Chill Out at Amanpuri

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Amanpuri, Thailand
Heaven on Earth: The doorstep to the planet's most luxurious hangout, Amanpuri. (courtesy, Aman Resorts)
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Thailand is synonymous with generosity and hospitality; Aman Resorts (www.amanresorts.com) are renowned for having some of the most beautiful and luxurious properties around the world. The combination adds up to Amanpuri, or "Place of Peace," perhaps the most idyllic and luxurious resort on the planet. If you shell out on one indulgence to encapsulate the essence of Thailand, this should be it.

Amanpuri was the first of the Aman resorts and remains the company flagship. Located on the west coast of Phuket Island, this resort features individual pavilions and bungalows with unique views of the turquoise Andaman Sea. A world-famous spa offers Thai, traditional, and Swedish massage, plus a whole host of baths and treatments to leave you feeling properly poodled. Now be warned that a stay at Amanpuri is as good as it gets, so it's not cheap. In the high season this can run you anywhere from $680 per night to over $7,500, though Amanpuri is offering discounted rates for the 2006 season.

More Info: +66.76.324.333; www.amanresorts.com


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