We joined the AVC last year and used it for the first time this week. The beach is very remote and cabs to and from are not cheap.
The check in was fast and friendly, the villa was absolutely divine. We saw the first one completed last year and am glad to report this one looked as good as the model one. Everything was absolutely perfect, we are both designers and check for faults all the time,none found. Lovely quiet position away from the kids club. Breakfast at the club was fabulous, a great choice and different each day.
I'd like to especially mention the manager who chatted to us while we were leaving, very friendly,and the friendly chef Ian Wood who chatted to guests, helped people with choices. You know it's good when the chef takes such a active role. We also had pizza one night there, great, also with a very entertaining karaoke singer! The pool area is well suited for families, kids club etc looked fine. We really enjoyed the whole experience. We were approached a few times by a rep trying to get us to go to another talk, we weren't bothered by this as it is their job. But that VIlla was just divine.
We also used some on the Anantara villa facilities. The entrance and walkways and landscaping is just beautiful. You are not allowed to use the pool area which we do understand. Lots of other people from other hotels on the beach wandered in and the staff toLd them very politely it was for hotel guests only. We ended up sunbathing in the area below the pool and staff didn't bother us. No one was there anyway. The pool is beautiful though! The loungers on the beach for the AVC guests to use are a bit of a problem. There is no direct pool access from AVC so you need to go past the pool area. We did get a discount when using the food areas. The pool bar is not cheap but we had great cocktails ( English garden mojito :)) and salad. We also had sunset drinks at the tree top bar which is just beautiful. Lovely girls working there. Everything about his hotel is just amazing. Privacy,calm, tranquility. I don't think it's suitable for young kids who tend to dash off as lots of walkways over water. Which is just fine by us!
Maew the pool bar manager ? Is good, friendly efficient and very hard working. The girls working at the tree top bar also lovely. Thanks for a great visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anantara Vacation Club’s brand new signature resort in northwest Phuket offers a truly indulgent tropical escape, yet is only 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport and a short drive from the bustling beaches of the south. The resort’s luxurious choice of Apartment Suites and Pool Villas are designed with couples, families and friends in mind. All feature an incredibly generous living space, with sizes ranging from 94 sqm for a One Bedroom Apartment to over 250 sqm for a Two Bedroom Pool Villa. Each apartment and villa is equipped with a kitchen, large refrigerator, cook top and utensils, as well as a clothes washing machine and dryer, to create a convenient home away from home. Just a few minutes’ walk away are the tranquil sun kissed sands of Mai Khao – Phuket’s longest beach. While Sirinath National Park that fringes our resort is your gateway to an impressive natural playground of sea caves, mangroves, coral reefs and dazzling islands. ... more less
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