The global elite wants relaxed elegance, privacy, and space. Aman sure gets this right with their exclusive chain of resorts worldwide. But that’s not all that keeps its loyal guests coming back for more. If you’ve stayed at Aman you would know that nothing is too much to ask for and their service can be best described as a total commitment to saying “yes” to a class of people unaccustomed to hearing “no.”
Aman was born with Amanpuri in Phuket. A ‘place of peace’ in Sanskrit, Amanpuri is a clutch of 40 Thai pavilions and 43 villas flanked by coconut plantations, lush gardens, and the sun kissed Andaman sea. One look at their Premium Ocean Pavilion with endless ocean views was enough for us to feature it as our ‘suite of the week.’
Measuring 1238 sq. ft. the Premium Ocean Pavilion features a king-size bed, oversized bathrooms, spacious dressing areas and an outdoor sala with sun deck and dining terrace. Like all Aman resorts, Amanpuri too keeps its design and architecture minimal with understated elegance. The pavilion with its distinctive roof and polished wood interiors exude ancient Ayutthaya style architecture and blends harmoniously with its natural surroundings. One can approach the pavilions by an elevated walkway set amidst a lush tropical garden.
The interiors are spacious and furnished with Thai textiles, art, and antiques.
The bedroom features a king size bed and comes dressed with polished wood and crisp white linens. The bathroom is spacious and has a freestanding bathtub and separate walk-in shower. There’s also free WiFi, TV, air-conditioning, a minibar, bathrobes, beach bags and Aman toiletries.
What we like the most, of course, is the outdoor sala where one can take in breathtaking views of the Andaman sea. This is the perfect spot to lounge and relax and feel connected with nature. The tranquil atmosphere infused with the salty smell of the ocean and the heady aroma of jasmine blossoms transports you to a state of true bliss. And, Amanpuri makes this happen for you!
For further de-stressing, Amanpuri also has carefully calibrated programs to help you discover inner peace and happiness. Whether you seek to increase fitness levels, shift unwanted weight, deep cleanse your entire system or attain renewed awareness, Amanpuri’s four immersion experiences will ensure palpable results. Your immersion experience will have two to three-movement and specialist therapy sessions and a spa treatment.
Dining options are aplenty. Enjoy some exquisitely crafted sashimi and sushi at Nama, or dine on some authentic Thai cuisine at Amanpuri’s Thai Restaurant. There’s also Latin American cuisine for those who would like to sample some light meals such as salsas, tostadas, and tacos complemented by handcrafted cocktails built upon fiery classics – rum, cachaca, pisco, tequila, and mezcal.
Cost: USD 2550
Size: 1238 sq. ft
Occupancy: 2 adults
Why should you splurge on it?
If there’s one thing Aman knows how to do right, it is the way they always pick the right location for their properties. Not just that but how they manage to harmoniously blend their resort with the natural surroundings. The Premium Ocean Pavilion is a Thai oasis of bliss with its warm wood work, zen-like surroundings and of course endless ocean views. No need to indulge in a spa, as a view like this is enough to transport one to relaxed elegance. And Aman keeps that promise!
Pansea Beach, Phuket 83000
Tel: (+66) 76 324 333