Thailand’s tropical island of Phuket has long been a favourite for those planning a romantic escape or honeymoon. So naturally we love introducing couples to Amari Phuket — a private slice of paradise that’s still close to the action if you fancy a change of pace. With incredible sea views, warm Thai hospitality, and plenty of ‘home-from-home’ comforts, this is a beautiful base for your Phuket holiday.
Here’s everything you need to know about one of Phuket’s best five-star resorts …
Welcome to a Phuket paradise
Tucked away on a secluded, southern part of Patong Beach, Amari Phuket is all about breathtaking sea views and five-star holiday indulgences. Oh, and those amazing west-coast sunsets!
The resort is designed around spectacular Andaman Sea and Patong Bay vistas, and you’ll find the region’s iconic turquoise waters showcased at every turn. A wide selection of rooms and suites, three swimming pools, delicious dining options, ‘Clubhouse’ benefits and a hillside day spa all make for an indulgent stay. You’ll be just five minutes’ walk from the soft sand and water sports of Patong Beach with shopping and beach bars nearby. Phuket Town is also a short drive away.
Honouring their promise to “brighten your stay, every day” the welcoming resort team at Amari Phuket will ensure a memorable stay or honeymoon.
Best room for two
While there is an excellent selection of rooms and suites (most with sea views) couples will especially love the signature One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Club Suites. Located in the Ocean Wing overlooking the bay, these are some of the resort’s most luxurious hideaways with ultra-comfy king beds and private balconies. As seen throughout the resort, the suites feature warm Thai timbers, modern connectivity including free Wi-Fi, and plenty of natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows. The bonus? Exclusive access to The Clubhouse where an infinity pool and club benefits await.
Couples will love The Clubhouse
Everyone loves a little extra, especially on a special occasion trip such as a honeymoon — so Amari Phuket has designed an exclusive ‘Clubhouse’ for guests of the Club Suites. This well-positioned retreat takes in 270-degree views of Patong Beach from the sparkling infinity pool and includes a FIT centre, daily complimentary tea, coffee and cookies, food and drinks service, and pre-dinner cocktails and canapes. For a honeymoon or special occasion stay, we highly recommend!
Wine & dine
From poolside cocktails at the Rim Talay Pool Deck to romantic degustation dining at the resort’s renowned Italian restaurant, La Gritta, Amari Phuket will tempt your tastebuds. The Rim Talay restaurant offers an international menu, local Phuketian specialities, and a delicious breakfast buffet while the Samutr Bar is an elegant cocktail spot with sweeping sea views.
For a special dinner, we can’t go past the bay-facing terrace at La Gritta for Italian favourites such as pizza and homemade pasta enlivened with fresh Andaman seafood and an excellent international wine list. Try the Menu Degustazione to sample some of the restaurant’s specialities.
Pampering at Breeze
What trip to Thailand would be complete without a massage (or three)? Located in the lush tropical hillside, Breeze Spa is the resort’s destination for indulgence. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself spending a whole morning here! Enjoy a signature spa journey such as the Phuket Coco Mojito Package or drift away with a massage or facial tailored to you.
Although Amari Phuket enjoys a secluded location, you’ll still be close to Patong Beach and its iconic sunsets and myriad watersports as well as plenty of shopping options including Jungceylon Shopping and Central Patong malls. Phuket Town and one of the island’s largest temples, Wat Chalong, are each about half an hour away. Chasing sunsets? The southern landmark of Phromthep Cape, renowned for dramatic sunsets, is around 40 minutes away. The resort can also help organise a raft of day trips including snorkelling, diving, and boat trips to the Phi Phi Islands, Krabi and Phang Nga Bay.
Your big day, your way
Planning an island “I do”? Amari Phuket makes a dreamy destination wedding location, perfect for an intimate event right through to a celebration for up to 80 cherished guests. With beautiful Patong Bay as your beachfront wedding backdrop, and Amari wedding planners in your corner, you’ll be delighted at how easy it can be to organise a wedding in Thailand. Choose from a variety of packages, including a romantic sunset ceremony — think vows beneath a floral arch as the waves of the Andaman Sea gently lap the shoreline.
Getting to Amari Phuket
Flight time from Australia to Thailand is around 7-9 hours depending on your departure city. The southern province of Phuket is the country’s largest island and there are options to arrive here (rather than fly via the Thai capital of Bangkok). Amari Phuket is just under an hour’s drive from the airport.
Find out more and view current resort specials at amari.com/phuket