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Tenta Nakara
Ranked #60 of 96 Hotels in Thalang District
Adelaide, Australia
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“Great Experience”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

For something a bit different to your standard accommodation this is more than worthwhile. There is pretty much nothing to do here - but that is the attraction. Sat on the beach and read, dozed under a couple trees, it was quite lovely. Snorkelled a bit but there wasn't anything terribly spectacular to see. Beach was a bit rocky so reef shoes are a good idea.

The accommodation was quite comfortable but also basic. But you don't come here for the salubrious accommodations. It is a chance to get away and relax. Thought the lack of air conditioning might be a challege without any electricity for most of the day - but sitting down on the beach it was quite cool. Sleeping wasn't too bad either.

Bathrooms were clean. The cool water woke you up but was fine once you got used to it.

Restaurant menu was a bit limited but not surprising really. Mixture of Thai food and a few western dishes. Need to cook their french fries a little longer!

Not an accommodation for those who like their creature comforts but for a getaway with a difference highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I stayed here for 2 days around xmas and that was enough. The room was simple but nice, only downside was bathroom trips in the middle of the night, had to be aware of the creepy crawlies. The food was excellent, and you could order in the morning what seafood you wanted that night. The beach was OK, lot of rubbish washed up and tiny little crabs everywhere so not ideal for sunbathing. As for the rest of the island, not much going on.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Best place we have stayed so far. Probably the best island in phuket. You have everything here. Complete privacy for you and your companion. You also have all type of food available here. Wifi is available only during dinner but tats okay. A perfect place to chill, relax and enjoy. This place will surely be in my honeymoon package.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

We, a group of seven persons, enjoyed our stay at Tenta Nakara very much. We were impressed with a very warm welcome from the General Manager, Mr. Payoongsak Ruayruen and his staff. They were so friendly. They really made us felt at home.

We enjoyed relaxing on the hotel private beach and the Thai massage offered by the hotel.
The bungalow was made from wood with opened-air bathroom. It is really a touch of nature.
We spent most of the time at the resort...we ate every meal at there. I would like to recommend Pad Thai and their Thai appetizers,Mieng Kham and egg-roll. Daiguiri and Magarita were also my two favourite drinks. These are their signature. I can't wait to go back again.

If you are looking for a perfect place to relax and a good restaurant for Thai and seafood .....The Tenta Nakara is the perfect choice for you.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

We stayed at he Naka Island Resort and visited twice Tenta Nakara, we really enjoyed the concept, delicious food, beautiful private beach and very nice service. Great place to visit in Thailand, just what you search for!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Utrecht
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Whenever you plan to travel to Thailand and you're looking for a perfect start, don't doubt, book Tenta Nakara! ( http://tentanakara.com/ ) Less then an hour away from Phuket intl airport (25 min taxi, 20 boat) you will find this unique tent/ bungalow accomodation in eco- style. The resort is in perfect harmony with it's lovely environment.
Superb food and service for a more then reasonable price. Great views, especially at sunrise. Lovely rooms in romantic atmosphere (even when you travel alone, very enjoyable). People travel from the other end of the island or leave their boats to lunch or dine here...Enjoy one meal and you'll know why.


All together, this the place you want to sleep and relax away your jetlag before travelling on into Thailand or maybe...just stay for the full period of your holiday.
One warning: one visit will make you return!

Room Tip: For more cool rooms and the best views take a room uphill. Lazy, like me, book VIP room 1 or 2 with...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

For a quiet and private beach in the tourist infested Puket region, Tenta Nakara seems to be the best place to stay. We enjoyed three days here with warm service, excellent food, and comfortable accomodation. There isn't much to do on the island, so this is the ideal spot to stay if you plan to do nothing other than read a book, play card games, swim in the oceam, and drink beer. We thouroughly enjoyed every minute of it!

Boat transport costs should be considered part of the cost of your stay. Expect to spend around 800baht for a one way boat ride. Overall the price of accomodation and food is fairly reasonable considering that there is nothing else on the island other than a small village.

The eco-friendly approach was greatly appreciated (the buildings were lovely), though we were highly disappointed with the massive amounts of plastic we came across on the beach. This is not necessarily the fault of the hotel (we are all responsible really, tourists and locals alike); they generally kept their portion of the beach free from rubbish. However, for us this was overshadowed by the fact that beaches in the immediate vicinity -- and the entire length of the beach side of the island -- were covered with all sorts of interesting objects. This was enough for us to say that a return to to hotel is highly unlikely.

We feel that not enough is said about the amount of rubbish on the beaches in this region. So perhaps more can be done to clean up the beaches on Koh Yaka Nai, maybe attempt to educate tourists about the impact tourism is having, or even allow tourists the opportunity to participate in local ecological efforts. Tenta Nakara is an excellent example of how thinking globally and acting locally can make a great difference!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tenta Nakara
Address: Phuket, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District
Hotel Style:
#26 Top resorts Hotel in Thalang District
#31 Romantic Hotel in Thalang District
Hotel Class:3 star — Tenta Nakara 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Possibly the only Luxury Tent-Island Resort in Phuket. The limited use of this small-unspoiled Island hideaway enhances the genuine feeling of inner peace. Guests are provided with oil lamps and candles used for light while electricity are generated and used only in the restaurant area. Luxury tent accommodations under the palm trees and the stars in permanent tent structures comfortably furnished with wooden floors, raised 6 ft. bed, en suite bathroom. Chill out at your own outdoor terrace. All units have magnificent view of Phang Nga Bay and stunning beauty of surrounding islands. ... more   less 
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