Iniala Beach House
PHANG NGA, THAILAND
“Staying at the Iniala over the New Year was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made as a family. It’s hard to know where to even start to describe our week-long experience in this Thai paradise. From the moment we got off plane, we were greeted by two staff members from the hotel, and easily escorted to our lovely car stocked with towels and cold water. Of course the children (and my husband and I included) were exhausted, but that soon turned into excitement as soon as we arrived to the “beach house.”
As soon as the kids were introduced to the Kids Club, we rarely saw them thereafter. They have beautiful pirate-themed rooms (where the kids can stay overnight), a play theater, games and more. We loved this as much as they did, as we spent our time at the spa, on the beach, or even having sessions with the staff personal trainers for Thai boxing and Pilates. Everyone was happy! Our personal butler was our main point of contact for everything, and he was our angel on earth! He helped us arrange our meals, which were out of this world. They will cook whatever you fancy, and I do mean whatever. The flavor and quality of the food goes beyond words, and you can take your meals wherever you want: in the room, pool side, beach side, on a yacht, you name it. We already miss the sunsets viewed from our suite, the sea, and the freshly baked bread from the bakery on our table every morning. The Iniala was once a dream but is now one of our best memories!”
- Experienced by Trusted Friend: Jacqueline Pozzey, Paris, France
(Date Experienced: January 2015)
This place is literally good for the soul. If you want to go to the other side of the world strictly to enjoy the beauty and luxury of it all and never lift a finger, this is the place.
This was perfect for our little family and the kids were entertained the entire time, but we do plan to come back as a couple and just enjoy each other!
We participated in one of the adventure tours that included river rafting, quad bikes and an elephant ride! We were accompanied by an Iniala entourage of our butler, a driver, chef and massage therapist. Talk about heaven on earth…
Best time to go
I recommend visiting in the “cool season”, which is November – February.
The property is pretty far from Phuket and very private and quiet. This was perfect for us, but you shouldn’t plan to leave the resort that often.
Rooms start at $800 per night and up depending on type.