Villa Minh lies within the Jomchang Estate along Phuket’s exclusive west-coast headland known as the Millionaires’ Mile. Its hillside location offers panoramic sea views and seclusion, yet the resort towns and bustling beaches of Kamala and Patong are reached within a 20-minute drive. Kamala, to the north of the villa, is a low-key town with casual seaside dining spots and surf/boogie board rentals, while Patong, to the south, is the hub for Phuket’s nightlife, dining and shopping, with plenty of water sports to enjoy on the beach
As Thailand’s largest and most developed island, Phuket boasts more than 30 fine-sand beaches and a wealth of activities to keep travellers enchanted and entertained. Flip through the villa’s guidebook and ask your villa manager for local travel tips and recommendations.
Here’s a sample of some of the adventures to enjoy:
The amazing seascapes of the Andaman Sea are best explored aboard a luxury yacht. Glide along the calm Phang Nga Bay to see its majestic karst islands, snorkel with the fishes off Raya island, or sink your toes into the soft white sand of Maithon island.
As a water sports centre, Phuket is a top spot for surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, wakeboarding or stand-up paddling, as well as scuba diving excursions and lessons.
“Journey to the enchanted kingdom of Siam” with a visit to the elaborate stage show, Siam Niramit, near Phuket Town.
Or try a more low-key intro to local culture on a walking tour of the Old Town. Discover the history behind the restored Sino-Portuguese buildings and tasty local eats.
Join a Thai cookery class and learn how to make your favourite dishes at home. Some classes include the chance to visit a local market to shop for all the fresh ingredients.
Explore the island’s sacred side with a trip to its largest Buddhist temple, Wat Chalong, and the Big Buddha, a 45-metre seated statue in white marble that casts a serene gaze across a panoramic vista from its hilltop perch.
Phuket’s lush interior offers some wild and active diversions including bicycle tours, ATV riding trips, and jungle trail walks. Visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, or go for a thrilling zip-line ride at Hanuman World.
Indulge in some retail therapy at one of Phuket’s malls including Jungceylon in Patong, boutique shops near Bang Tao and Surin beaches or some of the island’s lively street markets.
Rise early to beat the heat and enjoy a round or two at one of the scenic golf courses in Phuket including the Laguna Phuket Golf Club, Loch Palm and Mission Hills.
Delve into Phuket’s nightlife scene with a diversity of choices from rustic beachside beer shacks to chic cocktail bars to DJ dance clubs. Patong Beach has the most to offer night owls in search of bright lights and tasty libations.
July 8th, 2016 - July 29th, 2016
We had a long and memorable stay here at Villa Minh. All I can say is that this was one of the best holidays we've been on. The chef's cooking was perfect, and the villa itself is beautiful with a stunning view and top-notch facilities. However, best of all was the staff service. We were always greeted with a warm smile. Almost anything we wanted was provided. I genuinely believe one could not ask for more! Thank You.
Ulama H, Italy
June 30th, 2016 - July 3rd, 2016
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Villa Minh for making our stay so memorable. The food was the best we've had in Thailand, and we adored the happy smiley chef. Originally we wanted to try other restaurants but couldn't resist staying in to enjoy the beautiful villa, sea view and food. Our baby boy also loved playing in the pool and the staff were very playful with him. Truly a very relaxing vacation!!!
Celia H, Hong Kong
May 7th, 2016 - May 11th, 2016
Short stay at Villa Minh, but long memory. More words cannot describe our love for here - nice view, best service, the best and best and best food and cooking in the world...the most important - best people here! Have a very beautiful time. Thank you. This memory stays with us for life.
Jurgita N, Hong Kong
April 28th, 2016 - May 3rd, 2016
Our stay at Villa Minh was virtually perfect! Nop and the staff were very professional and attentive. The food is awesome. Best Thai food ever! Thank you very much!
Michele G, Singapore