The Mandarin Oriental has signed a new luxury resort in Phuket.

Scheduled to open in 2022, the Mandarin Oriental, Phuket, will will occupy 9.5 hectares of land in Laem Singh Bay on the west coast of Phuket island.

The hotel’s 105 rooms, including 37 pool villas, will offer guests panoramic views of the Andaman Sea.

The site itself includes a white sand beach with rocky outcrops, providing excellent access for snorkelling and swimming.

Facilities will include three restaurants and bars, a range of flexible function facilities, a spa, fitness centre and two outdoor swimming pools. A kid’s club and a host of outdoor leisure pursuits will also be available.

James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental said: “Phuket is one of Asia’s leading leisure destinations and we are delighted to have found such a special site on which to develop our resort. The group’s established reputation and experience in delivering award-winning service and facilities at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, when combined with this stunning new property, will provide guests a unique proposition for a luxury visit to the entrancing Kingdom of Thailand. We look forward to working with our partners to create this.”

The resort is around 30 minutes by car from the international airport.