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Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and by a pretty wide margin also the most popular and famous one too. The island is easy to get to and also to get around, with a well-developed infrastructure and an international airport that offers direct flights not only to Bangkok but also to major cities throughout the region. All this has helped make Phuket an attractive choice for developers, residents and holidaymakers alike, all of them drawn by the soft sand beaches and crystal blue waters.
In recent years, the private villa market has trended more towards the luxury end of the scale, and the proliferation of luxurious villas is just one piece of evidence of this. Thanks to the incredible variety now available in terms of size, style and location, those looking for a villa in Phuket are sure to find something that suits them perfectly. The island’s many beaches vary greatly in terms of their atmosphere, accommodation offerings and overall character, and these differences filter through to the rental villas on offer. The end result for guests, however, is that the choice of villas continually becomes ever more diverse.
Villas in Phuket easily rival those found in top resort destinations all over the world, but often at a fraction of the nightly rate. Construction practices are on a par with most reputable destinations and new developments follow strict international building and quality codes. The island is even starting to see an increase in “green construction”, as developments are built to take maximum the advantage of sunlight or conserve water. While many guests will enjoy the benefit to their conscience, the things that are most important to most of them remain the quality of services and amenities offered at the villas themselves, and in these two departments Phuket’s villas do not disappoint.
Features such as private pools and Jacuzzis are completely commonplace in a Phuket private villa. The burgeoning number of properties being built on the island has created strong competition between developers who seek to outdo one another in terms of luxuriousness and amenities. For example, features such as game rooms (often including state-of-the-art entertainment systems) that were once unique rarities are now found in many villas, as are jacuzzis and even private cinema rooms.
Another way for rental properties to stand out is to offer professional, high quality service staff, and this can really make a difference for the guests. Well trained local staff are often on hand to help villa guests with any number of things they might need while on holiday, such as car rentals, restaurant reservations and expert local advice on the best things to do and see around the island.
Phuket’s many villas offer something for everyone, and the island itself is truly one of the most beautiful in the world while still being developed enough to be convenient and interesting. Villas in Phuket are therefore becoming more and more popular, and the level of luxury they offer represents excellent value for money.