I had a wonderful time at Anantara but the staff were what made the trip truly excellent.
I gifted this trip to my mother for her birthday but on the very first day of our travels she tripped over and twisted her knee while we were exploring Turtle Village, the small shopping centre across the road. I dashed across to the hotel where the kind staff organised a golf buggy to come and collect her and take us back to our room. They then sent a first aid officer to help us and offered to call a nurse. Periodically over our entire stay the first aid officer would call in on us to check on her healing knee and even rigged up a walking stick to help her get around. The hotel manager even called us to check everything was ok.
Other staff were wonderful as well; with the morning server at the breakfast sala (buffet) always greeting us with a smile and remembering our drink orders from the previous day.
The hotel itself is beautiful, with a wonderful pool, comfortable beds (I was tempted to steal the pillows) and a giant bath you can truly sink into.
The big draw back is the location. It is a 10- 15 min walk to the beach which isn't great in the heat and the hotel, while close to the airport (20mins away), is at least 45mins from the tourist attractions that may draw you to Phuket in the first place. If you're after peace and quiet this is the perfect place for you and if you don't mind the drive, taxi's are usually cheap and will wait up to 4hrs for you if you want to explore.
The resort was relaxing and BEAUTIFUL (the photos on their website are definitely not exaggerated). It was well maintained and had a great pool and beachfront. If not for the bad weather we experienced on our first 2 days, we would have never left Puhket Panwa! The staff were also extremely accommodating and went the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable. I would say that the experience was truly 5star treatment!
The Puhket Panwa is quite a distance from the town and the other beaches so we did avail of the hotel shuttle which was a bit expensive (about 600-800baht per trip to town) but simplified our excursions to the city. However, like I said...there was no reason to leave resort except for finding cheaper thai massages in the city and a variation to our meals.
Overall, I would highly reccommend this resort for those who are looking for a quiet, luxurious (but not over the top) getaway experience.
So far been to tis 2 Avista at phuket.. was happy w e stay. Gd seletion of breakfast n e quality is gd. A very plus pt is that there are many diff timing of shutter service to e shopping area, which can help u save quite alot on transport..
Me and my boyfriend went to coconut island to celebrate my 25th birthday and I couldnt of wished for a better time! The resort is beautiful, the staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was great and our villa was amazing!
I already can't wait to go back for another holiday there!
Was genuinely gutted to be leaving once our stay was over!
Amy from Nottingham , England
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Overall very good short break at this resort, all facilities well cared for. Only slight criticism was a inconsistency in cleaning and servicing the room, no hand towels left in bathroom, bin not emptied, coffee and milk sachets not replaced. The food in the open air roof top restaurant was excellent and the views across the bay stunning.
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