The dream of any traveller is to experience the authentic culture of their destination, without sacrificing life’s luxuries. In Phuket, one five-star resort is inviting guests to step off the tourist trail and immerse themselves in the ambience of a traditional local village, while also enjoying the finest pool villa accommodation, delectable dining and fantastic facilities in a beautiful beachfront setting.
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is nestled on the island’s pristine northwest coast, far enough away from the main tourist areas to feel secluded, while remaining easily accessible – just 15 minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport. As soon as they step into this lush low-rise resort, visitors are enveloped in a tropical paradise. Graceful Thai buildings are set around a tranquil lagoon that blooms with water lilies, is criss-crossed by elegant wooden walkways and shaded by tropical trees and swaying palms, emerging at a long stretch of golden sand, lapped by the Andaman Sea.
Guests can choose from nine unique styles of pool villa, with one to four bedrooms. Whichever option they choose, each comes equipped with chic interiors and plenty of alfresco space, including a sun deck, outdoor shower and private pool. With every villa able to comfortably host three adults and one child, and the largest accommodating up to 12 adults, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is ideal for every occasion, from romantic couples’ retreats to grand family gatherings.
Blissful days can be spent with beachfront yoga, pilates or tai-chi sessions, learning the art of Thai boxing, taking a bike ride, working out at the fitness centre, playing tennis on the full-size courts, or simply soaking up the spectacular surroundings. Children can discover local arts and crafts at the kids’ club, while their parents unwind at the Anantara Spa, a soothing sanctuary perched above the lagoon that features six treatment suites, steam rooms, a salon and “Comfort Zone”. All ages can come together and learn the art of Thai cuisine with a cooking class.
Exceptional cuisine can be savoured every day at a choice of dining destinations. La Sala showcases authentic Thai dishes in an enchanting lagoon-side setting, while Sea.Fire.Salt is a beachfront grill that specialises in fresh seafood. Aromatic Indian dishes can be enjoyed at Tiffin by La Sala, and The Tree House serves light bites and cool cocktails in an impressive elevated setting. For special occasions, the Tasting Room is an intimate space for exclusive dinners and the resort’s Dining by Design service can create magical memories for couples.
Providing luxurious accommodation and fantastic facilities is no longer enough for a five-star resort; guests demand to feel connected with their surroundings. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is a five-star retreat where every guest can soak up the genuine essence of southern Thai culture, in a stunning setting.