Amari Phuket Resort
An unforgettable experience at Amari Phuket resort
Amari Phuket is a vast, peaceful and luxurious resort at the southern part of Patong beach, exactly after the bridge leading to Paradise Beach.
When I arrived at the Amari Phuket, I was very warmly welcomed in a huge and impressive reception and lobby.
The resort is divided in 2 sections and 380 very well-furnished rooms and suites, many of which offer panoramic sea view of Patong Bay. The original part of Amari Phuket is built along the beach and the new section with very luxurious club suites is on the hillside, overlooking the sea.
Amari Phuket has 3 beautiful swimming pools with sea view, 2 restaurants, fitness center, kids club, wellness center with 4 private villas with a sea view of Patong Bay. It has also a pier, conference rooms, scuba diving center, outlets, ATM and so on.
Amari Phuket is a hotel awarded by Thailand’s Safety & Health Administration SHA Plus+ certification from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
I stayed in a luxurious Ocean Wing Suite on the hill having a very wide sight of Patong beach. This new apartment is very well furnished with a dining room, a separated a kitchen corner with a big fridge, 2 TVs and wide balcony with lounge chairs. This is really ideal for relaxing and enjoying the breeze and of course admiring a beautiful panorama.
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 of Amari Phuket
A few steps away from the suite is The Clubhouse, reserved for the Club guests. It is the heart of Amari Phuket! The fantastic swimming pool with sunbeds and umbrellas is perfect for relaxing peacefully during the day. You can start your day at the large terrace with a plentiful and delicious breakfast.
If you came with your friends or with your loved one, don’t miss the Happy Hour, every day from 17:30 to 18:30. Enjoy your drink while admiring the blue ocean, green tropical vegetation and amazing colorful sunsets.
La Gritta at Amari Phuket, is one of the most romantic restaurants to dine in Phuket. 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!
The talented chef Patrizia and her team prepare the delicious dishes with love and passion. In fact, the Italian cuisine is excellent and the dishes are well presented. I tried some Italian dishes, including: Il Caciucco, a popular Italian fish dish. (It is a dish consisting of different types of fish and shellfish in the soup). Definitely very good and delicate! Try it for yourself! Then a second course: Lamb with artichokes and potatoes enriched with pistachio and Taleggio sauce. Absolutely tasty and great!
I recently tried the new 3 Option Discovery Menu at 999 THB net. Tuna Tartar (Asian Tuna tartare with beetroot chip, lime coriander and chili). Blue Gnocchi and Scallops (Homemade Anchan potato gnocchi with grilled Hokkaido scallop on spicy black ink squid sauce). And finally a good Lemongrass and Jasmine Sorbet.
Of course, I booked the table by the sea days before. I highly recommend you to book it in advance! So, don’t miss a front sea view dinner with friends or family by the soft candlelight. The atmosphere is incredibly romantic. You will have a truly unforgettable experience and for sure, you will return to the famous Italian restaurant La Gritta!
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!
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. So much that 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 photo gallery
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.
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Amari Phuket contact and Info
Address: 2 Meun Ngern Road Patong Beach, Phuket, 83150
Phone: +66 76 340 106