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Since July 1, 2021, travellers have been able to enjoy access to some of Thailand’s most beloved hotspots, thanks to new schemes rolled out to re-introduce tourism gradually.

But those wishing to travel to Thailand in the coming months will now be able to enjoy more access to the country’s beautiful beaches and crystalline waters, with a revised Sandbox scheme, Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension in place for fully vaccinated MENA travellers. Effectively, the revised scheme opens up more of Thailand to fully vaccinated visitors, reducing the mandatory stay in Phuket from 14 days to 7.

Naturally exclusive, close to vibrant island life

Situated on Phuket’s serene northwest coast and surrounded by national park forest, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort opens onto picturesque Layan Bay, this exclusivity is surprisingly accessible and only a 20 minute drive from Phuket airport. A short distance away, Laguna Phuket offers lively bars and boutique shopping whilst bustling southern beaches and the island’s city centre are only a 40-minute drive away.

Anantara Layan Phuket’s contemporary design blends into a lush hillside comprised of towering coconut tree jungles, the resort overlooks an otherwise untouched bay, a stunning beach and views of Kala Island. Crystal blue waters meet white silky sands, leading to acres of native beachfront vegetation and quiet enclaves, creating the ideal environment for relaxation.

Luxury rooms, suites, pool villas and hillside residences

30 guest rooms and suites and 47 one- and two-bedroom pool villas offer 10 accommodation types. Contemporary interiors feel boutique with local cultural accents. Modern comforts include an iPod docking station Bose sound system and an Apple television, through which videos and movies can be streamed from iPhones or iPads smart phones (incl Samsung etc). A custom-stocked wine cabinet, in-room bar, Nespresso coffee machine, tea facilities, complimentary high-speed internet access and a selection of books (in higher categories) complete the amenities. All of the villas boast 24-hour Villa Host service. With a private garden, direct beach access and a personal pool, the 485 square metre Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa is one-of-a-kind and the resort’s most lush villa option whilst the Layan Residences by Anantara proudly overlook the entire resort and the twinkling Andaman Sea range from two to eight bedroom abodes with oversized infinity pools.

Wining and dining

Each day begins at the beachside restaurant with a breakfast buffet of eastern and western favourites, live stations and healthy options, followed by Mediterranean-inspired menus for lunch and dinner. At the signature restaurant Dee Plee, regional Thai cuisine is presented with divine flavour pairings and contemporary flair. Breeze pool bar refreshes with inventive cocktails, revitalising fresh juices and light snacks, our friendly service team are always on hand with fruit skewers and cold face towels. Age, Phuket’s number one restaurant takes you on a culinary journey along the most exquisite meats and the finest locally caught seafood, paired with the very best wines from around the world. To dine here is to commemorate life’s defining moments. And as every era and milestone has its own unique tastes, a night out at Age is catered entirely to your wishes. Hand pick your own cut of meat. Choose your wine from one of the sixty premium vintage and new world labels or trust the sommelier to decide for you.

For romance, Dining by Design spoils couples with a personal chef and butler in a choice of intimate settings. Connoisseurs can delight in one of Phuket’s most impressive wine collections and tailored Wine Guru tasting journeys in the carefully curated Wine Cellar. Delving into Thai culinary heritage, Spice Spoons cooking classes combine the buzz of market life with master chef tips.

Signature experiences

An escape within an escape, Anantara Spa offers rejuvenating wellness and pampering. Seven luxury treatment rooms are accompanied by a post-treatment relaxation room, male and female steam rooms, an Anantara hair dressing salon and OPI nail salon are also on hand. Unique journeys include the Layan Orchid Signature Ritual, beginning with a milky bath laced with fresh royal orchids as guests enjoy a private tea service, followed by a Thai herbal compress treatment.

Leisure time excites and relaxes. Lazy days with bay views and refreshments make beachfront pool days a must. The Muay Thai boxing ring challenges guests to train in Thailand’s unique martial art. Water sports range from complimentary kayaks, canoes, standing paddle boards, to sailing adventures and Schiller Bikes. Gym workouts, local bicycle tours and yoga and Thai Hermit exercise classes inspire an active island lifestyle.

A resort boutique and gift shop, plus a library with books, films to borrow, make resort life conveniently attractive. Little ones make new friends at Chang Children’s Club and enjoy a special kids’ menu and youngster friendly spa treatments.

Wedding celebrations take place in the cliff-edge open chapel with a spectacular coastal backdrop, or in tropical beach bliss with the Andaman’s waves as their wedding march. For that extra special touch, receptions can be held at one of fifteen uniquely designed Residences that dot the lush hillside overlooking Layan Bay, each featuring incredible coastal vistas showcased by high ceilings, expansive windows and sweeping verandas.

Discover pure relaxation and inspirational island journeys at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort.

Source: dash travel