The Village Coconut Island
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Beachfront villas have private infinity pools that seem to disappear into the sea
- Kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports are offered on the resort’s private beach
- The main pool features a lazy river and slides
What To Know
- Located on a private island, but there’s a 24-hour water taxi which leaves from the Royal Phuket Marina to ferry guests to the mainland, just five minutes away
- All villas feature private pools. Suites are equipped with sunken Jacuzzi tubs
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
As the only resort on Phuket’s private Coconut Island, the Village provides a welcome respite from the crowds of Thailand’s most popular beach destination. For the gorgeous scenery without the hustle and bustle of the main island, check into the Village on Coconut Island, located just five minutes across Phang Nga Bay via a free, 24/7 water taxi. With 236 rooms, this private island hotel feels more like a small and peaceful, well, village than a boutique hotel.
Bed and Bath
The contemporary suites and villas (from 700 square feet) range from one to five bedrooms and enhance the sense of seclusion with such features as private pools and garden terraces. Many of the accommodations feature private pools and garden terraces — perfect for those who want to make like Robinson Crusoe — and unlike main island resorts with neighbors on each side, the Village has a pristine beach backed by the island’s namesake coconut palms and a jungle interior all to itself.
There’s plenty to keep guests busy. The main swimming pool features a lazy river and slides that kids love. Parents can also opt for some alone time by checking the little ones into the on-site kids club. Activities, both free and for a fee, are offered by the dozen; choices include yoga and Thai boxing at the gym, exploring the island by mountain bike and an array of water sports, from diving and snorkeling to daytrips to neighboring isles aboard long-tail boats. End the day with a meal at the resort’s beachfront Tamarind Restaurant, or opt for room service.
In the Area
There’s plenty of organized activities on the island; begin with a trip to one of the floating seafood restaurants between the Village and Laem Hin, where the day’s catch is literally plucked out of the water just beneath your feet. Adventurous types can enjoy a free, two-hour sailing clinic aboard the Hobie Cat, which runs right off the private beach. Further afield, explore the natural beauty of Maya Bay on a day cruise – this idyllic snorkeling destination was the location of hit movie, The Beach.
How to Get There
We travel a lot and once a year we have a "luxury" break as a relax and a bit of a treat to ourselves. We have had luxury vacations in the Indian Ocean, the Carribean and this resort ranks up there with the best of them. We spend a long time reading reviews to choose our luxurt break and as such I will try to be as comprehensive as I can here for others in the same boat.
We pushed the boat out a bit and booked a seafront villa - but still arrived with that sense of worry that it will be a dissapointment... but it wasn't. We were given a 3 bedroom beachfront Villa which was fantastic - (Although we only booked a 2 bedroom) luxurious with a pool and the sea the at the bottom of the garden just the other side of some palm Trees. We really reccomend the beach front villas - extreemly well equiped and you really do feel that you are somewhere very special. Waking up to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach is a priceless feeling. Everything worked well - hot water never ran out - loads of towells - loads of free shampos, air-con worked brilliantly etc etc etc...just right. A lot effort has obviously been put into this area of the resort infrastructure. In villa wifi was good and the room was cleaned and serviced every day to a very hight standard.
There were 2 restauraunts - we had all inclusive and enjoyed both. The food is good - very good. One restauraunt was generally a la carte while the other a buffet and they tende to alternate which was which. After a week I suppose the food can seem a bit samey but thats to be expected everywhere.
As this was designed to be a relaxing holiday for us we did very little but chill in front of the villa and eat / drink - the resort was perfect for us.
There are 2 reasonably large pool areas and they never become too crowded - I'm not sure how busy the resort was during our stay but there was always plenty of room for those who like to chill by the pool. Not many choose to chill on the beach but there is always pleant of room and loungers placed on the beach - lots of room.
There was some very pleasant evening entertainment - a violinist one evening and a very capable lady singer on quite a few times. Threres an on site shop which isn't too expensive and getting off the island to visit Phuket or getting to other shops is easy as there are regular boats which are complimentary - you just have to book a slot as occasionally on changeover times the boat can be full - but this is rare.
The staff are, without exception, charming. Smiley warm and obviously very well trained and professional. Lot of credit to whoever runs the training program for all the excellent people who work here.
Downsides ? Well nowhere is perfect and I feel picky pointing these out but each review has to be honest. The sea is not the crystal clear type one can snorkel in - its permanently a muddy brown colour. People swim - its not dangerous - just not a suitable for snorkelling and there are some jellyfish. If you get to breakfast at a very busy time they can run out of seating, and at all times ordering drinks can be a bit hit and miss. Structured for couples and small families (i suspect) occasional large groupings of E Europeans who (and there is no harm in this - each to their own) do like to drink and make merry can be a tad overbearing in the area of the restauraunt which is fairly small for shenanigans (Be more suited to a larger bar area ?).
But these are very small observations - overall we loved the place. It's rare that we ever concider coming back somewhere for a holiday as there is so much of a world to explore - but we would come back here.
What can I say about the Village.
A few of the poorer reviews had me concerned booking however I can without a doubt lay these to rest. The village was a wonderfully secluded, luxurious and beautiful place to stay in Phuket. We had a luxury escapes package with the outdoor jacuzzi. Our room was splendid and spacious. The small jacuzzi was also a nice spot to relax outside of the 2 wonderful pools on offer.
From the friendly Chris who met us at the pier to the friendly staff at the restaurant to the activities desk you feel very welcome who were all amazing. Shoutout to Kyle at the bar who was a legend.
my only small criticism would be that the menus are rather small and could use a few more options for those who are staying for >7days. Also some of the meals on the menu i.e. Indian inspired meals were rather poor quality and I could imagine those not on all inclusive may not be so forgiving.
All in all though this was an extremely pleasant stay and is easily a 5 star experience in my eyes. Phi Phi island tour and night markets were a lot of fun and well worth the money.
Thank you to the Village!
We experienced the all inclusive package. We had a private lap pool outside the doors to our villa. If you just want to relax and unwind this is the place for you. If you want the bright lights and hustle and bustle then this is not for you. Having said that it is a 40 minute trip by taxi to Patong. A word of warning. If you do not have the all inclusive package it may cost you about A$4 each time you hope on the ferry. The ferry runs regularly to and from the main land and the Resort.
Returned to Coconut Island in five years with two children now, we were pleasantly impressed like this was first time. All you need - is to hold the bar, to keep the level. Almost everything was perfect!
Stayed for 2 nights with the all inclusive package and didn't leave the island until checkout. Absolutely gorgeous spots with some terrific cocktails.
There is a water slide, free use of kayaks and SUPs, 2 pools and a lot of tours on offer at an extra fee. Odds are you will spend most of your time lounging around eating and drinking though.
I left a brand new tailored suit in the wardrobe after checkout and the staff went above and beyond to get it back to me.