what to do in Karon Phuket
This is the perfect time of year to be heading to Thailand’s beautiful southern beaches. Countless choices stretch around Siam’s long shores and for decades Phuket has been one of the chief destination for Thais and tourists alike. Over the last decade Phuket has experience a great deal of development and major social changes. While Phuket still brings throngs of tourist from around the world to its shores with its beautiful beaches and nightlife, it has started to experience some of the problems prevalent in Thailand’s other tourist meccas.
It’s not only the crowds, but the sprawl that makes it difficult to even go out for a walk or to find the tranquility you were so desperately searching for. Vendors are constantly hawking wares and the streets start looking like any other tourist trap in Southeast Asia. Many of these changes will only accelerate as economic development transforms Phuket in ways unrecognizable to today’s residents.
Head North to Natai Beach
Natai Beach offers all the beauty of better known hot spots but much more. The beach lies along the shore of Andaman Sea on the west coast of Thailand. Its coral reefs are considered some of the best preserved in the world. Just ten minutes north of Phuket, Natai is more than quiet and peaceful, you can literally walks for hours without seeing anyone. It is a ten kilometer strip of pristine beach, whose government protection ensures that it will retain its isolation from the hustle and bustle of Phuket. You’re never going to see a 300 room leviathan rising up from the white sands of Natai. And while Thai law has severely limited the development that will ever be allowed at Natai Beach, you can still enjoy a number of world class facilities that won’t fail to impress.
Getting to Natai Beach
Natai Beach is not hard to get to. Like its more popular cousin Karon Beach, it also lies on the west coast of Thailand only a few miles away. Southern Thailand is now accessible from many of the major airports on the Pacific Rim. Phuket International Airport HKT has become the third busiest airport in Thailand with over 15 million visitors last year. Natai Beach is only a 40-minute drive north from Phuket International Airport along Thepkassatri Road, also known as Route 402. Just several kilometers north after you cross Sarasin Bridge from Phuket over to the mainland, take a take a left turn onto Route 3006. A few minutes later, you will be at the southernmost part of the beach. Route 3006 follows the beach for most of its length. The beach is only a couple minutes from the road.
Facilities at Natai Beach
Aleenta’s accommodation features striking and original room designs that range from spacious lofts to grand villas with five bedroom, each very different from the last. Many of their accommodations come with a private pool or a beach front view, all will give you the ultimate feeling of privacy.
While the diamond studded beaches and crystal blue waters are the perfect remedy for the tension of modern life, you will also find that Aleenta spa facilities are second to none. Aleenta Ayurah Spa & Wellness centre's professionals work to not only rejuvenate the body but also restore spiritual balance and well-being. Experience Ayurah ′Epicurean Spa′ and their exclusive line of Linda Meredith skincare products and therapies. Aleenta has also developed a special yoga program to help you get back to your spiritual center. The classes are held in the Aleenta's serene yoga studio. You may also book private sessions with Patricia Thielemann or her experienced yoga mentors.
For your dining pleasure, Aleenta offers two amazing restaurants. The Natai provides contemporary Thai dining in a beautiful setting inside the resort. The EDGE Beachfront restaurant is a unique dining experience that takes it name from its steps being located on the very sands of Natai Beach. Whether you are an international foodie in search of award-winning culinary works of art or just enjoy a great meal, you won’t be disappointed. Whether it standard lunch fare or their own unique take on Thai fusion, all dishes are made with highest quality organic ingredients procured locally. The EDGE also has a lounge and a rooftop for private parties. And if you aren’t feeling sociable or are looking for a romantic interlude, Aleenta's epicurean experts will prepare a romantic meal for you right on the beach with your own private chef. Allenta will be glad to arrange for a private barbecue for you and your friends.