A rustic hideaway and 2 resorts for the price of one at Phuket’s Karon Beach


“Rustic chic” is possibly not a description that comes to mind when speaking of Phuket, but then Centara Villas Phuket, perched on a small hill overlooking Karon Beach, is like no other resort hotel on the island.

“All the new villa properties that have been built on Phuket in recent years have tended to feature contemporary styling,” said Alexandre Glauser, General Manager of Centara Villas Phuket.

“The villas here are, however, evocative of rural Thailand, and as they are equipped with the last word in comfort, we feel the term ‘rural chic’ is very appropriate.”

Set on an incline and with their own natural jungle-gardens, each of the 72 spacious villas faces the ocean. Some of the villas offer a private pool or spa. Direct access to the wide sweep of Karon Beach is literally just steps down from the pool area by coastal pathway.

There is a split-level swimming pool with waterfall, two restaurants, and a sumptuous oceanfront spa, ensuring that the resort provides a perfect retreat for couples who like their rustic holidays to have plenty of style.

Alexandre Glauser, General Manager of Centara Villas Phuket, said that anyone wishing to temporarily desert their rural hideaway can make the easy journey a short distance along Karon Beach to the newly-opened Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.

“This new property is designed for literally everyone – singles, couples, families, groups, and meetings,” he said. “It is located right on the beach, and has its own water park with water slides.

“We have a dine-around program so that anyone from Centara Villas Phuket can sign for meals and drinks and enjoy all the facilities at Centara Grand, making this a very outstanding pair of properties at Karon.”

For more information and reservations, please call Tel: 0 662 101-1234 Ext.1 or email: reservations@chr.co.th or visit their website at www.centarahotelsresorts.com .