Phuket is an island paradise in the south of Thailand that has a long, and well established, tourist industry. While Phuket offers a vast array of hotel accommodation, many holiday makers to the island are choosing to rent a private villa as an alternative to staying in a hotel.
While on the face of it, renting a room in a hotel would seem more affordable than renting an entire villa, when you consider the extra costs associated with hotel accommodation, renting a villa can actually be far more affordable. This is becomes more apparent if you are travelling as a group or with family.
The ‘in house’ dining facilities found in rental villas can substantially reduce the cost of your holiday. Shopping in Phuket’s local markets and cooking at home is not only a cheaper way of enjoying local produce, but, it is also ideal if you are travelling with young children or people with special dietary requirements. If you don’t feel like heading to the markets then you can let the villa staff do your shopping for you, while you laze around the pool!
Another distinct advantage of hiring your own villa is that the facilities the villa has to offer, such as swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gyms, are there for your exclusive use, so you do not have to share them with other hotel guests.
Hiring a villa gives you far more space, and flexibility, than staying in the confines of a hotel room. This is especially true if you encounter a spell of unseasonably bad weather. Children are far more easily entertained in your own private, spacious, living area where they can play games and enjoy watching films on the big screens that villas in Phuket provide. Within the privacy of your own villa you can allow your children the freedom to play without the worry that they will disturb other guests while, at the same time, not being disturbed by other guest’s children.
Many villas on Phuket offer split level or, well spaced out accommodation, often with separate bedroom garden pavilions. These types of villa make an ideal choice if you are travelling as a group and are looking for private, as well as communal, areas.
Larger luxury style villas lend themselves well to family special occasions, such as anniversaries, birthdays and weddings, where the extra space can make all the difference to the quality of your holiday and while, at the same time allowing a large number of people to enjoy some uninterrupted quality time together.
If you are looking for a more private alternative to hotel accommodation, such as when you are on your honeymoon, renting a private villa makes an excellent vacation choice.
Villas come with a wide variety of facilities. Some have live in staff and ‘ in house’ chefs. Villa managers can organize ‘in house’ catering, ‘in house’ massage and a range of other private services that hotels are unable to provide.
Outdoor dining facilities, that are common in villas in Phuket, allow you the freedom to eat when you choose, do not have the dress restrictions of hotel restaurants and remove the need for babysitters if you have young children.
Renting a private villa is becoming an increasingly popular option and Phuket, due to its abundance of quality private villas, is becoming an increasingly popular villa holiday destination.
Luxury Asia Lifestyles have a superb range of villas from which to choose. For more information go to their website www.luxuryvillasphuket.net