Since its opening in...
Since its opening in 1988, the Thai beach resort of Amanpuri has established an enviable reputation for personal service, fine quisine and watersports activities, all of which complement the natural beauty of its tropical island surroundings.
Amanpuri, a sanskrit word meaning 'place of peace' reflects its name in more ways than one. The entrace, 'sala', surrounded by lotus ponds, overlooks the resort's main swimming pool, the restaurant and bar. The resort's 40. Thai-style pavilions and 30 private villa homes are interspersed throughout a mature coconut plantation.
In building the resort they have attempted to maintain the integrity of the site. It is not unusual to see a palm tree growing in the corner of your sunbathing area.
The Amanpuri resort has its own fleet of cruisers and sailing craft. Sailing, deep sea fishing, diving and overnight charters, with full crew. are all available.
$750 US Outstanding Aman Resort but hampered by being an oasis of beauty amidst run down properties. The beaches had alot of plastic washing up but may have been due to monsoons
This hotel is one of the nicest resprts in the world (not to mention one of the most expensive - 450 - 700 US$ p/night). I've never been here, but I've heard about it (I coulden't afford it even if I stay a minute lol). Just go to their website: www.amanpuri.com
Situated above Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island, Amanpuri is a 20 minute, 17 Km scenic drive from Phuket International airport.
Forty private pavilions and thirty Thai villa homes are interspersed throughout a coconut plantation.
The resort's pavilions are 115 square metres each, including the private outdoor terrace. Pavilion rates are determined according to view and location. Pavilions 103 and 105 enjoy the best views of the Andaman Sea. Two Deluxe Ocean Pavilions come with sea views,while five Superior Ocean Pavilions have partial sea views. The 27 Superior Garden Pavilions are interspersed among the coconut palms, while the remaining four pavilions are located close to the resort's central buildings.All pavilions feature an outdoor sala (sundeck and dining terrace),a king size bed, separate bath and shower, refrigerator with fully stocked mini-bar, electronic safe, stereo CD cassette system, IDD service and air-conditioning. Recreation
Sailing, windsurfing, hobiecats, snorkelling and view boards are available on our beach, weather and tides permitting. Fully equipped gym on the beachfront, 6 floodlit tennis courts with fulltime playing partners, a fresh water (chlorine-free) 30 metre pool lined in black tile.
Full time hairdresser, with facilities for hair, beauty and skin care treatments and traditional Thai massage.Health & beauty: Amanpuri specialised in health and beauty treatments including traditional Thai massage, Thai herbal skin-cleansing treatments, hair & nail services, aromatherapy massage. Sauna is also available.
Amancruises, our fully owned and operated motor yachtdivision, specialises in both scheduled and private charters to the beautiful islands and bays close to the resort.
There are 5 international standard golf courses within 30 minutes of the resort and we can arrange tee-off timesand rental of all equipment.
The library has over 1,000 books encompassing novels, reference, travel and information on Southeast Asia. Each pavilion is equipped with a CD stereo cassette system, and music selections are offered in the library.
Services & Facilities
Other services: Same day laundry/dry cleaning,complimentary newspapers, taxi, car and jeep rental, foreign exchange,airline reservation/confirmation, fax, telex, medical services, complimentary limousine airport transfer and personal tour guides. Complimentary privatecar transfers to and from Phuket airport are offered to guests.
My wife Trisanna at the Terrace, Amanpuri
May be in Singapore in late August and was thinking of combining with Bangkok and maybe Phuket. KNow it is the rainy season-should I consider Chiang Mai instead? Also, is Amanpuri that much better than the Chedi? Want to spulge on a nice place so am also thinking of the Regent outside Chiang Mai....