Located on Cape Panwa of Phuket Island the Phuket Aquarium attracts over 300,000 visitors annually. Exotic species from the Andaman Sea and Thailand’s rivers and lakes are yours to marvel at here. Phuket luxury hotels are well placed around the islands key attractions while the Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa enjoys a stunning spot beside the bay on Phuket’s gorgeous western coast.

Sitting pretty on a private stretch of Layan beach the hotel is considered one of the most luxurious in Phuket. Enjoy lazy days on the white sandy beach and plenty of pampering at the serene spas. Accommodation at this elegant beach front resort comprises of 30 luxury rooms and 47 spacious pool villas. The well-appointed abodes offer modern comforts amidst contemporary décor. Laguna shops and restaurants are just 10 minutes away while Patong Beach, Fantasia and the Golf Course are half an hour away.

Phuket Aquarium is 45 minutes from the hotel and is well worth a visit, for its diverse collection of aquatic life-forms. Giant Groupers and electric eels exuding a charge of 600 volts dwell here. Children will love the snapping Piranha and underwater tunnel tank surrounded by schools of colourful coral fish, Eagle Rays and Leopard Sharks.

Coral life is another colourful feature, comprising of clown fish, sea anemones and seahorses. Explore further and take the nature trail to beautiful Cape Panwa, sights of kingfisher and herons are guaranteed while the hatchery offers you a chance to observe baby seahorses and cuttlefish before they are released to the wild.

Head over to the Sea Turtle pool and see how the injured turtles are treated or visit the endangered species museum for facts on whales and dolphins and enjoy loads of family fun here.