This is truly a family-oriented villa within easy reach of Phuket’s most family-friendly beach.
The Eagles’ hit about having “a peaceful, easy feeling” could well be the theme song for Gemstone Villa. 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 valued Gemstone’s tranquillity and the feeling that you’re in a lush oasis while enjoying all the modern comforts you’d expect in a luxury holiday home. We appreciated the small touches that give the villa added safety and comfort, such as 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!), and a protective fence for the pool available on request. The spacious 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!)
We really loved Gemstone’s quiet location; 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 walking distance to the beach is also a big plus.
The cook prepares all her meals in the villa’s main kitchen, not in a separate staff kitchen, so those who prefer more privacy may find this a bit intrusive. However, the aroma of delicious Thai food wafting through the villa is a sensory treat!