People have this misconception that Phuket is rowdy and overrated. But scratch the surface and you will find amazing gems! I was lucky enough to stay at Angsana Laguna Phuket recently, and it’s definitely one of the more luxurious properties I’ve ever been to.
Checking in was a breeze, the staff was friendly and gave us welcome drinks, towels and bracelets. The resort itself is huge! We stayed in the Laguna Premier Room, which is great for families. The massive room can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. The decoration is simple but with a touch of Thai – white walls with gold and purple décor. Every room has a balcony with a view of the lagoon. The Laguna Premier Rooms are very close to the beach, Xana Beach Club, Kids Club, and the breakfast restaurant.
Xana Beach Club is fairly new, and has only been open for a little over a year. It’s very chic, and certainly the place to be around the Laguna area. There is a large bar, also a large pool with swim up bar, couches, beach lounges, and a rooftop deck for functions and beach parties. Drinks menu is extensive and creative. Every Friday night, Xana holds a beach party and it’s definitely the place to hang out.
Baan Talay is the Thai restaurant at the resort specializing in Thai cuisine. The food is without a doubt 5-star. The staff are very attentive, and made sure our wine glasses were being topped up constantly.
The property is not just for adults. It’s definitely a great place for kids. The Kids Club is a paradise for kids, and a definite huge bonus for parents. It’s open until 9 in the evening, has a large safe playground outside, a jungle gym, an indoor playground, and also a nap room, and entertainment area. There’s also regular dances/performances the kids learn, and perform for the parents. The resort has a resident baby elephant called Lucky, and guests can have their photos taken with him.
Lay on the beach and watch the sun set. It’s gorgeous! I found the beach particularly amazing because of its size. The sand is very vast and flat before sloping to the water. It’s a perfect wedding venue! You can really see how the beach parties would be so successful because there’s so much room.
Overall, the Angsana Laguna Phuket definitely gives that WOW experience. And I will definitely be going back and recommend it for your Phuket holidays!
By Emma Eaton