites are also 41sqm and 69sqm including balcony; Junior Suites are 69sqm including balcony as are Kids Suites, while Family Suites are 89sqm including balcony. Read More...

Pesto Restaurant

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 -17:00 and 18:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach
  • Tel: 076 603 699
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