Anantara layan phuket’s Villa reviews-Experience with the Island’s Best Breakfast Feast

In Phuket, there are four Anantara hotels to choose from, and this time I chose the Anantara Layan Phuket Resort( 2014 open). It not only offers impeccable accommodation and services but also provides a wide range of activities to meet the needs of all types of guests. The resort boasts multiple restaurants and bars, and in my opinion, it serves the best breakfast on the entire island!

Anantara Layan Phuket intro

If you're seeking an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression, Anantara Layan Phuket is the perfect choice, especially for a honeymoon. This resort offers an exceptionally high level of privacy and superior service. It's the kind of place where you won't want to venture outside because everything within the resort feels flawless.

Anantara Layan intro
Nice location overlooking the sea.

What to expect in Anantara Layan Phuket ?

A Luxurious Retreat at Anantara Layan Phuket

When I arrive resort

From the moment of check-in, there is a sense of being valued and revered - the staff treat guests like kings and queens. The lobby has bright, expansive walls that resemble a large canvas, with vibrant green plants all around.

During the check-in process, they provide you with a sea tide table, informing you of when the tide will be high (for activities like swimming, kayaking, SUP, etc.) and when it will be low (for searching for hermit crabs and shells or exploring the small island across).

When I arrive resort Anantara Layan phuket
Anantara Layan phuket arrive

The resort is quite spacious, and there are electric golf carts available for transportation throughout the property. If you make a request, the staff will be ready to pick you up at any time.

anantara layan resort lobby

Room types

The room types here are divided into suites, apartment-style rooms, and villa-style rooms, with each category further divided into various room sizes and levels.

Most of the room types come with a private pool (rooms with "POOL" in their names all have private pools).

If you're on a romantic getaway with your loved one, I highly recommend choosing a room with a private pool so you can enjoy poolside fun in the privacy of your own space without having to go to the public pool every time. There are as many as 9 room types with private pools alone. (See the image below)

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort most of room have private pool
The resort also has direct beach access which is clean and very well maintained

Beach Villa and Residence Villa are beautifully decorated villas, but each has its own character. If you want to be close to the restaurants and activities then go for the beach Villa.

Villas and Residence

On the other hand, if you travel with groups and family who want calm, tranquility, peace, and meditation ,go for the Residence sea view Villa.(From 2 bedrooms to 7 bedrooms)

The residential villa offers a larger private pool and is much more spacious with separate living and dining rooms.

The standout feature of the residence is its stunning panoramic view and a rooftop that offers unobstructed vistas of both sunrise and sunset.

anantara layan phuket residence villa
the more expensive residences are scattered on the hill overlooking the sea expensive villas (2~7 bedroom) on the hill cost around USD 3000~9000 per night.

Room Overview- A wonderful stay in our pool villa

The pool villa I stayed in has a large bed in the middle of the room. Of course, the highlight of the room is the private pool. In the evening, the lights are dimmed to create a calm atmosphere.

My pool villa has an outdoor bath which was stunning, offered amazing lush green space and privacy.

anantara layan phuket room reviews
Anantara Layan Phuket reviews

Every detail was meticulously thought out, and the housecleaning service was exceptional.

We were delighted to find a selection of 3 bath salts for the outdoor bathtub, while the shampoo and soaps added a delightful fragrance to our experience.Additionally, They even provided mosquito repellents, a thoughtful touch.

Anantara Layan Phuket room private rooms
Anantara Layan Phuket room features
Anantara Layan Phuket room features

In addition to a Nespresso coffee machine( with decaf coffee pods ), you'll find a complete TWG tea set when you open the drawer. The minibar offers more than just snacks and soft drinks; surprisingly, the room also comes with a mini wine cellar, truly befitting a luxury resort.

anantara layan phuket amenities reviews

They pay great attention to the smallest details, including a compact first-aid kit, sea salts, pillow sprays, and even provide bath salts meant for guests to enjoy in their private outdoor bathtub.

Diverse Dining Options

Due to the lack of restaurants within walking distance, 9 dining options are available at the resort. The all-day dining restaurant, Thai Dee Plee, and the bay-overlook Age Grill restaurant are outstanding and highly popular. (*Please note that the Zuma Japanese restaurant is currently undergoing renovations.)

Romantic dinners for couples can also be arranged on the beach under the moonlight.

⭐Phuket's Best Buffet Breakfast!

The main restaurant, Dee Plee, serves a buffet breakfast here, and it's also an all-day fine Thai dining restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the sea.

I have stayed at least 15 resorts in Phuket, and I believe that Anantara Layan offers the best breakfast in Phuket hotels!

anantara layan phuket breakfast

During breakfast, there is a wide variety of food options: a cheese bar, honey, walnuts, desserts, juices, and even prosecco champagne, and more...

anantara layan phuket food is good

🌅 Age Restaurant

A restaurant called "Age" is situated inside a hotel on top of a hill. has stunning views of the bay sunset and would suggest reserving a veranda table for the best vantage point.

