ANANTARA RESORTS has launched its second resort in Phuket – Anantara
Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa, located on the northwest coast of Phuket in an intimate and unspoiled corner of the island.
The resort nestles the picturesque Layan Beach at the serene, far end of Bang Tao Bay, a 20 minute journey from Phuket International Airport. It offers offers the best of both worlds – guests can stroll along a tranquil stretch of white sand to Laguna for lively bars and boutique shopping. The island’s bustling southern beaches and city centre are a 35-minute drive away.
Anantara Phuket Layan’s contemporary design is inspired by Thailand’s unique culture. It is surrounded by lushly exotic landscapes and towering coconut trees on one of the least developed and most beautiful beaches on the island.
The new resort offers nine different room types across 77 luxurious suites and villas on 400 metres of secluded beach, including a Two Bedroom Family Pool Villa, two Two Bedroom Pool Villas and a vast 485 square metre Anantara Pool Villa.
With direct beach access, a private pool and extensive outdoor areas of more than 200 square metres, the Anantara Pool Villa is is described as “the ultimate tropical island retreat”, and can accommodate up to six adults.
Anantara Phuket Layan offers a full range of dining options, each featuring a distinctive setting, menu and ambience. Phuket is already well known for its fresh, succulent seafood and the resort’s menus reflect this.
Sala Layan, the all-day dining restaurant, offers a lavish breakfast buffet with live cooking stations, the best of eastern and Western favorites and a vitality food selection throughout the day, as well as Phuket’s most decadent Sunday Brunch. At the Deeplee signature restaurant, authentic Thai cuisine from around the Kingdom is offered.
Asian flavors extend to the adjacent cliff edge Infinity Bar, where exceptional views, cocktails and Thai tapas exemplify the best that Southeast Asia has to offer.
And for those who prefer the blissful ocean breeze and cool waters, the Breeze pool bar offers inventive cocktails, revitalizing fresh juices and light poolside snacks to fuel a day while lounging in the tropical sun while Sunshine Butlers are on hand with fruit skewers and cold face towels to cool sunbathers down.
As the sun sets, you can indulge in the ultimate romantic dining with personalised ‘Dining by Design’ experiences, where a specially devised menu is prepared by a personal chef, and served at a table for two in different locations –
from an isolated enclave to a deck on a cliff edge – anywhere you choose.
Spice Spoons, Anantara’s new cooking school concept, invites budding master chefs to step into the local gastronomy scene on a journey of rich culinary discovery. Participants start the day with a visit to a local market to learn about and buy fresh ingredients before donning aprons and chef’s hats in the resort’s open theatre kitchen for a unique interactive learning experience with a Thai chef.
Anantara’s signature guru experiences are all around and a simple request to ‘pass the salt’ gets a whole new meaning as the resort’s Salt Guru helps diners to pair their food with the perfect seasoning from a selection of no less that 17 salt varieties. It also offers one of the most balanced and diverse wine collections in Phuket and regular tasting sessions by the Wine Guru, who will take you on a tour through the vineyards of the world, including the best of Thailand.
Another unique experience is the Slumber Guru who ensures guests enjoy their best night’s rest ever and awaken completely reinvigorated to greet yet another perfect tropical day.
The resort also has a Chang (Thai for elephant) Children’s Club for younger guests of 12 and under, which offers daily complimentary supervised activities including full and half-day programs, as well as a Kids menu, cooking classes and a ‘Little People’s’ Spa menu.
At Anantara Phuket Layan wedding celebrations are redefined by a destination of natural exclusivity, with Anantara’s signature style in an idyllic choice of settings – from a unique cliff edge open chapel where a spectacular ocean backdrop promises magical photo opportunities, to a tropical beachfront bliss with the Andaman’s waves as the wedding march.
The Anantara Spa offers a therapeutic range that combines traditional Asian therapies and pampering Elemis products, all spa treatments are delivered by highly skilled and comforting hands. The spa comprises of seven treatment suites and manicure and pedicure studios.
In addition to the hotel, a high end residential project is under development on an adjacent hillside with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Anantara Residences Phuket Layan will consist of 16 expansive units ranging from two to five bedrooms.