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Villa of the month: Villa Arawan

VILLA OF THE MONTH   |     28 Nov 2017   |   0  |  
Situated in a spectacular position overlooking the Andaman Sea, Villa Arawan is the ideal sun-soaked bolthole for guests in search of a private tropical retreat

Nestled amongst tropical flora and fauna in a sought-after location on Phuket, Villa Arawan provides the ultimate relaxing luxury retreat

Thanks to its superb position overlooking Phuket’s glorious sunset coast, Villa Arawan is one of the most sought-after luxury properties on the island. Exquisite Thai design and a selection of top-of-the-range modern facilities enhance the villa’s allure, and guests can also look forward to excellent bespoke services provide by the property’s efficient yet unobtrusive team of staff.

We take a closer look at the plethora of features that give Villa Arawan its unique appeal.


Villa Arawan is a short walk from stunning Surin Beach

Situated a swift 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport, Villa Arawan is the ideal holiday property for those in search of an exclusive luxury stay in Thailand. The property benefits from its position within the exclusive Ayara Surin Estate, with its own entrance at the end of a no-through road. Nestled in a lofty position with breathtaking ocean views, Villa Arawan looks down towards Surin and Bang Tao beaches on the west coast of the island. In fact, Surin Beach is just a short walk away. There’s also a selection of excellent restaurants in the locality, offering a range of cuisines from Thai and Japanese to French and Italian.

Hillside palace

The sun-soaked terrace at Villa Arawan is a sublime spot to catch some rays

Home to five bedrooms and five bathrooms, Villa Arawan can sleep up to 12 people, making it ideal for groups of couples travelling together, or even larger family groups. The property fuses the best of modern Western facilities with chic Thai style.

In addition to the plush sleeping quarters, highlights at Villa Arawan include the spacious communal areas. The expansive living space features high ceilings and glass doors that open out onto the outdoor terrace, creating a permanent sense of natural light. The large dining table at the end of this area easily seats 10 people, and the plush seating space provides an additional place to relax. The entire property is air conditioned, and there’s also a state-of-the-art Bose remote controlled sound system so guests can pipe their favourite tunes throughout the property. A European-style kitchen provides a sleek culinary zone for the villa’s professional chef to whip a few culinary masterpieces, or can even become a classroom for impromptu cooking lessons.

Outside, a 10m x 5m infinity pool is one of the villa’s highlights. There’s also a heated whirlpool with its own terrace, plus a spacious sun deck that’s furnished with an array of comfortable sun loungers. The outdoor space is also home to two open-air salas, one of which provides the perfect spot for al fresco dinners with a sublime sunset backdrop.

Exquisite service


Guests can enjoy a meal prepared by the property’s professional chef


The friendly team of staff at Villa Arawan includes on-site housekeeping and maintenance staff, a professional Thai chef and a pool/handyman. A dedicated villa manager is also available to help guests organise activities and excursions, or to make reservations at local restaurants and arrange private transportation around the island. The villa manager can also arrange for a professional masseuse to come to the villa so guests can indulge in private spa treatments, either in one of the spacious bedrooms or in the open-air sala. The on-site Thai chef can put together a delectable array of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, ranging from traditional Thai fare to international favourites. There’s also full security, so guests can feel safe and secure throughout their stay at Villa Arawan.

Impeccable Thai influences


Villa Arawan is decorated in a traditional, luxurious Thai style


Villa Arawan offers a superb mix of Thai and global styles, fusing the best of traditional Thai design with top-of-the-range facilities. Polished teak floors throughout the property imbue the space with a warm, inviting appeal. Vaulted teak ceilings in some of the bedrooms and bathrooms enhances the sense of indoor space, as well as adding to the gorgeous feel of traditional Thainess.

The walls throughout the villa are painted in a bright, crisp white, which allows the many pieces of colourful artwork and carefully selected antiques to do the talking. There’s also an alluring collection of traditional Thai sculptures, and a plethora of silk cushions, throws and hangings to infuse the interiors with an extra burst of colour. The furniture has been carefully arranged around the floor-to-ceiling windows and glazed doors so that the ocean views offer a permanent, tropical backdrop.

Planning your itinerary

The area offers plenty of entertainment opportunities

Surin Beach is home to a selection of high-end hotels and villas but the area has retained a quaint coastal village feel, and guests staying at Villa Arawan have the opportunity to dine at one of the beach’s upscale restaurants or wine bars. Villa Arawan is also within easy reach of Bang Tao beach – another of Phuket’s prime sunset destinations. The Laguna Phuket Golf Club is one of the area’s key attractions, and there’s also an Adventure Mini Golf Club for families travelling with children. For those keen to try out some new water spots, the Anthem Wake Park is also close by , while party animals can head for Catch Beach Club in Bang Tao or Café Del Mar in Kamala.


Nightly rates to rent out Villa Arawan include a full time Thai chef with shopping list available and food costs on guests’ account. The rates are based on the occupancy of ten guests, and no extra beds are available. Rates to rent out the stunning Villa Arawan depend largely on the time of year you visit. Find out more here