I stayed in Villa Maria with a group of friends. We were a party of 8, 2 couples and 4 singles.
The villa is about a 90 minute drive from Phuket Airport, with Kata the nearest centre (about 15 minutes away). It's private and secluded, but also easy enough to get cabs arranged to go into town should you want.
The villa is large enough that we all had our own space. It's a well appointed, comfortable and elegantly designed home. We had a cook for our weekend which was well worth it - the food was delicious and the wine fridge well stocked and reasonably priced.
Apparently there is a beach only 5 minutes from the Villa. Unfortunately I wouldn't know about that as I only managed to leave the place on day 3, as I was finding it far too easy to relax (by the pool, lounging around etc etc).
I would highly recommend this Villa as a base for a group. It's easy to get around from, and at the same time comfortable enough that if you only want to relax there, that's fine too. However, I would strongly recommend the Dinosaur Golf at Kata for a night out :-)
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We have just returned after our second visit to Villa Maria. We absolutely love the atmosphere of the villa, the tranquil location but yet only a 15 minute walk to a small pretty beach on a quiet road that meanders down along the lake to great local fresh seafood restaurants and the sunset bar.
The villa is so peaceful, beautifully furnished but at the same time welcoming & relaxing. We enjoyed having an evening drink on the verandah and lunch by the pool. The villa is managed by Due and her niece, they are friendly, discrete and efficient, you can select meals from the menu, they will buy fresh produce and cook the most fabulous meals at a time that suits you & of course clean-up!.
I would highly recommend Villa Maria if you are looking for a peaceful, decedent retreat in Phuket away from the chaos but yet only a 20 minute drive to Patong and the wonders of the nightlife there! It is perfect for a family or as a great rendezvous villa for friends.
We’ll be back.
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|Friends getaway||A romantic getaway|
|Older travelers||Families with young children|
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