The Nai Harn Phuket – One of Phuket Best Hotels

The Nai Harn Phuket – One of Phuket Best Hotels

The Nai Harn Phuket

One of Phuket Best Hotels

The Nai Harn Phuket proudly stands in an enviable location in the south of the island and with its classic timeless design, the resort has always been very iconic. Built among thousand coconut trees on the green hillside of Nai Harn, it is the only resort offering such a unique view on this fabulous beach… and what beach! A large crescent of fine white sand bathing in a turquoise blue water (well, during the high season at least).

The Nai Harn Phuket

Open in 1987, this 130 rooms resort was originally a Mandarin Oriental Hotel, then became later Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club and changed to be The Nai Harn, a private resort. From far, not much seems to really have changed since it became an independent hotel, but once you enter the resort, it is a completely different atmosphere. The best feature is certainly the new rooftop from which you get a unique panorama of the Nai Harn bay and the many yachts anchored in front of the islands, all the way to the iconic Promthep Cape.

The Nai Harn seen from Windmill Viewpoint in Phuket

The pool is still a bit small but it never gets really busy since the beach is so near and beautiful, most guests enjoy walking down to the sea.

The Nai Harn Phuket

Dining at The Nai Harn

The hotel features two restaurants: Cosmo and Rock Salt. Cosmo is where you will enjoy an amazing breakfast with some striking sea views. The breakfast buffet is one of the best on the island and the atmosphere is perfect for a holiday. Cosmo also serves all day Mediterranean, International and Thai cuisine from 9 am to 10 pm. This is a unique viewpoint to enjoy a sunset cocktail before dinner

Rock Salt Lounge and Bar is just above the sea and a staircase takes you directly onto the beach. A great place for an afternoon drink or snack, or even a seafood dinner later on. Tables are set on a terrace just above the blue waters of Nai Harn bay and protected from the sun by the shade of a giant almond tree.

Rock Salt restaurant

Reflections Rooftop Bar

The best addition to the resort is the immense rooftop overlooking the bay, with lots of loungers, cushions and bean bags, it’s a fantastic place to end the day with a glass of wine of a cocktail. At sunset time, a saxophonist plays some tunes to add to the tropical holiday atmosphere.

The Rooms and Suites

The Nai Harn offer five room types: Deluxe Ocean View Room (42 sqm), Grand Ocean View Room (81 sqm), Ocean View Suite (85 sqm), Royal Ocean View Suite (111 sqm).

We stayed in an Ocean View Suite at the very top floor and the view from our balcony was superb. The room itself is not extremely large but very well equipped, with a 55 inch flat screen and even a cool espresso machine. Each room comes with an immense balcony with a beautiful oversized daybed… and again, these amazing sea views. The very well designed bathroom is also worth a mention with amenities are provided by Elle Spa.

What is around the resort

The Nai Harn is a bit far from the other popular beaches of Patong, Kata or Karon, and it is probably why guests choose to stay in Nai Harn which has been relatively spared by construction frenzy. You will need at least a bike to explore the south of the island which is peppered with lots of nice restaurants, or a car to go around the island, which you should do at least once.

If you plan to just stay around Nai Harn, there are few small restaurants near the beach, some convenience stores, a tailor and many popular fruit stalls to enjoy some really local sweets.

Not far behind the hotel, you’ll find a small hidden beach of Ao Sane, great for a bit of exploration. Then of course further south are the beautiful windmill viewpoint, the small but lovely Ya Nui Beach and no better way to end the day than admiring the sunset from Phuket most famous landmark: Promthep Cape.


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Nai Harn beach

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The Nai Harn Phuket – One of Phuket Best Hotels
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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com

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