Due to a problem with our intital room selection (mini suite) which had not been cleaned, we were upgraded to private villa with plunge pool. Say no more: this was excellent for our last 3 nights in S E Asia: We would have quite happily stayed in the mini suite but free upgrade is quite hard to beat. Breakfast excellent and within 5 mins walk of local restaurants/bars/ shops, 2 mins from beach. We stayed in Nai yang 2 years ago at the Nai Yang beach resort but as fully booked we opted for the Dewa instead. Two years on and this is one of the few areas of Phuket not overrun by package holidays and therefore quite quiet with great beach Also due to its location close to a national park, development will be difficult.
Local points: Taxi from airport is 200-250bht (don't pay more) ATMs x 3 available behind restaurants, also money exchange. Plenty of motorbikes for hire at 250 to 300bht per day, travel agents, but no tattoo shops (At last we found somewhere in Thailand were body art is not for everyone)
I strongly recommend the Dewa to anyone: you shouldn't be disappointed.