I knew this hotel from a few years back, living in Phuket. The location is perfect as far as I am concerned. It's not too far from the airport, it's within the lovely grounds of Laguna, it's on a pristine beach and there are lots of facilities in the area. I can't stand the squalor of Patong - so it was great.
We had a "family room". Fitting 4 people in a room was a tough call but we were on a budget. We had a daybed made up for one child and a rollaway bed for the other. Perfectly fine as were hardly ever in the room. The bathroom was nice and everything worked. Rooms were very clean. We also had a great outdoor patio.
The swimming pool was great, especially with the slide. The service was great. My daughter loved the kids club although the room was a little underwhelming. Loved the baby elephant visiting each day and the breakfast buffet was wonderful.
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.
My husband and I took our 1 1/2 old baby to Banyan Tree Phuket for a 2 weeks family vacation. The amenities we requested for baby's comfort were all met. upon our arrival we were very well received and during our stay, the in-house staff were kind and efficient. Being able to travel between the Laguna properties by shuttle bus was great, providing more activity and F&B options during our long stay. The restaurants served very good quality food and the 2 bedroom pool villa was well quipped and preserved. The swimming pool with jacuzzi was a haven for our baby. Even during his sleep, he moved his arms and legs!
Our experience at Banyan Tree was fantastic. Our baby had a great time. That's all that mattered to me.
This is my third stay at the Indigo Pearl and each stay has been wonderful.
Excellent resort, facilities, and grounds. The staff are friendly, competent and extremely happy to do anything they can for you.
This hotel is simply stunning.
The staff is incredibly congenial and goes out of their way to be helpful.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful. The ocean is right there, as is the water park.
The fitness center is one of the best I've ever seen in a resort.
The room is absolutely immense and comfortable. It's like moving into a very nice, very large apartment. It has a full, Western kitchen. That's great, considering there's a small market on the grounds. There is a full living room/dining room. The bedroom is massive, and the bathroom is superb.
I was very, very sad to leave, even though we were going to another very nice resort in a different city. This was just an overnight stop.
Derek from Beijing
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Delightfully well run operation and gloriously relaxed. Enjoyed a short week here in August when the the weather was changeable but the staff and the surroundings more than made up for it! Looked after us well and fed and watered us to a very high standard. We much enjoyed our stay here.
Graham from wiltshire uk
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