With pride in protecting Phuket’s wildlife and a passion for service and style, this resort ticks all right boxes. That includes a secluded beach where kayaks and water sports await, a fab watering hole next to the swimming pool, and complimentary use of a 4G smartphone for all guests. Pool villas each come with their spacious sundeck, outdoor living spaces, and a private plunge pool. Like Thailand’s other Anantara resorts, this property effortlessly blends Thai details with contemporary design to create chic, relaxed rooms. The spa has a number of unique treatments, including one in which a mixture of heated seashells and herbs are suppose to release tension in the muscles with the calcium ions helping rejuvenate the skin. Once a year, in partnership with the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation (www.maikhaomarineturtlefoundation.com), the hotel releases 40 endangered turtles off Layan Beach, and guests are invited to participate.