Located on the west coast of Phuket, off Thailand’s southern coast, Amanpuri overlooks the blue expanse of the Andaman Sea from a sheltered headland. Aman’s flagship property, the resort offers 40 spacious Thai-styled guest Pavilions and 40 Residences discretely spaced across a grove of swaying coconut palms.
At the foot of a sweep of stone steps lies the white crescent of Pansea Beach, a secluded smile of sand for Aman guests alone. Combining the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ with puri, meaning ‘place’ in Thai, Amanpuri exudes all the classic grace of its design inspiration, Thailand’s ancient capital Ayutthaya. This is reflected in the resort’s pitched rooflines, curved eaves and warm woods. At the resort’s heart is a sleek, 27-metre swimming pool. This midnight-blue centrepiece, at once both an extension of the ocean and a mirror for the sky, is surrounded by a stone terrace and overlooked by the lofty-ceilinged, open-air reception area and the triple-roofed pool pavilion, in which traditional Thai music is performed each night.
Amanpuri offers several dining venues overlooking the main swimming pool and the beach. Open all day, the poolside Thai Restaurant is the original Aman dining experience, specialising in exquisite Thai cuisine, expertly prepared with authentic local ingredients.