Situated on a little beach paradise of its own on the west coast of the island of Phuket in Thailand, the Amanpuri Resort is a popular vacation retreat for individuals willing to spend some peaceful and quiet time with family and friends. In Sanskrit, the word “Amapuri” translates to “place of peace”, and therefore is quite fitting that people come here to spend some time in peace, getting in touch with their inner zen. Unlike most beaches in Thailand, this one is completely private and secluded, therefore offering you uninterrupted peace and some “alone time”.
Situated in a photographic panorama of green swaying coconut and palm trees, sparkling blue water of the Ocean and glittering golden sand, the hotel boasts a staggering 40 Thai pavilions and 43 villas spread across 24 hectares of land in total for all of its guests. Every single one of the pavilion is equipped with its very own bathroom, bedroom, separate shower and bath as well as an outdoor sala. On the other hand, each of the villas has its own private swimming pool, separate dining room along with living rooms as well as a private kitchen. On an average, a single stay in a double room costs 950 dollars, excluding tax at the rate of 18.7 per cent. The hotel is usually open throughout the year, except for in the month of June.
Considered one of the best hotels in all of Asia, the Amanpuri Resort was designed to inspire a feeling of intimacy and peace among its guests. Its interiors, which were designed by the American architect Edward Tuttle focus on the harmony of human relationships and promote a sense of self-fulfillment.
In keeping with the scenic and peaceful ambiance of the Amapuri resort, the retreat offers a multitude of therapeutic Thai treatments for the wellness of the mind and the body. Treatments like roasted coconut and sand scrubbing, herbal baths, acupuncture treatments, etc. are extremely popular among guests. The retreat also offers yoga and Pilates classes with specialized and experienced trainers, and encourages guests to come forward with their own treatment requests.
The dining scene at the Amanpuri Resort has been considered one of the best, with five large and specialized restaurants offering fine dining to all of its guests. The private Beach Terrace and the Italian Restaurant serve an array of beautiful seafood including a wide range of fish, crustaceans and so on, all brought fresh on a daily basis from the local market of Phuket. On the other hand, the Beach Club and the Lounge are known for their stylish fine dining, including imported wines, cheeses, oysters and so on. From the month of November to April the beachside Naoki also serves Japanese food fused with local ingredients, inspired from traditional Japanese cuisines. The hotel also offers guests the option of tailoring their own menus, while a professional chef prepares it for them along the beach side under the stars, beside the sea.
The hotel also has a charter fleet at the disposal of its guests. Other recreational activities that are available for all of its guests include cruises to tiny islands like Phi Phi, snorkeling and swimming with professional instructors, speedboat cruising. The resort also offers PADI accredited snorkeling courses. For the ones wanting to stay indoors, you can visit the Aman Spa, which offers traditional Thai and Chinese inspired treatments.
Other public facilities in the hotel room include free Wifi, a large boardroom for holding private meetings, a spa, a public library, six tennis courts, a beachside bar, a separate pool for children and laundry services.