Sip, Savour and Stargaze as Anantara Layan Phuket Resort Launches Thailand’s First Dining and Sky Observatory

Dara Cuisine Phuket and the Sky Observatory at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort offer a unique experience combining modern Thai dining and stargazing. By day, Anantara chefs lead Thai cooking classes, while Dara’s menu highlights local specialties. At night, guests can enjoy craft cocktails inspired by constellations while Sky Storytellers guide them through celestial wonders using Phuket’s top-notch telescope.



Dara, which means ‘star’ in Thai, honors Thailand’s culinary heritage and seafaring history. The Sky Observatory’s Ash dome deck provides an intimate stargazing experience. Dara’s menu features regional Thai dishes like Moohong Phuket and Khao Soi curry noodle soup. Craft cocktails complement the food, showcasing Thai ingredients and local distillers’ artistry.


Dara Cuisine’s interior is a sophisticated homage to Thailand’s artisan heritage. A curated collection of regional crafts, from northern wooden carvings to northeastern handwoven baskets, creating an ambiance that tells a story of tradition and artistry, inviting diners to connect with Thailand’s rich cultural legacy.



Dara focuses on quality local produce, partnering with eco-conscious farms. The restaurant’s interior reflects Thailand’s artisan heritage, creating an ambiance that connects diners with the country’s cultural legacy.

Dara Cuisine Phuket offers cooking classes from noon to 3.00 pm and dinner from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm. The Sky Observatory is open from 6.00 pm to midnight for drinks and stargazing.

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