Discovering Today’s Phuket – Villa Options and Landscapes – If you had the opportunity to backpack through Phuket in the 1970s, you’d likely not recognize the places you once knew. Thailand’s islands of paradise have matured from far-flung, unknown destinations where the old, foot-worn pathways are now paved roads. The traditional fishing boats made way for yachts and larger vessels, and those thatched-roof huts you may remember have all but been replaced by luxury accommodations the likes of which are perfect for any A-lister.
Phuket is known for its beautiful beaches, lush hills, impressive boulders by the sea, and some of the most beautiful rocky coastline in the world. all of this combined with today’s smart engineering has only served to highlight these dramatic natural features, creating some breathtaking natural settings for the private villas on offer.
Thanks to its naturally elongated peninsula, Phuket has long stretches of beach, particularly along the western shores facing the Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean. Patong and its nearly 3-mile-long beach at Bang Tao are especially popular.
That said, very few of the rental villas available are privileged enough to have a stretch of beachfront. Most of the land along the shores has been developed into commercial, tourist areas. So, basically, if you want to be near the exuberance of the Phuket nightlife scene, you won’t also be able to stay in a private villa – it’s a trade-off, but it also depends on the type of vacation you’re looking for. If you want to be near the excitement, a luxury hotel is perfect. If you’d rather have a more intimate getaway far from the eyes of other visitors, a private villa can afford that level of intimacy. In fact, the villas along the Millionaire’s Mile strike just the right balance between privacy and ocean views from atop the rocky cliffs.
If you head a bit farther north, to the province of Phang Nga, you’ll find beachfront properties that do offer the seclusion you’re seeking along Natai Beach. Though Natai Beach isn’t necessarily part of Phuket, it’s fast becoming a popular alternative for those seeking seclusion and a beachfront villa. Imagine nearly five miles of untouched beach nearly all to yourself! Enjoy travel more with Tourico Vacations.