Excellent 8.7
Based on 169 reviews

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About Tenta Nakara Resort and Restaurant


Experience a completely different kind of a holiday with accommodation in tents and lighting via lanterns. These, though, are not your average camping tents, but come with bathrooms, wooden floors, and a thatched roof will never make you feel you are living in a tent. Walk on the private beach, go fishing, explore the various caves on a canoe, dive, snorkel, or island hop and explore the white sand beaches and crystal clear water. Tenta Nakara Resort and Restaurant is located on Koh Naka Yai, off the coast of Phuket, and it should be noted that there is no electricity on the island. The hotel provides transport from the airport to the pier, and further transfer to the island at a surcharge. For a true jungle beach experience, albeit in some luxury, this hotel should definitely be on your radar.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Private beach

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurant(s)

Services and conveniences

  • Smoking area


  • Pets allowed
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Please be informed that Children under 12 years old are not permitted to occupy the tented bungalows by themselves.

Please note that the hotel long tail boat is available at an additional charge in case guests arrive at Ao Por Pier after 6 pm. Airport pick up and transfer service to Ao Por take 25 minutes and 1-3 guests per car. Long Tail boat transfer from Ao Por to Naka Island takes 15 minutes. All transfers are available with extra cost and to be paid at the hotel. Please directly contact the hotel for more information.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Distance to Airport: 30 km
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based on 169 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Location 9.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.9
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for money 8.5
  • Food and dining 8.7
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Oleksandr from Ukraine
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Garden View
Stayed 5 nights in May 2014
Primeval Excellence
Amazing pure nature surroundings, friendly stuff, nice cuisine
That was the final part of my first visit to Thailand so I've had a first experience of Thai hospitality with previous places before my coming to Tenta Nakara Resort and Restaurant. Coming there was launched from Ao Por Pier and have moved me to Primeval Excellence right with my first step to that piece of Heaven on the Earth. The primeval nature is fully surrounding that wonderful place with nice natural bungalows, voices of rain forest and ocean. As the traditional Thai hospitality is the main principle of any place I've seen within all my previous staying to Phuket so the same care was taken place to the Naka Yai Island. A very attentive and friendly staff with nice ladies Elle and Mon at the reseption desk, kitchen service staff with nice pretty lady so young and attentive to any client's request and even their amicable dog in connection with all the closed naturality and sincerity was deeply impressed all my essence. At the same time to that escape from reality there're quite enough activities with amazing excursions and journeys which are possible to book right at the reception desk and besides you'll be informed about the optimal time for your booking in connection with the other people to avoid any extra expenses for boat or any other transfer. Highly recommend to see: Phang Nda Bay; Panyee Floating Village; James Bond Island; Nail Island; Tham Lod; Koh Panak; Koh Hong and other islands with their unique nature and spirit.
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Paulina from Poland
1 Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
Nature is everywhere
Clean, safe and boring
We stayed there after season, where there were just a few tents occupied. Tents are clean, spacious and protected from insects. Food was very good. You can't do too much on the island. Be aware that you can hear everything around you, starting from cicadas and ending with love making noises.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Loh from Singapore
1 Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
Closes to nature you can get
Natural, Quiet, Romantic
Beautiful island getaway, this is as close as you can get to living in a tent with the bare basics in the middle of an island. The surrounding is quiet and the hotel is eco-friendly, the only power you have in your 8x8m tent on stilts is a rechargeable battery which lasts only a night or if you're unlucky, half a night. (Make sure they are charged!) Tents are enclosed by mosquito netting so guests are strongly advised to keep them closed through the night. We had a couple of them in our tent which kept us up at night. The front of the hotel has a white sandy beach, to the right pass the rocks is a lovely spot which my partner and I spent out afternoon. It is also here at the hotel and with the help of the friendly, approachable staffs where I had a successful proposal. Thank you Tenta Nakara for the beautiful experience and ever smiling staffs!
Reviewed March 25, 2014

vladimir from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
Nature, no electricity, outside of the civilization
So it was very schocked for us. This hotel is for young and adventure people who doesnt like electric energy, who are not mobile and foto camera lovers / its very dificult to charge the bateries and you need solar rechargeable equipment, but the food is good and the staff is ok.
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Xia from China
1 Bedroom
Stayed 4 nights in January 2014
Best stay and holiday ever!Nature sweet and enjoy.
Stuff are nice and friendly ,Room view is great,u could hear sound of waves and feel peaceful,food is amazing
I like it very much。so fresh so sunny so happy.Everyone is nice there.For me no hot water bathing,but it is ok.coz it's in a island and everything is so nature.every morning get up and feel so good.u will enjoy it and can't remember any unhappiness ,trust me!
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Kate from United Kingdom
1 Bedroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
Ideal place to get away from it all
We loved that this hotel was remote - a short longtail boat ride from Phuket - meaning we were away from the crowds and commercialism
Absolutely loved this small resort as somewhere eco-friendly, away from the crowds in an idyllic setting right on its own beach. This is ideal for travellers who like quiet time, as although there a few daytime activities, the evenings are pretty much food, card games etc then bed. We took a kayak round the island one day whcih took around two hours and is quite strenuous but fab views of the island
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Mahli from Australia
1 Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
Amazing! like paradise
different, romantic, secluded
From the first minute off the longtail it was like paradise. I would highly recommend at least 2 days so you can enjoy the island.
Reviewed January 07, 2014

Judi from United Kingdom
1 Bedroom
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013
Relaxing break away from a hectic world
Location by a private beach away from it all, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food
We had a fantastic stay between Christmas and New Year. As others have said, this is the place to come if you want to get away from it all and don't want 5* luxury. We loved going to sleep at night, cooled by the sea breeze (no need for the room fan) and listening to the waves lapping on the shore. The staff were helpful and friendly, the meals delicious and we enjoyed not having access to the outside world. We couldn't even pick up a decent wifi signal during the 4 hours of electricity a day so we really did switch off and just enjoyed what nature had to offer. We also recommend the two massage ladies in their shelter overlooking the beach. One tip - the resort only takes cash, although they accept other currencies if you don't have enough baht with you.
Reviewed January 04, 2014

luca from Italy
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
Not just a hotel experience
Location, eco-friendly structure and simplicity, staff including the most welcoming dogs
Excellent. Unusual mix of surrounding nature, comfort within a discrete and gentle structure, and family feel. Tenta Nakara has a charm whic is difficult to recreate in any five stars hotel around. It is a different experience itself, highly recommended
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Stephen from United Kingdom
1 Bedroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
Relaxing, good location and great staff
Helpful and friendly staff, great view and good location
Delightful place to stay made even better by helpful, friendly and attentive staff. Good food, good choice, just a nice place to relax and think. May not be for everyone - if you want jetskis, loud music and cheap beer, this may not be the right place.
Reviewed December 18, 2013


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