ANANTARA PHUKET LAYAN RESORT is the ideal secret island escape. In addition to its serene atmosphere, the resort also boasts the best breakfast spread across the Anantara portfolio and one of the most international that is so much more than just your traditional sunny side up.
Set on the beachfront, Sala Layan gives holiday goers reason to get out of bed, with their lavish and unique breakfast offering dishes and treats like freshly baked pastries, including cronuts and filled croissants and Spanish hams paired with international cheeses.
They give guests a chance to embrace the local flavours of the island as well as the opportunity to taste dishes from Asia and beyond.
For a healthy start to the day, guests can experiment with the ‘Vitality Corner’ containing a nutritious selection of superfoods such as buckwheat, cocao nibs, bee pollen, chia seeds and spirulina shots.
For an added boost to the morning, guests can order fresh-pressed-to-order juice, which uses freshly picked fruits and veg in any preferred combination.
Smells of a Parisian bakery waft through the freshly baked corner, where croissants, focaccias, pretzels, quiches and even cronuts are made on a daily basis, some with a new flavour every day. The selection of homemade compotes, which are served individually in mini mason jars and delicately wrapped, are best enjoyed while looking out onto the resort’s sandy beach.
For guests who want to savour the flavours of Asia, they can choose from a variety of indigenous Thai dishes like khao tom and bak kut teh soup, or head to the noodle station, where the chef will cook a selection of wok fried or soup noodles to order, or head farther East to the Chinese and Japanese stations, where breakfast favourites like dim sum, congee, tea boiled eggs and Nori await.
Hidden away from the main breakfast thoroughfare, the atmospherically-lit wine room, which is used as a tasting area in the evenings, is transformed into a meat and cheese lover’s dream, featuring a selection of cold meats such as Mortadella, Parma Ham, Black Forest Ham and Coppa, plus cheeses such as marinated Feta, Gorgonzola, Edam and Camembert, have been carefully selected for guests to indulge in a taste of the Mediterranean.
There’s also a selection of smoked and marinated fish such as orange marinated salmon, peppered mackerel, smoked salmon and homemade smoked tuna.
Coeliac, vegans and those with lactose allergies don’t have to worry about skipping the most important meal of the day as there is a gluten free selection of cereals, pancakes, muffins and breads; a vegan array of delights such as brownies and carrot cake, samosas, aloo gobi and ratatouille; as well as dairy free and vegan milk options.
At the heart of all this, the egg stations serve a wide range of options like the smoked salmon eggs on toast, omelettes, or Eggs Benedict, each served in an individual pan, to the table with a mixed salad and hand cut chips.
For those looking for the more traditional breakfast, there are cereals, along with a vast range of fresh fruits and organic yogurts with homemade toppings. For the classic cooked breakfast, beef or chicken sausage, German bratwurst and a selection of bacon offerings are included in the mix, with pancakes, bread and butter pudding, assorted crumbles and more to wrap up.
For those wanting to enjoy a more boozy brunch style breakfast, there’s free flow sparkling wine.
For guests staying at the hotel, breakfast is included but for non-residents breakfast is available daily for 1,050 THB for adults and 525 THB for children (under 4 is free) from 7 am – 10:30 am. Book in advance by calling +66 76 317 200.