7 reasons why Amari Phuket should be next on your travel bucket list!

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Close enough, yet far from it all...

Instead of going along with the crowd, venturing out to another villa in Seminyak; why not try exploring somewhere closer (and more magical) this time?

For those looking for a quick peaceful getaway to relax and recharge, try Amari Phuket – it is only an hour and a half flight away (try Jetstar for cheap rates) from Singapore and this 5-star resort has one of the best ambiences to unwind as you find yourself one with nature.

You might think that nothing beats Bali as a top spot for beach vacations, but after looking through this list, you'll definitely reconsider!

Here's why we think Amari Phuket is the perfect island destination for you (and your kids).

#1 A peaceful paradise

Patong Beachside just outside Breeze Spa. Image credit: Hamizah Salikimen

Imagine escaping to a secret place, where a canvas of blue skies and turquoise seas is the first thing you’ll see. An island paradise that is everything you've ever imagined – this is exactly what Amari Phuket is all about.

Tucked away on a secluded beach, Amari Phuket offers you the tranquillity of a beach vacation with your loved ones, yet still managing to offer the excitement and bustle of Patong Beach a mere 5-minute walk away.

Magnificent view of Patong Beach from Ocean Wing Room. Image credit: Hamizah Salikimen

#2 Perfect home away from home for families

This bedroom under the two bedroom Ocean Wing suite provides a panoramic view of Patong beach – perfect for the kids!

Upon entering the lobby, you'll feel immediately relaxed thanks to the open-air concept and wide oceanfront view, courtesy of, Patong Bay.

The main lobby connects directly to the Superior and Deluxe Wingscatering to a total of 197 rooms and suites, each of which is a comfortable haven brimming with personality.

Every room has an ocean view and a private balcony, where guests can relax and enjoy the sea breeze. With twice the space and luxury, the suites offer added comfort and a private sun terrace with a magnificent view of Patong Bay.

The Two Bedroom Ocean Wing Suite boasts a huge balcony area perfect for sun tanning and lounging around.

If you're the kind of person who lives for uninterrupted views of the ocean, pick the Ocean Wing instead.

The Ocean Wing – comprising of 183 suites introduces a new standard of accommodation to Phuket. This new addition gives an elevated perspective of Patong Bay and all the rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows for unparalleled views of the Andaman Sea.

The Ocean Wing is also home to the exclusive Clubhouse, where club guests can enjoy an awe-inspiring 270-degree view of Patong Bay.

They have soft beds (which are to die for) that you’ll sink into with ease, plush pillows that’ll make you want to snooze forever, a day-bed to watch DVDs from and a private balcony to sit and chill while you take in the view.

The only downside to the Ocean Wing is that it's located far above the main compound atop the hills, so you'd need a club car/buggy to transport you to and from the lobby and main areas of the resort. However, this gives the Ocean Wing that added feeling of being on your own private island.

Ocean wing one bedroom suite.

#3 Rediscover Phuket with Amari's special tour of Phuket Old Town

Amari Phuket helps you rediscover the best parts of Thailand’s beautiful beaches and Phuket Old Town with your family and little ones in a fuss-free manner.

Guests are able to visit the Phuket Thai Hua Museum during their guided tour.

Experience the surprises and delights of Phuket Old Town with the Phuket Uncovered package. Where you get to enjoy a visit to the Thai Hua Museum, Thalang Road Shophouses including Ranida boutique, Bookhemian café and Torry’s Ice Cream as well as a peek into local artist Isara Thaotong’s works at Drawing Room Studio.

 

Guests get to explore the old shophouses on Thalang road during the guided tour.

#4 Spa retreat in the middle of a forest!

These spa pagodas or 'salas' are a dream come true! And yes, they even have their own jetty.

Moving further towards the end of the resort’s hidden cove is the Breeze Spa. Here, you can immerse yourself in nature while you relax with a massage; unwind and drift slowly to sleep with the calming, clapping of the waves in the distance.

Ideal for a day of relaxation, guests can choose from a range of body massages and facial treatments in open-air pagodas or “salas” dotted across the hillside.

The popular opinion might be that open-air spa massages are a bad idea due to the tropical heat, you will be pleasantly proven otherwise.  The wide unobstructed oceanfront; cooling breeze; and shade from the trees complement each other, creating a one-of-a-kind spa experience.

Enjoy Breeze Spa's signature Coco Mojito Spa package for 150 mins in the middle of the jungle!

#5 Two public pools and one exclusive pool – all with a picture perfect view? Hell yes!

Rim Talay pool

Rim Talay pool just by the ocean – accessible to all residents

Guests can also relax with a cocktail and light nibbles at the Rim Talay Pool Bar, lounging on the day beds that line the freeform pool.

Here guests also have the chance to see the 12 natural preserved coral reefs of Patong Beach which becomes visible during the low tide on the beach in front of Rim Talay.

