The Village Coconut Island5.0 out of 5.0
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I stayed on coconut island for 10nts with a friend and her two daughters. We arrived late evening and was met by JP. Check in was fast and efficient and we were dropped to our villa in a buggy. We had a garden view pool villa which upon arrival was clean and cool as air con was on. The villa has two bedrooms each with a bathroom (safe in master wardrobe). A good size living area with flat screen tv and fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, elec kettle, 2 ring ceramic hob and fridge freezer. Patio doors leading onto furnished patio/small garden area with private pool. We loved our pool taking dips before bed most nights and sometimes early morning. Bedding and towels were changed regularly and complementary toiletries topped up. The whole resort is kept very clean with lovely gardens. Staff are all lovely wanting to do the best they can for you. The beach for me was beautiful walk a few paces left or right from the bar and you have it to yourself. There are 2 pools one behind the beach and the top pool which we favoured as it was less busy, people came and went but we often had the pool to ourselves. Our only disappointment was my friends two daughters celebrated coming of age birthdays while there, one 18 the other 21. We were in touch with the hotel before departure 're birthday celebrations. A cake and bottle of sparkling wine were supplied for the 18th but on receipt of our bill we found we'd been charged for the cake which was expensive so bought a cake for the 21st on Phuket almost identical but almost a quarter of the cost. This time no sparkling wine was given and unlike before the band had not been informed there was a birthday. We had been led to believe earlier that day that the 21st would be celebrated in the same way as the 18th, but with our own cake. It was disappointing for us when this was over looked by the hotel. We did have a lovely stay on coconut island and didn't want to leave. It's just a shame that the girls birthdays were not arranged better, but for this my review would have been 5*.
We enjoyed our 4 nights here! The villa we stayed in was perfect for a family of 4. Our kids had their own single bed and a separate bathroom. The kitchen was nice, especially considering the resort has a minimart to purchase your own drinks and snacks. The private pool, while small, was fun for lounging in or for the kids to splash in when we were not ready to go down to the big pool. Easy to walk to/from the main area with restaurants and pools. My kids lived the waterslides and we enjoyed the gorgeous views. We did an excursion island-hopping 1 day and then 1 night ate dinner off the island at the LaemHin Local Pier restaurant (its the restaurant on the pier you catch the water taxi from to get to the island). We wish we had tried that sooner (we ate there on our last night). The pier restaurant had the best Thai food we have had in both this trip and our previous 3 weeks exploring all of Thailand. We had a huge meal with plenty of fresh crab (black crab and blue crab) + beer and the total meal only cost us around $50 USD. Considering all the seafood dishes we ordered, that was pretty incredible! Worth going off the island for! As for the resort, the breakfast buffet, which was included in our accommodations was an impressive spread. Excellent! And the sunrise views were great! Lunch was a la carte with options for Thai or Western dishes. Dinner was the disappointing factor of our entire stay here. Our first night, we did the buffet. 2 adults + 2 children and 2 cocktails cost us nearly $100 USD. And considering the buffet didn't have a ton of choices, we only did it 1 time. The only other dinner option was the Western restaurant. We liked the pizza but were extremely disappointed there was not an option to order Thai food for dinner at either restaurant. The first night's buffet had Thai food. The next night was Indian food (we live in Singapore, no thanks--we get this food all the time. We're not in India, we're in Thailand!) So we opted for Western (pizza). It wasn't any cheaper than the buffet though. The next night, the buffet was Malaysian and Indonesian. Same thing, we wanted Thai food! No luck. So pizza again. We even asked if we could order off the a la carte Thai menu they have at lunch and were told no, its buffet only. This is why our 4th/final night we went off the island to the pier restaurant. We wished we'd done that so much sooner! We loved everything about our time and stay at The Village Coconut Island except the dinner options. I highly recommend the resort to allow guests to order Thai food meals for dinner--afterall, we traveled to Thailand! Other than that, everything was top rate! The spa was wonderful (my husband and I both got the Thai massage), plus pedicure was great. We made full use of the free kayaks, and did the speedboat tubing--so fun! Thank you for a great 4 days! We will recommend to our friends, but seriously, Thai food dinner options, please!
