Amanpuri Phuket, Aman’s flagship property reopens its doors on 1 August
Amanpuri Phuket with its tranquil setting has served as a sanctuary for guests for over three decades. Soundtracked by the whispers of coconut palms and the sighs of the Andaman Sea, Aman’s first resort presides over its own peninsula. Its pitched-roofed pavilions and villas, Holistic Wellness Centre and pristine secluded beach create an iconic retreat, that is still renowned today as Aman’s flagship. Though the past months have been void of travel for many, Amanpuri reopens its doors on 1 August.
A Holistic Focus
With a holistic focus, the new Journey to Peace: As it is Retreat runs from 19-25 October and will be led by Buddhist monk and mindfulness coach, Lama (monk) Master Geshe YongDong (Geshe La); one of the few Bon spiritual masters living in the west. During the retreat, Geshe La will guide participants on how to ‘let go’, allowing them to find clarity and solace in the present moment through daily Tsa Lung breathwork and a 90-minute group training session. The programme also includes an Aman Signature spa treatment and a daily 90-minute evening chanting session, mantra recitation and meditation. Accommodation and full board are included, with optional daily group movement classes and airport transfers.
Amanpuri’s carefully calibrated Individual Wellness Immersions will also continue throughout 2021, balancing every aspect of health and wellness. Tailored to meet personal goals, the multi-day programmes are based on thorough testing and assessments and include a customised routine with daily spa and wellness treatments, a considered diet or cleanse, and suggested exercise.
In addition to the reopening, guests can benefit from a range of new offers designed for groups. Ideal for those searching for their own tropical escape, the Amanpuri Villa Experience showcases the best of Phuket and the Amanpuri lifestyle from the comfort of a spacious private villa. Guests staying for a minimum of three nights will enjoy full board with a personal Thai chef and butler, a 60-minute holistic massage, daily group movement classes and full access to the resort’s exceptional facilities such as the Eco-Beach Discovery Centre and digital hub known as the Hot Spot, for children and teenagers.
The resort is also pleased to present a new Gastronomy Series, with Michelin-starred chefs invited to Amanpuri’s restaurant kitchens on selected dates throughout 2021. Confirmed names include Chef Wilfrid Hocquet, Executive Chef at Blue by Alain Ducasse, with many more to come. Each exclusive menu will be served in one of Amanpuri’s spectacular settings, showcasing both local and international cuisine. Other culinary highlights include a Thai Cooking Masterclass with Chef Kannika, a Pasta Making Masterclass ideal for families, and a range of intimate dining experiences such as a private beach barbecue by candlelight and an Andaman Sunset Cruise with a picnic onboard the resort’s Mastercraft boat.
Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private home. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept and, since then, Aman has grown to encompass 33 exquisitely serene hotels and resorts in 20 destinations across the world.