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5-star hotel on Bangtao Beach

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is a beautiful classic hotel in Bangtao Beach, on a prime location on the west coast of Phuket Island. The resort has an elegant Thai design, and the rooms are superb; most of them are just a few steps from the beach. This hideaway is a perfect place to escape from frantic city life, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Andaman Sea.

The Dusit Thani is a well-known hotel in Phuket; it has been around for a long time and was recently renovated. Its elegant classic Thai architecture and decoration kept it relevant, offering a true Thai experience modern hotels often lack. As you walk to the reception through a high ceiling hallway, the sculpture and orchid flowers create a relaxing atmosphere. The friendly and soft-spoken staff leads you to an elegant reception where check-in is done smoothly and quickly.

The hotel’s main building is built along the beach front, offering ocean views or even beach access to most of the rooms.


The rooms

We stayed in a beachfront room on the ground floor, and it was simply superb. The terrace with two loungers was perfect for relaxing with the sea breeze and enjoying the sea view across the manicured lawn.

The room is spacious and well decorated, with a great sitting area facing the beach through a floor-to-ceiling glass window. The bed is large and dangerously comfortable. The bathroom is well equipped and provides all the expected amenities from a 5-star hotel. The bathtub is large and welcome to relax at the end of an exploration day. There are plenty of plugs to charge all your devices, and the espresso machine was a nice treat!

The restaurants

There are five restaurants and bars at Dusit Laguna Phuket: La Trattoria, Laguna Cafe, Ruen Thai, Casuarina Beach Restaurant and the Horizon Lounge.


La Trattoria

La Trattoria is probably the best-known restaurant in the hotel, and outside guests frequently come for dinner. The restaurant is spacious, white and beautiful. Chef Lucas prepares excellent Italian dishes and a modern menu you should try.

We tried Chef Lucas’s Brazilian special menu of the day, and it was a real treat, perfect to end a relaxing day by the beach, delicate, light and beautifully crafted. Here is what the menu looked like: Pao de Queijo, caviar and truffled butter, Fish ceviche with kafir lime and salmon roe, Meltique beef, topinambour puree, farofa, chimichurri sauce a la moutarde a l’ancienne.

The description looks complicated, but you can see it from the photos. The desserts were sumptuous: Romeo e Julieta, Brazilian dessert, cheese and red guava, and best of all: goat cheese ice cream with Amazonian tonka beans.


Laguna Cafe

Laguna Cafe is where you will enjoy your morning buffet breakfast or Thai and international cuisine for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open all day, from 7.30 and to 10.30 pm.


Casuarina Beach Restaurant

Facilities

The hotel features an excellent Spa, perfect for helping recover from jet lag or sunburn. Keep in mind that the spa is the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind on a rainy day, so call them as soon as possible if the weather is not great to secure a therapist!

The beach

The beach in front of the hotel is wide, with beautiful white sand. During the high season (December to May), the sea is clear and blue. There are plenty of beach massages and small local restaurants on the beach.


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Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Info

Location: Bangtao Beach
Address: 390 Moo.1 Srisoontorn Road Cherngtalay Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 076 362 999
Bookings: https://www.hotels.com/ho177205/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dusitthaniphuket/

Factsheet

Range: 5-star
Swimming pool: 1
Restaurants and bars: 5
Distance to the beach: on the beach!
Distance from Phuket Town: 24 km
Distance from airport: 18 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 17 km


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Willy Thuan
https://www.phuket101.net/
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.