For an unforgettable escape, consider staying, as we did, at philanthropist Mark Weingard’s Iniala Beach House in Phuket, Thailand.
Situated on the beautiful golden sands of Natai beach facing the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, this five-acre property comprises of our stunning villas and a penthouse on a five acre beachfront property.
All villas come with their own private spa and a staff that includes a driver, a butler, chef, spa therapist and a housekeeper. All benefit from a dedicated hotel team that includes 24 hour assistance from the fully staffed reception and concierge,
Adding to guests’ sense of well-being is the knowledge that 15 percent of the resort’s revenue goes to Weingard’s Inspirasia Foundation, which funds health and education projects in Thailand, Indonesia, and India.
Each of the five residences has been individually designed by artists from around the world, giving each, its own very distinctive character
The British architect, Graham Lamb created the wonderful penthouse suite in which we stayed
Styled with futuristic vision it features cushioned flooring and a suspended bed, in a room that has the ability to astonish and delight at the same time.
With exquisite views across a wonderful 250 square metre terrace out towards the Andaman Sea this is the perfect place for enjoying the sun or dining under the stars.
The oversized swimming pool protrudes into the villa itself making this a real fusion of indoor and outdoor living. From this height, at sunset, you’ll be afforded the wonderful silhouette of the ‘Fishtail’ sculpture diving through the villa’s pool below, truly spectacular.
We kicked off our shoes as we entered and immediately felt the floor melt away under our feet. The carpet has been specifically created with memory foam beneath and recreates the feeling of walking on sand.
The flooring is in its self a piece of furniture because you can relax in its soft and pliable comfort anywhere you like.
The oversized ‘Crater’ sofa in the middle of this beach is ideal for lounging and the kitchen space is ready to be prepared for the rooms personal chef to cook whatever we crave.
The sumptuous ‘White Leather’ bed suspended from the ceiling cradled us as we slept. The incredible bathing space features an oversized bathtub and exceptionally well designed ‘Tardis’ like shower enclosure put a whole new meaning to the word en suite bathroom.
This opulent and spectacular bedroom suite comes complete with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and we defy anyone to suggest they are not impressed when they experience it.