Le Coral Hideaway Beyond Phuket
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast (served until 2 p.m.) plus early check-in (9 a.m.) and late checkout (6 p.m.)
- The location on Natai Beach, an isolated stretch of sand
- Tons of free water sports, including kayaking and inflatable zorb balls; bicycles are also available to rent
- Sundowners at the residents-only rooftop bar and restaurant, Coral Moon
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The property is in soft-opening phase; the pool bar will be under construction until October 2014, but noise is kept to a minimum
- This is a quiet escape. There aren't many restaurants, bars or nightclubs in the immediate area
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On Natai Beach in Phang Nga, a refreshingly undeveloped stretch of coastline just north of Phuket, Le Coral Hideaway is a new boutique beach retreat where butler service comes standard and all rooms face the Andaman Sea. A small river, which you can cross by bridge or boat, separates the resort from the golden sands of Natai, and breezy modern interiors keep things feeling distinctly beachy. The restaurants are open to the elements, and the sunken sofas in the gardens provide sea views from every angle.
Bed and Bath
Le Coral’s 58 guestrooms are modern, light-flooded spaces with private balconies overlooking the gardens and the emerald-green Andaman Sea. Each has been designed to augment the sweeping ocean vistas, with distressed wood walls, blue-green silks, big swaths of glass and Molton Brown’s marine-themed energizing sea moss amenities in the bathrooms. The pool access rooms and Jacuzzi suites are made for two but — lovers beware — they can be seen from the pool.
The poolside La Perla restaurant serves international and Asian favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or you can sneak upstairs to the Coral Moon lounge for intimate Thai dining and cocktails on the terrace. For lighter bites, head to the beach bar, which is perfectly positioned for watching the stunning sunsets. Elsewhere guests can take advantage of a library, a fitness center and a petite spa for traditional Thai treatments.
In the Area
A stay in sleepy Natai is all about long walks on seemingly endless golden beaches and languorous spa sessions. The hotel can help you organize more active pursuits, including yachting and golfing, or diving and snorkeling around the world class dive sites around the Similan Islands. For something a bit more upmarket, head 100 meters down the beach to the wonderful Aziamendi restaurant, which is helmed by the thrice Michelin-awarded chef Eneko Atxa and recently made it onto Restaurant magazine’s World’s 100 Best Restaurants list.
How to Get There
The staff is really the good thing.
Always take care of us, they are all extremely polite, helpful and caring.
The hotel was really beautiful when it opened, unfortunately today it is really needs maintenance. I do not recommend it for young children, some places can be dangerous.
The hotel is very far from the island of Phuket, so it is good to relax in a quiet place but not recommended for tourists wishing to discover the island, the taxi is too expensive. The hotel offers a lot of free activities. The food is average, some dishes are very good others very bad ...
More generally, I still had a good time.
Using a long weekend to get away with the family, we decided to book this place to escape the crowd of Phuket. In this regard, it was certainly a success as upon check in we were told there were only 2 other rooms booked for these 2 nights. A mere 5% occupancy ! First impression is a messy lobby and unorganized front office.
Despite the large number of vacant rooms we were told we have to wait 20mns to get the rooms. After insisting we could get in straight away.
Rooms are quite well appointed with good seaviews. One of them had a broken AC which we asked to fix. They were very fast to come and look at it and told us it was fixed. It never was and we had to ask extra fans to get a cool room.
The room which we were given 101 was supposed to be their best and to give you a private pool but basically they cage you in there and you cannot access the rest of the resort. Shame.
Pool and beach were empty. Nothing was really maintained and obviously nothing prepared for any guests.
There are quite a number of staff but nobody to coordinate them.
Some took some good initiative to propose us some drinks by the pool.
Meals were ok and people, despite their obvious lack of training tried. Some too hard: one of them saw my daughter liking a piece of silverware during dinner and upon departure came to ask us to "put it in your bag quick" the stolen piece (which we refused of course).
We felt so sad in this place that we decided to early check in. Management showed up only to make sure we pay the right full amount.
A real potential hotel on a stunning beach but mismanaged !
The hotel is definitely amazing and beautiful, perfect place for vacations. The staff is really nice and the breakfast that is included offers great international and local options. The fee that we paid (which included breakfast) allowed us to rent bicycles for free, as well as kayak, gym, and tours on bikes to certain temples. Talking about the room amenities, we have to say the bed was amazing, really contable, and the bathtub is gorgeous, as well as the shower. Our room was on the first floor and we had access to our private jacuzzi’s pool, which is connected to the main pool. Regarding the local, it is important to notice the hotel is not in Phuket, it is located in a province, between Krabi and Phuket, which gives you the chance to visit the national park of Phang Nga, where the James Bond Islands are accesible. We recommend to go there by car, since there are not near bus stations and taking taxis could be pretty expensive.