Located on the west cost of Phuket and overlooking the Andaman Sea, Andara Resort and Villas is a paradise of new measures. Surrounded in a lush, tropical setting, it is easily considered one of Phuket’s most luxurious resorts. The suites and villas perch on the steep hillside which enables them to boast, what can only be described as, breath-taking views of Kamala Beach which is situated just a short buggy-ride away.
Best suited for large groups or families, the suites, and most notably the villas, are extremely generously sized and most come equipped with a private pool, dining area (both indoor and outdoor), lounge, state of the art kitchen, up to six bedrooms and of course a personal chef and private villa attendants at your disposal. Should you like to further indulge yourself, the resort will more than happily allow you to charter one of their 85 or 107-feet luxury yachts during your stay.
Sleek wood panelling and floor to ceiling windows create an impression of minimalist modern elegance and coupled with subtle Thai elements, the accommodation feels like renting out your very own custom Thai home rather than staying in a hotel. The only problem that you may experience here, is regretting to invite more people with which to share your stay. The open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area are ready and waiting for you to throw the most decorous dinner party and to make guest’s lives even easier, which seems to be Andara’s main objective, your chef will personally carry out grocery shopping on your request before preparing the meal of your choosing in the comfort of your luxury private villa whilst you entertain the rest of your esteemed guests. Now it doesn’t get much better than that.
Should you wish to venture out of your magnificent residence, a personal buggy service is on standby for whenever you wish to be escorted to another part of the resort. A particular area of interest would most certainly be the Andara Spa which transports you into the most tranquil and serene setting in the centre of the resort and offers an extensive range of treatments and therapies. Enjoy a traditional Thai massage or unwind with a soothing body treatment in one of their grandiose relaxation rooms. And of course, all of these treatments can be offered in the comfort of your own villa. Heaven forbid you have to vacate your precious abode.
Waking up to the sun shining through the glass bedroom facade and strolling down the hill to breakfast is arguably the best part of the day. Dine to your hearts desire on a selection of both Thai, American and Continental breakfast options whilst overlooking the stunning palm tree-lined infinity pool before exploring what the island has to offer. My experience at Andara was a faultless one. With so much to offer and the sizeable accommodation choices, it is definitely a perfect property to host your next luxury group vacation.