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Accommodation consists of traditional Thai-style pavilions and villas scattered amongst the towering coconut palms; all rooms feature king-size beds and private outdoor terraces.
Facilities include a 27-metre infinity pool, a lap pool, a gym and six floodlit tennis courts. The beach club offers watersports such as windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling and scuba-diving, and the Aman Spa offers a range of massages, therapies and beauty treatments, as well as yoga.
The Amanpuri also has an extensive collection of boats, from small dinghies for picnicking at a nearby beach to 90ft luxury cruisers. Excursions include Phang Nga Bay with its array of spectacular limestone outcrops, and the Similan Islands with their excellent dive spots.
Last but not least, the resort's two restaurants serve excellent Thai and Italian cuisine, and there are torch-lit beach barbecues in the evenings.
Why we love it
The flagship Aman resort, on the island of Phuket, is built on a verdant headland overlooking a white-sand beach and the Andaman Sea.
Katie, Original Traveller