Sneak Peek: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa, Thailand

  • Photo copyright by Brent Madison
    Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa Photo copyright by Brent Madison
  • Photo copyright by Brent Madison
    Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa Photo copyright by Brent Madison
  • Photo copyright by Brent Madison
    Photo copyright by Brent Madison
  • Photo copyright by Brent Madison
    Photo copyright by Brent Madison
  • Photo copyright by Brent Madison
  • Photo copyright by Brent Madison
  • Photo copyright by Brent Madison
  • Photo copyright by Brent Madison

With more villa accommodations than rooms and suites, Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa lands on Thailand’s white-sand shores.

Why Go: The jagged shape of Phuket island accounts for some of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful beaches, tucked into coves and natural recesses. The world-famous sands get quite crowded at times, but Layan Beach in front of the Anantara is nestled in a shallow bay away from heavy foot traffic. The surrounding Andaman Sea is breathtaking, and the Anantara lends kayaks, canoes, and surfboards free of charge to guests.  

What to Expect: In a remake of the former Bundarika resort, Anantara has enhanced the property’s sprawling collection of structures. The existing 47 villas (from $274) and 30 suites (from $171) have been taken to the next level with all-new contemporary Thai furnishings and decor. Even standard rooms include ocean views. Some villas are beachfront, while others are set back from the coast and surrounded by private gardens. Two restaurants, two bars, and a spa that blends Chinese massage techniques, Thai ingredients, and other Asian-influenced wellness traditions with Western methods round out the property. The resort feels quite secluded, but is just a 10-minute drive from the busy Laguna area’s shops and restaurants and a 35-minute drive from the nightlife on Patong beach.

How to Get There: Find Anantara Phuket Layan 20 minutes from Phuket’s international airport. (+66.76.317.200, phuket-layan.anantara.com)

From Around the Web...
Hoshinoya Bali
The Balinese resort showcases 30 villas, a restaurant, three swimming pools, and more…
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will open in June
Waldorf Astoria’s first new build on the West Coast is a sophisticated stunner…
Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club
Architect Richard Meier has reimagined the iconic Surf Club as a stylish Four Seasons Hotel…
Ultima Gstaad
The boutique hotel features 11 suites, six residences, a high-end Italian restaurant, a spa, and...
From Tokyo to D.C., these are the best places to see spring’s famous pink flowers in bloom…
Yao Ming is an eight-time NBA all-star, Olympian, and member of Time’s 100 Most Influential People club
The eight-time all-star’s surprisingly good wine is going toward a very good cause…
Editor in Chief Brett Anderson takes a tour of Robb Report’s favorite places to refuel in wine...
From Manhattan to Morocco, these magical hotels and resorts are springtime stunners…
The Anam, Vietnam
The five-star property features an array of well-appointed villas, rooms, and suites…
A Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
The package includes accommodation in a Fenway-themed suite and time with the World Series trophy…