On the northeastern coast of Thailand’s island of Phuket lays Nai Yang Beach, a stretch of white sand accompanied by an array of authentic eateries on every street. The beach attracts locals and guests in search of sundown cocktails and a dose of Mother Nature’s goodness. Here you find the all-suites-and-villas resort The Slate, where metal is alluringly mixed with traditional Thai décor and cutting-edge art. What it spells for design-conscious travelers is a new kind of tropical island retreat to swoon over. For owner Wichit Na-Ranong, the hotel is a tribute to Phuket’s tin mining history and his family’s role in that once-flourishing trade. And both island and his family have reason to be proud: Complementing its unusual style, The Slate offers up the perfect recipe for relaxation, with three restaurants and bars, a café, three swimming pools, and an award-winning spa.
The 177 suites and villas range from 56 to 1,000 square meters and all feature a living area, a balcony or terrace, and either a king-size bed or twin beds. The 76-square-meter D-Buk Suite offers an additional sofa bed and two small private courtyards, while the 112-square-meter Pool Suite boasts a private pool and a private courtyard. There are also larger suites and private villas available.
Nai Yang Beach, 116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Reviewed January 28, 2019
The hotel is outstanding in all respects: rooms, pools, green areas, bars, restaurants, as well as the friendliness of the staff and cleanliness of the entire area. The styled features of the entire hotel including the architecture, which refers to the tin mining of past eras, is impressive. Although many young couples with children were guests, we (68/58 years) felt very comfortable, as there are also child-free pools. The hotel grounds adjoin the public beach with its local restaurants, bars and food stalls, creating a connection to the "outside world", which we really enjoyed.
We played 2 places in the Blue Canyon Countryclub and Laguna. The courses have a great layout and were in very good condition, which was reflected in the upscale green fees.
We can only recommend the hotel!
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