The island of Phuket, a short flight south from the capital, Bangkok, is renowned for a boisterous nightlife in the downtown district, but also for a wide range of ultra luxurious resorts and spa properties catering to those more inclined to a peaceful stay in this attractive destination. The idyllic Cape Panwa precinct to the south of downtown, is noted for several high-end resorts enjoying expansive views over the sea in a superb, breezy location overlooking the cruise port.
Amatara Wellness Resort (formerly Regent Phuket Cape Panwa) bills itself as a ‘holistic wellness resort’ with 105 pavilions, suites and pool villas, all featuring scenic and expansive views of the Andaman Sea. Rooms start at a spacious 60sqm for pavilions, up to a generous 150sqm for pool villas. All are equipped with at-call butler service, extended sundeck areas and a private balcony.
The spa has eight private treatment rooms, all overlooking the seascape, feature the signature Amatara Spa treatments. All cuisine is specially prepared by Executive Chef Justin Baziuk with each dish made from 100 per cent organic ingredients and is carefully prepared with the aid of a nutritionist. These all-inclusive treatment programs integrate accommodation, nutritious and organic food, along with personalised leisure and wellness pursuits.
Recognised as one of Thailand’s top restaurants,”The Grill” offers fresh seafood and prime cuts, and serves up an informal fine dining experience. At the “The Restaurant” guests can enjoy international specialties and local cuisine that is incorporated with authentic Asian influences.