Amari Phuket: Gorgeous Hotel in Patong Thailand

Hi! We’re Candy and Crystal. We’re sisters who grew up as military brats and spent the first half of our lives in Japan. The majority of our family resides in Japan, but we ventured out and have spent the second half of our lives mainly in the United States. We both love traveling and have always documented our travels, so we decided it was time to share our travel experiences with the rest of the world.

I wasn’t originally thinking of staying at Amari Phuket, but I’m sure glad I did. My friend, Negin, found this beautiful hotel and it is a gigantic place close to the famous Patong beach. Patong beach is known for party-goers, so it can be a bit loud at night if your hotel is right on that street, but this resort was up on a hill away from all the noise which was perfect for me. 

Amari Phuket lobby

Amari Phuket lobby

Amari Phuket is an hour away from the Phuket airport, so the hotel had a driver pick me up at the airport. I heard that getting a taxi at Phuket airport could be a nightmare, so it was great that I was able to find my driver right away and be on my way. I wanted to know a little bit about the area but I don’t think the driver spoke much English, so it was a quiet hour-long ride.

Amari Phuket is right on the beach

Amari Phuket is right on the beach

When I got to the resort at 9:30 PM, it was pretty chaotic. There were so many people gathered around the lobby area. I’m assuming this is a pretty popular hotel since it’s pretty fancy and in a great location for a great price. One of the staff members came up to take my luggage for me before I went to check-in at the front desk.

CHECK-IN

I booked a room with a balcony (a necessity for me these days), but when I went to check in, for some reason, they did not have the room for me and suggested I stay in a standard room for one night and then switch to the balcony room the next night. I was not happy with this and when they saw my disappointment, they happily upgraded me