Angsana Hotels and Resorts, a brand under the umbrella of the Banyan Tree Group, has always been one of the top few choices for couples and families in the region. Their resort in Phuket was no exception.
Formally known as Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas, the rebranded Angsana Villas Resort Phuket (not to be confused with Angsana Laguna Phuket) is situated in the resort community of Laguna Phuket – a paradise of quiet beaches and refined living – just 25 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport (HKT).
With 48 villas and suites, each featuring residential-style accommodations with fully-equipped kitchenettes, integrated living and dining rooms, and large balconies. Angsana Villas Resort Phuket has managed to hit the nail on the head for those looking for a home away from home. Upon arrival, I was greeted with smiles and given a blessed Buddhist bracelet. Coincidentally, it was also the low season in Phuket and I got upgraded from a one-bedroom suite to a two-bedrooms suite – score!
I was told that some of the rooms were occupied by permanent residents, which explained the similarities to that of a serviced apartment. All the suites were designed with a contemporary-chic aesthetic, with modern furniture. The two-bedroom suite was a generous space of 143 square metres with a high ceiling; the first floor of the duplex features a fully-equipped kitchen, integrated living and dining room for six and a spacious balcony. The wooden stairs lead up to two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and view of the swimming pool and Panache restaurant.
When it comes to dining options, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket has two restaurants: Panache, a Thai and Western cuisine menu with indoor and al-fresco dining that is located at the suites area. Baan Aroi, a casual restaurant that offers Thai Cuisines and poolside snacks and drinks which is located on another end of the resort.
Panache uses fine and fresh ingredients, boasts mainly on western cuisine. As a fan of authentic Thai street food, I was skeptical of the spicy level and quality of the food served at a western-style restaurant. However, the hot to sour ratio of the Tom Yam Goong (THB 500) was on point; the Fried Omelette was exactly how I remember it; and the Fried Rice with Chicken did not fail me. The service was impeccable and I really appreciated that the service staff were constantly checking up on me (and also the rest of the diners).
In case you were wondering about breakfast options, Panache also serves full American breakfast buffet (typically included in your room rate, otherwise at THB 600 nett).
Of course, we wouldn’t want to leave the resort without trying out Angsana Spa which offers a wide variety of spa services from massages to beauty, to all guests at Angsana. The 5-10 mins drive from Angsana Villas Resort Phuket to Angsana Spa at Angsana Laguna Phuket gives you a chance to experience the resort eco system. I booked myself a 60-mins Angsana massage (THB 2200++) created exclusively for Angsana Spa. It aims to work on your body’s key pressure points to strengthen inner ‘qi’ or energy. An euphoria massage oil is used which according to them, is ideal for the sensual and romantic soul.
If you’re looking for a fun-filled, fuss-free family getaway in Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket is definitely a possible option. On top of that, families that book their accommodations with them can also take advantage of the many restaurants, excursions, shops, spas and other amenities of this great resort community.
Angsana Villas Resort Phuket is located 142/3 Moo.6, Cherngtaly, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Thailand, p. +66 76 336 900, e. email@example.com. More information here.
All hotel images courtesy of Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, featured image by Sharmaine Khoo.