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Island time – something we all need every now and then – is surely well spent at the gorgeous Anantara Layan upon golden sands. A true hideaway, the resort is located on a bay where lazy days start with heavenly breakfasts enjoyed overlooking the peaceful waters, and evenings begin on the terrace of your room surveying the sunset.
Nestled among the rich foliage of the jungle on a secluded enclave at the end of Layan beach, the hotel has 30 rooms and suites as well as 47 pool villas in nine uniquely impressive styles. All are spacious, with wooden floors and beautiful fixtures and furnishings and a touch of the Orient.
The resort itself is stunning; look around and you could only be in Thailand. Open structures and traditional gabled roofs, wooden salas, orchids in every room and colourful silk furnishings are everywhere. Within the rooms are Terrazzo tubs and rain showers, private balconies and Nespresso machines. Villas all have private pools and an outdoor tub, perfect for a soak surrounded by nature. To that end, you won’t see your neighbours from your room, rest assured.
It should be noted that some of the villas are located close to the beach, but this is not the best beach you’ve ever seen, in fact, since it’s a bay, the tide goes out in the afternoon taking the water with it. So if you fancy a swim in the sea, you need to do so in the morning.
A big part of Anantara’s DNA are their superb spas, and so after a day indulging in watersports, taking a class or two – yoga, boot camp, Tai Chi or Muay Thai – visiting Phi Phi or snorkelling the waters of the Similan Islands, a visit to the spa may just be the thing you need. Elemis products are used, and there’s a private pool here where you can relax after your treatment.
There’s a hairdresser, too, so you’ll be ready for dinner in no time. First, however, have a drink at the Mojito Factory – the coolest thing in beachside pop-ups. After which, dinner at Dee Plee is something to look forward to. The restaurant does all it can to source food sustainably and organically, and, if you wish, they can set up a romantic table for a loved-up evening for two just about anywhere you choose – with a big smile, something you’ll never get tired of seeing while you’re here.
How to get here
25 minutes by road from Phuket International Airport
77 rooms, suites, villas & residences