What it is
A celebrity hideaway of airy pavilions on the Andaman Sea.
What it isn't
Dated. Iconic since its birth in 1988, Amanpuri—the headwaters where Aman’s empire began—still feels brand-new.
What we think
Aman took its cues from centuries-old Ayutthayan architecture when it built this property, so attuned to its place that it retained the on-site coconut plantation. Rooms (called pavilions and villas, here) are everything you could ask for from a Phuket getaway—think cane furniture, vaulted ceilings and indigenous art. Ask for one with a sea view and plunge pool for the full pinch-me-I’m-in-paradise experience. We all but require you to visit the spa, where the pilates studio has a panoramic outlook on the landscape and the toxin-expelling Royal Thai massage is reportedly the same one created for Thai monarchy.
You're here because
Everyone from Jay-Z and Bey to Bill and Melinda Gates have stayed here, according to legend. And what slays Beyoncé slays you.
There are beach clubs, and then there’s Amanpuri’s beach club: a candlelit dinner on the sand. The only thing more eye-popping than dusk falling over the ocean before you? The charcoal-grilled catch of the day—and wood roasted pizza—set delicately before you.
Seaside on Phuket’s western coast, a mere 33-minute drive from the airport.
Restaraunts & Bars
- Nama Restaurant - Japanese fine dining