One of my best trip to Bangkok Phuket, village coconut island is da best resort to relax with family n group... it's so relax n calm resort, staff members of coconut such sweet... will visit again n again, I have find this island on website... I have book directly myself
It was a spontaneous decision in going to this hotel; we booked it on the day and were not aware that it was located in the island instead. We have to take the boat to the island, which runs every 30 minutes. It was free for check in and out, and have to pay every time we go out and come back. The check in process was good and quick. Staffs are welcoming and friendly. We had issues with room prices and the Front Office Manager is really nice and being helpful with this issue. The hotel has a really nice environment, you feel really peaceful here. There are restaurants and mini-mart in the island, so you can actually find all you need here to relax. The rooms are nice with a small pool, however, there are water leaking from the shower. Also, I am unsure with the security for the room. Since there are a small path that can access to the pool easily, where there are just bushes covering it. Besides that, staff from in-room dining was really impolite. When he delivered our food to the room, and we asked to charge to the room bill, the staff pissed us off and seems not to be willing to do so, but want cash from us instead. It was our first day in the hotel, we are unsure about the way and it was dark, so we ask for the buggy service from lobby, but the bellman refused to take us as other guests were checking in. We had to walk back to the room and we were lost for around 20minutes. Nice experience but some more to improve!
I spend only one night on the island and had called in advance to ask about the boat. They told me that due to low tide, it was recommendable to come later in the night as the boats would not be going before a certain time. My arrival experience was not great, I arrived at the check in counter on the mainland together with 3 busloads of Chinese guests. The boatride was a rough one and at a certain moment there was water flowing into the bottom of the boat. Someone mentioned that normally it was a 2 minutes boatride, mine was about 15 minutes. When we arrived on the island, it was a bit chaotic, no one to show us the way, as they were trying to manage the group of Chinese guests. At reception though, all of the non Chinese guests were welcomed by the staff and from there on it went a lot smoother. I had a suite room with a nice bathroom, bedroom and outside jacuzzi which I actually used twice. It was about 9 pm when I was ready for some dinner. At first it is a bit confusing to find your way because there are not a lot of shortcuts so you have to cross through reception. There were two restaurants, one at the seaside with a buffet and unfortunately the a la carte one had no views at all, as it was located behind the buffet one. I had a nice cheese platter for dinner. Breakfast was fine, in the seaside restaurant, only disappointing aspect would have been the coffee, only black coffee and tea, no capucchino or latte. I appreciated the egg station and fresh fruit station and enjoyed the fruit juices that were made a la minute. The Chinese guests enjoy their breakfast in the restaurant behind the one where ours was and lets say that after 9 AM they all disappeared and left for the mainland. I met Levent, the Guest Service Manager, he was very pleasant to speak with. Also the Philippino Front Office agent who checked me in was pleasant and informative. Due to a misunderstanding I ended up on one of their daytrips to Rang Jai island, just a few minutes boatride away and had a lovely time there, watching all the private boatcharters drop of their guests for drinks or lunch. I enjoyed my short stay and will try to go back sometimes soon for more of the Village Coconut Island.
We stayed at The Village for 2 weeks, staff were incredible, food was excellent, accomodation was fantastic. Thanks to all the staff for a brilliant holiday. The water taxi was abit confusing in the beginning, but we soon got the hang of it. I think the guys name is FOA or POA, he is brilliant, and knows what the guests needs and requirements are, and always meets those requirements.
