Villa „Golf von Thailand“, Details:
15 m zum großer Swimmingpool, 250 m zum Strand, einer der schönsten unverbauten Strände Thailands, 120qm mit 2 Schlafzimmern (1 x King Size bed, 3 Einzelbetten), voll ausgebauter Küche mit Kühlschrank, Backofen, Mikrowelle, Badezimmer mit Jacuzzi, zusätzliche Toilette und Dusche, Esszimmer, Wohnzimmer, 2 Terrassen, Klimaanlage in allen Zimmern, alles exklusiver europäischer Standard, Baujahr 2008, Feriengebiet ist sehr geeignet für Urlaub mit Kindern.
Besitzer kommen aus Schweden. More info on www.thailandvilla.eu.
Restaurants: The local restaurant, the Orchid, 100 m from the villa, is very good, with good Thai food. There you can also order western food, if need be, and food for children (sausages, pasta, etc.).
There are a couple of cosy local restaurants on the road 150 m from the house.
Rayong Chalet, down on the beach, has a good icecream menu, perfect for kids, or as a sundowner.
Novotel, approximately 1 km away, to the left on the main road, serves good western food, pizzas etc., but the Thai food is no better, and considerably more expensive, than the local restaurants.
If you go down to the beach, and then to the left, there is a good beach restaurant, Pol’s just before Novotel.
Excursions etc.: Boat trips to Koh Samed and the smaller, uninhabited islands straight out from the beach, can be arranged easily. A full day tour costs in the order of 1500 bath per person.
There are also local ferries to Koh Samed from Ban Phe. 100 bath one way, 40 min.
At Koh Samed there is rather good snorkling and scuba diving, as well as a vibrant night life.
Kim’s restaurant, just across the road from Novotel, arranges jungle trekking trips, elephant rides,, etc. at decent prices. There you can also rent a water jet, 30 min for approx. 1500 bath, go water-skiing, or buy a trip to Cambodia.
Between 60 and 90 min away by car is a dolphin aquarium, where you may swin with the dolphins for 45 minutes for 400 bath. Spectacular! Works even for small kids.
At the same distance there is also a very nice national park, with a secluded waterfall in the jungle, and pools teeming with fish that can be hand-feed.
In the vicinity there are also a number of other national parks, spectacular temples et
Practicalities: There are two spas within 100 m from the villa, that both offers very good massage, one hour for approx. 300 bath. Recommended.
The nearest ATM is located about 1 km towards Ban Phe, at the 7Eleven store. There are numerous ATMs in both Ban Phe and Mae Pim.
Apart from 7Eleven, there is a similar small shop halfway to Novotel, where you can buy basic food.
If you want help with cleaning or laundry you arrange that directly with one of the cleaning ladies that you see in the area every day. You pay them directly.
Electricity, water, laundry and final departure cleaning/laundry is paid to the office next to the Orchid.
Just across the road from Novotel, there are two local tailors that tailor-makes very good suits and shirts at a quarter of the price you would pay back home. Expect a suit to be ready, including one or two fittings, within 4-5 days.
More info about the villa can be found on WWW.THAILANDVILLA.EU.