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Published June 5th 2018
5 star luxury retreat coastal escapes natai beach villa
Last year, Fon and I traded our home in the mountains of Chiang Mai for the beaches of Southern Thailand for some much-needed relaxation. After extensive research, we chose to stay at Coastal Escape, a boutique resort on the east side of Koh Yao Noi. We booked a private two bedroom villa that was fully equipped and offered sweeping views of the cliffs of Phang Nga Bay. The property was perfect and exceeded our expectations in every way. It was a tranquil island paradise filled to the brim with luxury. We felt extremely pampered by all of the amenities and returned home to Chiang Mai feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
When I found out about Coastal Escape's new Natai Beach villa, I knew we had to book a stay there right away. The new property is an immaculate 5 bedroom private residence on the beach with a pool. I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to take the employees of my internet company on a well-deserved relaxing workation.
Booking the private villa was easy through Coastal Escape's website. I checked the availability calendar and chose a 3 night Sunday through Wednesday stay. I booked a direct flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket for my employees and arranged a rental car from the airport.
Picking up the rental car was quick and easy and we were soon on our way. The drive to the Natai Beach villa was a seamless experience as it is located only a 30 minute drive from the airport and the property provided free covered parking for the rental.
However, the star of the show was the view of the sea. With floor to ceiling windows, the turquoise water could be seen from virtually every room in the villa and was a stunning color contrast to the clean, white interior.
Monday was a working day, but it hardly felt like work in such a luxurious environment with spectacular views. The morning began with coffee overlooking the ocean, which is the best way to start any day. Breakfast and lunch were served at the villa and the food was spectacular.
We enjoyed local fruit and seafood among other things. We felt pampered every second of the day even though we worked from 9am to 5pm. After working, we had free time to spend on the beach and around the pool and enjoyed dinner at a nearby restaurant.
On Wednesday morning, we enjoyed one last delicious breakfast at the villa overlooking the sea and said our goodbyes to this stunning property before driving back to the airport. Once again, Coastal Escapes exceeded our expectations in every way.
The villa was exceptional and the level of luxury was unparalleled. My employees were thrilled to get to work in such an inspiring environment. We were able to get a lot of work done and had a great team-building experience. Every one of us left feeling rejuvenated and longing to return to this piece of paradise. Coastal Escape's Natai Beach villa will exceed the expectations of every visitor and will deliver an unforgettable experience.