5-bedroom Villas in Patong, Phuket, Thailand
Phuket’s main tourist centre, Patong, sits half way down the island’s famous west coast with its fabulous sandy beaches and picture postcard sunsets. Patong is busy, exciting and alive with a resort atmosphere by day and night. Patong presents international cuisines and icy cold drinks beside the beach; chic cafes next to beer bars; exquisite galleries next to Muay Thai rings; branded goods shops next to ‘knock-off’ markets. Like all great Thai spots, Patong is a kaleidoscope of contradictions. International shopping centres, such as the Jungceylon mall with a Big C supermarket, are available in Patong as well as a whole host of mini-marts. Tesco, Central Festival and a larger Big C – the three main malls/supermarkets – are a 20km drive across the hills backing Patong.
Kamala, a small bay area known for its sandy beach, relaxed feel and slower pace, is 15km north of Patong. Ten minutes’ drive north of Kamala is Surin, a surprisingly quiet ‘village’ that exudes an air of luxury. Phuket Town is 23.5km away by car. Patong is a 53km drive from Phuket's international airport. The area is easily accessible by taxi and car hire is inexpensive.
The cook prepares simple meals according to a menu (predominantly Thai food except for a couple of sandwich options) however BBQs, western meals and other preferences (special diets) can be catered for on request. We thought that the complimentary case of Singha Beer (and soft drinks) on arrival was a nice touch. While the villa staff speak only basic English, the manager is happy to assist with everything from travel arrangements (complimentary airport transfers) to restaurant reservations.