Amanpuri is well established as it was the Aman Group's first ever hotel and is now a flagship property offering a blueprint for their many idyllic hotels across the World. It has an unrivalled reputation as a luxury resort where personal service, recreational facilities and fine cuisine complement the unique splendour of its peaceful surroundings.
Amanpuri offers beautifully decorated Thai-style pavilions and private pool villas for larger families and groups. Graceful in design, the elegant buildings of the resort are connected by elevated walkways which lead to the stunning crescent shaped beach and the very first Aman Spa where a range of healing therapies and traditional treatments relax and rejuvenate.
The hotel also boasts a great beach club, grass and hard tennis courts and a private fleet of 20 cruisers and sailing boats for diving, excursions and romantic dinner cruises. Several bars and restaurants in beautiful settings and serving an array of the finest cuisine from across the globe are dotted around the resort. With so many changes to Phuket since its opening in 1988, Amanpuri has stood the test of time and in comparison, many of the newer resorts pale into insignificance.
Amanpuri accommodation consists of Thai style Pavilions, Pool Pavilions and Villas set within a mature coconut plantation and connected by elevated walkways. All pavilions either have garden or ocean views and feature elegant light rooms with Thai furnishings, an outdoor sala with sundeck and dining terrace while the Pool Pavilions have the addition of a small outdoor pool.
Amanpuri welcomes children of all ages to come and stay at the resort. There is a wonderful kids' pool and a children's party which takes place on the beach every afternoon during peak seasons (Christmas and Easter). Babysitting and baby equipment is also available if needed.
Amanpuri has four different restaurants, serving Italian, French, Japanese and Indonesian cuisine in wonderful alfresco settings around the resort. The bar offers poolside drinks and snacks and an unrivalled spot from which to watch the sun set. The Beach Club also serves drinks and snacks and in villa dining is an experience in itself. There is also a library, gallery, 27m main swimming pool, tennis courts, fabulous Aman Spa with lap pool and hilltop gym with pilates studio.
Activities at Amanpuri include daily complimentary yoga and meditation sessions, Khonom Krok (daily afternoon tea), complimentary non-motorised water sports including hobie cats, kayaks, windsurfing, body boarding and snorkelling. PADI diving, golf, boat charters with a choice of over 20 sailing and motor vessels and waterskiing can also be arranged.
When to travel
Tropical climate and the driest months to visit are December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season. May to October is the monsoon with downpours occurring once or twice a day, rather than constant rain.
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Location and directions
Situated above Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island. Located off the west coast of Kra Isthmus, Phuket Island is 890km south of Bangkok. The island is 50km long and 21km at its widest point. Connected to Thailand’s Phang Nga province by a bridge, Phuket is surrounded by the Andaman Sea, which joins the Indian Ocean to the south.
How to get there
12-hour international flight (change in Bangkok) to Phuket International airport. The travelling time from the airport is around 20-minutes.