Nestled among stunning beaches, lush coconut groves, with never-ending views of the emerald-green Phang Nga Bay and idyllic landscapes of the Phuket coastline, The Naka Island is an exclusive boutique resort on Naka Yai Island, located just off the Phuket coast.
Only 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport, The Naka Island is accessible only by private speedboat, making it a uniquely private and intimate retreat.
The resort offers 67 villas, ranging from 3,767 to 17,223 sq-ft. Each villa features open-air bathrooms, private plunge pools (select villas), spacious outdoor areas, Sala pavilions, including iPod docking, a comprehensive music library, and Bose indoor sound systems.
The resort features Tonsai, an all-day dining restaurant in a casual, beautiful seaside setting. For the ultimate al fresco dining, enjoy My Grill, an open beachside grill house, offers the freshest seafood and juiciest steaks with a southern Thai influence. Or, sip on a signature cocktail from Z Bar’s extensive cocktail menu while enjoying a spectacular sunset over the ocean.
Guests at The Naka Island can enjoy an array of facilities such as the resort’s main swimming pool, 24-hour Fitness center or pamper from head to toe with Spa Naka’s indigenous treatments. The Naka Island offers many options for recreation including snorkeling, scuba diving, squid fishing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and bike tours. The resort’s concierge can organize day excursions to all areas of Phuket and nearby islands.
Known as the “Pearl of the Andaman,” and flanked by turquoise blue waters, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and one of Southeast Asia’s most highly-regarded destinations. Phuket lies on Thailand’s Indian Ocean coastline about 535 miles south of Bangkok.
Traditionally a refuge for fishermen, and endowed with white sandy beaches and shady coconut groves, Naka Yai promises a unique travelling experience.
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How to get in
Phuket International Airport (IATA code: HKT) located on the north of the island is Thailand’s second largest hub, second to Bangkok. There are very frequent flights to/from Bangkok as well as direct flights to many other airports in the region, including Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and direct charters to Europe and Australia in the high season.
Round-trip tickets from Bangkok to Phuket are approximately $230 on either Bangkok or Thai Airways. For a trip in September, the approximate lowest cost of getting to Bangkok from select cities in the United States are as follows:
- New York: $1284 RT on Emirates with a connection in Dubai
- Los Angeles: China Airlines offers a $985 RT option with a connection in Taipei
- San Francisco: Korean Air offers a $1059 RT option with a connection in Seoul
If you are a U.S. citizen tourist staying for fewer than 30 days, you do not require a visa, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Thailand. Thai Immigration officials may ask for your onward/return ticket, and airlines may ask for this information when you book or check in. The U.S. Embassy and Consulate are not able to intervene with Thai Immigration or the airlines regarding their regulations and policies. If you are a tourist entering Thailand by air without a visa, you are allowed to stay in Thailand for 30 days per visit. If you are a tourist entering Thailand by land without a visa, you are allowed to stay in Thailand for 15 days per visit. Business travelers should check with a Royal Thai Embassy about visa requirements. You must pay a Passenger Service Charge in Thai baht (Thai currency) when you depart from any of Thailand’s international airports; this charge is included in the ticket price for flights from Bangkok’s main airport, Suvarnabhumi International.
Cost of accommodation
Room rates start at $314/night for a Tropical villa which are 3,767-4,844 sq ft and can go up to $1800/night for a Royal Horizon pool villa which are 17,223 sq ft with two spacious living rooms, a dining room, a kitchen and private grande pool residences. For more on room types, please visit the room information page here.