Submitted: 16 May 2011
*Fantastic place to stay to explore Phuket, awesome service!*
This was our first trip to Phuket and with two boys in tow (11 and 8, one with special needs), we decided to go self-catering and with 2 bedrooms rather than a hotel room in a busy resort. We wanted to experience the culture of Thailand, not be in a resort where we could be anywhere in the world. We picked the Coconut Paradise Villas because of the area of Rawai - pretty quiet, but everything you need close by, plus locals living in the immediate streets. The location was just perfect and Phil & Chris, the hosts, welcomed us at check-in by going through everything we needed to know about the villa. We even had some food stocked in our fridge (including soft drink and beers) which was a god-send on our first night when we were unsure where to go and the local restaurant wasnt delivering food because of the rain, so we had something to eat there and then. With 2 bedrooms we all had space to relax and the boys enjoyed the private swimming pool. The outdoor area was lovely and well maintained every day. Phil also took us on a private familiarisation tour on our first free day there to show us around the local area and point out the good spots to eat, the local taxi/hire car company, the best beaches, markets, etc. It was fantastic service and Chris & Phil were always available to assist whenever we needed anything. The only downside would be the hard beds, but after a few nights the body did adjust! The villas had everything you needed including internet connection, fly screens and fully air-conditioned. We had a fantastic holiday and would definitely recommend Coconut Paradise Villas to anyone who wanted a relaxing self-catering holiday in Phuket!