The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Phuket
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
With a stay at The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Phuket in Pa Klok (Ko Naka Yai), you’ll be close to Ao Po Beach and Bang Rong Pier. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 67 air-conditioned rooms featuring private spa tubs and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a steam room. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, limo/town car service, and a computer station. This resort has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
It is my first review on tripadvisor, as I dont usually do reviews. But the Naka Island is truly an amazing resort that I felt like I must write one.
We stayed at the tropical villa that comes with a pool and sala for 4 days, it is spacious and the outdoor bath is quite unique. The amentities are from “Harnn” and the products are great and comfy.
The swimming pool is HUGE and mostly empty. They serves free homemade delicious ice-cream in the afternoon and staff are very attentive. It is one of the best pools i ever been. It is clean and well maintained.
The private beach sand is soft and water is very clear, much better than that in patong beach.
Gym operates 24 hours and they have a wide selection of equipments.
Breakfast is great, you can choose two hot dishes from the menu, on top of the buffet. They have a great selection of salad, cold cuts, cheese, curry, noddle station etc.
We also joined the private lessons to learn stand up paddle board, sailing and kayaking to see the mangroves. The Guide is Tom and he is super nice. Tom is also a great photogrpaher and he took many great photos for us, which made the trip more memorable. We are super grateful to have him and he definitely made our trip more enjoyable. Those activities are free if you dont want a coach.
This resort is highly recommended for travelers looking for fun and relaxing time.
We loved our experience on Naka. Here are some specifics regarding the entire experience:
Journey to Naka: We traveled for 30 hours to get to Naka from Portland, Oregon.
Villa: Our villa was beautiful and the private pool a nice amenity. I was not sure how much we would actually use it, but we used it a great deal.
Resort service: Incredible. People on staff were incredibly kind and always willing to assist.
Spa: Beautiful. We had an incredible couples massage. We should have had two.
Food: Good and surprisingly affordable given the resort and lack of options immediately outside of the resort. We enjoyed the all you can drink happy hour at Z bar and the buy one get one happy hour by the pool.
Wine tasting: Our hostess was so kind, knowledgeable and eager to impress. That said, the selection of wine for tasting was essentially bottom shelf coming from the US. We would strongly encourage them to bring in different wines that you cannot get at a US supermarket for $10-15 per bottle.
Elephant experience: The experience at the Retirement Park was ok. Just too many people to really enjoy time with such beautiful creatures.
Phi Phi Island Tour: The islands are beautiful and the lagoon is not to be missed. We would have preferred more time at the lagoon and less time at the last beach stop. At that point, we were wiped out from the sun and sitting on a beach was the last thing we wanted to do.
Proximity to Phuket: We had visions of going into Phuket town for a night out. Naka is not close to Phuket town. We did not want to brave the traffic and the 90 minute commute to do so.
Again, we had a fantastic week on Naka. The resort is a special place and the staff is so incredibly warm and kind.
If you are someone who values excellent service from attentive staff members – most of whom know your names – while staying in paradise, then The Naka Island Phuket is for you.
This resort was our second stop on a two-week, multi-destination trip to Thailand and Hong Kong, and after 4 jam-packed days in Bangkok, we were so looking forward to our stay at The Naka Island. Our only disappointment was that we could not spend more than two nights because of a tight schedule.
Even before we arrived the concierge team was on-point, answering my emails regarding activities in a timely fashion, and including detailed suggestions and pricing. As our trip drew closer, we decided that we just wanted to have a couple of days of R&R in-between other stops on our itinerary. And we were so glad we did that, because the grounds are idyllic!
As a Marriott Lifetime Platinum and current Platinum Premier Elite + Ambassador guest, our amenities included an incredibly sumptuous daily breakfast buffet, and 20% off all food and beverages.
But in addition to our Platinum amenities, the staff went above and beyond in welcoming us, as we took this trip to celebrate our 20-year wedding anniversary. From leaving a welcome gift of Champagne, dried fruit and cookies, to drawing a bubble bath complete with rose petals, the staff left no stone unturned. It’s special touches like these that help to make a stay extraordinary.
The service was so on-point throughout the stay, that even as someone whose profession (public relations) requires every detail to be scrutinized, I could not find fault with much, if anything.
All in all, this truly was an exceptional stay at an exceptional resort, and if we’re able to get back to Phuket, there is nowhere I’d rather stay.
The resort was amazing! The room and private pool was beautiful enough to hang out in all day but the pools and private beach are the reason to go. We watched beautiful sunsets every evening on the beach.
Breakfast was included in our room and the breakfast buffet is expansive and delicious.
The only downside was the food and drink prices (for lunch and dinner) were on the high end.
We spent three nights on the Naka Island. It is absolutely beautiful. The beach is lovely and sandy, and the sea is very gentle so it’s perfect for little ones to play. The pools are great too, and it never felt crowded or too busy. It felt like we were really away from it all.
We had a lovely welcome at the port from Indy, and a really warm welcome from Rose when we arrived at the island. With a few exceptions, the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
The gardens surrounding the rooms are stunning, and so fragrant. It was really lovely to walk through them each day.
We had booked a deluxe room, but were upgraded to a suite. I presume this was because the hotel was hosting a wedding during our stay and they needed all of the deluxe rooms. The suite was lovely and spacious, but I was disappointed that some of the amenities listed for the deluxe room weren’t present in the suite - no safe, and no balcony for example. The suite was also not ideal for us as the day bed that our three year old was supposed to sleep on was up a large flight of stone stairs. We didn’t feel comfortable leaving her up there in case she needed us in the night or tried to climb down the stairs half asleep, and the lady who checked us in didn’t seem to empathise or offer us any alternative option.
Some other lovely touches in the hotel were a large library of DVDs to borrow and watch in your room, pétanque by the pool, and free ice cream every afternoon!
Unfortunately the food really let the hotel down. We ate every night in the Thai restaurant. The food was massively over priced and the Thai food was not very good quality. The western food on the other hand was good. The service was also very hit and miss. On the first night the service was an absolute shambles - not just for us, we could see other guests getting frustrated too. On the second night there was a completely different set of staff and service was much better. On the third night it was ok.
Similarly at breakfast, the food was ok, but not as a good a spread as other four or five star hotels. Again the service was hit and miss. For example, one day I ordered sourdough with tomatoes, avocado and soft cheese (an option on the menu.) When it arrived it was just a piece of bread (not sourdough) with tomatoes, pesto and feta cheese on top. When I enquires about the avocado the waitress immediately said “oh we don’t have any avocados today.” If she had known this, surely I should have been told at the point of ordering?
The other frustration that I had with the restaurant and Z bar was that there was no option to have normal drinking water. In our room, at the pool bar, and by the pool there was an endless supply of fresh drinking water at no charge, and all without any plastic bottles. However in the restaurants there was no option but to buy overpriced bottled water. Given that it’s all the same resort it doesn’t make sense.
Our best meal was when we went into the local village and ate at the restaurant there. The food was fantastic, and a fraction of the price in the hotel. I can’t recommend it enough!