As the most visited island in Thailand, Phuket is home to a vast choice of accommodation options including some of the most luxurious private villas in the world. The designs and sizes of Phuket villas vary, but most are aimed primarily at families or close groups that prioritize privacy, peace and pristine natural surroundings.
Many villa guests on Phuket choose to rent a holiday property in the island’s forested hills. These elevated locations provide constant sweeping ocean views, and guarantee constant cooling sea breezes and their expansive designs make them a perfect choice for an exclusive family break.
Some family villas are also located closer to the main tourist spots so that guests can make the most of the island’s attractions. There are also apartments for rent close to island’s major tourist centres, including Patong, Kamala, Karon and Kata beaches where a choice of restaurants, bars and boutiques is always within easy reach.
Whatever the size of family or group, Phuket generally has a rental villa to suit everyone’s holiday needs. Families with lots of children often choose to rent a villa with bunk or dorm rooms, the latter offering ideal accommodation for older children. The only challenge for guests is that all the fabulous private facilities make it difficult to leave the comfort and convenience of a private villa to explore more the island.
Common luxury facilities that add to the pleasure of a family villa holiday include a large private swimming pool, wide lawns for sports and games, villa-wide sound systems, pool toys and barbecue units. Some villas are design as traditional, wooden Thai style homes, but still feature every contemporary comfort. Crafts such as traditional woodcarvings and statues add a sense of location to the stay, whilst modern, minimalist designs and home technology ensure convenience and holiday entertainment are constant highlights.
The majority of private villas on Phuket offer open-plan living spaces, multiple bedrooms, modern western kitchens and the latest in multimedia systems. Most properties also feature their own large private pool and children’s pool, as well as fully equipped private fitness and games rooms.
Carefully selected children’s facilities are also increasingly provided for families and villas cater to all younger age ranges from babies to teens. The pool is often the main focus on a family villa holiday, so these are well maintained and often equipped with accessories to encourage fun and games in the water. Cushioned sun loungers are a common feature on the pool terrace, allowing parent to kick back and relax while the kids have a ball in the pool.