This stylish resort in quiet Cape Panwa is a relaxing escape with a range of wellness options.
Amatara checks all the boxes for a luxurious and relaxing wellness holiday. Every inch of the hotel oozes zen style and the setting is peaceful, overlooking a secluded bay and the jewel-green Andaman Sea. Every room has an ocean view and the laid-back atmosphere is testament to the resort’s philosophy of balancing body and mind to achieve happiness. From the impressive infinity pool decorated with two gilded salas to the clean-lined, soft-coloured interiors, it’s a beautiful space whether you’re on a dedicated wellness programme or not – and a great option if you’re travelling with someone who wants to concentrate on relaxation while you focus on your wellbeing.
Take one of the classes at the outdoor yoga platform to gently unwind or opt for a one-to-one session in sweat-inducing Muay Thai boxing, yoga and reformer Pilates. At the spa, you can choose from holistic and Ayurvedic treatments including an invigorating Thai hammam experience and enjoy fresh produce with detox-friendly food served at The Retreat restaurant. There’s a small beach to lounge on and if you want to see the local sights, Phuket Town is half an hour’s drive away and there are boat excursions to ‘James Bond Island’ and Phi Phi Island for snorkelling.
Overlooking a secluded bay in quieter Cape Panwa, half an hour’s drive from Phuket Town
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95 stylish pavilions, suites and pool villas
• Destress with dedicated breathing sessions in the yoga sala • Borrow a kayak and explore the coastline • Ease away any tension with a Thai hammam experience at the spa*.
3 restaurants, 4 bars
*Denotes local charge