Besides an amazing view overlooking the sea, the restaurant offers fine imported meats, wine and premium seafood choices. like imported fresh oysters, caviar, or Kobe beef, but these are very expensive.

Other dining options

The Breeze restaurant not only offered a better atmosphere but also more reasonable prices.

For dinner, we decided to order from Breeze and have it delivered to our villa. Next day while savoring the delightful food for lunch here, we also soaked in the fantastic ambiance at the Breeze bar.

The Breeze restaurant was more reasonable and better atmosphere.

Spice Spoons offers Thai cooking classes, where guests can learn how to create the rich and layered flavors of Thai cuisine. Guests can also arrange for romantic private dining experiences through "Dining by Design."

Spice Spoons in anantara layan phuket
Spice Spoons
Dining by Design for couple inanantara layan phuket
Dining by Design

Hotel Activities & Services

The resort offers numerous complimentary water activities such as sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and surfing. There's a beachfront hut where guests can inquire with the staff and fill out an application form to enjoy these activitie.

Also you can rent a bike and travel around. Do not forget to bring a sun hat and plenty of sun cream.

anantara layan ocean sup

The newly opened activity area also includes a skateboarding area and a rock climbing zone.

Is it suitable for children?

The beach is safe for babies with shallow water and no waves, and the golf cart used by the resort for transportation is outfitted with a baby seat. You can bring your children here because there is a kids' play area as well.

However....I think it's best to keep them quiet so as not to disturb the honeymooners.

It's never simple to strike a balance between a premium hotel and kid-friendly amenities, but the Anantara did an excellent job.

Anantara layan phuket  beach

Service: Did I feel genuinely welcomed by the staff?

Throughout our stay at the expansive resort, the service staff was consistently excellent and friendly, from the moment we arrived to our departure. They were fantastic at providing advice on activities, such as our visits to the elephant sanctuary and Phi Phi Island.

Moreover, the beach team ensured we stayed cool and hydrated in the humid Thai heat, tirelessly running back and forth to fulfill our requests, no matter how small.

anantara layan phuket GOOD POINTS REVIEW
The view from the Anantara layan phuket beach is Insta-worthy

Location /Transport/Beach

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is located in the northern part of Phuket Island, is way out of any town.Therefore I would recommend for all couples family and wedding anniversary nice location.

This resort is a hidden gem, quiet and secluded! If you want shopping or to visit others location,you need to take a taxi or take hotel transfer van.

How to get to Anantara Layan from Phuket Airport?

Anantara Layan Resort is a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport(HKT). Unfortunately, there are no fixed bus routes to the resort in that area.

In fact, there is an Anantara Group travel desk in the arrivals hall of Phuket International Airport, and it seems you can arrange transfers to the resort through them as well.
Hotel van for transfer which was seamless and fantastic- it also came with a baby seat which was a bonus for family trip.

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

You can use KLOOK's airport transfer service to get to Anantara Layan Resort, which cost approximately 14~22 USD (varies depending on the vehicle type).

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort tranfer
Use Klook to arrive Anantara layan phuket

How about Layan Beach, which is closest to the hotel?

The private beach is incredibly tranquil, providing ample space for each guest. There is a diverse selection of beach chairs, allowing you to choose according to your preference and bask in the sunlight to your heart's content!

Additionally, the hotel has set up a swing that has become an Instagram-worthy spot not to be missed. During low tide, you can even take a walk to a nearby small island for some treasure hunting and half a day swim possibility .

Anantara Layan Phuket insta worthy beach
Anantara Layan Phuket private sea view
In the morning, it's a shallow beach, and there are many hermit crabs and small crabs on the beach.
diverse selection of beach chairs in Anantara Layan Phuket beach

Anantara Layan Phuket FAQ

  • The more expensive residences villa are scattered on the hill overlooking the sea
    feature a private infinite pool.
  • Its secluded location adds an element of mystery, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a long-term staycation.
  • Guests can enjoy two stunning swimming pools and a private beach, complete with beachside loungers and hammocks for ultimate relaxation.
  • The resort featuresexcellent food quality, with breakfast standing out as the best I’ve experienced on Phuket Island.
  • An array of activities is available to cater to all guest preferences, and some of them are complimentary, ensuring you won’t experience boredom during your stay.

there is an Anantara Group travel desk in the arrivals hall of Phuket International Airport (HKT), and it seems you can arrange transfers to the resort through them as well.

Other options include paid hotel airport transfers, Grab, and taxis departing from the airport.

 

Amazing hotel beautifully set on a private beach.The low tides are fantastic to go for walks and explore the little island in front of the hotel. 

 However,if you want to come to Phuket for swimming in the ocean, this is not the place. 

Choose the residence sea view Villa if you’re traveling in a group or with a family and want calm, tranquility, peace, and meditation.(From two to seven bedrooms). Addiotionally,there are also plenty of activities to cater to the needs of all types of guests.

However, some extensive stairs up and down – not recommended for anyone with mobility issues.

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