Sunday, May 4, 2008

Koh Naka - Phuket's "Castaway" Island

Phuket is not only Thailand's largest island but is also widely known as the Pearl of the Andaman Sea, a world class holiday destination attracting millions of visitors every year. The province is famous for many fascinating tourist attractions, but few people have heard of Koh Naka Yai, Phuket's secret gem and home to the Koh Naka Retreat.

Koh Naka Yai is a small island less than 15 minutes by boat off the east coast of Phuket. The island is set in the beautiful scenic surroundings of Phang Nga Bay, an area that first became famous when it was featured over thirty years ago in the epic James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun', and it hasn't looked back since. A National Park, this stunning bay of paradise island "getaways" is blessed with spectacular limestone outcrops and mangrove forests that line the bay and the many tributaries running into it.

Amazingly, Koh Naka has up until now managed to escape the tourist plight of many of Phuket's exotic islands, not least Phuket Island itself which has become so popular over the past few years and a "must visit" for holiday seekers worldwide.

Koh Naka Yai is the classic postcard image of island exotica with fine, pristine white sandy beaches lined with coconut trees - the ultimate place to unwind from the stresses of modern day urban madness. No roads, no cars, no internet cafes, just the chirping of birds and cicadas in the background. The only activity you would encounter during stay here would be Koh Naka Noi's famous pearl farms, which can be visited on a day trip, or the occasional yacht anchored in the bay.

Inevitably, and not surprisingly, the island will some day become home to some upscale resorts but, fortunately for now, Koh Naka remains a virtually uninhabited fisherman's island with only one major home on the entire island, the Koh Naka Retreat.

The Koh Naka Retreat is the stuff that dreams are made of, an exclusive private villa hideaway with a private jetty leading to an infinity edge swimming pool enjoying stunning views of Phang Nga Bay. With blue waters and 5 secluded sandy beaches to choose from, Koh Naka Retreat provides a beautiful romantic 'Castaway' environment for tranquility seeking holidaymakers and honeymooners alike.

Asia Holiday Rentals is operated and managed by First Asia Resorts Limited, a corporation established in The Kingdom of Thailand since 1999 and dedicated to the promotion of Asia tourism and the holiday rental business throughout Southeast Asia.

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