Natai Beach is a broad sweep of sand with an alluring blend of unspoiled nature and holiday glamour along its 10-kilometre length. Found in Phang Nga province just 25 minutes away from Phuket Airport, the tranquil Natai is the perfect place to escape the crowds and discover the exquisite soft sands and lush landscapes of this lesser-travelled Andaman coastal destination.
Set along Natai’s idyllic beachfront is a stunning collection of luxury rental villas with exquisite modern tropical designs, world-class hospitality and generous facilities ideal for a family holiday escape. Several of the villas are also set up to host fabulous weddings and other special events. Bright, open and flawlessly connected with their tropical surrounds, Natai Beach villas all feature private pools, stylish indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, guest kitchens and lavish bedroom suites.
Unwind in complete comfort and let the days slip by with sea-view swims, poolside massages and sunset cocktails. Arrange for alfresco breakfasts, beachside barbecue feasts or afternoon teas with the full-time villa chefs who also offer tasty selections of Thai cuisine all prepared and served with panache. Each villa offers complimentary WiFi and is equipped with high-spec TV and audio systems to keep guests of all ages entertained, while the villa manager is there to offer recommendations on things to do and will help book spa therapists, babysitters, yoga instructors, tours and transport as needed.
Kayaking, standup paddling and swimming are the main activities to enjoy at the beach, not to mention romantic strolls at sunset or simply soaking up the tropical sun while relaxing on Natai’s cushiony sands. With just a few villas and resorts lining the beach, the sands are blissfully free of commercial activity aside from a few fishermen bringing in their day’s catch on their long-tail boats.
At the south end of Natai, in an area known locally as Pilai Beach, are the rickety remnants of a century-old jetty jutting out to sea, which once served as a launching point for tin ore in the heyday of the area’s tin mining rush. This rare historical landmark has now become something of a must-capture for photographers looking for that perfect tropical beach shot, especially as the sun goes down. A few kilometres to the north is a public pier that’s a popular spot for local residents to gather and relax at dusk, with a few vendors selling drinks and snacks.
Beyond the beach, the many natural wonders of Phang Nga province are within easy reach. Charter a yacht or join a kayaking journey around magical Phang Nga Bay and its steep limestone karsts and caves, cool down in Eden-like surrounds at Lampi waterfall, or explore the vibrant marine depths of the Similan or Surin islands on a snorkelling or scuba diving daytrip.
The town of Kokkloy five kilometres away has a few banks and grocery stores, while nearby resorts offer some excellent dining choices. And within hour’s drive the ample sights and leisure activities of Phuket beckon, including shopping centres, street markets, bars, beach clubs, golf courses and spas.
To discover the windswept natural beauty of the Andaman coast in complete comfort and tranquillity, a Natai Beach luxury villa rental is an inspired choice.