Tropical living personified, the stylish and comfortable three-bedroom Villa Makata 1 is perfect for island life. A lavish 10-metre pool takes centrestage, sheltered on three sides and serenely private, while its three spacious bedrooms are spread over two levels.
Walking distance from both Kata and Kata Noi beaches, the staffed villa is part of the exclusive Katamanda Estate on Phuket’s south-west coast. It can be rented on its own or combined with its twin Villa Makata 2 next door. For larger groups, it can also be rented together with any of the other villas within the estate.
Look up at the high wood-beamed ceilings or admire the Balinese furniture as you settle down on the cushioned L-shaped sofa in the living room. Or the kids can gather around the island worktop and watch in fascination as you cook up their favourite dishes in the modern, open-plan kitchen. Sliding glass doors entice you outdoors, where alfresco meals or barbecues can be enjoyed poolside, or you could dine in the air-conditioned comfort of the dining room.
Though each bedroom has a charm of its own, there’s something to be said about the master bedroom’s tropical bath. Featuring both a rain shower as well as an outdoor bathtub, it is the quintessential indulgence one seeks from an island haven.
For a change of scene, you could access the estate’s clubhouse, which features a fitness centre, tennis court and a pool. Or you could head out to Kata and Patong nearby, with their multitude of shops, bars and restaurants.