The Locale

The crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea and the powder-soft sands of Naithon Beach are in full view from every villa and residence at Malaiwana.  Just a short walk or downhill drive away from the estate, this pristine one-kilometre-long beach on Phuket’s peaceful northwest coast is perfect for sunning, swimming, snorkelling, stand-up paddling and sandcastle building.  A tranquil village atmosphere prevails in this unspoiled corner of the island and the beach road is lined with low-key shops and cafés.  Along the coast, numerous hidden coves and beaches are waiting to be discovered.Just up the road, the Trisara Resort offers fabulous dining, and other chic nearby venues include Dream Beach Club at Layan Beach and the beachfront restaurants at Bang Tao, eight kilometres to the south. Malaiwana is an easy 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.

Distances

Naithon Beach
0.20 km
Dream Beach Club
6 km
Nai Yang Beach
7 km
Laguna Phuket Golf Club
8 km
Banyan Tree Spa
8 km
Phuket Airport
9 km
Boat Avenue Mall
10 km
Royal Phuket Marina
24 km
Patong Beach
27 km
Central Festival Phuket
29 km

Things To do

Malaiwana - Canoe

Though it may be tempting to spend your entire holiday in cossetted comfort, Malaiwana also makes a great base for exploring Phuket’s quieter northern coastline and interior.  With your villa manager’s help, bookings and transport to the island’s top leisure activities and sights can be easily arranged.

Here’s a selection of some of the activities on offer beyond Malaiwana: 

  1. Hop on a stand-up paddle board at Naithon Beach and explore the coves and beaches of Phuket’s rugged northern coastline.  Make a stop at the tiny Banana Beach for a refreshing drink and snorkel session.
  2. Indulge in a Sunday brunch or romantic sunset dinner at Trisara resort.
  3. Enjoy a solitary stroll along Mai Khao Beach, the most northern and isolated beach on Phuket, or try a surf or kiteboarding session at Nai Yang Beach. 
  4. Head east and discover Phuket’s lush interior on a jungle trek to the waterfalls at Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, and be sure to say hello to the inhabitants of the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project at the park entrance.  At the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, which is in the same area, visitors can observe elephants rescued from the tourist trade.
  5. The Andaman Sea beckons with spectacular scenery and rich marine life, best explored aboard a chartered luxury yacht or on a snorkel or scuba diving trip.  Glide past the towering karsts of Phang Nga Bay, swim with the colourful fish off Raya island, soak up the sun on the brilliant white sands of Koh Hong, and more.    
  6. Take some time to restore your body and mind during a day of pampering and luxury at the fabulous Banyan Tree Spa, or go for a simple yet invigorating Thai massage session right on the beach.
  7. Delve into Phuket’s rich culture and history with a walking tour of the Old Town, its streets lined with colourful Sino-Portuguese shophouses and some of the island’s best local eats.
  8. Discover the secrets of delicious Thai cuisine at a cookery class, which often includes a visit to a local market to shop for fresh ingredients. 
  9. Play a round or two at one of the island’s scenic golf courses including Laguna Golf Club with lagoons and mountain views and the Nicklaus-designed Mission Hills with stunning ocean views.
  10. Add some dazzle and upbeat DJ music to your seaside sundowner at one of Phuket’s beach clubs. Try Dream Beach Club at Layan Beach or Catch Beach Club at Bang Tao.

Malaiwana - Things to do
Malaiwana - Things to do

Guest Reviews

  • March 1st, 2020 - March 8th, 2020 Malaiwana - Duplex (C2)

    Thank you so much for everything. We had the time of our life. The staff was so amazing. They did a wonderful job in every room as well as during the day. The super delicious food was always set up before breakfast lunch and dinner time and whenever we had a specials request they made it work. The Malaiwana Duplex is beyond words and we would always come back! We appreciate your amazing work, Love

    Tayler S, Indonesia
  • March 1st, 2020 - March 8th, 2020 Malaiwana - Penthouse (C1)

    Thank you that we could be at this place for second time. We love this place. We love the villa. We love hospitality and your lovely service. Thank you for all. We wish you health love and happiness.

    Tayler S, Indonesia
  • February 9th, 2020 - February 13th, 2020 Malaiwana - Penthouse (C1)

    I and my family were very happy for this vacation in this villa. The room was very clean and beautiful, the food also very good. All the staff also very nice. We have been staying in Phuket here almost 1 month and booked 7 villas with Elite Havens. This place is the best that me appreciated. Thank you for beautiful memories.

    Ms. Wei, China
  • February 8th, 2020 - February 9th, 2020 Malaiwana - Duplex (C2)

    Lovely place and staffs. Thank you very much.

    Joe W, China
  • February 1st, 2020 - February 8th, 2020 Malaiwana - Duplex (C2)

    Lovely place and staff

    Hui W, China

The Villas

Malaiwana’s four, five and six-bedroom villas are designed to awe. Set in the lush hillside and facing breathtaking sunset views of Naithon bay, these exceptional villas truly bring luxury to life. All the villas are fully staffed, with villa managers, housekeeping attendants and personal chefs, and have ample space for a family holiday or special event. Show me more

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