naka island resort phuket

This post is part of the series Hong Kong and Thailand Trip Report 2016

Other posts in this series:

  1. Trip Report: Langham Hong Kong Hotel Review
  2. What to do in Hong Kong in 3 days
  3. Trip Report: Naka Island Resort Phuket Review (Current)
  4. TRIP REPORT: Cathay Pacific Business Class Review A330 Bangkok To Hong Kong
  5. Trip Report: Cathay Pacific Business Class Review 777-300ER Hong Kong To New York

After a little over a week of constant sightseeing and walking around, it was finally our time to relax. After searching many hotels for our stay in Phuket, I decided on The Naka Island Resort Phuket for it’s location and amenities. I’ve also been wanting to try one of SPG’s Luxury Collection hotels. The Naka Island Resort Phuket is truly an incredible place to stay at in Phuket. It is far from the hustle of the famous Patong area – the resort is set on it’s own private island.

The Naka Island Resort Phuket is a category 6 SPG property, which means a free night would cost 20,000 – 25,000 Starpoints. At the time of booking, I didn’t have enough Starpoints to cover our stay. The paid rate was about $400 per night for a Tropical Pool Villa. Thankfully, I have the Citi Prestige card which gave me the 4th night free on a 5 night stay.

Upon arrival, we were greeted at the airport and escorted to our private car to take us to the Ao Po Grand Marina. I had arranged with the concierge for pick up from the airport at an extra cost of about $70. The drive from the airport took approximately 35-40 mins.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Airport Welcome

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – BMW 7 Series

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – BMW 7 Series

From there we had our luggage transferred from the car to the boat that will take us to the hotel.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Ao Po Grand Marina

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Ao Po Grand Marina

The hotel is a 5 minute boat ride from the Ao Po Grand Marina. You can ask for these shuttle boats, 24 hours a day.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Boat Transfer

After reaching the hotel’s dock, we were greeted by a concierge staff member who loaded our luggage onto a golf cart to drive us to reception.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Dock

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Dock

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket

The check in process was quick and smooth and we were driven to our Tropical Pool Villa.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Entrance

Our villa dinning room was in it’s own hut set to the right of the walkway path from the entrance to the villa.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Dinning Room

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Dinning Room

The rest of the villa was to the left walking down the entrance path.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Bedroom Entrance

There’s a small storage area, a mini bar, coffee and tea and complimentary water bottles to the left as soon as you enter the room.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Mini Bar

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Mini Bar

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Mini Bar

To the right of the entrance, was the bed, which was extremely comfortable.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Bed

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Bed

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Bed

On the other side of the room, there was a built in couch, a desk and TV and iPod speaker.

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Desk and TV

There were some complimentary dry fruit and cookies on the desk

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Snacks

Across from the bed, was this cool cushion which you can lay on. Or you can sit and put your legs under the table in front of it.

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa

Across from the entrance door, was another door that leads to the bathroom area. Interestingly, the bathroom area was sort of outdoors. It was all screened to prevent bugs, lizards and such (which still managed to sneak in). This area of the room wasn’t air-conditioned.

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa

There’s plenty of room to store luggage and a nice area to get dressed after showering without having to go to the bedroom area of the villa.

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Bathroom

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Bathroom

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Bathroom Amenities

 

Naka Island Resort Phuket - Tropical Pool Villa Shower
Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Shower

 

Naka Island Resort Phuket - Tropical Pool Villa Shower
Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Shower

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa

The bathroom area is in a U shape. The other end leads to another door where you can access an outdoor bathtub and shower.

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Outdoor Tub

 

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Naka Island Resort Phuket – Tropical Pool Villa Outdoor Shower

You can also go to the front of the villa where the pool is located.

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Pool area

The Naka Island Resort villas have one of the best private pools I’ve seen. The design is very elegant and “simple-chic”.

Naka Island Resort Phuket - Tropical Pool Villa Pool Area
Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Pool Area

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Pool Area

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Pool Area

 

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Pool Area

 

There’s plenty of outdoor seating options for a two person villa ūüôā

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Naka Island Resort – Tropical Pool Villa Pool Area

After settling in, we decided to check out the rest of the resort and hangout by the pool area. The Naka Island Resort Phuket has a nice two level pool overlooking the beach.

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Naka Island Resort – Main Pool

 

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Naka Island Resort – Main Pool

Everyday from 2pm-5pm, you can get complimentary homemade ice cream by the pool. Coconut and mango were my two favorite flavors – delicious.

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Naka Island Resort – Homemade Ice Cream

As a Gold member, I was offered two free drinks at the Z Bar which has amazing sunset views.

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Naka Island Resort – Z Bar

The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel’s Tonsai restaurant. It was buffet style which didn’t have many options. However, we were then informed that we can order a la carte from the menu which we opted for. Breakfast was included in our rate, and ordering from the menu is also included.

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Naka Island Resort – Breakfast
Naka Island Resort Phuket - Breakfast
Naka Island Resort – Breakfast

Later in the day we decided to head to the spa and get massages. We were greeted with this delicious hibiscus drink.

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Naka Island Resort – Spa

After our massage, we were escorted to this hut where we were served some tea and amazingly delicious and addicting dry fruit ūüôā

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Naka Island Resort – Spa

 

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Naka Island Resort – Spa

 

The Naka Island Resort Phuket Bottom Line:

The Naka Island Resort Phuket is a great place to stay in Phuket. It is definitely fit for honeymooners, or anyone who wants to go to Phuket for relaxation. You can still get to Patong beach and the busy area of town. The concierge can arrange the 5 minute boat ride and a taxi driver that can take you anywhere you want around Phuket. You can also arrange day tours to James Bond Island and Phi Phi island. Some of the day trips even pick you up from the hotel’s dock – you don’t need to take a taxi to get on a day trip.

Service, amenities and food were pretty good overall. The staff was very attentive and helpful especially in arranging for trips and transportation.

 

If you have any questions please tweet me @pointspointers or email me at pointspointers@gmail.com or comment below.

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1 Comment

  1. It’s amazing. Will it cost me a fortune to stay there? Love the pictures nice shots.

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