The Naka Island used to be a Six Senses property and as the resort is kept that way it is a really unusual Luxury Collection resort as the Luxury Collection tend to be very classical properties.
Let me start with an introduction to the Six Senses brand. A collection of ultra-eco friendly properties that are very much alike. Their spas are famous and is always an experience within itself. Naka Island was like staying in a Six Senses in many ways, except this one charges for in-room internet as it’s now managed by Starwood. Six Senses properties don’t.
My experience started with a short boat trip and a warm welcome. I was escorted to the room. I stayed in a beautiful pool villa which as the name indicates had it’s own private swimming pool. A comfortable bed and natural products in the bathroom were some of the highlights. Please see my villa video below for more information.
The service was up to a great standard. It’s hard to have a bad time in Thailand because the staff always go out of their way. Naka was no exception with it’s friendly staff, but more training could be needed to compete with Phuket’s best resorts. Also, the food would be one thing to improve. It was good, but with the rates that Naka Island charges I had expected a higher level. I had Italian for dinner and a full breakfast for my judgement so keep in mind it’s entirely based on those two meals.
The facilities included a beautiful spa with great facilities. I unfortunately didn’t have a spa treatment, but have read great reviews about it. Finally, it’s worth to mention I experienced an eye infection problem and their nurse could not have been more friendly or professional.
I overall rank The Naka Island as a great experience to the portfolio. There are better choices in and around Phuket, but The Naka Island definitely deserves it’s status as a great experience in my opinion.
My opinion: Great experience.