Amanpuri in Phuket: The Destination for Peace
Opened in 1988, Amanpuri was the very first Aman resort, named for the Sanskrit word for 'peace'. Located in Phuket, Thailand, this tranquil retreat, which is the flagship property in the Aman family, is a nominee for a Luxist Award for Best Beachside Hotel.
Located in a secluded coconut grove overlooking a sheltered bay, the resort radiates from the private crescent-shaped beach lapped by the Andaman Sea. Private villas grace the peninsula affording guests spectacular views, while other facilities include a Beach Club and lap pool, a hillside gym and spa and a number of restaurants, situated in picturesque locations around the resort. Amanpuri captures the warmth and generosity of spirit so unique to Thai culture.
Gallery: Amanpuri Resort in Phuket, Thailand
Amanpuri's spectacular beach is lined with sun loungers and umbrellas. Guests can enjoy complimentary windsurfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking and body boarding, as well as Hobie cat and Laser sailing, with attendants providing qualified instruction as needed. Searay Bowriders helmed by trained crew are available for waterskiing at a nominal fee. A nearby reef is flush with fish, and complimentary fins, snorkels and masks are provided. Snorkelers can hand feed or swim among the fish. All activities are available between December and April, weather and tide permitting.
The Aman Spa at Amanpuri, which was Amanresorts' first full-service spa, features six spacious Thai-style treatment pavilions each offering an open, light-filled space of wood and glass with private steam room, shower, bath, dressing area and outdoor meditation sala.
Guest accommodations at Amanpuri consists of 40 Thai-style Pavilions and 30 private Villa Homes set within a mature coconut plantation and connected by elevated walkways. All Pavilions feature an outdoor sala with a sun deck and dining terrace, a king-size bed, oversized bathrooms and spacious dressing areas. Wireless broadband connections are available in all resort accommodation and public areas. Pavilion rates are determined according to view and location. Amanpuri also offers 30 Villa Homes, many with ocean-front settings. Villas enjoy private pools plus living and dining salas.
For reservations, visit the resort's website or call its toll-free number in the U.S. at (800) 477-9180.
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