The ultimate resort experience if you happen to be vacationing in Phuket, Thailand can be had in none other than The Village, Coconut Island. Located at Koh Maphrao(Coconut Island, yeah) just off eastern Phuket in Phang Na Bay, they eagerly welcome guests with 5-star accommodations and amenities fantastic atmosphere just right for the holidays, all while remaining close to mainland Phuket and all the touristy sights there. Get spoiled silly by The Village’s premier relaxation facilities, waited on by their professional service (with a big wide smile). A picturesque island in the tropics with all the right creature comforts is what awaits you at the Coconut Island Village.
Less Hotel, More Home
The Village takes a lot of pride in their luxurious accommodations: 116 Tropical Jacuzzi Suites and 110 well-appointed private-pool villas. Every location has been beautifully positioned so that anywhere you’ll get a gorgeous view of your tropical surroundings and the very inviting beach. The suites and villas are exquisitely designed to evoke traditional Thai architecture to remind you where you are. The suites come with private Jacuzzis, and the villas, beachfront and elevated sea-view, has a mini-pool. All accommodations have a personal safe for guests, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with DVD and satellite access.
Village Food Trip to Remember
The Village, Coconut Island is no slouch when it comes to eating places; it’s in the name after all, because it feels like a village. You can go for In-Villa dining and have choice International or Asian dishes delivered right to your villa or suite’s doorstep up until late evening. You can also arrange private evening dinners under the stars for couples, family or groups; you have your own dedicated attendants here taking your orders and bringing your meals. If you’re one to eat out, there’s eastern cuisine to be had a The Tamarind Restaurant and Beach Bar, or western food with The Deli, including authentic pizza in Phuket. There’s also the Cocomart, the Village’s own market shop, to stock up on travel necessities or buy from their top selection of meats and other food items to bring back to your villa or suite to prepare and cook just the way you like it.
Business Functions Also Accommodated
The Coconut Island Village isn’t just for relaxing; they are also well equipped for more professional business occasions. From team-building activities to major important conventions, their Business Conference Suite has all the facilities needed to hold comfortable work gatherings with the people accompanying you, or teleconference with associates anywhere in the world. When your hard work is done, you can retire to the resort itself and party just as hard. The Village, Coconut Island is also available to arrange the most favorable nuptial package for you and your significant other. Their special events management team can help you set your dream wedding in the perfect location for you. What an awesome start to your life together.
Other Activities on the Island and Beyond
Leave it to your gracious hosts to provide you with everything you’ll want or need to keep busy and entertained. The island has two infinity pools to swim and lounge about in. You can also work off your little eating gains at the fitness gym, with qualified instructors who can provide you lessons in Yoga or Muay Thai. Courts for various sports include beach volleyball, tennis and even Giant Chess. You can also rent out mountain bikes or charter speedboats and sailboats. You can also just grab a book to read away the day in The Village’s library.
Even better, you can leave it to The Village to arrange for special trips to Phuket just for you like the Elephant Island Trek, or a cultural tour that’ll take you to Old Phuket and Wat Chalong temple. This has been made even easier by their new front pier, from which you can also embark on your own excursions directly to your destinations rather than return to Phuket and start from there. It’s highly recommended to stop by at Kho Maphrao’s “sister island” of Kho Rang mere ten minutes out. Other islands around Phang Na Bay include the Phi Phi Islands (where Dicaprio’s “The Beach” was filmed) and Khao Phing Kan, the so-called “James Bond Isle” that was used as a shooting location in two James Bond movies. Dedicated desks are available for further information and booking these trips.
A Few More Things
Water taxi service between Coconut Island and Phuket’s Laem Hin Pier runs regularly 24/7, so you’re never stuck either here on Phuket for too long. As with all 5-star establishments, major credit cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Unfortunately however, traveler’s checks are a no go, so keep that in mind.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer to go on adventure, or hold a convention or dream wedding, or just relax and unwind like nothing else matters; you’ll find that The Village, Coconut Island, is just the ultimate holiday island escape from the daily bustle of life on the mainland. Consider this a once-in-a-lifetime treat that you’ll never forget as long as you live.
For more details visit their site at http://www.thevillage-coconutisland.com
Photo courtesy of The Village Coconut Island