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Ten things to do at Angsana Laguna Phuket

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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. 

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