Situated on the pristine sands of Natai Beach (a few kilometres north of Phuket) and away from the crowds, the luxurious Iniala Beach House is the perfect spot to disconnect in style. Little wonder then that it is favoured by celebrities like Britney Spears, Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin and Usain Bolt.
Each bedroom and living space features a unique aesthetic and is bathed in lavishness. For instance, the Collector’s Villa (also the one we stayed in) is designed by The Campana Brothers of Brazil and houses a spa (with mother-of-pearl walls), a 22-seat private cinema, an infinity pool and three well-appointed rooms.
Lounge area of the Collector’s Villa
The Kids Hotel
The signature Joseph Walsh bed
And if that’s not enough luxury for you, there’s also a Joseph Walsh signature canopy bed that costs an astronomical $200,000 (approximately INR 1.4 crore) and there are only five such pieces in the world. Pushing the envelope further are Swarovski crystal-encrusted pool tables, personal butlers and a four-villa mini hotel for your kids. So, while the little ones are busy with cooking classes and movie screenings at their private retreat, the grown-ups can participate in group activities ranging from yoga to Muay Thai.
Still not convinced? A stay here can help fund health and education projects in the region, as 15 per cent of the resort’s revenue is donated to the Weingard’s Inspirasia Foundation, a charity run by the owner.