Amatara is a peaceful wellness resort comprised of beautiful white and stone villas nestled on the beach. Our villa was almost like a modern cottage, right on the water and the perfect size for two people, with a spacious bedroom + a balcony I claimed as a reading nook, a closet hallway with mini fridge and coffee station, and a huge circular bathroom with glass doors that open to the ocean, tower ceilings and a giant round tub right in the middle.
For me, hotel rooms can often feel a little too bleached-clean and impersonal. Staying in a place like this as opposed to a hotel is the difference between a place to sleep and a peaceful getaway. Our villa here felt clean and modern but also had character. We had a baby private infinity pool basically on the ocean – nothing to swim laps in but perfect to relax and prevent from melting in 90-degree heat (if you’re looking to swim laps, the massive Amatara infinity pool would have been a sufficient length for Michael Phelps to warm up in, it was so huge).
We ate breakfast every morning by our little pool then ventured out to explore: Amatara has a private beach with clear turquoise water, a large oasis of a spa, multiple restaurants with melt-in-your-mouth food, tea rooms for afternoon tea, the list goes on and on. Basically, it’s insanely relaxing but not in a boring way. The spa here combined with the peaceful atmosphere makes this place basically an escape from stress.
If you are in Phuket and want to slow down and find some relief for your body and mind, I 100% recommend staying at Amatara.