Thailand, West Coast and Islands
Info : Andara
Opened in 2010, Andara Phuket has pitched itself at the pinnacle of the market and is, without doubt, one of Thailands true luxury resorts.
Built into a breathtaking landscape around the hillside at the southern end of Kamala beach, Andara Phuket Villas and Residencies offer truly sublime accommodation, spectacular views and the kind of comfort that means it will be hard to leave your surroundings once settled in.
The 37 Andara Resort Residencies are suites with huge bedrooms, airy dining areas, stylish western kitchens and breezy outdoor terraces. Almost all have private swimming pools. The Suites are available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom configurations.
The 26 Andara Luxury Pool Villas are individual villa structures with large private swimming pools, fully equipped kitchens, outdoor dining salas, spacious lounges and a range of entertainment options. The villas, which also come with a full time housekeeper and expert Thai chef, are available in 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedroom configurations.
Andara Phuket sets itself apart with the size of the villas it is unusual to have private accommodation with more than 2 bedrooms in general. For families or small groups of friends these villas really are the pinnacle in luxury tropical living.
The resort is designed in a classic Thai style, with beautiful use of wood and intricate carving throughout. Other facilities include an excellent main swimming pool, spa, beach club, tennis courts and a beautifully laid out restaurant & bar with the kind of service you would expect at this level. The attention to detail throughout the resort is incredible.
Andara Phuket is a spectacular creation and will rightly be on the shortlist for honeymooners and anyone seeking something truly special for their time in Phuket.
All Experience Travel tours are privately guided and tailor made to suit your available time, budget and preferences.
Ultimate - There are very few hotels we would describe as 'ultimate'. Hotels in this category must have absolutely everything anyone could want and really be aiming for the stars. These hotels generally go well above and beyond and they would always be at the very top end of the market. These are for clients looking for that extra special place.
I started doing a search on the net for specialists and came across Experience Travel Group. I liked a lot what I saw on their website so started an online dialogue with one of their operators. She quickly realised what we are looking for and got one of her colleges who was a specialist in this area. A chap called David Gookey called me back to chat about what we wanted. We gave David a brief for our budget and the type of things that we wanted to do and he did the rest. All I can say is he put together the perfect holiday, sorted out the best tours and some incredible hotels. All guides, flights, transport and transfers taken care of. If you're reading this David thank you once again.