X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort
What We Love
- An irresistible suite stay at a five-star Thai beach resort, with food, beverage and spa discountsTaking long, leisurely walks on the private, palm-lined beach
- Spotting local elephants that stop by for sunset visits
- Indulging in a beachside foot massage (or two or three)
What To Know
- This is a boutique resort with only 9 guestrooms
- On-call private butler and maid service is available
- Free WiFi
Situated in an idyllic spot less than two hours up the coast from Phuket, the tranquil seaside town of Khao Lak is the perfect getaway for the discerning traveler: there’s less wild partying, more appreciation for the area’s world-class scuba diving and the kind of pristine beaches you could spend hours lounging on. Khao Lak even has restrictions on how tall buildings can be in order to preserve the area’s sleepy charm. X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort embodies this spirit, with just nine rooms and villas set along its white-sand beach, all against a lush mountain backdrop.
With resorts across Thailand that emphasise high design and luxury, X2 has earned a loyal following among travelers who like their holidays with a slice of serenity. The suites are elegant and tastefully designed, highlighted by expansive open verandas that are ideal for taking in the stunning sunsets. Social life centers around the free-form swimming pool and the 4K Restaurant, where your culinary desires are fulfilled and dishes are served in a stunning setting. Whatever your game, peacefulness is the aim here.
Looking more like a SoHo loft than a Thai resort room, the 540-square-foot Suite at X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani boasts light woods, sharp angles and chic furnishings. The luxe bathrooms have double vanities and rain showers and are stocked with handpicked amenities. Of course, you’re not likely to forget where you are after catching the epic sunset from the open veranda.
Amenities- Hair dryer- Wi-Fi- Minibar- Tea and coffee facilities- Bottled water- Flat-screen TV- Desk- Safe- Air conditioning
Guests flock throughout the day to 4K – pronounced “fork” – which offers a mix of Thai and international dishes that are always fresh and seasonal.
Khao Lak is conveniently located just an hour’s drive north of Phuket International Airport, though its blissed-out vibe makes it feel much more remote. The area is perfect for exploration, whether you borrow a bike from the resort to visit nearby temples and waterfalls or opt to take a day trip out to the Similan Islands for a diving session.
How to Get There
My fiancée and me arrived on December 27 for over New Year's Eve at X2 and immediately loved the boutique hotel with its fantastic view of the sea. But panic hit when hotel manager Kris informed us that the site (HotelQuickly) through which we booked the best X2 room had cancelled the reservation 3 weeks earlier. We had been defrauded! Unfortunately, the room had been sold again but Kris together with his staff went out of his way to make our stay fantastic. He could offer us a very nice room (actually two adjacent rooms) at a very affordable rate for 2 nights and also offered that we could participate in the New Year's Dinner (also my fiancée's birthday - for which they baked a surprise cake) and use the pool and facilities as we wished. On the day of our departure the X2 team picked us up from the close by hotel which we had found on short notice and gave us a room for the day as our flight was leaving only at night. This treatment was totally beyond what we would have ever expected.
We loved the food both breakfast including the daily champagne as well as dinner. We also very much enjoyed the boutique character of the hotel.
Staying in Anda Mani made us feeling like home. If you are looking for personalized services, exclusivity and tranquility, I’m sure you will love this place.
The team here are all with great smile and are detail-minded - they anticipated your needs before you ask. e.g. when we were walking towards the beach side, they brought us the cold water and towels immediately. We had an early departure - the lady recommended us to pre-order the food for our breakfast the next morning so that we can enjoy the food+the breeze instead of being at rush. We had turn down every day and we were clearly introduced about the room with everything we need when we checked in.
The breakfast was included in our rate - they have an extensive all-you-can-eat selections - all served-to-table. We love the fresh fruits+juice. Can’t complain at all - you basically are enjoying the breakfast in front of the Andaman sea!
Thank you for the hospitality! We love our stay.
Been photo around as a photographer, Khoalak is one of my destination and has offer me a varities of panoramic to put in my frame.
X2 Khao Lak Anda Mani Resort is much more on my relaxing, unluckily we have some rain but still had a good time, can't wait to be return.
Thanks for delicious Somtam ever for my quick lunch..
Kudos X2 Khao Lak Team