Amanpuri means 'place of peace' in Sanskrit. This is a good name for a twenty-acre coconut grove on the edge of a beach.
Many would agree that Amanpuri is probably one of the best hotels in Thailand, through its invention of a new type of escape. It was the first hotel to feature individual bungalows for all guests and combine architecture, design and luxury in a highly emotive way.
This extraordinary complex on Phuket's Samui Beach is still the most mesmerising hotel in Thailand. It looks even better than when it first opened in 1988 as the luscious landscaping has had a chance to mature. Amanpuri means 'place of peace' in Sanskrit. This is a good name for a twenty-acre coconut grove on the edge of a beach.
Because of the sloping site of this former coconut plantation, each guest bungalow has a tremendous degree of privacy. Twenty years ago these were the first guest villas to feature indoor and outdoor areas.
Amanpuri offers a varied range of gastronomic experiences; from Japanese fine dining to organic home-grown super-foods to the best of authentic Thai cuisine, it's perfect for the food fanatics that come to the resort.
The Beach Club is the perfect place to spend some down-time, listening to music, dipping your feet in the sea and tasting Amanpuri's very own signature cocktails.
Because of its raised position, owing to its previous incarnation as a coconut plantation, Amanpuri has some splendid views. Perhaps the best view of all is from the gym, which is built on the highest point to capture prevailing winds, with a view in the distance of the beaches that have made Phuket such a magnet for travellers.
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