Dee Place is the best spot for Thai cuisine at the resort, and Breeze by Anantara is a pool bar worth visiting. Anantara resorts are known for its spas, and the Anantara Spa here certainly lives up to the brand’s reputation. It’s invigorating enough to just stay at this resort. Consider it the ultimate souvenir to take home from Thailand. However, the spa’s two-night Sleep Restoration Program will put you on a better path to staying well-rested well beyond checkout. Rates at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort currently start at 33,276 Thai baht ($957) per night. Luxury living, seclusion and an appreciation for nature combine to create Anantara Mai Khao. Here, lily pads dot lagoons that sit a stone’s throw from golden beaches. Private pool villas with dark teak features and elegant furnishings add a pop of elegance to all the greenery. While the Anantara Layan is a good option for those craving a little more time in the sand, the Anantara Mai Khao leans more into the indulgence of pool-by-the-sea culture – whether you’re swimming in the main resort pool or a private one back at your villa.
Rates at Trisara currently start at 27,937 Thai baht ($803) per night. Hidden in the jungle on the northwest corner of the island, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort’s public spaces, 30 suites, 46 pool villas and 15 pool residences feature awe-inspiring designs. A stay in a residence is a decadent indulgence, as it comes with a live-in butler who can cater to any whim. Those looking for a romantic dining experience should book a table at Dining by Design, which serves intimate meals like private barbecues and Southern Thai fare for two at the water’s edge. Not to mention, Anantara Layan has a secluded stretch of sandy beach with crystal-clear water. It’s also widely known as one of Phuket’s best places for a celebratory meal. Age offers local seafood, fine cuts of meat and an extensive wine list. Beach House Layan offers three venues under one roof. Rooftop by Anantara is a fabulous spot to grab an alfresco cocktail and watch the sunset.
Banyan Tree’s 174 villas offer a little slice of added privacy amid the sprawling property. If you want further solitude, head to the Banyan Tree Spa – a quiet, peaceful retreat. You can enjoy body scrubs, facials or 60- and 90-minute massages that target work-related stress or sleep quality. Some guests may opt for trippier options, such as flotation massages and sound therapy. Rates for the Banyan Tree Phuket are currently 24,480 Thai baht ($703) per night. Six Senses Yao Noi isn’t actually on Phuket – it’s a 40-minute boat ride away from Phuket‘s harbor. They can also go all-out with the 150-minute Royal Banyan, which blends Eastern and Western massage styles. You can use the extra transit time to shed any lingering stress from travel before you arrive at one of the most private getaways in the region. Six Senses’ 56 villas are barely noticeable amid all the jungle greenery – sustainability is part of the Six Senses brand identity, after all.
All suites and villas come with an ocean view and private pool, large bathrooms and outdoor showers. The resort exudes a one-with-nature ambiance thanks to its gardens and relatively private beach. It’s incredibly easy to unwind from day-to-day life with a stay here. Be sure to indulge in the farm-to-table creations at Pru, Trisara’s restaurant, which sources local ingredients and turns them into masterpieces. Seafood at Trisara is a concept inspired by Thai family recipes passed down for generations – like Phuket lobster and shellfish stir fries with secret sauces. River prawn with Indian plums and aged duck with tamarillo and grapefruit are just a few of the recent dishes. Those looking for more activity than pool or beach lounging can hit the resort’s Jara Wellness Spa, which has an extensive treatment lineup. Look no further than the signature Royal Trisara – a six-hand massage. Trisara also offers cruises of various lengths, from one-hour island hopping tours to full-day excursions.