Phuket unveils cutting-edge medical facility

Phuket unveils cutting-edge medical facility
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Minor Hotels has announced Layan Life by Anantara, a world-class medical wellness facility that is set to elevate Phuket’s reputation as an international medical wellness destination.

    The new facility is set across 1,767sqm within the grounds of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort and is set to open in Q3 of this year. It offers a blend of modern medical technologies and “Rajasamnak” (royal style) Thai healing traditions.

    They offer a range of 3- to 10-day programs created by specialist medical doctors and Thai medicinal experts. The result is a highly bespoke, full-circle approach to holistic wellbeing that spans a variety of goals such as weight management, de-stress, fitness and anti-ageing.

    The facility is designed using biophilic architectural principles that blend with nature, Layan Life by Anantara connects to its tropical surroundings through neutral tones, airy spaces and an abundance of natural light.

    It is split across two storeys, the lower level includes a 220sqm gym, 60sqm yoga studio, 35sqm Pilates studio, meditation rooms, and a hydrotherapy area with vitality pools, saunas, and steam room. The upper floor houses medical and holistic facilities, rooms for consultations, physiotherapy, TTM, aesthetic treatments, IV procedures and medical treatments such as an Icepod, hyperbaric chamber, and hydro colonic therapies.

    There is also a Thai herbal dispensary where personalised remedies are prescribed as well as tennis courts, Muay Thai ring, climbing wall, outdoor fitness area, and a selection of immersive cultural excursions.

    “Layan Life represents a significant milestone in our commitment to wellness. With Layan Life by Anantara, we are redefining wellness retreats by combining cutting-edge technologies with the timeless wisdom of ancient Thai traditions in one of the most beautiful settings in the world,” Minor Hotels, group director of spa and wellness – Asia, Sandie Johannessen said.

    Vice president of operations for Minor Hotels Southern Thailand, Frederic Varnier, added: “Phuket is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s premier destinations for medical wellness, and the launch of Layan Life by Anantara takes this to another level with a personalised and immersive journey that not only focuses on physical wellness but also nurtures the mind and soul.”

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