Perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise, and with sea views from nearly every room, the three-bedroomed Villa Abiente is an ideal holiday choice for those looking to escape the crowds. Found on Cape Yamu, this modern east-coast sanctuary features a 12-metre pool, bright open-plan living spaces, a fully equipped kitchen and lavish bedroom suites.Just 30 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, Villa Abiente is among a collection of private luxury homes in the Baan Yamu estate, which also features a glittering Olympic-sized swimming pool and gym for guests, plus a restaurant and bar just a short walk away from the villa.
Unlike many of its more established west-coast cousins, Abiente lies off the tourist track and retains an exclusive getaway feel. Rubber and coconut plantations dominate the surrounding landscape and traditional long-tail fishing boats glide across the bay. This is the perfect place to discover Phuket’s lesser-visited charms.
Back at the villa, a stylish, bright living and dining area, incorporating a well-equipped kitchen and breakfast bar, opens to a wraparound balcony, sunken outdoor lounge and pool terrace that optimises the sea views and tropical breezes. A media room tucked behind the living area can also serve as a child’s bedroom and comes with its own bathroom. The villa’s master suite and two guest bedrooms are stylish havens with king-sized beds and private bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms are poolside and boast sea views. Guests are treated to the Thai hospitality and professional service of a team of friendly staff including a chef for all meals and a villa manager who will help arrange cars, taxis and bookings for island attractions including yacht charters around majestic Phang Nga Bay, golf tee-off times, day spas and dining reservations.