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
- 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
What a great find. We stayed here on three occasions while in Thailand and we couldn’t have picked a better place. The staff is very friendly. The resort is in top shape and you are right across the street from the beach and a 5 minute walk from a village full of restaurants and bars and a little shopping. Food vendors line the road as you walk to the beach or village. They resort has a dive shop attached and a small boutique.
This is a very relaxing place and they really cater to your needs. Great breakfast buffet as well. We ate in the restaurant our final night and the food was very good. Try the lamb, it was cooked perfectly.
We have just spent two weeks at this idyllic setting in a lovely hotel with amazing staff. We had 3 x 90 minute lime leaf massages in a joint room where Pla and Ant worked their magic to relieve our stress. Too many fabulous staff members to mention, working for helpful hotel manager Olga. One special mention for Netty ( or Nitty) who was a fount of all knowledge about the history of the region and made our visits to the restaurant both interesting and enjoyable. Take the time to visit the restaurant as it serves wonderful food. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you Dewa Phuket for the lovely hospitality.
Stayed in Dewa 4 years ago, and after my recent stay, I still think it is still the best place for me. There’s a new wing of deluxe rooms to accommodate more guests but I didn’t feel that the resort was too crowded, either at breakfast or dinner. I opted for a suite again because I wanted the facilities of a home stay. The suite may be a little dated but super clean. However, it would be better if they have luggage stands (foldable types would be fine) because we ended up putting both luggages on the sofa. I booked the suite with the then promo of half board via their website, which came with free airport transfers. With breakfast and dinner taken care of, a new huge 711 behind the resort and the nearby Naiyang local market on alternate days, I never need to travel far to get what I need, and spent more time doing what is most important… relaxing at the beach.
The beach is still as I remembered it, but there are more people now. Mats are no longer provided by the resort, but available from 711 from 150฿, which became my souvenir. As before, there are no loungers and umbrellas on the beach, which makes the beach seems more natural and less commercial. The beach is generally clean, and only littered with vegetation from the row of trees that divide the resort from the beach. The turquoise waters can get a little dirty which are washed in by the tide, but easily get washed away by the waves as well. While at the beach, I can occassionally hear and see planes taking off in the distance. But back in the resort, I didn’t hear anything.
The area is getting crowded with new resorts being built in the area, thus streets has more traffic. And the local market is full of tourists compared to 4 years ago, when foreigners were only a handful. But overall still better than areas like Patong.
Finally, I would like to thank the staff for fulfilling my booking request regarding the suite, which really made my stay a great one. I would definitely return, and stay in the same suite, because I didn’t want to leave.
Excellent location, perfect for a last night stay in Phuket... 5 minutes away from airport to optimize your time. Rooms are great, we booked a 2 bedroom suite and it was above expectations for the price. Very clean and great facilities. Your stay could not go wrong.
I am a little biased as we have stayed here many times over the last 6-7 years. We keep returning as this hotel is so consistently good, yet it keeps improving so it is time to refresh the review. Occasionally we have booked at the Slate just up the road but find this somewhat more expensive and more commercial - especially when it comes to charging.
The nice thing about Dewa is it is privately run so you don't get all the irritating branding and standardisation, you see the same staff each year which is a good indicator of being a happy place.
A lot is written here about the facilities. They are way above standard, So I will take the opportunity to credit less known facilities and mention for two key people - Khun Run of the entertainments team. He is ever-present and been at Dewa for years and will organise most things from bikes, yoga to free Thai lessons. Our friends took the local Temple tour with him and found it more informative than the organised trip they made previously. My wife and I must mention the Spa - quite simply the best in Nai Yang, perfectly run by Khun Pla, again she is part of the furniture at Dewa. The treatments, professionalism and ambiance are exceptional.
New this year is the Dive Shop, run by SeaBees. We always dive with this professional company and now they have a presence at the hotel it make it is even more convenient for us.
Both the hotel and diving are highly recommended. Would we return? - Already booked for October!