Coconut Paradise: Phuket
Your Holiday Experience:
At Coconut Paradise we believe peace and privacy is of the utmost importance to our guests and strive to make sure everything is perfect for you from start to finish! We pride ourselves on offering luxury accommodation and exceptional levels of customer service while maintaining affordable costs and giving our customers a truly fun and enjoyable holiday.
We offer a full range of services for our guests:
Basic services such as cleaning, garden staff, towels and linens, cable TV and unlimited Wi-Fi are all included in the price and we can also make arrangements for a taxi to meet you at the airport. We can arrange car/scooter hire for you locally at the best possible price and even have it delivered to you at the villa. Should you happen to have a more bespoke request, we are happy to assist you with that as well.
When you arrive we will meet you at the villa which will have been stocked with a complementary welcome pack so you can relax after a long trip with a drink by the pool without having to rush out and buy supplies and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We can even take you on a quick tour of the local area so you know all the must-see places known to only the locals!
Rawai & Nai Harn:
Coconut Paradise is situated in the heart of the charming Thai village of Rawai,
Located at the southern tip of Phuket it is quickly becoming one of the most desirable areas to live on the island, teeming with artists, Thai and expat entrepreneurs, and a service sector that, for the most part, moved here from somewhere else.
Rawai is quite spread out with lots of trees and greenery so scooter hire is advisable but driving is easy as the area is nice and quiet and it really allows you the freedom to explore. The area is much less touristy than nearby Kata and Patong beaches and is an excellent place to experience some real Thai culture with a peaceful local atmosphere and is very popular for the many seafood restaurants all along the waterfront.
For a bit of fun its best is to eat on mats placed on the floor like locals do, the food is just as good, but it's a wonderfully memorable experience.
The food and drink tend to be slightly cheaper here too!
Rawai offers a truely unique local feel and is perfect if you prefer a quiet and peaceful holiday and are looking for a more authentic experience. The beach stretches east to west with a cape at both ends and is very shady and pleasant, even on the hottest days, and you can while away the afternoon underneath the beach's casuarina trees, or catch a traditional Thai longtail boat out to one of the nearby islands, Koh Bon, Koh Hey (Coral Island) or Koh Racha.
For a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a real Thai 'working beach' Rawai Beach is hard to beat. Some fishermen caulk their vessels while others mend their nets; others work on a new boat and the whole beach atmosphere is decidedly nautical. Catches are hauled ashore while restaurant operators on nearby islands load crates of beer and bags of rice aboard longtail boats. All you have to do is sit and take it all in!
There are no jetskies, banana boats, ambulant beach vendors or any of the trappings of a west coast beach; this is Thai beach life..
When the urge takes you to spend the day soaking up some sunshine or the kids want to go swimming & snorkeling in the ocean, Ya-Nui Beach and Nai Harn Beach are only a quick 5 minutes drive away. Ya-Nui Beach lies in the shadow of two of Phuket's loveliest viewpoints. It's a charming little cove featuring good snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. The sand is beautifully soft and children love to collect shells on this beach.
Nai Harn Beach is simply superb! Recently voted the 6th best beach in Asia, tucked away between rolling hills blanketed by rainforest and backed by a lake. It’s one of the islands most popular places with in-the-know locals as well as a popular anchorage for yachts during high season. The thin soft sand and perfect clear blue water is fringed by a delightful pine forest with so many choices to eat you won’t know how to decide!
The region is defined not just by its beaches but also by its lush coastal hills that rise steeply and tumble into the Andaman Sea, forming Laem Phromthep, Phuket’s beautiful southernmost point providing wonderful sunset views across the ocean. The hills are home to pocket neighborhoods and cul-de-sacs knitted together by just a few roads – although more are being carved into the hills each year. Yet even with the growth you can still feel nature, especially when you hit the beach.
With the sudden rise in popularity the area has been subjected to a fair amount of development over the past few years and now traditional village life has become intertwined with a host of modern influences. Upmarket restaurants and beach clubs are muddled together with Tiki-Bars and roadside vendors and bakeries and coffee shops mix with open-air markets and beachside BBQ’s.
While not the best place for hardcore partygoers there is still a bright and vibrant nightlife with a selection of family friendly watering holes, pool bars, girlie bars and the now famous ‘Laguna Plaza’ - a collection of around 15 bars and a nightclub all under one roof, offering great music, a lively atmosphere and outstanding drinks that will surely keep you dancing until the early hours of the morning.
For those of you looking to just get away from it all and unwind, there is nothing better than relaxing on a sunlounger with a cold drink in your hand by your own private pool with the odd dip to cool down and just soak in Thai life! If your seeking a bit more adventure, transport is readily available and whether you use a taxi, hire a car or cruise around on a scooter the whole island is easily accessible with a gold mine of fun and exciting activities to keep you entertained.