“Visitors that enjoy exploring Thailand’s rich culture may enjoy a stay in a traditional Thai villa”
Staying in a traditional villa may be the perfect way to connect more closely with the country’s fascinating culture. Traditionally, Thai houses are full of character and made of wood and positioned on a stilt platform. Many of them also feature large verandah areas, which is a great place to be when you want some shade from the sun on a warm day. The interior of a traditionally Thai villa is great for guests who enjoy cultural quirks, and are likely to offer a simpler range of facilities than larger, more modern properties.
Cool and Contemporary
“Thailand is home to a choice of modern holiday properties”
If staying in a traditional Thai house is not for you, the Land of Smiles is also home to a huge number of chic, contemporary holiday villas. Most of Thailand’s modern properties feature all of the mod-cons, including air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen and even the latests home entertainment systems. Modern properties also often feature a luxurious range of facilities that you would expect to find in five star resorts, including a private swimming pool, Jacuzzi, massage beds and fitted western kitchens.
“Vibrant Thai silks, striking wood carvings and colourful wall hangings are all attributes of Thai style”
Whether staying in a traditional Thai villa or a modern property, guests can look forward to residing in lavish surroundings for the duration of their stay. Each villa scattered across the Kingdom is unique in terms of style, and the striking colours and textures of traditional Thai décor can be found in many of them. Villa interiors are designed for guests to be as comfortable as possible, so indoors or outside there is always somewhere to relax. Guests can often enjoy enjoy rain showers in the modern bathrooms or indulge in a long soak in the tub before enjoying a meal prepared by a private chef in the villa’s own kitchen.
Location, Location, Location
“Whether travelling as a family, a group of friends or a couple, location is the key”
The reason people travel to Thailand reflects the type of villa they choose to rent and location is one of the most important considerations. Families often prefer to have a villa close to the beach to enjoy days spent building sand castles and playing volleyball with the kids. After a day in the sun, mums and dads who don’t feel like cooking can stroll with the children to local restaurants. Young groups of friends that want to enjoy the local nightlife tend to prefer a villa or apartment with close proximity to a choice of restaurants, bars and clubs. Alternatively, couples or families that want to get away from it all are more likely to select a villa with stunning ocean views, tucked away in the jungle-covered hillsides of islands like Phuket or Koh Samui.
by Wayne Hue