Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa Natai

Great beachfront service at a resort in pleasant isolation

Featuring 56 guest rooms and a wonderful beachfront location, the Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa Natai is actually just north of Phuket Island, yet closer to the airport than many south-island resorts. The room rates are fairly modest for a 5-star resort directly on the beach, and a key feature is that its location is such that the beach has no independent salespeople coming by, which makes it unusual and relaxing.

This is a full-service resort with a deluxe spa and a surprising number of features and options considering it only has 56 rooms. If you are coming to Phuket for nightlife and shopping then this wouldn’t be a good location, but if you are coming to relax and perhaps see some interesting culture and nature, this one is ideal. Guest reviews are extremely positive and consistent, so the Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa Natai offers very good value along with reliable service.

Rooms/suites/villas: 56
Area: Ban Khok
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Garden Terrace Room
  • Pool Terrace Room
  • Deluxe Duplex
  • Deluxe Suite

Special room features

  • Welcome fruit basket
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • Air conditioning in all rooms
  • 40″ and 32″ LED TVs with satellite connection
  • DVD player and audio sound system
  • Writing desk
  • Wired and wireless internet
  • International Direct Dialing
  • Voice mail
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio/alarm clock
  • Make-up/ shaving mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Beach bag
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Separate bath and shower stalls
  • Refreshment center
  • Coffee and tea facility
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Rooms designed for guests with special needs
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Daily housekeeper service
  • Turndown service


  • High season online specials from US$149 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$91 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Leelavadee
  • Wine Cellar
  • Natai
  • Firefly

Resort features

  • Outdoor pools
  • Concierge
  • Business Center
  • Courier, parcel and postal service
  • Baby sitting service
  • Limousine service
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Florist
  • Laundry service
  • Kid’s club
  • Gift shop
  • Parking
  • Video surveillance cameras in hallways and public areas
  • Fitness
  • Outdoor water sports

Spa information

The 3-story spa features three double treatment rooms, two single rooms, and two romantic spa suits. Apart from traditional spa sessions they also offer a manicure and pedicure, and a range of rejuvenating facials by a world-class cosmetics line – Margy’s, Monaco.

Nearby activities

  • Phang Nga National Park
  • Surin Islands National Marine Park
  • Similan National Park


  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Lak National Park
  • Crab Bank
  • TJ Organic Garden


  • Suwan Kuha Temple (Wat Tham)
  • Baan Thung Tuk Ancient Town
  • Morgan Village

Distance from Phuket International Airport

26 km / 18 miles – 40 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa Natai are generally excellent, and consistently among the best for any Phuket resort in its price category. Nearly all reviews really praise the service and the large rooms, as well as the spotless way the place is kept.

A few have mentioned that they thought the massages (when bought individually) and the food in the restaurant cost more than they expected, but that could be that those guests assumed they would be cheap because it’s Thailand, in spite of the 5-star rating. Many people mention how relaxing the beach is because it’s isolated enough that there are no hawkers coming by. This is actually a big plus for many people, so it’s another great feature.

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