We decided to end our honeymoon trip in Phuket. But we wanted to finish off in a luxury setting.
I stumbled on the Naka Island located on an island that bears its name off Phuket.  I’ll share at the end of this post how I used my Aeroplan miles on this great hotel stay. The property is part Starwood’s The Luxury Collection.

Getting to the Naka Island Phuket

The hotel provided a complimentary boat shuttle from Phuket to Naka island. We took a taxi to Ao Po Grand Marina. It’s on the eastern seaboard of Phuket. It wasn’t long before the boat arrived for the 2pm shuttle. The staff helped us with our luggage, offered cold bottled water and we sat down for departure.

Leaving the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket, Thailand
Leaving the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket, Thailand
A view of the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket, Thailand
A view of the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket, Thailand
At sea on the The Naka Island boat shuttle, Phuket, Thailand
At sea on the The Naka Island boat shuttle
A warm welcome and another shuttle to our villa at the Naka Island, Phuket
A warm welcome and another shuttle to our villa at the Naka Island, Phuket
We got to hit the welcome gong for good luck first
We got to hit the welcome gong for good luck first
Our villa entrance with complimentary bicycles
Our villa entrance with complimentary bicycles
Entrance and gardens of the pool villa
Entrance and gardens of the pool villa
Bedroom view
Bedroom view
Bedroom
Bedroom
Passage way to bathroom area
Passage way to bathroom area
Toilets door
Toilets door
Large and open bathroom
Large and open bathroom
Shower that also can be used as a steam room
Shower that also can be used as a steam room
Details of the bathroom
Details of the bathroom
Bathroom window open to the courtyard gardens
Bathroom window open to the courtyard gardens
Outside shower and jacuzzi
Outside shower and jacuzzi
Little courtyard garden that separates the main room from the bathroom area
Little courtyard garden that separates the main room from the bathroom area
Marvelous view
Marvelous view
VIew of the infinity pool and sea
VIew of the infinity pool and sea
Infinite pool and seaside view
Infinite pool and seaside view
Complimentary fruit basket
Complimentary fruit basket
Enjoying every moment in this beautiful pool villa
Enjoying every moment in this beautiful pool villa
There were only two of us for breakfast at the Sea View Pool Villa, Naka Island Phuket
There were only two of us for breakfast at the Sea View Pool Villa
Door nob details in the Sea View Pool Villa, Naka Island Phuket
Door nob details in the Sea View Pool Villa, Naka Island Phuket
Plunge pool in Sea View Pool Villa, Naka Island Phuket
Plunge pool in Sea View Pool Villa, Naka Island Phuket
Pool side sitting area in the Seaview Pool Villa
Pool side sitting area in the Seaview Pool Villa
A view of Khao Phing Kan, aka the James Bond Islands, Phuket
A view of Khao Phing Kan, aka the James Bond Islands, Phuket
Drinks in the lounge with a view, Naka Island
Drinks in the lounge with a view, Naka Island


Around the island

Since we had complimentary bicycles for our use, we were able to explore the island bit. A 10-minute bike ride would get you to the actual Naka small village.  You can stroll on the beach or along its long pier.

Road to the Naka village, Naka Island
Road to the Naka village, Naka Island
Naka village beach, Naka Island
Naka village beach, Naka Island
The Naka island pier
The Naka island pier

How many Aeroplan miles I burned for this stay

I seldom use airline miles on hotel redemptions. But two reasons pushed me to go ahead with that decision. First, this was at the end of our trip and we wanted to spoil ourselves. Second, I had enough Aeroplan miles in my account for a free night. We weren’t going to travel anywhere for some time after our honeymoon.

It cost me 40,000 Aeroplan miles for one night stay. I paid cash for the second one. Was it worth it? Absolutely. At Less than $400 per night, luxury pool villa don’t come at that price anywhere else. I would do it again any time. The villa in itself was enough, we spent most of our time in the pool and chilling in the gardens and room. We didn’t explore the resort amenities that much. Here is another example where I used my airline miles on a week long hotel stay.

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