La Gritta pool

La Gritta pool by the ocean – accessible to all residents

The La Gritta lap pool located just below the lobby and Samutr Bar is ideal for swimming or lounging the day away whilst you enjoy scrumptious food and refreshing beverages from the adjacent La Gritta; serving authentic Italian dishes by the lovely Chef Rosh.

The Clubhouse pool

Exclusive pool at the Clubhouse for guests staying at the Ocean Wing! Image credit: Amari.com

Designed to offer enhanced privacy and enjoyment, the Clubhouse features an infinity pool, a sun deck, and its own fitness centre, all of which are reserved exclusively for club guests.

The Clubhouse Lounge serves breakfast and an all-day à la carte dining menu. Complimentary tea, coffee and light snacks are available throughout the day, with sunset complimentary cocktails and pre-dinner canapés served daily from 17:30 to 18:30 hrs.

Enjoy breakfast with an exclusive view at the Clubhouse pool! Image credit: Amari.com

#6 Why do yoga in the gym when you've got a view like this!

Yoga with instructor at the top of the Clubhouse sun deck.

Another perk of staying in the Ocean Wing – you get to fully utilise the Clubhouse sundeck and their FIT Center! Breathe in the fresh Patong air while you work out those poses!

#7 Amari staff feels like family

Guests are greeted with a warm smile, ice cold towels and a refreshing beverage at the Amari Phuket lobby!

Last, but definitely not least, their impeccable hospitality and customer service are worth 5 stars.

This isn't at all surprising as the management team loves giving a warm welcome to each and every one of their guests. Their genuine concern for the well-being of guests (and staff) is truly inspiring and never fails to brighten one's day.

As most of the Ocean Wing suites are located atop a hill and separated from the rest of the main compound, club cars (golf carts/buggies) are imperative in transporting guests to and from the lobby and restaurants – and those buggy boys are definitely the experts when it comes to quick transportation.

Most guests appeared to be truly amazed at how quick and efficient the buggy system runs. Everyone got their buggies in a jiffy each time they needed transportation.

From the countless positive reviews on TripAdvisor, we can all come to an agreement that the hotel hosts and staff are certainly the ones who transform the Amari experience into the perfect one; exceeding expectations, truly making Amari the perfect home away from home.

 

If you're interested in discovering Phuket with Amari, check out their promotions and packages:

Phuket Uncovered (approx. SGD$1,100)

● Available from: 08 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

● Minimum stay: 3 Night(s) in Superior Ocean Facing

● Package Includes:

o Welcome gift with local product

o Guided half-day tour of Phuket Old Town (4 hours)

o Private Thai Cooking Class

o 10% discount at all restaurants

o 20% discount on treatments at Breeze Spa

o Free late check-out until 16:00

o Special farewell gift

 

Phuket Super Saver Package (approx. SGD$1,090)

● Available from: 08 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

● Minimum stay: 3 Night(s) in Superior Ocean Facing

● Package Includes:

o Thai set-menu dinner at Rim Talay restaurant

o Round-trip airport transfer

o 10% discount at all restaurants

o 20% discount on treatments at Breeze Spa

o 20% Laundry Service Discount

o Free late check-out until 16:00

 

The Great Escape Package (approx. SGD$1,100)

● Available from: 08 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

● Minimum stay: 3 Night(s) in Superior Ocean Facing

● Package Includes:

o Round-trip airport transfer

o Discovery Set Menu at La Gritta Restaurant

o Fruits and Flowers in Room

o Free late check-out until 16:00

 

Bounce Back Spa Package (approx. SGD$1,460)

● Available from: 08 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

● Minimum stay: 4 Night(s) in Superior Ocean Facing

● Package Includes:

o Round-trip airport transfer

o 45 min Foot Massage @ Breeze Spa

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o Fruits and Flowers in Room

o Welcome Drink

o 20% discount on treatments at Breeze Spa

o 60 min Signature Mood Massage

 

Just the Two of Us Package (approx. SGD$1,400)

● Available from: 08 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

● Minimum stay: 4 Night(s) in Superior Ocean Facing

● Package Includes:

o Round-trip airport transfer

o Sparkling Wine in room

o A Romantic Breakfast in room

o 60 min Massage and Bath @ Breeze Spa

o Fruits and Flowers in Room

o A Romantic set-up dinner at Rim Talay Restaurant

 

All Together Family Package - Ocean Wing (approx. SGD$1,380)

● Available from: 08 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017

● Minimum stay: 3 Night(s) in OCEAN WING: Two Bedroom Suite

● Package Includes:

o Round-trip airport transfer

o Kids stay for FREE

o Dinner for 4 at Rim Talay Restaurant

o Free pass to Kids Club

o Free late check-out until 16:00

 

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