Phuket's Amanpuri is the very first Amanresorts property and, perhaps, the loveliest. Guests may book one of 40 rooms or 30 villas and dine in either of the 2 restaurants before hitting the property's bar. Villas come with a private pool, a driver, a gardener and two maids. Wet bathing suits seem to magically dry and fold themselves as evidence of the property's commitment to inconspicuous service. While all the rooms offer unparalleled seclusion and luxury, book numbers 103 or 105 for the best Andaman Sea views (enjoyed, of course, over a passion-fruit margarita).
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From Food & Wine , JAN 2004
When I went to Amanpuri in Phuket, Thailand, I didn't stay at the main house; I got a villa. Mine had a private pool, a driver, a gardener and two maids just for me. My wet bathing suit was miraculously dried, folded and laid out by the time I got out of the shower....MORE
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