Amari Phuket Resort
Amari Phuket Resort: one of the best hotel in Phuket
Amari Phuket is a superb beachfront resort on Patong Beach. The resort is cleverly designed on a large area overlooking the entire Patong Bay. This 5-star resort is perfect for families, couples and international travelers who want to enjoy the vacation away from the busy life. The resort has 380 rooms and suites with sea views, but some Ocean Wing suites not offer a sea view. So when you book a suite, make sure it has a sea view.
Amari Phuket is divided in 2 wings. The original wing is built along the beach with direct access to the small beach. Yes, because Amari Phuket also has its own tiny private beach. While the new luxurious hillside ‘Club Suites’ which are superbly furnished.
The Lobby of Amari Phuket is large and welcoming, with large entrances opening towards the sea. The area is surprisingly designed in a minimalist way. There is also a trendy bar with sea view, convenient for enjoying drinks with friends.
Amari Phuket has 2 renowned restaurants and bars by the sea. Including Rim Talay (serves international and Thai cuisine) and La Gritta (serves Italian cuisine) which have gained an excellent reputation over the years. The resort also features a well-equipped gym, outlets, and a well-designed kid’s club.
As it is a vast resort it has 3 free-form swimming pools. Including the wonderful infinity pool at ‘The Club House’, which you will love! In a secluded area near the sea there is also a professional Spa with sea view of course. The Breeze Spa! Furthermore, which 5-star resort does not have one nowadays! Amari Phuket is one of the few resorts in Phuket that has a Jetty with a bar by the sea. The Jetty is surprisingly inviting with panoramic views to the entire Patong Bay. In addition, Amari Phuket is a SHA Plus+ certified resort.
In a secluded area near the sea there is also a professional Spa with sea view of course. The Breeze Spa! Furthermore, which 5-star resort does not have one nowadays! Amari Phuket is one of the few resorts in Phuket that has a Jetty with a bar by the sea. The Jetty is surprisingly inviting with panoramic views to the entire Patong Bay. Moreover, Amari Phuket is a SHA Plus+ certified resort.
Amari Phuket is located in the southern part of Patong beach, exactly after the bridge leading to Paradise beach. The superb resort is secluded in a quiet and green area with sea views. Moreover, the atmosphere that surrounds it is surprisingly tropical just like Phuket.
The main reason the hotel is so attractive is its strategic location. Away from the crowded places but close to the famous Patong Beach. Patong Beach is just 2 minutes from the hotel. Plus, it is only 5 minutes away from the famous Bangla Walking Street, making the hotel perfect if you want to enjoy the best of both places!
The One Bedroom Suite Club Ocean View Balcony is well-appointed with a modern design. With its 60 sqm, the Suite is surprisingly well-prepared. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a very large living room. The room features a king-size bed with lots of pillows. Moreover, there are 2 satellite TVs and obviously free WI-FI connection. This Suite features a private balcony with sea view and access to the Club Lounge. The bathroom is well-designed but does not have a bathtub. This room has a good number of universal sockets. Furthermore, it features a minibar, coffee machine, safety box. I can continue with a bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and all the amenities that a 5-star resort offers!
The bedroom is comfortable, equipped with many electric sockets, safety box, torch, slippers, telephone, clean and in order bathroom with soap and shower set. As the suites are on top of the hill, you can call a Buggy to go down to the lobby, available 24 hours a day.
The Club House
The Clubouse is secluded in the Ocean Wing of Amari Phuket. Due to the strategic location, it obviously offers a wonderful panoramic view of the entire Patong Bay. It is well-designed with an infinity pool and terrace. It has a well-equipped gym and it has another terrace on the roof for sunbathing. The Clubhouse is reserved exclusively for guests of the Club Suites. The day starts with a great breakfast, which you will love! It serves excellent snacks and drinks especially during the Happy Hour, every day from 17:30 to 18:30.
La Gritta Restaurant
La Gritta at Amari Phuket, is one of the most romantic restaurants to dine in Phuket. Its authentic Italian cuisine inspired by homemade recipes from all regions of Italy. Its strategic location by the sea, it offers guests a view of the entire Patong bay. Furthermore, La Gritta restaurant is also known for its delicious Italian dishes. In fact, the food is excellent, the service is fast, and mostly it’s all about an exciting romantic atmosphere. Moreover, the menu is very rich with an impressive wine list!
