Phuket’s western coastline is, without question, where all the fun happens. Lined with beaches and dotted by numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs, this is definitely the place to be if you wish to experience Phuket in all its lively colors. To the east, however, the luxury villas of Cape Yamu conceal a rather unconventional side to this famed holiday destination; exclusive, serene, sophisticated – the quintessential luxury holiday hideaway.
Occupying an entire peninsula, the illustrious Cape Yamu estate is surrounded on all three sides by the waters of the Andaman. It hosts a number of highly acclaimed restaurants, a hotel, and its own private beach; and amidst its lush green cover, descending down its hillsides are some of the most exceptional holiday homes anywhere on Phuket.
Exploring the properties ourselves, assessing facilities and amenities, staff services, maintenance, design and architecture, reviews and comments, we have carefully selected the very best villa rentals on the cape.
Claiming the number one spot on our list is the 7-bedroom Villa Amarapura. In quite almost every aspect, this villa simply hits all the right notes. The staff, the view, the condition – all nothing short of superb. Each room is like an entirely new spectacle, drawing out “wows” with every door that opens. The villa features a fully-equipped gym, a games room with custom-installed virtual golf, two jacuzzis, a cinema room, and an infinity swimming pool gazing out into the sea.
A notable character of the villa is that it is as extravagant inside as it is outside having its own basketball court, a trampoline set, a spacious garden, a separate bungalow, and an actual mini-golf course. The property also boasts one of the widest beach frontages on the estate.
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Second on our countdown and topping the list in terms of most number of bedrooms is Villa Sawarin. The sheer size of this property, however, is not the real story here but rather the impressive facilities and amenities that extravagantly fill its contents. The topmost level is a sprawling terrace area where you will find the villa’s infinity pool, a dining pavilion, and a romantic lounge area in the middle of a reflection pond. The succeeding floors also conceal a gym, a spa, and a TV room in addition to its nine luxurious bedroom suites.
The uneven terrain of the property adds a unique character to the villa giving it a rather exciting outdoor setting. On the beach area, you will find a separate bungalow, kayaks, and private golf putting green where you can enjoy teeing right by the sea.
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Built on one of the most expansive lots on the cape, Villa Verai truly has much space to offer. It covers 16,000 square meters of land which, unlike most properties on the estate, is relatively flat ground. A vast verdant landscape embraces the 2-storey villa extending all the way to the beach. Facilities include a private office, a spa, a cinema, a games area with a pool table, and a crystal-blue infinity swimming pool.
Villas Verai’s most impressive feature, however, has to be its architecture. The structure is almost completely encased in glass with two magnificent Thai roof spires rising from either side. Stepping inside, a capacious open plan living and dining room spreads out in a spell of bluish hue created by the glass-bottom pool built right above it. And from every room, occupants are treated with a marvelous view of the surrounding natural beauty of the cape.
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The 4-bedroom Villa Padma gets its name from the lotus flower – delicate, tranquil, graceful. Its two floors both feature water-covered terraces, the top level being a lotus pond with a lounge area and a sunken sala, while the succeeding level holds a 25-meter infinity pool gazing out into the Andaman.
The villa reeks with elegance from all corners, perhaps with the exception of the funky games room with its bar and pool table. It also conceals a state-of-the-art home theater and a poolside dining pavilion.
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Villa Ocean’s 11
Situated in a beachfront hillside, Villa Ocean’s 11 cascades dramatically down on several storeys looking out into the sea and the distant karst formations of Phang Nga Bay. This 6-bedroom property is a statement of sophisticated beauty and grandeur. The interior blends modern luxuries with traditional iconographies, all the while providing generous views of the vibrant surroundings.
Facilities include a handsome home theater, a fancy bar, and a glass-window gym right next to a private spa. The highlight, however, is the villa’s 26-meter infinity pool lined with sunbeds and an open-air dining pavilion.
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Another beachfront property, Villa Vikasa possesses a blissful blend of outdoor beauty, classy aesthetics, and nostalgic comfort. The interiors are designed with teak wood surfaces, cool breezy colors, and homey warm lighting. A pentagonal glass wall created by the grand arched ceiling welcomes guests with a view of the green landscape and the waters of the bay.
There are 5 lavish bedrooms with a master suite that features an outdoor jacuzzi and another bedroom built as a separate bungalow just steps away from the beach. Villa Vikasa also offers plenty of activities for guests with amenities such as kayaking equipment, a garden lawn with football nets, a pool table, a ping pong table, a mahjong table, and a gorgeous 25-meter infinity pool.
We give our number 7 spot to the sleek and elegant Villa Assava. This Cape Yamu villa presents a paradise retreat packaged in an ultra-modern 5-bedroom abode. The interiors are a sophisticated work of handsome black and white balanced with the warmth of wooden elements. The exterior walls, made of glass, appear tinted blue-green from the outside but crystal clear from the inside, wrapping the rooms in a paradisial panorama.
The outdoor area features an infinity swimming pool with a jacuzzi and a velvet-red sunken sala gazing out into the bay from the very edge of the property. Other facilities include a library, an alfresco dining area, a spa room, and a games room with a pool table.
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Summing up our list of the most exceptional villas in Phuket’s Cape Yamu is a property of utmost serenity. Villa Kalipay takes its name from a Filipino word that means “joy” and ultimately is its very essence.
Guests are welcomed with a walk across a lovely koi pond and upon entering, by a bedazzling display of glamorous white. The common areas are filled with intricate cultural decor while glass walls provide a view of the garden and the picturesque scenery of Phang Nga Bay. Villa Kalipay features facilities such as an infinity pool, a swanky home theater, a gym and spa room, an office, and a splendid outdoor dining area.
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All of the properties listed feature their own dedicated staff which includes an English-speaking villa manager and a villa chef. For booking or inquiries, you may email [email protected].
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