“Set in a mature coconut plantation and meaning ‘place of peace’ it has a real economy of design. It’s minimal and it’s luxury in an expansive sphere. The pavilions and privately-owned villas are inspired by Thailand’s former capital Ayuthia. They are decked in the golden brown wood 'makha' and in teak. The lighter wood in the roof tiers give it depth and breathing space from a distance. The design, embraces authentically the Thai tradition and is timeless and serene. There is intelligent spacing between the restaurants and swimming pool. The sloping location is enhanced with cascading stairs and raised steps. It descends from the pool to the private beach like a stage setting form Aida. The open lobby is reassuringly welcoming. There’s a nautical feel in the rooms from all the varnished wood. This runs consistently onto the wonderful outdoor ‘sala’ sun deck. The airy poolside restaurants offer delicious menus that vary in spicy intensity. The tea-time pancakes are particularly tasty. The music at night is authentic and ambient using the traditional wooden 'kim' instrument. Guests arrive to a fragrant heart-shaped frangipani bracelet. To top it all the amazing airport staff on hand deal with all practicalities to delay the return to self-reliance. ”
Written by Adam Jacot de Boinod
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Amanpuri provides a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is ideal for a rest after a cultural journey of Thailand. Its private location in a coconut plantation over looking the Andaman Sea is ideal for guests who want to switch off and soak up the sun and culture of the region. The resort has two protected private white sandy beaches and a large spa, which hosts visiting practitioners year round. Wellness programmes can be tailored for guests’ needs. Guests can also take cruises on one of the resort’s many boats.
It goes without saying that the superb service of the team which is personalised but unobtrusive and also their understanding of each guest and their preferences, is one of the key reasons why guests keep coming back.
What is there to do in the area? Elephant riding, nature treks, horse riding, zip wire riding, safari adventure, cultural tours and of course, golf.
What kind of breakfast do you offer? Amanpuri offers Continental, American and Asian breakfast from their A la carte menu with some Thai favourites as well.
What other restaurant choices do you offer? The Terrace offers casual, all day dining in an alfresco setting and features Thai and European specialties. The Restaurant serves Italian cuisine and is open for dinner year round, and lunch between November and April. Also open during this period is the Japanese restaurant on the beach, which is extremely popular for both lunch and dinner.
Which are your most popular room types, and why? Deluxe & Premiere Ocean Pavilions are popular for their ocean views. Pool Pavilions because they have a private pool and a large private terrace.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? Yes, the hotel can place 1 extra bed in each pavilion. Activities for children include watersports, tennis, thai boxing as well as a Amanspa Junior”