If you’re looking for a beach escape but tired of Phuket, Pattaya, and Patong, considering booking a secluded patch of paradise at Natai Beach. Serene, pristine, and picturesque with lush natural landscapes, Natai is a quiet, upscale alternative to neighbouring Phuket, a place where you can escape the crowds and enjoy some privacy. It’s easy to get there, too: With the Sarasin Bridge connecting you from Phuket International Airport to Phang Nga province, you can reach Natai with an easy 15-minute drive.
For a restful holiday with built-in solitude, check out these five alluring hideaways with their own private beachfront. Nestled on Natai Beach’s stretch of soft sands, each of these chic boutique hotels and luxury resorts offer the utmost in privacy and modern luxury.
Iniala Beach House
Designed by A-cero’s experts, Iniala Beach House is a sophisticated vacation home situated on the golden-brown Natai Beach. Facing the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, Iniala offers three spacious villas and one penthouse. Each of the villas boasts three suites and their own private spa. Inspired by the Sahara, the penthouse’s carpet is created with memory foam beneath, mimicking the sensation of digging your feet into the warm sands. The penthouse comes with luxurious amenities such as infinite-edge hot tub, an oversized swimming pool and a 250-sqm terrace overlooking the stunning beachfront. With a dedicated team, from driver and butler to chef and spa therapist, Iniala Beach House does everything to ensure you have a restful stay.
Iniala Beach House, Khok Kloi, Takua Thung District, Phang Nga, +66 76 451 456
akyra Beach Club
Swaying palms, sunset hues and cold cocktails – akyra Beach Club offers a stylish new view of the Andaman. The 42 elegant guestrooms and 16 spacious villas are positioned along the beach, providing direct access to the powdery sands and turquoise-blue seas. Here, the rooms are embellished with modern in-room technology and thoughtful amenities, from beachside massage sala to a fully equipped fitness centre. When the sky blooms into a sunset, we suggest you take advantage of their destination dining, where you can enjoy luscious bites with the balmy breeze in your hair.
akyra Beach Club, 32/7 Moo 5, Tambon Khok Kloi, Amphoe Takua Thung, Chang Wat Phang Nga, +66 76 592 500
Natai Beach Resort & Spa
Fusing traditional Thai design with modern contemporary comfort, Natai Beach Resort & Spa features 56 guestrooms, as well as 50 newly-built, two-storey beach houses. Loaded with local charm, laden with luxury, each of these fishermen village-themed beach houses features bright-blue ocean views and a private Jacuzzi. Staying here is all about enjoying a relaxing soak in your own secluded garden with a tropical drink, or indulging in a five-day spa and wellness programme which is dedicated to help you achieve inner harmony.
Natai Beach Resort & Spa, 55 Moo 6, Kok Kloi Takuathung, Phang Nga, +66 76 401 301
Wanakarn Beach Resort & Spa
Wanakarn Beach Resort & Spa invites you into a luxurious sanctuary of bliss, offering ocean and pool villas with sweeping views of the turquoise waters. Tangerine hues and warm hardwood match the white aesthetics of these beachfront villas. Aside from a private pool with sun terrace, the grand ocean villa features a spacious living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, fully equipped kitchen, Jacuzzi bathtub and outdoor shower. Facing the pristine beach and narrow river bank, the resort is a true tranquil escape. Here, you can soak up all the sunshine by the poolside with a tropical shake in hand, or take a leisure stroll along the shimmering seashore.
Wanakarn Beach Resort & Spa, 48/2 Moo 3, Baan Pordang, Thaimuang, Phang Nga, +66 76 584 300
Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa
Steps from the water, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa is positioned on Natai Beach’s soft, powdery sands. Their luxury accommodation varies in sizes, from 80-metre lofty suites to five-bedroom villas by the ocean blues. Spacious and elegant, the grand villa features stunning sea views, a private pool, vast living room with pool table, state-of-the-art kitchen area, and 60-metres of private beachfront. In collaboration with the marine conservation charity The Pure Blue Foundation, the resort also lets you participate in a turtle release programme. Stay here and reconnect with nature.
Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, 33 Moo 5, Khok Kloi, Phang Nga, +66 2 514 8112