Accommodation rating: Exceptional
Located on the west coast of Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, Amanpuri looks out over the turquoise expanse of the Andaman Sea. Amanpuri ('place of peace') was the first property of Amanresorts, built to reflect the style and elegance of Thai culture. The resort's graceful pavilions and villas are situated in a coconut plantation, on a headland overlooking the sea. Elevated walkways connect pavilions to the resorts private white sand beach and facilities, including a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and the first Aman Spa. The Spa features six spacious Thai-style pavilions, each offering an open, light-filled space of wood and glass with private steam room, shower, bath, dressing area and an outdoor meditation sala. Treatments can be taken individually or as a couple. There is also a sauna, granite steam room and fountain terrace where health drinks are served.
Dining options at Amanpuri include The Terrace which offers casual, all-day dining in an alfresco setting and features Thai and European specialties. The Restaurant serves Italian cuisine and is open for dinner year round, and lunch between November and April. Also open during this period is Naoki, serving original French Kaiseki fare which combines the best of French technique with Japanese artistry. The Terrace and The Restaurant are located beside the swimming pool, while Naoki is situated just steps from the beach. Weather permitting, lunches are held at the Beach Terrace. The Bar offers poolside drinks and snacks. A cocktail bar and lounge seating is also available at the Beach Club. Room service is available 24 hours a day in the privacy of the pavilions and outdoor salas.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.