Villa Torcello’s comfort and charms may make it tempting to stay put, but there are plenty of sights, sports and activities nearby for those wishing to explore the island. Whether you’re in search of a hidden beach a shopping spree, a romantic dining spot or a day of island hopping, just ask your villa manager for recommendations and assistance in getting out and about.
Here’s just a sample of some of the great activities on offer in and around Phuket:
Day-charter a luxury yacht and cruise through the Andaman’s majestic Phang Nga Bay, or sail to Raya island and its glittering white sands and snorkelling sites.
Water sports are plentiful and you’ll easily find places to surf, kayak, windsurf, wakeboard and stand-up paddle, with lessons and rentals on offer at a number of beaches.
Explore the sea’s depths on a scuba diving trip off one of Phuket’s beaches or nearby islands. Several experienced operators offer day trips and PADI courses for divers of all skill levels.
Indulge in a day of all-sensory recovery at a luxury spa including the famed Banyan Tree Spa and Amanpuri resort.
Learn more about the island’s cultural mix on a walking tour of Phuket’s Old Town. Wander the streets to capture photos of the beautifully restored colourful Sino-Portuguese shophouses and sample the delicious local eats.
Discover the culinary secrets of your favourite dishes by joining a Thai cookery class, with a possible visit to a local market to shop for fresh ingredients.
Make a journey into Phuket’s interior on a bicycle tour or on a walk to Bang Pae waterfall along a jungly park trail. Stop by the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project to visit rescued primates or watch some playful pachyderms at the nearby elephant sanctuary.
Shop to your heart’s content in the comfort of an air-conditioned mall, such as Jungceylon in Patong, or embark on a treasure hunt exploring the quirky shops and street markets of Phuket Town.
Play a round of golf at one of Phuket’s scenic courses including the Laguna Phuket Golf Club, Phuket Country Club and Mission Hills.
Explore Phuket after dark with its jumble of rustic bars, chic cocktail lounges and DJ dance clubs, with most nightlife action centred around Patong Beach.
Villa Torcello is an exceptional holiday home set in a hillside estate near Kamala Beach with breath-taking views across the Andaman Sea. This five-bedroom retreat brims with luxurious comforts, yet its contemporary design, arranged over three levels, blends harmoniously with its tropical surrounds.
To step inside Torcello is to be swept into a heavenly realm where the views soothe the senses and glamorous living areas inspire the soul. Koi carp glide through the tranquil waters of a lily pond to welcome you at the villa entrance. Continue through to the lavish living room (where a telescope is set up for star-gazing), the designer kitchen and the elegant, open-sided dining pavilion. Ease into the 25-metre pool with its calming waterfall feature, or enjoy a refreshing soak in the eight-person jacuzzi. Savour the views and tropical sunshine on the wide terrace furnished with double sunbeds and sofas, or sip sunset cocktails at the poolside bar. Later, head over to the games room to shoot some pool or watch a movie in the family room. Extensive use of quality wood, granite and marble throughout brings nature inside while glittering décor accents and captivating art pieces including bronze statues, temple spires and intricate wood carvings add some eye-catching flair.
The five bedrooms are dispersed over all three levels, with the king-bedded master suite taking pride of place at the top of the villa. This romantic haven includes a double outdoor bathtub, wrap-around terracing with amazing views, and a jacuzzi in the marble ensuite bathroom. Spacious private bathrooms are also a feature of the guest bedrooms, three of which are furnished with king-size beds and one with twin beds. Bedrooms 4 and 5 can be conveniently connected via an internal door to form a family suite if needed.
A team of full-time staff including a villa manager and a talented Thai chef offer friendly, impeccable service tailored to each guest’s needs. Beyond the villa, the beaches of Patong and Kamala are just a 20-minute drive away, and many of Phuket’s leisure, dining and nightlife delights are within easy reach.