In 1989, Norsk-American Eric (former banker and real estate developer) and his wife Sao came to Karon Beach on Honeymoon. The breath-taking sunsets, Aquamarine ocean, and snow-white beach lured them to move here and establish a great place to eat and sleep with top quality at reasonable prices; an outpost in paradise for weary travellers and relaxed sunbathers alike. The Karon Cafe Inn was born.
Starting as an American style coffee shop/restaurant and serving steaks on the side, Eric’s Colorado-style steaks quickly gained popularity. By 1992, the cafe became known as the only genuine “Steakhouse” in Phuket and the only to serve top quality, air-flown fresh-chilled Australian beef at reasonable prices. In 1996, Eric and wife opened a second restaurant and guesthouse Las Margaritas, featuring Southwestern U.S. cuisine also known as “Tex-Mex”. Eric went on to expand the menu to what is now known around the world as Tropical Fusion Cuisine.
After the successes of both Karon Cafe and Las Margaritas, Eric decided to put the old real estate development skills back to work and build a resort offering the same commitment to quality and value.
Pacific Club Resort was designed to be a fusion of Southwestern American, Mediterranean and Thai architecture, with emphasis on efficiency and minimalism. The walkways are styled and landscaped as garden walkways, adding to lush flowering plants throughout the resort. Rounded corners and natural handmade finishes help to complete a soothing spa ambiance for calming peace and relaxation. – A true Oasis in Karon Beach.
Pacific Club Resort was officially opened in March of 2005, and has kept Eric’s philosophy for offering exceptional quality and value at the heart of it’s business practices ever since.