Amanpuri, PHUKET, Thailand
A cool alternative to the bling of Thailand's flashier resorts, Amanpuri’s charm lies in its stunning natural setting – a secluded hillside location overlooking Pansea Beach.
Amanpuri means ‘place of peace’ so we reckon that this beautiful hideaway with its inspired mix of laid-back vibes and downright-heavenly service does just what it says on the tin.
Thai furnishings, art and artefacts establish an authentic ambience, while private outdoor terraces overlook either the tropical gardens or the Andaman Sea.
A range of activities is available, along with five nearby golf courses; whilst the Aman Spa provides relaxation. Gourmet specialties are available at The Terrace, and Naoki serves signature French Kaiseki fare which combines the best of French technique with Japanese artistry.
And if it’s absolute privacy and intimacy you’re after, take a look at the resort’s villas, each boasting several bedrooms, private pools and a live-in maid and cook to attend to your every whim – all overlooking the sparkling Andaman Sea. Happy days are shaped like these…