we had a 10 day holiday here in 2015 loved it .Went back this year.the bad reviews on this place p me off 1 its secluded and you have to pay for transfers if you want a holiday where its not secluded dont book one on a island.2 its not a five star hotel.no where do they say they are a hotel.Its a 5 star holiday resort.3 the food is cheaper in patong if you want to holiday some were were there are hundreds of people trying to sell you things and the hotels look like big commercial hotels and the foods cheaper book a holiday in patong.IF you want a holiday were you have your own swimming pool and kitchen away from the hoards with a private beach then book the village we went through virgin and didnt pay for transfers . we ate mainly thai food which is on offer till five . we did find when we ate from the buffet and breakfast buffet some of the chaffon dishes wernt lit and the food was cold. i would invest in a probe. staff were excellent .On our second trip they had written welcome back with leaves on the bed and there was also a bottle of carva nice touch we thought
Well worth a visit to the island. The island is a short boat trip (about 10 minutes) from the main island, the boat runs every 30 minutes and is free for check in and out... however the rest of the time you have to pay 200 per person for a round trip. We had a 1 bedroom pool villa with a sea view, was a 10 minute walk up a big hill from reception, however once there the villa was lovely! Pool was a really benefit for us no kids etc which we liked! We had no one in the villa next to us which is good as not the most private with only a small hedge with a big gap in it between us. We were unlucky with the villa on the first night we had a power cut and our patio door wouldn't lock however these issues were resolved. Wifi wasn't very good did not work in the villa but would work outside most of the time. Shower pressure was poor but must have something to do with being on a island! We originally booked for 7 days however half way through our trip we decided to stay in Patong for 2 nights then come back to the island as a taxi from hotel cost 750 each way and we wanted to do some excursions etc. Hotel excursions were expensive they wanted 3800 per person for Phi Phi island however we only paid 1500 per person in Patong. Food was good enjoyed all our meals here, although not the cheapest place to eat in Thailand it wasn't ridiculous prices we found room service cheaper then the restaurants. Overall recommend the village and if I am ever back in Phuket would stay again!
I went to The Village Coconut Island in August 2015 and loved that it was separated from Phuket. It was wonderful to stay secluded if I so chose or to take the short boat ride to Phuket for a day out. The staff were all so friendly and helpful, I felt very comfortable and safe walking around the grounds on my own. I actually had a very bad mosquito bite and asked to consult the doctor and while they were happy to oblige, the very kind lady at the front desk (so sorry I do not remember her name) gave me a tiger balm from her own bag to let me use. It actually made the bite better and didn't need to see doc after all. The food on the island is pretty tasty but honestly a bit on the expensive side considering in Patong we got food for much less. BUT I do understand that the hotel is on an island and therefore going to cost a little more. The breakfast buffet was very good and had a nice variety. The bar and pools were fantastic. The beach was pretty and clean but I didn't go in the water due to jellyfish. The hotel offered day trips that we took advantage of and they were wonderful and very well planned. The rooms, I had an outdoor jacuzzi suite and it was so beautiful, clean and the jacuzzi was awesome. All in all I would book again if I were to go back. (I did travel in 2015 but since I didn't realize I could review here back then, I am doing it now and putting in as far back as i can...hope that is ok.)
Coming here with 3 young adult kids and 4 adults was great with the all inclusive deal. We had a lovely 2 storey, 2 bed,2 bath place with ocean views and big pool. My friends got a smaller single storey apartment with a very narrow pool that was rather disappointing ( so we all hung out at ours) so do check exactly what accomodation you are booking and what is included. Staff were nice. Food was fine but it will be better when the 3rd restaurant is up and running. Smoke from the pizza oven was a major issue on a couple of nights. The pools were nice which is good as the sea looks a bit murky due to mud at low tide. We went to Khao lak for our second week and the beach was very nice. I can recommend doing a 2 centre holiday.
Within a short distance of The Village Coconut Island are Laem Hin Pier and Blue Canyon Country Club. This 236-room, 5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa. Also near this Maprao Island resort are Premium Outlet Phuket and Royal Phuket Marina.
Relish the Thai cuisine at Tamarind Restaurant, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
The 236 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchenettes and balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are also standard.
The Village Coconut Island features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 1700.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.
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