ANANTARA PHUKET LAYAN RESORT & SPA has added a new state-of-the -art Muay Thai boxing ring, called ‘Layan Stadium’.
Phuket Layan is the first Anantara resort to boast such a facility, with more resorts to follow suit throughout the year. Muay Thai boxing is Thailand’s national sport.
Located in a sala between the resort’s lotus pond and greenery, the new ring measures just under half the size of a standard Muay Thai boxing ring, offering a conveniently compact arena for guests to enjoy sessions with expert instructors, all of whom boast extensive training and experience in the ring.
The resort offers a range of private classes and programs designed to suit all ages and abilities, including a five-day intensive program with ringside seats at a local stadium match.
Known as the “science of eight limbs”, Muay Thai fighters use arms, legs, knees and shins, and demonstrate great technical skill, flexibility, strength and stamina.
Now popular the world over, people from all walks of life train in Muay Thai to lose weight, get fighting fit, burn off stress, discover a new passion and experience one of Thailand’s most iconic cultural traditions.
At Anantara Phuket Layan, each boxing student is kitted out with expertly tied hand wraps and genuine Muay Thai gloves, and seasoned instructors provide motivating classes, teaching guests how to master the range of Muay Thai moves, comprising jabs, hooks and swings, knee strikes, kicks and foot jabs.
All classes and programs include drinking water, face towels, a certificate and a pair of Thai boxing shorts for guests to take home as a memento of their experience. Each class lasts for 1 hour and can be booked up to 24 hours in advance.
The cost: A basic Thai boxing session is 2,500 THB per person, and for advanced sessions, — 3,000 THB per person.
Family packages include a Thai boxing session for a couple at 5,000 THB; 7,000 THB for three people; and 9,000 THB for four people.
There’s also a five-day basic boxing package for 12,000 THB per person and 22,000 THB per couple. The five-day package also includes a ringside seat at Central Patong Stadium.