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Set along the shores of Phuket’s Bang Tao Bay in the island’s northwest, Angsana Laguna Phuket is part of Asia’s first integrated resort, Laguna Phuket.

There are a total of 6 resorts in Laguna Phuket – Angsana Laguna Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resorts and Villas.

Airport counter

Airport counter

The beachfront resort of Angsana Laguna Phuket offers 600 acres of parkland and is nestled in a secluded area away from the hustle and bustle of the more mass marketed areas. Getting there from the airport takes around 30 minutes by car.

Drinks and towels on the car transfer to the resort

Drinks and towels on the car transfer to the resort

During my trip in August, Rachel and I stayed at Laguna Angsana Phuket for 4D3N in their one bedroom loft. We did not bring our son Asher along for this trip as we wanted a short break to ourselves. As such, with no parenting duties, we had a lot of time to explore and enjoy the resort. Here are five suggested activities at Laguna Angsana Phuket if you are going to book a stay with them:

1.

Enjoy a relaxing spa or massage session

The award-winning Angsana Spa is a must-go to pamper yourself. They have various relaxation packages available, from massage to facial to mani/pedis.

Angsana Spa

Angsana Spa

Interior

Interior

Different fragrant to choose for your spa session

Different fragrances to choose for your spa session; it’s placed under the bed for you to inhale during your massage

One of the spa rooms

One of the spa rooms

Seated rest

Couches in the massage room

Wash basin

Wash basin

Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi

Indian oil massage

Indian oil massage

Sauna room

Swedish sauna room

Salon

Salon

Nail spa

Nail spa

2.

Savour different cuisines at different specialty restaurants

There are 5 restaurants and 2 bars within the resort itself, offering both à la carte menu as well as buffet options. For buffet, there is Market Place which is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Buffet spread at Market Place

Buffet spread at Market Place

There's a wider dessert selection for dinner

There’s a wider dessert selection for dinner

For a more intimate dining experience, there’s Bodega Grill which offers Italian and grill delights; Baan Talay which offers Thai cuisine; and Poolside which offers American comfort food.

Poolside restaurant

Poolside restaurant

Garlic chicken

Garlic chicken

Steak and fries

Steak and fries

Coconut milkshake and fresh coconut water by the pool

Coconut milkshake and fresh coconut water by the pool

Ban Talaay restaurant

Ban Talaay restaurant

Thai dishes

Thai dishes

Duck curry

Duck curry

Soft-shell crab

Soft-shell crab

Century egg dish

Century egg dish

Seafood tom yum

Seafood tom yum

Red ruby dessert

Red ruby dessert

For two pax dining, I would recommend the special barbecue platters at Bodega Grill, with the meat platter featuring Wagyu beef, Tasmanian Lamb, and Korobuta Pork; or a seafood platter featuring Grilled Phuket Lobster, Garlic-Cilantro King Prawns and White Snapper. Both creations come with assorted vegetables and condiments.

Bodega Grill outdoor area

Bodega Grill outdoor area

Indoor dining

Indoor dining

Wine selection

Wine selection

Salmon flowers

Salmon flowers

Starter platter

Starter platter

Watermelon juices

Freshly-squeezed watermelon juice

Seafood platter

Seafood platter

Meat platter

Meat platter

Andaman Seafood Lovers (For Two Persons) – THB 3,290  (~S$129)
Gourmet BBQ Delights (For Two Persons) – THB 2,990 (~S$117)

For parents intending to bring kids, you will be happy to know that kids below 12 dine for free (1 child below 12 per paying adult) within the resort. Check out their many other kid-friendly perks. 

Kids playground

Kids playground

Kids activity room

Kids activity room

3.

Complete a full lap down the longest resort pool in Phuket

Angsana Laguna Phuket resort’s free-form pool meanders 323 metres around the resort. You can swim from one end and back, touring the resort in full.

Family swimming

Family swimming

Dive into the pool from your room

Dive into the pool from your poolfront room

Swim round the resort

Swim round the resort

It's all connected

It’s all connected

It's connected to the artificial beach area

It’s connected to the artificial beach area

And also connected to the pool bar

And also connected to the pool bar

4.

Shop at Canal Village

To get there, take the free boat ride which transports guests around the various resorts and attractions within Laguna Phuket. The Jim Thompson shops are worth a visit, featuring both a standard boutique and a outlet shop.

Canal Village

Canal Village

Souvenir shop

Souvenir shop

Jim Thompson outlet

Jim Thompson outlet

5.

Take a free boat ride

It’s free and you get to cruise round the whole Laguna Phuket.

Boat station

Boat station

View of the Angsana Laguna resort

View of the Angsana Laguna resort

Romantic pavilion for special couple dining

Romantic pavilion for special couple dining

White Chapel for holding weddings

White Chapel for holding weddings

Xana, Ban Talaay station

Xana, Ban Talaay station

Canal Village

Canal Village

The boat

The boat

6.

Try some watersports

Watersports like kayaking, stand up paddling and sailing are available, with experienced instructors. Rachel and I tried all three activities.

Rachel trying stand up paddle

Rachel trying stand up paddle

Achievement unlocked

Achievement unlocked

Sailing is next

Sailing is next

Another achievement unlocked

Another achievement unlocked

7.

Club at XANA Beach Club

Angsana Laguna Phuket is home to XANA Beach Club, a popular nightclub frequented by the expat community in Phuket. We happened to visit when XANA was running a Full Moon Party Vol. 1 during the weekend.

At the Full Moon party

At the Full Moon party

Xana by night

Xana by night

8.

Laze in your room

The room is so cosy we find ourselves lazing inside for most of the evenings.

The lofts

The loft

Inside our one bedroom loft

Inside our one bedroom loft

Balcony

Balcony

Deck chairs

Deck chairs

Welcome fruits

Welcome fruits

Ground floor toilet

Ground floor toilet

Two floors

Two floors

Bedroom is upstairs

Bedroom is upstairs

Looking down

Looking down

Music

Music

Work area

Work area

Bathroom

Bathroom

Open roof bathtub

Open-roof sunken bath

Bedside universal remote

Bedside universal remote

 

There are 9 different room types in Angsana Laguna Phuket:

  • Laguna Room: 40 m²
  • Laguna Grand Room: 45 m², Floor-to-Ceiling-Windows
  • Laguna Poolside Room: 40 m², Direct Pool Access
  • Laguna Premier Room: 45 m², Cozy Sitting Area
  • Angsana One-Bedroom Loft: 88 m², Built over Lagoon, Rooftop Bath
  • Angsana Two-Bedroom Loft: 139 m², Private Rooftop, Extra Privileges
  • Angsana Suite: 113 m², Garden Views, Extra Privileges
  • Angsana Pool Residence: 357 m², Private Pool, Extra Privileges
  • Angsana Grand Pool Residence: 490 m², Private Pool, Extra Privileges

9.

Enjoy a fire dance by the beach on Fridays

This is available from 21 November 2014 to 31 December 2015. Every Friday night, XANA holds its seafood BBQ buffet from 18:00 – 22.00, with live seafood stations featuring fresh oysters, grilled prawns, king crab, and a BBQ with rock lobster, blue crab and white snapper.

BBQ by the beach

BBQ by the beach

Prawns

Prawns

Don’t miss the mesmerising fire performance that takes place at 19.30, right on the beach!

Fire dancers

Fire dancers

Fireworks

Fireworks

Stacking

Stacking

Crazy finale

Crazy finale

10.

Stroll along the pristine beach of course!

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For more information about Laguna Angsana Phuket, visit their official website.