An exclusive resort on the cliffside overlooking Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach with the VIP treatment.

The Nai Harn is as enviably exclusive as it looks from the beach below. It’s a stylish resort that fits neatly into the hillside and claims status as a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World. There’s an air of Santorini-style glamour with vivid pink bougainvillea over white-washed buildings and state-of-the-art amenities like Nespresso machines, yoga mats and convenient USB ports.

The sleek and modern rooms cascade down the hillside. We suggest upgrading to the Deluxe Ocean View Room or higher to bask in the glorious sea vistas the hotel is known for. Grand Ocean View Rooms and Suites include your own four-poster day bed on the balcony for lazing in the sun, and in a Suite you’ll get the luxury of a ‘Press for Champagne’ button within arm’s reach if the mood takes you. There’s a modestly sized main pool for cooling off in, though most guests head for Nai Harn Beach, a lovely sandy stretch reached by a handful of steps where the hotel’s beach butlers are on hand to set up a beach umbrella and towel for you. If you’re keen on spotting some underwater life, there’s good snorkelling around five minutes away at both Ao Sane Beach and Ya Nui Beach.

The high level of privacy here means in-room dining is a tempting option. Order a barbecue to come to your villa’s balcony and grill fresh seafood for an intimate dinner for two – or request the services of a chef so you can relax with a drink. The in-room menu extends to the dishes you’d find at the hotel’s restaurants so if you feel like it, you can sip fragrant tom kha soup or devour ribeye steak in your dressing gown. For pre-dinner cocktails, The Reflections Bar is an ambient spot definitely worth heading to. The cool, sunken lounge areas look out to the lovely curve of the bay; the small but perfectly formed tapas menu hits every spot possible with olives, oysters, spring rolls and churros with chocolate dipping sauce; and the cocktail menu was curated by The Savoy’s previous Head Barman of over 40 years.

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Key information

On the cliffside above Nai Harn Beach, five minutes from quiet Ao Sane and Ya Nui beaches

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour’s private transfer from Phuket airport
Rooms: 130

Accommodation information

130 white-washed rooms and suites

Activities

• Test your balance with a bout on a stand-up paddleboard • Order a tuk-tuk and go snorkelling at nearby Ao Sane Beach • Give your face an invigorating workout with the PureLift™ FaceFit Tone Up treatment at The Spa at The Nai Harn*.

Dining

3 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Cosmo Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge