Travel: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa

LAZY DAYS. For true Thai hospitality, a stay in Phuket is best to be spent at an international homegrown hotel chain, especially at the Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa (Phuket Layan, Thailand; +66 7631 7200;

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Deriving from the Sanskrit words “without end,” Anantara is renowned for its exotic locality, from the warm smiles of the local staff to the choices of Asian meals to the must-try Thai massage. The Anantara Phuket Layan also has gorgeous views of Phuket’s stunning western coast. It is not hard to imagine whiling a lazy day away with a relaxing nap by the beach or strolling along the coast at sunset hours.