The Villas Nai Harn - Emerald Villa Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
12-Oct-2011

‘Emerald’ is certainly an apt name for this holiday home whose terraces are perfectly positioned to drink in the lush, tropical hillside views. This is truly a family-oriented villa within easy reach of Phuket’s most family-friendly beach – kids of all ages will absolutely love it here.

We really enjoyed Emerald’s tranquillity and the feeling that you’re hidden away from the world while enjoying all the modern comforts you’d expect in a luxury holiday home. We appreciated the small touches that give the villa added comfort, like the bean-bag chairs and having ceiling fans in the bathrooms (anyone who has ever found themselves ready for another shower within five minutes of having their first one will know what we mean!). The huge pool terrace, with its sala dining area and barbecue, made us wish we’d brought along half a dozen more friends since it’s ideal for pool parties. With meals mostly taken care of by the full-time housekeeper–cook and a wealth of dining choices to enjoy within minutes, the only major decision during our stay was: Beach or Pool? This happy dilemma was usually answered with: Both! Refreshing laps in the pool by morning were followed with trips down to the beach in the late afternoon to watch the sun sink into the sea behind the silhouettes of tall-masted yachts. Total tropical bliss. (Declaration of bias: Nai Harn is our favourite beach in Phuket, so we are likely to have extra fondness for any villa located in this area!)

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:9
Highlights

This villa certainly has the best position and outlook within The Villas estate. We really loved Emerald’s’s quiet location and the hillside views – especially from the top-floor balconies; with nothing but a wall of green in front of us and no noise aside from jungle whirrs and whistles, it was the best sleep we’d had in months! Being such an easy, quick hop to the beach is also a plus. The staff here are friendly and helpful, too.

Surprises

The three bedrooms at the back of the villa do not have much of a view, but they are considerably more private than the pool-facing rooms. Parents with young children will need to keep a vigilant watch around the pool, which lacks a safety fence. (There is an optional pool barrier available at Six-bedroomed Sunstone Villa, within the same estate.)

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7.8 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. ‘Emerald’ is certainly an apt name for this holiday home whose terraces are perfectly positioned to drink in the lush, tropical hillside views. This is truly a family-oriented villa within easy reach of Phuket’s most family-friendly beach – kids of all ages will absolutely love it here.

We really enjoyed Emerald’s tranquillity and the feeling that you’re hidden away from the world while enjoying all the modern comforts you’d expect in a luxury holiday home. We appreciated the small touches that give the villa added comfort, like the bean-bag chairs and having ceiling fans in the bathrooms (anyone who has ever found themselves ready for another shower within five minutes of having their first one will know what we mean!). The huge pool terrace, with its sala dining area and barbecue, made us wish we’d brought along half a dozen more friends since it’s ideal for pool parties. With meals mostly taken care of by the full-time housekeeper–cook and a wealth of dining choices to enjoy within minutes, the only major decision during our stay was: Beach or Pool? This happy dilemma was usually answered with: Both! Refreshing laps in the pool by morning were followed with trips down to the beach in the late afternoon to watch the sun sink into the sea behind the silhouettes of tall-masted yachts. Total tropical bliss. (Declaration of bias: Nai Harn is our favourite beach in Phuket, so we are likely to have extra fondness for any villa located in this area!)

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