This resort in Phuket is the perfect beach paradise for your next getaway
AUG 28, 2018 | By Radhika Sen
Towering coconut trees, lush hills and pristine ocean waters envelop Anantara Layan Phuket, a tropical sanctuary tucked away on the North-West coast of Phuket. Seamlessly blending with its surroundings, the resort sprawls across a steep landscape housing villas that sit on hilltops amidst lush tropical foliage, cooled by the bracing breeze of the Andaman Sea. Choose from 30 suites and 47 one/two bedroom Pool Villas that boast contemporary interiors dotted with local cultural accents, a private garden with direct access to the beach, and a pebbled outdoor deck complete with a personal plunge pool. Further up the resort’s hilly slope, overlooking the azure expanse of the beach, are The Residences by Anantara – a collection of 15 exclusive two storeyed pool bungalows. These larger than life holiday retreats are cocooned in privacy with a 21 mtr infinity pool that offers a ringside view of the crystalline sea, a Thai sala where you can lounge for hours at a stretch and a rooftop deck to take in picturesque sunsets. Bringing the breezy outdoors in, the interiors of the residences are open and airy, enhanced with high ceilings, sleek lines and minimal decor to not take away any attention from the surrounding neon blue iridescence.“The design concept was to a create a modern interpretation of a classical Asian space inspired by the cultural and ecological context of the natural terrain. Local and eco-friendly materials ranging from Thai travertine, which was used for landscaping, to natural stones that have been laid on the floor of the pool, and a host of art and artefacts that were sourced locally to adorn the villas – the idea was to keep the design and spirit of the place as authentic as possible,” says Micah Tamthai, Vice President, Real Estate, Minor International. While its scenic location makes for a dreamy setting, Anantara Layan Phuket absorbs you in an immersive experience that comes with all the trappings of a luxurious getaway while offering a true taste of the region’s local flavours.