Stop by the trendy La Gritta Bar above the restaurant. The terrace offers a breathtaking sea view. This is an excellent place to enjoy a good cocktail and delicious canapés, especially during sunset. I highly recommend you to book a table near the sea in advance. However, who wouldn’t want it!
Marco Cacia is the new Chef de Cuisine of La Gritta at Amari Phuket. Chef Giordano has introduced a new menu with typical Italian dishes. We tried Carpaccio di Spigola, an Italian appetizer. It is an excellent fresh dish of sliced marinated seabass fillet with lemon tomato salsa, olive, capers, caviar and tuna mayo. Absolutely very good and delicate, recommended!
As pasta we treated ourselves to an excellent Ravioli Crub and Risotto with porcini mushrooms & truffle. Both dishes are so delicious and they were cooked perfectly as requested. Both recommended if you are a pasta lover. As a second course we indulged with Porchetta di Pollo con salsa alla parmigiana di melanzane (Chicken Porchetta with eggplant parmesan sauce). A dish with delicate flavors that left us truly amazed. A must-try!
To conclude, we had a fantastic experience at La Gritta. The food is excellent and well presented, staff is very friendly and attentive. Plus, the atmosphere is incredibly romantic. Therefore, it is good to book a table by the sea in advance because getting a table in the second row defeats the purpose! Try La Gritta Italian restaurant at Amari Phuket, you will love it.
Rim Talay Restaurant
Rim Talay is a large restaurant of Amari Phuket open all day with 180 seats. The restaurant overlooks the sea and the view across the entire Patong bay is surprisingly beautiful. Furthermore, it has a choice of indoor and outdoor dining options. A rich breakfast start from 6.30 till 10.30 a.m. I highly recommend you to arrive early so, you can choose the best table by the sea. However, all the tables offer a sea view!
The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. So start getting an idea on which table to choose from. The menu is quite big. They serve International food, Thai food and Menu a la carte with a great wine list to choose from.
Rim Talay Pool Bar is just next to the restaurant and near the beach. Yes close to the beach, because Amari Phuket does have one! They serve tropical fruit shakes, cold beers, whiskeys and fancy cocktails with snacks. So take a sit and order one or maybe two! Enjoying the tropical environment that Amari Phuket offers.
Recently Rim Talay launched a new seafood set, the Andaman Platter. This set including seafood, prawns, clams, crab and Phuket lobster, spicy tuna salad with a variety of dipping sauces. I saw the post of this new dish on their Facebook page Rim Talay and I was immediately impressed. So I tried it and it was very good! The Andaman Platter set is priced at 919 Baht net for two people. Try it, it’s really worth it!
Rim Talay’s talented chefs have recently created a new menu of traditional Thai dishes. Discover Phuketian Flavours.
1- Tod Mun Goong (Thai shrimp cake)
2- Hoo Chae (A kind of Phuket salad)
3- Po Pia Sod Phuket (Thai fresh Spring rolls)
4- Mee Hoon Gaeng Poo (Crab curry with Cha Plu leaves)
5- Moo Hong (Stewed pork belly)
6- Pla Sai Tod Khamin (Thai fried fish with garlic)
7- Puk Miang Pud Khai (Stir fried baegu leaves with egg)
8- Tom Kati Pak Miang (Baegu leaves boiled coconut milk with shrimp)
9- Kaeng som pla yod mapraow (Sour soup fish and coconut)
10- Goong Pad Sator (Thai Stink Beans with Shrimp)
11- Tom Som Phuket (Fish soup with ginger)
12- Kaeng Kati Goong Sapparod (Thai Shrimp curry with pineapple).
You can choose a set that includes 3 dishes of your choice priced at 590 Baht net.
I tried Crab curry with Cha Plu leaves, Baegu leaves boiled coconut milk with shrimp and Stir fried baegu leaves with eggs. These 3 Thai dishes are truly delicious with a really mild flavor. Next time I will try the other Thai dishes because I am curious. Here is a good reason to return to the fantastic Rim Talay restaurant by the sea. Book a seafront table in advance for a truly romantic dinner. So, have a nice dinner!
