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Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
Why we like it
- Ideally situated on Phuket's west coast
- Affording the best sunset views of the island
- Part of the exclusive Anantara Resort Collection
- Opens onto a private stretch of unspoilt white sand beach
- Be waited on by your own personal butler in the private pool villas
Create an unforgettable dining experience with Dining by Design and collaborate with your own personal chef to craft a personalised menu which you can enjoy in the stunning cliffside chapel whilst a personal butler tends to your every need.
In Chiang Mai we were met by Aung, who was also lovely and took care of us very well. Once again I am so glad that you recommended the 137 Pillars House, it was perfect and I would have happily stayed there some more days.
- IP, Algarve
Overlooking the Andaman Sea on Phuket's western coast is the luxurious Anantara Layan Phuket Resort. Nestled upon its own stretch of unspoiled beach that is locally known as Layan Beach and sheltered by the neighbouring forested isle of Koh Kala, the property is located at the far end of Bang Tao Bay and is just a short stroll from the sophisticated bars and restaurants of the island's south coast.
With its 30 stylish rooms and suites and 47 luxury pool villas, the resort's elegant bedrooms display an authentic Thai décor with dark woods, sumptuous silk cushions and tropical plant life, and you can choose from seven different types of Pool Villas. Our favourite is the Beachfront Layan Pool Villa, which benefits from a private sun deck, direct access to Layan Beach, and a master bedroom complete with views overlooking the Andaman Sea.
A perfect destination for couples, friends and families alike, the Anantara Resort affords an array of activities to keep everyone entertained. You can learn to recreate the Chef's signature dishes at Spice Spoons Cooking School in the morning before sampling your creations for lunch, or if you prefer to spend your day unwinding by the pool, Breeze Pool Bar serves light snacks straight to your sun lounger. Sala Layan offers international all-day dining in an idyllic beachfront setting, and in the evening the resort hosts the Dee Plee Restaurant, offering traditional Thai cuisine while the resident sommelier will suggest the perfect wine to complement your meal.
Facilities at the resort include the reputable Anantara Spa with its seven luxurious treatment suites, a state of the art fitness centre and a shoreline infinity pool. Those in search of adventure can also discover nearby hidden coves and bays with a trip aboard the resort's luxury yacht, Major Affair, which can cater for up to eight guests. Young explorers will also love the Chang Club designed for children aged four to 11 years.
Best time to be there
November to March. April is often the hottest month of the year, and also the month of the celebratory 'Songkran' festivals. May to October is the rainy season, with short bursts of rainstorms refreshing the green paddy fields once more.
Bangkok (British Airways/Qantas/Eva Airways/Thai Airways)
11 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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