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The private villa market in Thailand is concentrated on the islands of Phuket and Samui, although other places are slowly emerging as well. On Phuket, the majority of private luxury villas are concentrated on the western side of the island where they benefit from proximity to the island's many entertainment choices, with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and beaches found in the area. Although most visitors will recognise names such as Patong, Kata and Surin, there are plenty of other beautiful areas on the island and some of the outlying beaches and destinations also have stunning villas on offer, squirrelled away from the hustle and bustle of the busy west coast locations.
Although not as popular or well known as Phuket perhaps, Koh Samui offers second-to-none spectacular private villas for rent with all the services and amenities commonly found in five-star hotels and resorts. The most popular areas around the island include the long Chaweng beach strip on the east coast and the charm of northern Bophut and Maenam, where impressive villas are dotted along the coast or in the hills overlooking the sea. Lipa Noi and Taling Ngam on the west coast are smaller enclave of restaurants, modest resorts and a number of spectacular private villas. These locations offer a more secluded feel with stunning views of the mainland and National Marine Park.
The growing popularity of private villas in Thailand is attributed to the freedom and advantages they offer over the more traditional form of vacationing in a hotel or resort. If more than one couple, a family or a group of people are travelling together, it makes sense to rent a villa rather than paying full rate for several hotel rooms and the added exclusivity and privacy of a private villa also makes them the perfect choice for those looking to hold private parties and celebrate special occasions. Villas commonly come with staff to match the service found in luxury hotels and visitors can choose to make use of private chefs, drivers and concierge specialists to make the most of their stay in paradise
Finding the perfect villa in a market as big as Thailand can prove challenging and take some of the joy away from holidaying. Companies such as Luxury Villas and Homes offer online and pre-booking services to make the identifying, choosing and booking of a private villa easier. They can make recommendations based on the specific needs of guests whether it be a private wedding, a company outing or a suitable villa for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.
Management companies such as Luxury Villas and Homes also boast a large portfolio of the best villas in the region, complemented by the personal service that comes with the collection, making for a one-stop choice when planning the perfect holiday.