The site of a former coconut plantation on Phuket’s secluded northwest coast makes a splash with Anantara, an all-villa retreat set to wow and seduce with its glamorous luxury… and a treehouse restaurant.
The over-the-top villas at Anantara are draped in bougainvillea and have pools, daybeds, rain showers and—thanks to wooden fences—an intensely private vibe. These secluded sanctuaries are kitted out with pools flanked by palm trees, daybeds swathed in silk and alfresco bathtubs. Inside, there’s a huge bed dressed in soft white linens and surrounded by raw silk and carved teak accents.
The main infinity pool overlooks the Andaman Sea, and the state-of-the-art spa has five open-air treatment rooms, two of which have soaking tubs. Try a Thai herbal compress massage, which begins with a floral foot ritual.
All four restaurants are excellent; they include the Tree House, where you can dine on tapas high above the trees; the tables are reached by a staircase wrapped around a Banyan tree. Sea.Fire.Salt serves fresh-caught seafood in a barbecue style, complete with a tableside salt sommelier who will properly season your dinner.
— Review in large part by Becca Blond, courtesy of Jetsetter.com. The text has been modified to fit the format.