Exquisite boutique hotel for couples
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With all the huge, family-oriented resorts dominating Phuket's beaches, it’s a welcome surprise to find this small luxury hotel designed with couples in mind.
There are three room types — all of which are to die for. The tiniest of details have been perfected at the Layalina, like the silky linens on the sumptuous beds, the iPod stereo docks, and the basket of hand-made spa products. Beds convert from twin to king-sized. The bathrooms are open-concept with wooden shutters opening up to the main room because, after all, there are no secrets between couples, right? With the bath concierge service, taking a bath becomes an art form, and every room has a Jacuzzi tub with ample room for two. The Ocean Deluxe rooms on the ground floor open to a small pool overlooking Kamala Beach. The rooms on the upper floor, appropriately called Private Heavens, have spiral staircases ascending to a rooftop terrace with day beds — a dreamy spot to bake in the sun and enjoy your exclusive ocean view. The staff and owner here are exceptionally friendly, and we were quickly offered a 20% discount on the spot without even asking for one. Prices include breakfast and WiFi.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.