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
If you’re looking for a place to get away from everything (literally) then this is the place to go. We loved it’s quiet location and secluded bay.
The staff were wonderful particularly at Dee Plee and the Mojito Bar.
The food at Dee Plee was some of the best Thai food I’ve eaten, absolutely delicious. And breakfast was wonderful too!
I have two reasons for the lack of a fifth star. Firstly we had a pool villa but we were unable to make use of the garden until after 3pm as there was no shade what-so-ever. This was disappointing as we’d obviously spent more money to stay in a villa and would have liked to use it more!
Secondly, we had to constantly call room service to restock our fridge. Even after the room was serviced they would still forget to restock it! Overall it was a great stay but there could be a few small improvements.
Great food. Breakfast is fantastic
Staff are wonderful
Room is very nice
Not sure private pool is worth it unless you have kids
Main pool full of very young kids
Hotel located on a bay not the ocean
When tide is out there is no water access which is half the day
We could swim and paddle until noon each day then there was no more water
You can walk over to Lyon beach 5 minutes and take a great 2 mile walk down the beach
Phuket has beautiful beaches but old town is noisy and dirty
Very expensive hotel for no beach
Elevator music in the restaurant
Come to Phuket for the beautiful beaches and stay on the beach and don’t leave
Great location in a quite area, but not to far away from other restaurants and bars. Staff an service quality is outstanding. Always courteous with a smile. Ariport only 30min away. Best breakfast ever
From our arrival, we were greeted by Mr. Por who assisted us to our transfer and also assisted us in our departure. Check-in was fast, the room was excellent, all food from the breakfast buffet to the in house thai restaurant, and international food menu, everything was great! we tried the spa and their services was also excellent, very relaxing. would return again.
It is pricey but worth to stay. The room is nice and having apple TV. So you have a lot can do if you are staying inside the room. The hairdryer is impressive which is so efficient to dry the hair. The staffs are friendly and helpful. The food is delicious and the beach is nice too! But it was far from downtown, it took around 40 minutes to go.