Photo Courtesy of Naka Island Resort & SpaLocated near the glittering waters of Phang Nga Bay in Phuket, Thailand, The Naka Island Resort & Spa is known as the “Pearl of the Andaman.”
This jewel of a retreat is located on Thailand’s largest island and was once a destination for Thai fisherman. Surrounded by a bounty of natural wonder, from tropical beaches and coconut groves to landscaped gardens and bamboo forests, the beauty of this Southeast Asian resort sets the stage for the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence.
Choose from one of five different villa types, boasting majestic views of the Andaman Sea, lush, tropical gardens, and providing access to al fresco soaking tubs, steam and shower rooms, and private pools. The 67 magnificently appointed Thai-style villas feature natural wood and stone accents while incorporating contemporary amenities such as LCD televisions, Bose iPod sound systems, WiFi, and access to international channels. After soaking in the Phuket sun and lounging on some of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches, wash the day away in a private, open-air bathroom before slipping beneath the villas’ sheer canopy beds and into the cozy comfort of 300-thread-count linens.
Take in the beauty of Phang Nga Bay and dramatic limestone cliffs while dining at Naka Island Resort’s two restaurants or bar. Just mere steps away from the sea, Tonsai serves a delicious breakfast buffet and a la carte lunch and dinner using organic vegetables, local produce, and regional fish. With simple, natural décor, you can begin or end your day with wholesome meals such as a smoothie from the juice bar or Green Curry Seafood Pizza.
The romantic My Grill enchants guests with soft lighting, intimate atmosphere, and a delicious, Southern Thai influenced menu which includes dishes such as Char-Grilled Australian Beef Salad, Teriyaki Glazed Gindara and Coriander Prawns. The restaurant’s open show kitchen lets you watch the chefs at work while you take in seascape views from the sunken outdoor dining area. After dinner, you can enjoy a cocktail or chilled refreshment at the Z Bar while laying on one of the contemporary daybeds that overlook the ocean.
The Naka Island Resort houses the luxurious Spa Naka. In one of twelve treatment rooms expert therapists renew guests’ strength and inner sense of well-being offering a variety of indigenous botanical treatments for the face and body using exclusive products from Italy and the Thai region. For an added element of romance, couples can choose to have their treatments done together in Spa Naka’s double treatment room.
The resort also offers cooking classes, which allows guests to take home the ultimate souvenir: the gift of making traditional Thai cuisine. Interactive classes teach guests to make traditional Thai curry from scratch and how to combine fresh, local ingredients to make smoothies and other healthy, natural meals.
As guests venture outside the hotel, they are invited to take part in activities such as windsurfing, sailing, bike tours, kayaking, and cultural walks where the unparalleled natural beauty of the island can be experienced. The local area attractions include the historic Sino-Portuguese Old Town with century-old architecture as well as Phuket’s renowned Wat Chalong monastery and the revered Big Buddha landmark.
From spa treatments and lounging by the beach, to learning about the local culture and indulging in a traditional meal, The Naka Island Resort & Spa offers a world of exotic choices, natural wonder, as well the signature grace of Thai hospitality.
The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa Phuket
32 Moo 5, Tambol Paklok
Naka Yai Island, Phuket 83110