Iniala Beach House Natai Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Luxe Retreat
  • 14 Jul - 20 Jul, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

Two years after its opening on the sands of Natai Beach, just north of Phuket, this refined designer property has established itself as one of the most sought-after hotels in Asia not just because of its fantastical design – there are beds which drop from the ceiling and appear to hover above the floor, turquoise starfish-shaped sofas and Swarovski crystal-encrusted pool tables – or its exquisite dining. No, it’s because Iniala delivers the kind of privacy that royalty requires. With just three-bedroom villas, a penthouse suite and associated children’s hotel, fronted by plenty of private sand, it’s ideal for an exclusive buy-out. Activities include everything from Muay Thai boxing classes with world-class coaches and otherworldly spa treatments in mother-of-pearl-clad cocoons to yachting around the ancient sea-stacks that scatter the waters of the glass-green Andaman Sea. Naturally, all this fabulousness has food to match. Seasonal tasting menus are sophisticated with a seafood focus. When not dining on eight-course degustation menus, guests can enjoy a wish-list of dishes – everything from just-out-the-oven breads for breakfast to rare Royal Thai recipes - whipped up for them by the head chef.