Natai Beach Resort & Spa
Situated on the fine golden sands of Natai Beach, Natai Beach Resort & Spa is an exquisite, 106-room resort. A 25-minute drive from Phuket airport, the resort is based on local heritage and traditional Thai culture. It is a perfect vacation haven created to provide comfort and relaxation, an ideal place for families and honeymooners.
Why choose Natai?
Natai means “southernmost rice field”, simply because it was historically one of the regions in the southern mainland of Thailand which was suitable for rice cultivation.
Local lore contends that 200-300 years ago a great warrior from Surat Thani, Thyum Yum-Tung, on the back of a giant, wondrous elephant, marched his people into what is now Phang Na, and established its first settlement on the edge of the mountains and extending into the fertile belly of the Andaman Sea.
He called it Had-Hag/Pagnam or simply “a place where the flowing mountain waters meets the sea.”
Regarded as the almighty, this warrior was worshipped – and his elephant glorified. They protected and guarded the entire village and its farms.
Alas, the elephant – living many lifetimes – perished, and this enormous mammoth morphed into a mountain 30 kilometers from Natai. The mountain is adorned by a temple, which was the warrior’s house, and it has existed ever since.