On the shores of Phuket’s stunning west coast lies the private paradise of Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa. This Asian-style architectural gem immerses guests in contemporary Thai style in rooms and suites that are adorned with elegant teak furniture and beautiful works of art. The private pool villas offer spacious indoor/outdoor living, boasting views from each terrace of vibrant tropical gardens or the glistening ocean lapping the shore. Premier Rooms offer sumptuous amenities, from king-size beds dressed in luxury linens, to free-standing bathtubs giving a view of your personal pool with the glorious Layan Beach beyond. Only twenty minutes from Phuket International Airport, guests are welcomed into a haven of peaceful tranquillity with access to the quiet private beach giving perfect sunset views. Set in an ideal location for those wishing to soak up the rich diversity of Thai culture, a number of attractions are within easy reach, including trips to the island’s bustling southern beaches as well as areas renowned for their colourful nightlife. Championship golf courses are within a fifteen-minute drive, and the lively cafés and ornate temples of Phuket town are only half an hour away. Returning to the calm ambience of the resort, the hotel’s spa offers a welcome sanctuary for rest and relaxation, followed by a gentle swim in the hotel’s infinity pool. For dinner, savour a tantalising tour of Thailand’s exquisite cuisine whilst seated on generous day beds in traditional style. A lesson with the skilled master chef at the hotel’s Spice Spoons cooking school will teach the skills, ingredients and fragrant flavours of Thai cooking, enabling pupils to wow family and friends back home with authentic recipes.