Tropical Splendour at Villa Nandana
Sitting right by the serene sands of Natai Beach, Villa Nandana is the ideal oceanfront oasis for visitors in search of a blissful Andaman vacation rental.
Stretched along the gleaming southwest coast of mainland Thailand, Phang Nga province’s Natai Beach is actually easier to reach from Phuket International Airport than the island’s most popular tourist area, Patong. Yet thanks to Natai’s secluded location off the beaten tourist track, the area offers an exclusive holiday destination for families and groups to enjoy. Villa Nandana makes full use of its scenic oceanfront location with an appealing combination of stunning views and direct access to what feels like a private beach. In addition to local attractions such as waterfalls, hot springs and lush jungle scenery, the myriad treasures of Phuket are just a short drive over the Sarasin Bridge.
Boasting four bedrooms and six bathrooms, Villa Nandana comfortably sleeps eight guests. The spacious open plan living area also provides plenty of extra space, making this the ideal vacation home for a family holiday, or even for several couples sharing. This villa’s spectacular oceanfront location gives it real wow factor and the landscaped gardens, 20m swimming pool with adjacent sun terrace mean there’s plenty of outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Inside the villa, facilities include a well-equipped fitness room; a media room and even – much to the delight of guests that enjoy being pampered – a private spa. There is also a walk around bar just inside the villa’s elegant indoor ‘sala’, which makes the property a fabulous choice for those that want to host a special celebration.
Visitors that select Villa Nandana for its homely but stylish tropical feel will not be disappointed. Traditional Thai décor provides a strong sense of the location, and the elegant style in which the rooms are kitted out means each living space flows seamlessly into the next. Richly hued wood flooring and interiors contribute to the luxurious yet traditional Thai ambience. Other natural materials such as cut stone have also been used to accent the exotic style the property exudes, and bright orchids peppered throughout the grounds add a splash of colour. Tall sliding glass doors and open-sided social spaces let the stunning sea views do the talking. In fact, guests staying in one of the property’s ocean facing bedrooms can enjoy the splendid ocean vistas without having to get out of bed.
A modest but friendly and well-trained in-villa staff team takes care of guests during a stay at Villa Nandana, which adds to the property’s sense of blissful retreat. The villa manager provides a professional and knowledgeable concierge service, and is able to do everything from arranging private transport and making restaurant bookings to helping guests plan out a varied itinerary. The live-in chef prepares creative, home-cooked Thai cuisine and is even available to offer impromptu Thai cooking classes for those that wish to share the flavours of Thai cuisine when they head home. Low profile, in-villa maintenance and housekeeping staff ensure the property remains clean, tidy and functioning. Visitors staying at this exclusive vacation property can even organize massages and other spa treatments, either in the private spa, in the privacy of their bedroom or outside to the soundtrack of the waves.
Thanks to its spectacular natural surroundings, Natai Beach enjoys a true sense of serenity when compared to many of Phuket’s busier beachside spots. Strict conservation laws have kept the area relatively underdeveloped, so guests can enjoy sunbathing and swimming in peace– with no jet skis or beach vendors disturbing the tranquility. There’s a handful of local seafood restaurants for visitors to try, while guests in the mood for something a little more special can make their way to the nearby Aleenta Resort or enjoy Michelin star dining at Aziamendi, part of Iniala Beach House. During the day, many visitors choose to explore Phang Nga Bay by charter boat, although those that venture inland will also find a selection of well-hidden treasures. Manora Waterfall is to the north of Phang Nga Town, and to the south of the settlement there’s a network of picturesque mangroves and streams that all feed into the bay.