The Naka Island, Starwood’s newest Luxury Collection property in Asia, will open to the public in November, 2011. Located just off the coast of Phuket, The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket, is a private, all-villa island hideaway.
The 67-villa Naka Island resort on Naka Yai Island is accessible only by private speedboat. The island is located just 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport, including a five-minute ride by private speedboat. It is only 100 square kilometers in size – easily navigable on foot, or by bicycle, or by boat to the various beaches.
Naka’s stunning natural environs are the recreational focal point of The Naka Island resort, with ample opportunities for hiking, biking, watersports, and snorkeling. Or, if relaxation is the priority, The Naka Island offers a spa and exclusive access to pristine sandy beaches.
The 450 square meter villas are designed in classic Tropical Island style, with architecture and décor reflecting the indigenous culture and island surrounds. Nestled in the tropical landscape, and some with views over Phang Nga Bay and Phuket Island, the villas feature open-air bathrooms, private plunge pools, spacious outdoor areas and Sala pavilions. All of the villas also offer every modern convenience, like iPod docking systems, a comprehensive music library, and indoor sound systems.
The resort features different F&B outlets including Tonsai, an all-day dining restaurant in a casual seaside setting. Al fresco dining at My Grill, an open beachside grill house, which will offer seafood and steaks with a southern Thai influence. Or, guests will be able to enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive wine cellar at the Z Bar while they enjoy the colourful sunsets. If eating in is more your style, let The Naka Island’s experienced chefs prepare a feast for you at your villa, or even a picnic on the beach if you so desire.
“We are thrilled to introduce The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket to people with a sense of adventure who want to escape from everything and experience something truly unique, private and memorable,” said Wayne Buckingham, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ regional vice president of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. “The Naka Island is a beautiful hidden treasure of luxury – located away from everything, but far from nothing.”