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Amanpuri Resort, Pansea Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand

Amanpuri Resort, Pansea Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand
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Since its opening in 1988, the Thai beach resort of Amanpuri has established a reputation for personal service, fine cuisine and water sports activities, all of which complement the natural beauty of its tropical island surroundings. Located on the west coast of Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, Amanpuri looks out over the turquoise expanse of the Andaman Sea. The resort’s 40 Thai-styled pavilions and 30 private villa homes are interspersed throughout a mature coconut plantation.

Amanpuri, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘place of peace’, reflects its name in more ways than one. The entrance sala, restaurants and bar overlook the resort’s main swimming pool.

The sun-filled library houses over 1,000 books, from novels to works on Thai history and culture. Its lounge is a relaxing place for conversation and refreshments. For meetings, the Boardroom is equipped with audio equipment and an LCD projector.

Each pavilion includes a large bedroom, a spacious dressing area, separate bath and shower and an outdoor sala and sun deck. Elevated walkways connect the pavilions to the resort’s facilities. Pavilion rates are determined according to view and location, with Ocean Pavilions 105 and 103 enjoying the most spectacular views of the Andaman Sea.

Amanpuri’s crescent beach lies at the foot of a cascading sweep of stone steps. Drinks and light snacks are served, beachside, throughout the day. The villa homes provide both ocean and garden settings. Ranging from two to six bedrooms, they are available for short- or long-term rental. The villas, with their separate pavilions and spacious surroundings are furnished with Thai textiles, art and antiques.

Facing the swimming pool, the Terrace specialises in Thai cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Restaurant offers Italian cuisine and is open every evening. In season, beach barbecues are held regularly at sundown. Just steps from the beach, Naoki serves Kaiseki, fare which combines the best of French techniques with a Japanese sense of artistry, by Chef Naoki Okumura. The open-air Naoki’s u-shaped bar surrounds a sunken central kitchen where food is prepared in front of diners.

Overlooking Pansea Beach, Amanpuri’s Beach Club features a 20m midnightblue lap pool and a Thai sala with a cocktail bar and lounge seating. Six tennis courts are lit for night play and the state-ofthe- art Gym features floor to ceiling windows, a Pilates studio and a juice bar.

Set in a secluded coconut grove alongside Amanpuri, Aman Spa, Amanresorts’ first full-service spa, is a holistic sanctuary that nurtures both body and mind. Using exclusively-prepared products made only from the purest ingredients, Aman Spa offers an extensive selection of treatments. Complimentary yoga and meditation sessions are also offered in the open-sided salas set high on the hillside.

Posted on 01/21/09 under: resort, pansea beach, phuket island, thailand, villa,