Need To Know
Midday; check-in, 2pm, both flexible subject to availability.
Double rooms from $164.50 (THB5,357), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent. ⓘ
Rates always include breakfast.
A giant catamaran glides into Anantara Bophut every Wednesday afternoon for a not-to-be-missed cocktail cruise to Orange Island. Soak up the sunset while nibbling on a selection of tongue-pleasing hors d’oeuvres. The hotel is a haven for water-sportsmen, catering to divers, snorkellers, kayakers, anglers, sailors and windsurfers (there’s even an ex-Olympian on hand to coach the latter). If you're here for New Year's Eve, a compulsory Gala Dinner charge applies: THB7,200 per adult; THB3,600 per child (under-12s).
At the hotel
Spa, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, watersports, library with DVDs and CDs, kids' club, beach, concierge, free WiFi throughout, free on-site valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen satellite TV with DVD player, minibar, own-label toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
For full-on four-poster, double-balcony, private-plunge-pool extravagance, book one of the two ground-floor Royal Suites. The Anantara Suites, overlooking the gardens, are also tempting dens. Other rooms come in two flavours: Deluxe rooms on the second and third floors have private balconies with cosy built-in sofas; Deluxe Terraces open directly onto lushly landscaped gardens. All have terrazzo bathtubs big enough for two, just a few steps from the bed and separated by a sliding teak door.
Quirky monkey statuettes spit arcs of water into the free-form infinity pool on the beach. Swim up to the semi-submerged pool bar for a sunset happy hour cocktail then paddle over to the Jacuzzi to enjoy it in bubbly bliss.
Beach gear is all you need – you’ll swelter in anything heavier.
Romance-seeking couples should note that the hotel is popular with families, thanks to its kids' club, so can get busy during school holidays. Arrive early or have a late flight? Take advantage of the hotel's changing facilities and showers.
Welcome; Anantara Bophut is family-friendly and offers a kids' club.