MORE THAN JUST A BEACH GETAWAY, Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, is steeped in rich history dating back to the first century.
What is now referred to as the Old Town shines with personality and beautiful architecture, including the renowned Sino-Portuguese mansions and shop houses. The district is a showcase of influences from the early British, Dutch, French, Portuguese and Chinese settlers who contributed to the unique heritage and culture of the area.
To help travellers discover this colourful side of the island, Amari Phuket is introducing the Phuket Uncovered package which will take guests on a privately guided half-day walk around the Old Town.
As guests meander among the various Sino-Portuguese buildings, elaborate shrines and temples, they will discover an area dotted with quirky cafés, museums, beautifully preserved shop houses and markets.
After taking in the sites, guests will experience the southern flavours and tastes unique to Phuket with a private cooking class led by an Amari chef. The class will begin with a visit to the local market to explore the source of some of the region’s special ingredients.
In addition to the privately guided Old Town tour, market visit and cooking class, the Phuket Uncovered package includes: Welcome treats inspired by the island’s heritage; daily breakfast; 20% discount on food and beverage at all the hotel’s outlets including La Gritta, one of Phuket’s finest Italian restaurants; 20% discount at Breeze Spa; complimentary late check-out at 4 p.m.; and a special farewell gift
The Phuket Uncovered package is available exclusively at the Amari Phuket and starts at 16,193 THB for a three-night stay in a Superior Ocean Facing room. The package is available from now until Aug. 31, 2017. For more information, visit www.amari.com/phuket/.