An unspoilt haven
Natai Beach offers a spectacular tropical sanctuary
Natai Beach is an unspoilt stretch of Thailand’s mainland province Phang Nga that offers visitors the best of both worlds. This spectacular ribbon of coastline is just a 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport, but thanks to its mainland location it is somewhat off the beaten track and relatively underdeveloped compared to some of Phuket’s busier hotspots. A selection of luxury villa rentals, a handful of high-end beach clubs, restaurants and modest resorts are the only establishments to grace this stunning stretch of Thai coastline.
Thanks to its out-of-the-way location, Phang Nga province is home to an array of luxury villas, all of which boast their own unique style. Guests keen to immerse themselves in traditional Thai culture can head to a traditionally designed Ayutthaya-style villa. Vaulted ceilings, teak beams and flooring and authentic Thai antiques and artwork all combine to help these villa rentals ooze traditional wow factor. On the other hand, there are also plenty of opulent properties that exude sleek, modern appeal, combining crisp white walls with striking furniture to create an eye-catching effect. Striking design doesn’t just stop at the indoor areas, either. The majority of Phang Nga’s luxury rental villas also features stunning landscaped gardens, decorated with vivid flora and fauna. The design of many properties is arranged in order to maximise the far-reaching sea-views, so you can enjoy the vistas as you’re swimming lengths.
Next to the ocean
Stand-up paddle boarding is Phuket’s latest water sport craze
Thanks to its secluded location, Natai Beach is one of the most exclusive stretches of coastline in the Phuket region – and guests staying in one of Phang Nga’s beachfront villa rentals can truly make the most of their proximity to the ocean. Typically, landscaped gardens lead down to the beach, where guests can simply step onto the soft white sand and pick out a spot for their sunbathing session. Others may choose to set up their villa’s volleyball net to take part in a fun family game before dinner. Some of the villa rentals on Natai Beach also come with their own water sports facilities, including sea kayaks for those keen to explore the peaceful waters just off shore. Some villas also have their own stand-up paddle boards for those keen to put their balancing skills to the test.
Guests can arrange for a professional masseuse at their Phuket villa
Of course, a truly luxurious experience in one of Thailand’s lavish private villas would be incomplete without a dedicated team of staff present to ensure your vacation is as comfortable as possible. The rental villas in Phang Nga come with their own highly professional team of staff, who are able to offer guests a truly personal level of service. Typically, each team comprises a villa manager, a group of on-site maintenance staff and a professional chef. It’s the villa manager’s job to ensure guests have everything they need for the duration of their stay. They’re even able to help out when it comes to planning sightseeing itineraries and excursions. They can also arrange for a professional masseuse to come directly to the villa when you don’t fancy heading out for your pamper session. Many Phang Nga villa rentals also come with a professional Thai chef as part of the team, who can prepare a mouthwatering selection of Thai and Western meals.