Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
What We Love
- Dining by candlelight on the beach
- Villas are right on the beach, with private pools and personal assistants
- The resort's gardens are scattered with secret afternoon tea salas
What To Know
- Free use of kayaks, canoes, and surfboards
- A laid-back spot away from Phuket’s larger hedonistic resorts but within walking distance of a handful of beach bars and restaurants
- The spa offers treatments based on Asian wellness traditions
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A world away from some of Phuket’s larger hedonistic resorts, this laid-back beach retreat overlooks a quiet sandy cove on the island’s low-key northwest coast. Open-air public spaces make the most of the natural surroundings: Large square platforms are dotted with oversize daybeds, and the resort’s lush tropical gardens are scattered with secret afternoon tea salas. The airy guest rooms are decorated in modern Thai style with dark carved woods, crisp white walls, rattan ceiling fans, and gem-colored cushions. The bathrooms are huge, and there’s no skimping on amenities; traditionalists will love the old-fashioned selection of books and perfumed bath salts. The rooms and suites feature balconies overlooking the Andaman Sea, while villas are set along the beachfront and include private pools, personal assistants, and wine fridges (which can be stocked with your choices in advance). Set on a hillside, the Thai eatery Dee Plee serves beautifully presented dishes from across the kingdom; think deliciously rich curries in bowls carved from blocks of Himalayan salt. Down at ground level, Sala Layan is the all-day dining option. If you want to keep your waistline in check, hit the gym or make use of the free kayaks, canoes and surfboards. The Anantara spas are some of the best in the business and this one offers treatments based on Asian wellness traditions from rooms overlooking the sea. Try the 90-minute signature massage, which will leave your limbs feeling as limp as a ribbon.
In the Area
Slip into some designer swimwear and get swept up in Phuket’s day-to-night beach-to-bar action. Although Layan Beach is quiet, it’s home to two of the island’s most glamorous beach clubs, the white-hot Xana and the lively Nikki Beach. For a more grown-up night on the town, take the one-hour journey south to Phuket Old Town for dinner at the Blue Elephant, a wonderful old colonial mansion with mosaic floors, swirling fans, white linens and a splendid menu of special Royal Thai cuisine.
How to Get There
Enjoyable and family friendly. 2 year old toddler loved the pools and didn’t want to leave. Perfect for family Vacation with kids. Only downside is how far it is away from the city. Would come back again.
My fiance and I stayed here for 4 nights and had a great time.
Sala Villa was awesome, private pool and beautiful room, huge bathroom
All the staff are so friendly form the Gardner's to the breakfast staff ,everybody was so friendly.
Had a fantastic time.
Amazingly friendly and helpful staffs from Jolie at the reception to Jazz, our Dining By Design waiter. We received a very warm welcome as we stepped off our taxi. Got to check in early after completing the online check in the night before. We stayed in the Family Pool Villa which was really nice and private. Surprised to receive a top notch quality birthday cake from the hotel 😋, appreciate it! Arranged the Dining By Design at the beach to propose which was great, fiancee was very impressed. The good thing is that they do allow external photographer at the private dining area which is a big plus! Great food, friendly service in a dreamy setting. The breakfast provided was brilliant too! Blessed to be able to get a complimentary late check out at 7pm on our date of departure (one of the benefits for booking direct 😉)! Thank you to the team at Anantara Layan!!
Beautiful property, clean and spacious rooms, great food. We enjoyed the selection of activities offered by the hotel such as cooking classes, water sports, bicycle rides, Muay Thai kick boxing classes, yoga and more! The spa was wonderful as well. The location seemed to be strategic too as it was easy for us to get around to all the activities and places to visit nearby. Their Thai restaurant offers a great view of the island.
Great view from different points of hotel and also from the restaurants, very fast service, good menu for breakfast, we also had a great dinner.
We liked that the hotel is situated at hill side..
Staff are very friendly and always trying to help in all situations.
The rooms very nice, very quiet and private location.