Aleenta Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Natai Beach has five stars for beach cleanliness and water quality
- Aleenta Phuket is very child-friendly with a state-of-the-art kids club and professional nanny service
- Taking a cocktail break in the lounge by the beach, at the swim-up pool bar or on the rooftop
What To Know
- Private, tailored cookery classes are available and include a visit to the local market
- Phuket is the base for sailing the Andaman Sea and there are plenty of boat trips the hotel can arrange
- Windsurfing, canoeing, hiking, cycling and snorkeling trips can all be booked at the hotel
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a two million dollar renovation in October 2013, the Aleenta Phuket has had a complete overhaul and is now modeling itself as a grown-up Robinson Crusoe escape. Each of its 30 villas and suites look out over the Andaman Sea and many come with their own pool (ranging from smaller plunge pools in the Pool Suites to infinity pools in the Beachfront Suites). One Bedroom Pool Residences have living and dining room space, while the Two and Three Bedroom Pool Residences come with huge private wooden sundecks. The best bit? Each villa and suite comes with its own butler. The Ayurah Wellness Center has also had a serious revamp and offers a spa menu full of traditional Thai treatments. There’s a yoga practice and instruction area and a beautiful infinity pool, which looks out over Natai Beach. It’s illuminated at night and looks like hundreds and thousands of fireflies are glowing in it. The EDGE is a lounge, bar and restaurant on the roof and dishes up healthy Thai fusion cuisine. Private dining is available in your room or with a romantic beach barbecue for two.
In the Area
A 20-minute drive from Phuket Airport right on the northern tip of the island, the Aleenta Phuket is in easy reach of several stunning national parks. Hop on a boat and head for the Phang Nga Bay National Park, the water is as clear as glass and you can sail past Koh Hong island; its rock walls are covered in ancient paintings of boats and animals (try and spot the rare swimming iguana along the way). Anchor up near the imposing limestone cliffs and explore the area’s caverns, sea caves and mangroves. A little further out is the Similan Island National Park. It has some serious wildlife, such as the whale sharks, hammerheads and manta rays, and is a scuba diver’s paradise. Jungle lovers should head a 90-minute drive from Aleenta to the Khao Sok National Park for spectacular limestone mountains, cliffs, caves and waterfalls. It’s also home to the Rafflesia, which is known to be the largest flower in the world.
How to Get There
We asked to be picked up at Phuket Airport and they did. It took 20mns to reach the resort. They drove us straight to the villa where we were to spend 6 nights there. It was a fabulous villa with 2 bedrooms on the ground level overlooking the pool and the beach/sea and 1 on top with its own terrasse. We loved it. There were 6 of us sharing this beautiful place. We walked on the beach to reach the breakfast place which was also great with lots to choose from. Very good service and great food. I would love to go back and spend another week there. The staff is very helpful, friendly and accommodating. The place is clean and simply beautiful.
We stayed at the Aleenta for 7 nights checking out 30th October. Our experience was wonderful. We were upgraded to a fantastic villa with a pool, and as it was a birthday, the hotel decorated the room and left cake for us. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. There is a free shuttle to the Sister hotel and you will find staff equally friendly. The beach bar at the Akyra is a great place to watch the sunset. There is happy hour a couple of times, mid day and early evening (sunset). The drinks and food are at the high end of the 5 star hotel prices and we opted for happy hour or the 5 bottles of Chang for 500 THB which is available at all times. The food at the hotel is fantastic and is a must as part of your stay. The breakfasts are top quality.
If you wish to look outside of the hotel, right opposite the Akyra there is the Co-Sea House which serves drinks and great food at a third of the price and the Meuk Dang is about 100 yards to the left and are both worth a visit.
The resort is quiet and relaxing with great potential to become an exclusive luxury resort as new hotels and villas are being developed and there is lots of land for sale. For us this is an encouraging factor for a return visit.
We can't fault our stay and would definitely return.
We stay in 3 bed rooms beach front pool villa for three nights. The villa is spacious with a large living room and small basic kitchen. Each bedroom has its own refrigerator and cable TV. The best part is the pool overlooking the ocean from our villa view is spectacular.
Downside = is poor Beddings. If you can not get a good sleep on your holiday it’s all for nothing.
Pillows are too soft that feels like non when you sleep and wake up with sore neck. The position of the air con Blow the air right down on your head. What I don’t like the most is they only provide “bed cover” for you to use as duvet. NO REAL DUVET. And it’s a 4-5 stars hotel!
Downside= one of the bedroom is located upstairs separate from main area + outside bathroom not en-suite. For a group sharing who will be the unlucky one?
Service = upon request basis. We have to ask for towels, water, box tissues, cleanings, clothes rack. The manager greeted every table that is not Asian!! Nice.