Apartment Location: Bangtao beach and Surin
The location of Tranquil Villa apartment at Bangtao Beach Gardens is a mere 200 metres from the southern end of Bangtao Beach. Still a traditional fishing village, the resort lies on the west coast of the island of Phuket. It is set around the magnificent 4 mile long cresent shaped bay, with pure white sand fringed with Casuarina trees. Dry season swimming is excellent, and there’s never a shortage of sand for sunbathing. Long tail boats can be hired for a short trip to waters with superb marine life and vibrant coral reefs, ideal for snorkelling.
There are a variety of luxury 5 star hotels and beach restaurants which line the bay, where you can dine as you watch the sun setting. Or by day, relax and enjoy a full range of theraputic massages.
Bangtao village also offers plenty of traditional Thai dining as well as international food.
At the northern end of the bay lies the Laguna Resort, a series of luxury hotels set around lagoons. There is also a golf course, horse riding centre, shopping and water sports complex.
A short walk from Bangtao Beach Gardens in a southerly direction takes you to the smaller resort of Surin. It boasts a sandy cove, popular chic cocktail bars and romantic candlelit restaurants lining the beach and surrounding the hotel – and perfect for watching the sun set.
Exploring the Island
Bangtao’s convenient location means that a 20 minute taxi journey will take you to the livelier resort of Patong, or the capital Phuket Town, offering a choice of traditional and Thai shopping. The airport is a 30 minute ride away, and international schools and hospitals are also within easy reach.