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Amari Coral Beach Phuket provides a beautiful base to explore Tailand’s most popular island. Te captivating vista forged by Patong Bay and the Andaman Sea beyond was a welcome tonic, while the warmth of the beating sun made for a gratifying relief from the dreary weather back at home. We arrived at one of the hotel’s


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refurbished suites following a somewhat gruelling ascent of some 60 or so steps. Faced with this obstacle on a daily basis we felt we could justify some indulgence in the hotel restaurants. With a choice of five venues, the La Gritta Italian Restaurant, which overlooks the Patong Bay, proved a favourite, with an excellent selection of meat and fish dishes. We were also invited to try our hand at cooking traditional Tai dishes, which provided variety from our poolside slumber. We found the hotel’s Breeze


Spa to be a decadent highlight of our stay. Te spa is set in a lush tropical hillside overlooking the bay and the opportunity to sample the soothing massage, body and facial treatments in the tranquil open-air environment was an experience I’m sure to remember forever. Te Breeze Spa facilities are now available in a number of the Amari Group’s Tai locations and if this one was anything to go by they will prove a prestigious asset. Away from the spa, the hotel’s


private jetty, which serves as a romantic tapas restaurant during the evening, was our favourite space to enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful surroundings and unwind during the day. Tough it can lay claim to white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and countless


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ocated in a secluded enclave of Patong Beach and surrounded by 68 acres of forest,


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