Saturday Seafood BBQ Buffet
Amari Phuket has launched an interesting option for a tasty Saturday night is the Seafood BBQ Buffet at the Rim Talay restaurant. The restaurant overlooks the sea and is the perfect place to hold a fish-themed dinner. The Seafood BBQ Buffet starts at 18:00 with a large assortment of fish. There are crabs, grilled Phuket lobster, clams and mussels, prawns and squids with various spicy sauces. Other highlights include cheese and cold cuts, salad, sushi and large selection of soup and vegetables. In addition, there’s a restaurant corner devoted to fruit and desserts. There is also live music, absolutely friendly service and a romantic atmosphere, ideal for those who like Saturdays to unfold as delightfully as possible.
The Breeze Spa is located in a lush hillside overlooking Patong Bay. In fact, from here the sea view is amazing. The villa featuring a large balcony with jacuzzy with sea view of course. This professional spa offers a vast range of treatments to choose from. Furthermore, each of the packages has a carefully body therapy or a different massage technique.
I had one-hour of Dreamy massage enhanced by aromatherapy oils. Surprisingly after had one hour treatment, and once finished I felt truly rejuvenated. Remember to book it early, even after breakfast if you think the rain upon you because everyone will have the same idea.
Afternoon Tea in the Treepod
Amari Phuket recently designed a new strategic hidden spot on a tree called Treepod. This Treepod sits exactly between the Breeze Spa and the Jetty. Let’s see together what it is and what it is for! The Treepod is nothing more than a wooden table with benches nestled in a tree. Of course offering a breathtaking view of Patong Bay and towards Amari Phuket resort.
You will find ready a nice set consisting of delicious homemade pastries and tasty sandwiches. Moreover, you can sip a traditional hot tea from their selection. It may seem strange to drink hot tea on an island where summer has no end but it is really worth trying.
I was very curious to try this afternoon tea surrounded by nature. Finally I tried the set while drinking hot green tea. It was all very good and it was also relaxing. I took some photos and videos to upload them to my Instagram. Moreover, I had a truly unique experience and will certainly return with friends.
The Afternoon Tea is priced at THB 680 ++ for two persons and THB ++ 820 for three persons. You have 90 minutes a disposition to complete this wonderful experience. I highly recommend you to book 24 hours in advance as they only have one spot available!
The Jetty is a 100 meters long white pier well visible from almost all Amari Phuket corners. Do not miss a walk through the jungle path to reach this fantastic place. You can enjoy a spectacular sea view of 380 degrees. In fact, the view is amazingly impressive especially from the terrace. Spend your day in one of the loungers along the pier enjoying a fresh smoothie or a cold beer from the bar! However, it is also pleasant to relax caressed by the sea breeze.
At the end of the bridge it is great to do snorkeling as well! Furthermore, The Jetty is also a great place for taking photos or selfie just like I did. If you want a truly unique and private dinner, The Jetty is the perfect place to dine with your loved one but you should to book in advance.
This is the unique point in all Phuket island that you can see 5 Phuket beaches. Tri Trang Beach, Patong Beach, Kalim Beach, Thavorn Beach and Yae Beach. Do you know that? So try to stay at Amari Phuket and you can enjoy this spectacular view. The Jetty is also the best spot of Amari Phuket for watching the colorful sunsets. Sipping a good glass of wine with some quick bites obviously!
Here you can see a panorama image that I took from The Jetty just after sunset. I used a tripod to obtain a good result of course!
Once you have explored all the places this resort has to offer, you may want to go have some nightlife fun in Patong, just at 5 minutes from the resort. Taxis and colorful Tuk Tuks are available in front of the lobby to take you to your destination obviously. But I recommend that you negotiate the price before going up!
Amari Phuket Photos
I had a truly wonderful stay at Amari Phuket and everyone made me feel at home. From the management, chefs to every staff member and office team, it was an unforgettable weekend.
Amari Phuket Contact and Info
Range: 5-star Hotel
Address: 2 Meun Ngern Road Patong Beach, Phuket, 83150
Phone: +66 76 340 106