Phuket is home to some of Thailand’s most popular beaches. 5 star resort hotels offer guests an opportunity to experience luxury and style in the tropical island. However, two guys made a stunning discovery when they explored an abandoned resort in the holiday destination.
The two guys have their own YouTube channel which they called On the Move. They went to Thailand with the idea of exploring a 5-star resort hotel that was once set to welcome thousands of visitors. They were not disappointed when they found the huge ghost complex that included an infinity swimming pool as well as thousands of rooms that face towards the bay.
The King View resort was abandoned since December 2004 after a huge tsunami destroyed the popular tourist destination. Resort hotels and other structures suffered from extensive damages with thousands of lives lost. By February 2005, most of the damaged resort hotels and businesses were back on their feet and life started to return to normal. However, King View resort was never completed.
The resort hotel would have been spectacular because if you climb on the balcony of some of the unfinished rooms, you will enjoy an amazing view of the beaches and the boats that were anchored in the bay. Stunning drone shots revealed hot tubs that were supposed to provide relaxation to the up-market hotel guests.
When giant waves destroyed the resorts, the area was evacuated and abandoned. Strenuous recovery programs were put in place to bring back and now the only remnants of the killer tsunami can be seen in remote areas. All that remained from the King View resort was a shell of the structure. There were reports of disagreements with the government, landowners and the hotel owners. Nobody has returned to repair the damages and turn King View into a magnificent resort.
However, if you are going to visit the island paradise, you can easily book at 5 star resort in Kata Beach that overlooks the beautiful Andaman Sea. The Kata hilltop hotel offers a relaxing and secluded beach getaway where you can enjoy a wide range of recreational activities and luxurious amenities.