Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
What it is
A cliff-hugging sanctuary on a soft sand beach with Thai cooking classes and a jaw-dropping spa.
What it isn't
Just a resort. There are residences for sale on the property, and no wonder. After five minutes there, you’ll want to own a piece of it too.
What we think
There are more pool villas (47) than guest rooms (30) here, which should tell you something about their clientele. And the fact that even the basic room is honeymoon-worthy? Well that tells you something about Anantara. Guests will find terrazzo tubs, rain showers, and private balconies facing Sirinath National Park in even the most “basic” rooms; we love that they’re adorned in such sumptuous colors and fabrics (purple satin for the win!). Bonus that the seven-room spa is as luxurious as they come; you can steep in a soaking tub filled with purple royal orchids and milk before being rubbed down with Thai herbs and coconut oil. Ommmm.
You're here because
There’s something for the kids: Muay Thai kickboxing and batik painting lessons in the Chang Club. And there’s something for you: an adult's-only swimming pool set over the bay with it’s own plunging waterfalls.
Sure, you’ve had mojitos. So many that your middle name could be mojito. But you’ve never had them like this, with your feet in the sand of Phuket’s waterside Mojito Factory beach bar. Today, you settle into a beanbag chair and order a mojito made with house-infused room flavored with butterfly pea flowers. As they say: When in Phuket.
Restaurants & Bars
SALA Layan - Choose from a menu of the most tempting world flavours in an idyllic beachfront setting. This vibrant all day dining restaurant showcases unique ingredients with a story behind them.
Dee Plee - Sip exotic drinks at the bar, before savouring a tantalising culinary tour of Thailand’s distinctive regional specialties for lunch and dinner. Relish contemporary terrace dining at tables with sofa seating and generous day beds with traditional triangular cushions.
Breeze - Quench your thirst at our beachfront pool bar without ever leaving your sun lounger, or curl up on spacious cushioned daybeds that are inlaid into the pool. Sip fresh juices, chilled beers, fruity mocktails and specialist cocktails as your mood dictates each day, cherishing a casual poolside scene of tropical replenishment and blissful relaxation.
A hushed reprieve from the more developed shores of Phuket, on Layan Beach. Phuket International Airport is just a 20 minute drive away.