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Stargazing and Fine Dining at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort introduces a unique blend of dining and stargazing at Dara Cuisine Phuket and Sky Observatory. This innovative concept invites guests to enjoy modern Thai dishes while exploring the night sky with state-of-the-art telescopes. It is Thailand’s first dining and stargazing destination, marrying the art of celestial discovery with the pleasures of Thai gastronomy.

Celestial Gastronomy

The dome at Dara Cuisine Phuket's observatory deck at nighttime.

At Dara, named after the Thai word for “star”, each dish reflects a piece of Thailand's rich culinary heritage. The menu features regional specialities, from Northern Thailand (khao soi) to Southern Thailand (moohong), each crafted with a focus on local ingredients and traditional recipes.

The journey doesn't end with taste. The mixologists craft constellation-inspired cocktails that blend local spirits with exotic flavours like pandan and hibiscus, each sip designed to elevate the stargazing experience.

Stargazing at Sky Observatory

A telescope pointing up to the night sky inside the dome.

Perched atop the breezy observatory deck, guests are invited to peer through Phuket’s most powerful telescope under the guidance of expert Sky Storytellers. The experience is intimate and enlightening, with views of distant galaxies and planets, making it a perfect complement to the evening’s culinary delights. Here, the universe unfolds in a tapestry of twinkling stars and constellations, each with a tale as rich as the dishes served below.

After dinner, head to the Sky Observatory. Perched atop the breezy observatory deck and equipped with a custom-built Ash dome, guests are invited to peer through Phuket’s most powerful telescope under the guidance of expert Sky Storytellers. The viewing is intimate and enlightening, with views of distant galaxies and planets, making it a perfect complement to the evening’s culinary delights. To top it off, enjoy a Champagne or sparkling wine toast under the stars with the “Starry Night Sparklers” experience.

A Morning to Remember

A decorative plate at Dara Cuisine Phuket, featuring a circular arrangement of clear spheres around the edge. The background includes zodiac symbols and a blue illuminated panel with the word "Dara". The magic extends beyond the celestial with the “Rise & Dine Under the Stars” breakfast. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast served picnic-style, basking in the early morning glow as Phuket awakens. It’s an ideal start to the day in paradise, refreshed by the beauty of the night and the tranquillity of dawn.

Seamless Integration of Local Culture and Sustainability

A night view of the restaurant and observatory deck at Dara Cuisine Phuket. The team celebrates Thai culture in a way that also embraces sustainability. With an on-site fermentation kitchen and partnerships with eco-conscious local farms, the restaurant ensures that each ingredient tells a story of sustainable practices and seasonal rhythms. This philosophy extends to the observatory, where the preservation of the night sky is as important as the culinary heritage showcased in the kitchen.

Invitation to a Celestial Escape

A man and a woman with a telescope, looking upwards.

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort invites guests to sip, savour, and stargaze in a setting unmatched in its beauty and innovation. Whether it’s through a telescope lens or the culinary artistry of Chef Hong, the resort promises an unforgettable journey through the wonders of Thailand — both celestial and terrestrial.

For those seeking the tranquillity of the stars and the thrill of discovery, this offers a unique escape, combining luxury accommodation with transformative experiences that are as boundless as the night sky.

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