Villa Saanti - Tropical escape

The Locale

Villa Saanti is right next to Natai Beach – quiet, clean and utterly serene. Although Natai is just half an hour’s drive from Phuket International Airport, its seven kilometres of soft golden sand are usually deserted. The villa faces west, towards the Andaman Sea, and every evening, as the sun wheels toward the horizon, the sky puts on a unique and spectacular show of reds, pinks, oranges, greens, lilacs and purples, doubled by the reflections in the sea. When you’re staying at Villa Saanti, you are guaranteed ringside seats.
But you are not completely alone. After sunset cocktails and dinner, it’s an easy (less than 1km) stroll along the sand to Baba Beach Club, known for its great music. Or treat yourself to a rejuvenating therapy at The Aleenta Spa, just a little further along the beach. You’re also close to the wonders of Phang Nga Bay, the hot springs of Phang Nga, untouched jungle and, for golfers, Blue Canyon Country Club and Mission Hills on Phuket. Slightly further afield, but still an easy day (or night) out, is the glitz of Patong (1 hour 20 minutes’ drive), and the shops of historic Phuket Old Town (about an hour away).

Distances

Baba Beach Club
0.85 km
Aleenta Resort & Spa
1.50 km
Dinosea World
8 km
Sarasin Bridge
8 km
Blue Canyon Golf Club
23 km
Phuket International Airport
25 km
Phang Nga Bay Park
40 km
Khao Lak National Park
46 km
Phuket Old Town
52 km
Patong nightlife
54 km

Things to Do

This Natai Beach villa may be a tranquil getaway but that doesn’t mean there’s any lack of things to do. The province of Phang Nga is renowned for its outdoor activities, its deep green forests and the jaw-dropping spectacle of limestone islands rising vertically from the waters of Phang Nga Bay.

Here’s a sampling of things to do in the area:

A Phang Nga Bay tour is a must. Visit hongs (rooms) inside the islands, some with their own internal beaches, and canoe through tangled mazes of mangrove forests.

For the more energetic, the seven kilometres of Natai Beach, as deserted as Robinson Crusoe’s domain, beg to be walked. Or for water lovers, follow the shoreline in the villa’s two kayaks.

Explore the underground Phung Chang caves near Phang Nga town, riding through the darkness in a canoe, with only a miner’s lamp on your head to see where you are going.

For grown-ups, golfing options are aplenty. There are courses in Phang Nga but serious golfers will probably head for Phuket to play at the world-class Blue Canyon or Mission Hills clubs, both around half an hour’s drive south of Villa Saanti.

Learn all about the tropical environment with a jungle trek through old-growth natural forest. You can also learn what’s edible and what’s not so that you can survive if you ever get lost in the jungle – a useful skill to take home with you!

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