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Anantara Vacation Club Opens in Phuket

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[HD videos below] Anantara Vacation Club, a shared ownership concept launched in 2010 by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, has officially opened its first purpose-built Signature Club Resort, the Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao.

Located in northwest Phuket, the new resort is 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport and and around 40 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Patong.

Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao comprises 70 one, two and three-bedroom apartment suites and 30 spacious one and two-bedroom pool villas.

Positioned in the resorts six storey complex, 60 one and two-bedroom apartment suites span 94 to 128 square metres, with a private balcony to admire the garden and pool view. With a choice of king size or twin beds, there is also the option of accommodating two additional guests, catered for by the living room sofa which can double up as two comfortable daybeds. Bathrooms offer both a refreshing rain shower and a large stone bathtub.

 Eight two-bedroom apartment suites, each totalling 209 square metres, boast a private plunge pool with a sun deck, loungers, umbrellas and outdoor dining furniture, while two three-bedroom royal suites offer 346 square metres of luxury  space, including a large private swimming pool and tropical outdoor amenities.

For that little extra privacy, the Anantara Vacation Club also features 30 one and two-bedroom pool villas that range from 195 to 265 square metres.

 Sliding doors from the bedroom offer direct access into the private pool, which is surrounded by a sundeck with loungers, a garden rain shower, a daybed in the sala, and both indoor and outdoor dining furniture.

 Extending the family friendly attractions, two bedroom pool villas also boast a childrens wading section at one end of the pool.

Each pool villa and apartment suite has a well equipped kitchen, and large separate living and dining spaces, to create an inviting home away from home.

Resort facilities include a large freeform swimming pool and jacuzzi, a 24-hour fitness centre overlooking the pool and an Anantara Spa.

 In addition, bicycles are available, giving guests the opportunity to explore the local area which offers numerous scenic routes along sandy beaches, country roads and through small villages.

 Club Owners also have access to a beach club on Mai Khao Beach, where they can relax on one of Phukets longest beaches, or the more adventurous can take to the Andaman Sea on kayaks, surf boards or catamarans.

 For children there is a shaded wading pool, complete with inflatable toys, a playground and a kids club.

Three restaurants and bars dish up local and international flavours. The all day dining restaurant Chaam is characterised by light gourmet snacks and sumptuous meals. In addition, the wood-fired pizza sala, Crust, is joined by the swim-up pool bar Ripples.

Club Owners who prefer to dine in the comfort of their suite or villa can pick up pre-packaged food parcels and wine from the resorts continental deli, or indulge in Anantaras signature Dining by Design concept with a private chef.

Thai cooking classes are also available for those guests wishing to learn more about the Kingdoms famous four flavour balance.

There is also a range of shops and restaurants in Turtle Village next door.

Harold Derrah, CEO of Anantara Vacation Club, said, We are very excited to open our first purpose-built AVC resort here in Thailand. Being such a key location in Asia for shared ownership resorts, Phuket was the obvious choice of destination for our first signature property, which offers the ultimate guest experience for our owners. 

This new Anantara Vacation Club resort joins the portfolios existing selection of private villas on the islands of Koh Samui, Thailand, and Bali, Indonesia, along with a selection of suites in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The launch of Anantara Vacation Club in December 2010 marked an important stage in Anantaras evolution. In just 2.5 years, Anantara Vacation Club has rapidly expanded in the market with ownership sales continuing to exceed expectations.

Two-Bedroom Pool Villa at Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao, Phuket

Interview with CEO of Anantara Vacation Club, Mr. Harold Derrah - HD

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