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
The hotel is super nice. All though if I was to rate the hotel, solely based on the room and facilities, I would have to rate it 3 for the following reasons.
In my, otherwise very nice, room, there was a significant spot in the ceiling from a previous water damage. Also the water was not able to keep the temperature, so when showering in nice and hot water, suddenly the water would go totall cold.
At the pool and other public areas there were also issues. The wooden surface st the family pool was very old, and did not seem to have been maintained with pain/oil for a long time. There was many splinters, ths tight go in you foot.
Some at the lamps at the pool area, were broken, and had just been covered up with black tape. The light at the stairway down from the pool, also did not work. Wooden wall at the front desk, going to the rooms, one of the first things you see when you arrive, was also broken.
So why is it, I give this hotel 5 stars, and not the 3 I mentioned above. It'd because of the staff....
The staff was simply amazing. Even though working very long hours, I sometimes see same staff s tre breakfast, lunch and dinner, they always meet you with a big smile, and the service is in top.
Specifically I want to mention Poar who with her amazing humor, make the visit to the bar an unforgettable experience, and I even meet people at the bar, thst said they had come back, only because of Poar.
Then there is Kung in the restaurant, always ready for a chat. And Nitty, always on her toes and no matter how busy, keep on top of things, and meet al guests with a smile.
I would also like to mention stiff from housekeeping, always smiling when you meet them on their way, and the room were always spotless. Also the Gardners work tirelessly to keep the resort nice and clean.
Thank you for a nice stay.
PS. When you are there, remember to rest out their coffeehouse.... Thst is good coffee.
the staff went above and beyond, they anticipated our needs and were always prepared. I mentioned our transfer to the airport and they checked it and confirmed- leaving a note under our door. They called to cjeck everything ok daily
Stayed in a pool villa. They are private, secure and very well appointed including the provision of a resort Iphone for calls and maps and local attractions etc. The private pool was colder that the two main resort pools but was refreshing in the warm temperatures. The bathroom (shower, vanity and bath) is outside which is a great feature, the high walls around the villa give total privacy. The resort is in a beautiful setting with nice pathways with flowers and plants. The staff are very friendly, pleasant and helpful. They arranged an airport transfer for us, the airport is nearby and I recommend walking along the beach to stand in front of the airfield to watch the planes coming in to land as they come straight at you and are very low.
There is a 711 convenience store up the road about 1/2 km away (easy walk). The Naiyang Beach Hotel has a massage centre by the roadside up by the 711 and my wife and I both had massages there each day and they were great. The coffee shop at the corner below the resort has nice coffee and does a good breakfast. Go onto the beach in the evening for a meal. We went to the Jack Beach Bar with tables on the sand nice food in an amazing setting. NY Beach Republic just along the beach road also has a good meal. Few shops and restaurants are along the beach road.