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We had a wonderful stay at this villa. Albeit a little remote, we managed to secure ourselves a personal taxi driver and tuk tuk man from the resort main desk. We just text him when we wanted to picked up/dropped off and he was always on time. I cannot recommend him highly enough. His name was Ad and is available via the Residence reception. A tuk tuk to Catch beach club/Bang Tao Beach was 200 baht so very reasonable. It wasn't far but in April heat too far to walk with a 5 year old. All the staff were amazing, from the cleaners through to reception.
Bang Tao is still very undiscovered but is up and coming. There are plenty of western restaurants which are popping up all over the place. We can highly recommend Cut and Palm Seaside (stunning sunsets). We regularly visited Catch for drinks at sunset (great cocktails). Mr E at the end of Bang Tao supplies a long boat over to Rock Island where you can snorkel - amazing colourful fish to see and for 2000 baht for 2 hours on a private trip with a small child 5 years old it was a good price.
We mostly spent out days around the villa pool as it was so relaxing and comfortable. We had everything we needed with a well equipped kitchen and air con/fans in the villa. We used the bbq but found the terrace a bit too hot in April to sit out. After trying out Tesco Lotus we realised there was a more western supermarket available on Boat Avenue called Villa Market (go here don't waste your time at Tesco Lotus).
The treatments at the Residence are top notch. Probably the best we have ever experienced. Bang Tao beach water wasn't as clear as we hoped but overall the beach was clean, sunbeds are available and its a nice walk to Xana Beach club where we spent a few days including Thai New Year (Songkran) - what fun we had with the water guns and such friendly staff - children are allowed in the pool which can't be said for most of the beach clubs. This was fantastic for us as our little boy was in the water more time than he was out of it! Food at Xana is also very good.
We also visited the water park which was excellent to cool down and not too far to travel (30 mins by car).
Overall a very enjoyable stay in Thailand and we would recommend this villa highly.
I stayed at this super well located villa with a group of friends for a long weekend. The villa is a short walk from one of Phuket's best beaches.
The villa is very large with multiple living areas and plenty of space to lounge by the pool with a beautiful view to the ocean.
The staff in the villa are incredibly kind and helpful and ensure that the villa is as comfortable as it can be throughout your stay. Enjoy!