Patong Beach in daylight is the Spanish costa's 10 years ago with 10,000 power lines at first floor level like silly string. It is a mecca for knock offs, (designer clothes and bags) with good natured salesmen taking no thanks with good grace unlike Sharm el sheik. However at night nothing can prepare you for the impact of loud music, neon lights, a variety of 'talent' like Amsterdam on steroids. It is depressing for women when blokes in thongs have better boobs than most girls, and the amount of 'single' older men on the pull astounding.
We had done our research on the place and knew it was loud, but actually experiencing it was on another level. Thankfully the Amari Coral Beach is just around the corner from Patong Bay and allows you to escape the madness completely, visiting it for short periods when the fancy takes you.
The hotel itself is classy, serene and an oasis of calm, being 10 minutes walk away from Patong, but it could be 10 miles away. The pool areas are great, the restaurants excellent (though pricey) and most guests seem to only buy drinks during the happy hours, when they become sensibly priced.
We had a few very minor teething problems with ouir room on arrival, but within 10 minutes they had been fixed - an indication of the service levels which were exemplary during our 12 day stay. Do be mindful of the stairs if you are not mobile, as they are everywhere and you cannot escape them.
The Sivarra Spa is worth a visit. Whilst it is much more expensive than the massage 'shops' everywhere in Patong, it is still cheap compared to most 5 star hotels around the world, and every bit as good. However, do try out the 'skin-eating' fish tanks in Patong, which clean up your feet a treat!
If you are looking for a great hotel in a quiet location yet with loads to see and do nearby - this is it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden away on a secluded beach near Patong, Amari Phuket (formerly known as Amari Coral Beach Phuket) is the ideal Phuket vacation spot no matter what you are seeking. With first-class restaurants, affordable luxury accommodation and a quiet private beach, this island resort hotel offers a holiday experience unlike any other. You can indulge in some well-deserved relaxation at the renowned Breeze Spa, offering a whole range of spa treatments and massages. Reward yourself, and come celebrate the magic of Phuket with Amari Phuket. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amari Coral Beach Phuket Hotel Patong
- Amari Coral Beach Hotel
- Amari Coral Beach Patong
- Amari Coral Beach Resort
- Amari Phuket Patong