Discovering Laguna Phuket, Asia's first destination resort

Discovering Laguna Phuket, Asia's first destination resort
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Located on the west coast of Phuket Island, the integrated Laguna Phuket destination resort spans 1,000 acres of idyllic tropical parkland and fronts a 3km stretch of the white sandy beaches of Bang Tao Bay.

Laguna Phuket currently comprises six resorts, with a new one slated to open in October 2015. All guests can enjoy the 18-hole championship golf course at Laguna Phuket Golf Club, be pampered at five luxurious spas, dine at stylish restaurants and bars, take part in exciting excursions, indulge their inner shopaholic at the retail galleries and shopping village, and chill out by the pristine beaches and azure waters of the Andaman Sea.

Convenience is key at Laguna Phuket. Everywhere within the sprawling resort can be accessed within minutes by shuttle boats and buses. Restaurant bills from any hotel outlet are charged back to guest's room account, so dining is hassle-free. Getting to the resort is also a breeze - there are daily international and domestic flights that serve Phuket International Airport, which is a mere 30 minutes away.

Whether you're travelling with friends, vacationing with family or planning a romantic escape, Laguna Phuket offers something for everyone with ample opportunities for fun, romance, relaxation and exploring.

Laguna Phuket's hotels and facilities

Angsana Laguna Phuket

Set along the shores of Phuket's Bang Tao Bay in the island's northwest, the beachfront Angsana Laguna Phuket resort is situated on 600 acres of parkland and boasts a free-form pool that meanders 323 metres around the resort. Here, you can have a fun-filled vacation with friends, a romantic getaway with your loved one or an enjoyable time bonding with family.

Banyan Tree Phuket

Encircling the sparkling waters of a saltwater lagoon, the luxurious Banyan Tree Phuket is a sanctuary of repose. The resort is a tropical fairytale where the roads are lined with casuarinas and palms, the fields are bright with Allamanda blooms and the Bang Tao Bay always sparkles in sapphire brilliance.

Cassia Phuket (Opening in October 2015)

Centrally located within Laguna Phuket, Cassia Phuket faces the Andaman Sea and has gorgeous views of Bang Tao Beach. Each stylish loft hotel residence comes with its own kitchen and free Wi-Fi. The friendly staff will point you in the right direction for real local food, the best pristine beaches and insider access to Thai culture.

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Nestled amidst acres of tropical gardens on the idyllic shores of the Andaman Sea, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is a sanctuary of tranquillity, shaded by native casuarinas and coconut palms and featuring unique neo-colonial architecture underpinned by modern Thai style.

Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort

Centrally located amid the tropical surrounds of Laguna Phuket and overlooking the golf club's scenic fairways, the resort features 44 spacious suites ranging from 65 to 113 sq m. All suites feature separate living and dining areas with a kitchen and other convenient furnishings. Resort amenities include a swimming pool with waterslide, a pool bar, restaurant, kid's club, game room, and free Wi-Fi.

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Located between a tropical lagoon and the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea, the property is completely renovated with modern interiors subtly blended with contemporary Thai touches. Guests can enjoy a private breakfast venue, a comfortable seating area with panoramic view of the lagoon, non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day, afternoon snacks and evening hors d' oeuvres with wine, beer and soft drinks.

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas

The suites and villas of this resort unfold over a luscious green landscape. Take advantage of the many restaurants, excursions, shops, spas and other amenities of this unique resort community, or simply relax in the luxurious privacy of a multi-bedroom pool villa - the choice is yours.

Laguna Phuket Golf Club

Laguna Phuket Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 71 golf course. Thoroughly redesigned and reopened in 2015, the new landscaping provides golfers a whole new golfing experience with great emphasis on the natural surrounding and wildlife, creating a tranquil holiday paradise. The Thai villa design clubhouse offers a host of luxury facilities, with a well-stocked Pro Shop and international dining venue. The practice area features extensive facilities with experienced on-site golf instructors.

Laguna Tours

Laguna's dedicated tour operator offers tours which are more exclusive and flexible than most which are currently available in the Phuket market. With its own fleet of private luxury speedboats and top-of-the-line vans, Laguna Tours offers guests the same activities and destinations as offered by Phuket's mainstream day trip operators, while avoiding the crowds and delivering the high level of service expected at Laguna Phuket.

Banyan Tree Spa and Angsana Spas at Laguna Phuket

Give the inner spirit and the outer self a lift at Laguna Phuket's five spas, each of which is a sanctuary for refreshing, renewing and restoring the body and mind. Here you can pamper yourself with a whole list of massages and body and facial treatments, each with its own theme and ingredients. All are designed to give a true feeling of spiritual and physical well-being.

Canal Shopping Village

If you are looking for a memento of your Laguna Phuket holiday, just head to Canal Village Laguna Shopping Centre which is located near the resort's entrance. There are over 30 shops offering a variety of products and services ranging from antiques to designer clothing; from a centralised kids club to currency exchange. One can easily while away a good part of an afternoon lounging in one of the cafes, or just strolling along the covered walkways to marvel at the fine window displays.

To celebrate AsiaOne's 20th anniversary, Laguna Phuket is partnering AsiaOne to give away 4 resort stays worth a total of over $8,000. Click here to find out more.

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