Amanpuri Resort Category: Luxury Beach Resort Luxury - 5 Star Beach Resort Luxury - 5 Star Beach Resort Phuket, Thailand General information Since its opening in 1988, the Thai beach resort of Amanpuri has established a reputation for personal service, fine cuisine and cruising, all of which complement the natural beauty of its tropical island surroundings. Amanpuri, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘place of peace’, reflects its name in many ways. The resort’s graceful pavilions and villa homes are situated in a coconut plantation on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea. Elevated walkways connect pavilions to the resort’s private white sand beach and facilities, including the first Aman Spa. Amanpuri offers a fleet of luxury cruisers, providing guests with the opportunity to explore the Andaman Sea. Take pleasure in Thai traditions on the Andaman sea at Amanpuri Resort. Poking out of the palm canopy across the hillside, the distinctive pointed rooves of pavilions evoke the architecture of Ayutthaya, ancient capital of Siam. At this place of peace, interiors are enriched with custom-crafted furniture and original artworks and guests feel as though they are being entertained in the private residence of benevolent, taste-making friends. With hand-loomed silks and fragrant orchids there is never any mistaking that you are in Thailand – even when dining on fresh Japanese sashimi at Nama restaurant, sharing an Italian-inspired dish at convivial Arva, or snacking on crispy Mexican tostadas over pisco cocktails in the Latin American bar. Sample coconut-flavored kanom krok cakes and lemongrass tea by the black-tiled pool, then descend to the beach to snorkel, kayak or jet-ski in the Andaman sea.