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 absolutely adored our stay at The Village, Coconut Island. We were warmly greeted and shown to our very spacious and comfortable suite. The welcome message and orchids all over gave us a warm and fuzzy feeling from the start. The gardens are gorgeous and we couldn't believe the clouds of butterflies hovering everywhere. The facilities are excellent, so much so we never wanted to leave for any other excursions. The food is fantastic and the service and warmth of the staff was incredible. We opted for all inclusive., and felt it was a good choice. The staff were fantastic, especially Richelieu and Ralph????
We booked through Luxury Escape with the all inclusive deal.
We got the jucuzzi sweet and the room was great, someone cleaned the jucuzzi every day. all the food we ate was delicious and if you stayed for a month you couldnt try all the food on offer, the theme nights where great and the entertainment was fun, the fire show was the best i have ever seen, all the staff where very friendly and the massage was very relaxing and the misses said the pedicure was one of the best she had. thought all the resorts extra where great and the pools clean. Went on the James Bond island cruise through the resort and couldnt be happier with it, the boys on the boat where great and knew where to go at the right time to see the best of the caves and beaches. everything form the VIP pick up at the airport (our driver was awesome) to the boat trip and welcoming went smooth and was a great start to a top holiday. 10/10 would recommend and go back.
Tip. the staff doesn't control the weather or tide.
Before you go check the tide times to get the best trip over for high tide and check the weather, you cant get a long forcast and it was pretty accurate for us.
We spent two weeks at Coconut Island for our honeymoon and it was the most wonderful, relaxing holiday.
The place is beautiful and feels really special as you have to get the boat from Phuket to access it. There is someone waiting to greet you when you first arrive and they take you to reception to get you checked in, it was a lovely personal touch to have someone waiting as you got off the boat and gave a great first impression.
If you are all inclusive the boat is included in your price so you can go to and from Coconut island and Phuket as often as you like. If you are not all inclusive the cost is 100baht pp per journey. We didn’t mind this too much as we just planned all our trips and sightseeing in the first week and then stayed on the island and relaxed for the second. Once you get off the boat in Phuket there isn’t much to do so you have to take a taxi to wherever you want to go. We went to the night market which was great and was organised by the hotel.
The food is amazing, there are three restaurants and we loved them all, a gorgeous thai one that we visited most nights, an Italian/buffet and Koko which isn’t included in all inclusive, I think you get half price there. We went to Koko twice and didn’t mind paying full price as the location is beautiful, overlooking the sea and the food and service was of a really high standard. Jerome especially made lots of effort to chat with us and gave excellent service! When we went to book we asked for a reservation at 7:30 and the reception staff suggested going a little earlier to watch the sunset, this was a great suggestion as it was very romantic.
We had a sea view pool villa, it was beautifully presented, clean and tidy. We had an issue with the toilet one day and the air-con another but both issues were resolved quickly and efficiently and was followed up by a phone call from reception to make sure we were happy.
The spa was gorgeous and I had the best massage I have ever had there! The staff were incredibly professional and very talented (sorry I didn't catch all of their names) but they made sure the treatment was really special, even opening up all of the facilities for me to use afterwards.
All of the staff at the hotel work so hard and are so helpful and lovely to chat to, by a few days into our holiday we felt like part of a big family. Lindsey (I think he was the general manager) was lovely and chatted to all the guests and had a great presence around the hotel if you ever wished to speak with him.
Most nights we sat at the bar having drinks and watching the entertainment. Yuth is the bar manager and was such a lovely guy, working really hard and making sure everyone was happy. He was so kind to all the guests and to the bar staff too. Galee is an amazing cocktail maker and is so talented, mixing together flavours that he knows works well and presenting them beautifully! He made me so many lovely cocktails during my stay and nothing was too much trouble for him! The entertainment is good, we really enjoyed the fire show and the singers who could play any requests! Shout out to the people mentioned above as well as Den, Jayson, RJ, Jack, Kyle, Unud, and Bert who were all so hard working and really attentive to all of the guests needs, they all showed such fantastic customer service and deserve recognition. As do Nat, Alan, Andrew, Lester, Bank, CJ and Aumaim who work in the restaurant.
Overall I loved our stay and would definitely return, it is the staff that make this hotel so special and they made our stay unforgettable. Thank you all and hope to see you again soon!
Love Sophie & Chris x