Dewa Nai Yang Beach Phuket
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast
- Free shuttle bus to/from Patong or Phuket Town
- Location on Nai Yang Beach, a quiet spot that’s a favorite of the locals
- The Terrace Grill’s standout breakfast, which serves all the American classics and a Thai specialty: rice porridge with pork
What To Know
- Family-friendly: There’s a daily activities program for adults and children
- Within walking distance of kiteboarding schools (May to October) and dive centers (November to April)
- Getting to the beach requires crossing a small paved road
- The spa is lovely but intimate — book ahead to ensure you get a spot
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This tropical retreat near Nai Yang Beach puts all the things you come to Phuket for — sand! sea! water sports! nightlife! — at your fingertips. Classic Sino-Portuguese architecture, seclusion fit for honeymooners and a spot by the beach — these are the hallmarks of Phuket’s brand of paradise, and with the Dewa as your base, you can tap into it all. Set on palm tree–studded grounds, the villas and suites wrap around a free-form lagoon pool, and breezy open-air lounges dot the resort.
Bed and Bath
Each of the Dewa’s 34 villas is decked out with a four-poster bed stacked high with multicolored pillows, a fully stocked bar, a flat-screen TV and plenty of thoughtful extras, such as white terrycloth robes and an overflowing plate of local fruit. But you may find yourself spending most of your time outdoors: All villas come with a private plunge pool, an open-air rain shower and a deep freestanding bathtub. For those looking for extra space, the Family Suites sleep up to six and have fully equipped kitchens and balconies. The resort has 96 units (Suites and Villas) in all.
Sunbathers have a tough decision to make: to lounge poolside or beachside. The allure of Nai Yang Beach’s powdery soft sand at low tide is hard to beat, but the crystal-clear water of the snaking pool will also tempt you (there’s a traditional lap pool, too). Beyond helping you get some sun, the resort can also direct you to the kiteboarding school down the beach, or you can book an invigorating white tea salt scrub in the spa. When the sun sets, head to the Terrace Grill for a hearty steak — the best way to fuel up for an evening of beach bar–hopping.
In the Area
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Phuket is renowned for world class kiteboarding. Sign up at one of the island’s best schools, Kiteboarding Asia, to experience this mashup of surfing, paragliding and gymnastics. The island’s famous Blue Canyon Country Club is about a 20-minute drive from the resort. As the staff will proudly tell you, Tiger Woods once said the course was one of the best he’d ever played on — and with that stamp of approval, you’re sure to have an enjoyable day on the green. The Dewa offers a ton of organized activities scheduled daily, with opportunities to take aqua aerobics, yoga, Thai boxing and more. The kids are also covered, with a long list of fun activities, such as face painting, pizzamaking and drawing.
How to Get There
We like the family suite room and my parents all like the stay at Dewa, but we didn’t use the spa because many visitors booked it and I saw the supplementary room didn’t have toothbrushes and dryer at all. The price of some added on services like spa room and cooking courses are very costly. The lights in the living room are a bit too dim as well. However, the atmosphere of the resort is very nice and the staff are all very welcoming and friendly, If the breakfast could have more variety of choices on different days, it would be perfect for us.
The room is big, clean and comfortable but the bed is a bit too high for petite travellers. It has a kids club and nice swimming pools. The buffet breakfast is nice but choices are a bit limited. The location is great just few minutes walking to the convenient store, eateries and the beach.
The biggest cons is the connecting walkway to the restaurant and reception is not fully covered with roof so it is very inconvenient for us. We had to hold the umbrella and walk in the rain with our babies.
booked and paid for the room 4 days before travelling, they refused to confirm a double bed room and said we would have to wait till we checked in and that we may get single beds even though the room was already already paid for, never had a hotel refuse to confirm a room when it had already been paid for before arriving although we were told by the booking agent the hotel said they would confirm a double bed if we paid more money and upgraded to a suite. We did get a king bed on arriving fortunately and it was very comfortable, room was clean and the shower was good as well, room was smaller than expected though. Sleep was not good as there was loud doof doof music coming from a nearby entertainment venue, we also had very heavy rain and when you tried to go out the door to go anywhere you got wet. Breakfast was quite good with an excellent selection of food but the restaurant pricing was overboard for their meals(explains why there were not many people eating there) and the bar prices were also way over the top compared to other establishments, even happy hour prices were still high, would appear making money from tourists is important to them. Most of the staff were very helpful and friendly although one particular lady at reception on the day we left was arrogant and made you feel as if it was a huge imposition to help you, very sour face. Over all the stay was ok, would not pay their high season prices as they are a total joke, many more 4/5 star resorts in Phuket that leave this one for dead, it is definitely aimed at tourists, we have stayed at a several different resorts/hotels in Phuket over the years as we live only a few hours away, doubt will ever stay here again now we know what it is really like even though it does have some good points, breakfast was definitely one of them