Paradis Villa - C4
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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
C4 is one of 30 villas in a privately owned resort right at the Thung Tuek beach at the pristine west coast of Koh Kho Khao. The houses are owned by ordinary people who have invested in a holiday home, and the resort is run by a company owned by the house owners. The owners use the houses themselves on a regular basis, and this has created a cozy and familiar atmosphere where you quickly get acquainted with the other visitors, the staff and some of the house owners; and people look after each others children.
The resort is open year round except from short maintenance periods in the low season.
Per resort policy we do not accept bookings from people from Russia or China unless we can verify their references.
C4 is favorably situated about 60 m from the restaurant and pool area, far enough to be conveniantly close but not bothered by any noise. The C row offers privacy on the back side terrace, which is not the case for the A and B row. Each row has 10 houses.
The houses have about 110 m2 covered area, with 3 double-bed bed rooms suitable for 6 guests. The master bed room has en-suite bath-room. In addition there is an identical shared bath-room. Baby cots can be provided if this is needed. All bedrooms and the main room have a ceiling fan plus air condition.
The C and B row offers a conveniant shade as well as rain protection on the roofed main terrace where the outside furntiture is located, as the main terrace is located on the north side of the villas. This makes the terrace ideal for breakfast or a private meal regardless of the weather and time of day. It is also a conveniant place to stay in the shade should you have to work a bit in your "home" office.
They are furnished with a small kitchen, allowing for cooking and private meals. The resort can provide grocery upon order at the restaurant, or meals delivered to the villa if you prefer to eat in privacy.
All 3 bedrooms have comfortable king size beds, with matresses that are soft and comfortable to a standard you nromally only find at expensive hotels in this part of the world.
All rooms have a separate A/C unit and ceiling fan.
SMART TV AND WIFI
The villa has a 40" Smart LED Samsung TV installed and connected to the independent Wi-Fi.
Most guests prefer the restaurant on the resort which is known to have the best food on the island and is situated only 30m from the beach. The prices for food and drinks are amongst the lowest you will find in this area. Excellent Thai food is served here and is the main focus, but also European food and children's menu is available.
The main pool is located next to the restaurant, allowing the children to play and swim while being watched by the adults from the restaurant. There are also a children's pool located between row A and B.
The resort has a garden connecting the pool and restaurant area with the beach in a discrete manner without obstructing the sea view. A sand volley ball court is integrated adjacent to the beach area. Pine trees provide a welcome shade in the beach area. In the garden you will also find table-tennis.
A small beach bar offers refreshments of many kinds to the guests who enjoy the sun and the beach through the day at favorable prices. The location is ideal to enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset over the Mandanan sea, and the observant guest can sometimes see dolphins playing at sunset.
The beach itself offers very shallow water and is sheltered by nearby reefs and the island to the north, so the waves are generally never tall and no strong currents occur. This makes it ideal for children and for swimming in general. In the winter season jelly-fish is rarely observed, making it safe and comfortable. The beach is about 18 km long, and is ideal for long or short walks or running. Most of the time this will be in full privacy, as the area is not very developed; and in the north end there is so far only one very small resort. So after about half an hour walk north bound you will find yourself alone most of the time. In the morning before about 9 a.m. the beach has shade, making it ideal for those who want to run with comfortable temperature and no need for sun lotion.
Those seeking other tourists can walk southward and after half an hour one will get to the majority of the other resorts and hotels on the island. They are situated in a row by the beach. Our guests are welcome to have meals on these resorts and the independent restaurants in the area should so be desired.
In Paradis Villas we offer private massage in the garden area, conveniently and discretely located next to the beach and pool.
The resort reception also helps with organizing car, scooter and bike rental as well as guided tours or excursions.
Our guests can rent our two kayaks for a modest fee. These are new in 2014. One sea kayak for one person, and one fishing/river kayak for 2 persons is available at C4.
WIND SURF BOARD
In C4 we also have a wind surf board. Rental of this can be negotiated for guest who have experience.
The villas can be self-catered, or you can opt for hotel standard service at a low fee. This implies beds will be made up, all rooms cleaned and dishes washed, etc. Laundry service is also offered.
In Koh Kho Khao, there are no water sports. In the resort there is no disco or night club. So the sound of the waves is only interrupted by the sound of birds or an arbitrary long-tail boat used by the fishermen harvesting the coastal areas. The location also has a temperature (28 - 32 deg C) that combined with the breeze makes the climate very comfortable to live in. Not too warm, not too cold - just right!
Those who enjoy a drink or two in the evening, do so in good company in the beach bar in a discrete manner. So there are no conflicts between adults and families with small children. The party factor is minimal, and compatible with the family factor which is high. Due to the layout of the garden area, noise from playing children does not bother the adults that came here to relax.
For those seeking adventures, the proximity to Khao Lak and its multitude of activity and shopping offers allows the possibility of a break from the laid-back atmosphere at Koh Kho Khao. Most companies that offer excursions such as diving will also have a pick-up service from the Nam Kem peer. The resort management will organize transport to Nam Kem for you, so you are in good hands all the time and do not have to be a great navigator. Since many of the guests are house owners, they know the area well and can give good advice on what is nice to do and provides value for the money.
One example is diving. The islands to the west of Koh Kho Khao offer some of the best diving locations in the world. A few days of active live-aboard diving is perfect to combine with the lazy days at the resort. Cost is low and everything you need is provided for you. The dive masters are professional, and the safety standard is excellent. You can take the PADI divers certificate on-board or onshore.
Our guests, in particular the ones with children, find this place unique and hard to find elsewhere. The feeling of safety and comfort combined with the experience of great nature, the piece and quite, the great climate - it makes you want to stay! And they tend to come back. So plan for a long vacation here. It is sad to leave too soon... The comfort is that you can come back and rent the same vila again. It will soon feel like a second home..
It has turned out that our older children, the teenagers, also has taken the liking of the campus. The fact that there is WI-FI coverage on campus, even at the beach aids a lot to this... The teenagers can hang out with each other and make new friends, surf as much as they want on the internet, spend as much time as they feel like with their family, and for them it is like an all-inclusive experience on a scenic location. The parents feel they are safe and do not have to watch them, so the teenagers get a sense of freedom while being safe. A certain winner!
We take pride in continuous improvement. So your feedback to us and the income we get will be used to improve the standard to make it an even better experience next time.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Thung Tuek|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Phuket 150 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||King Beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
The Phang Nga Province region
The outer islands of Phang Nga are considered to be one of the world's best scuba diving and snorkeling grounds. Popular trips are live aboard diving excursions to Similan Islands, home of the most beautiful and colorful soft corals in the world plus a whole range of coral fish, manta rays and other exotic marine animals. Visibility is often more than 100 feet and the warm water temperature doesn't really require a wetsuit, though only accessible during the months of October-May.
The nine Similan Islands became a national marine park in the mid-1980s and the name 'Similan' is thought to derive from a Malaysian word meaning 'nine'. Accordingly, the islands are called Koh 1 to Koh 9 based on their location from south to north, with the southernmost one being Koh 1. The park headquarters and tourist facilities are located on Koh 4. At Koh 9, underwater grottoes and swim-through tunnels add to the islands' appeal for divers.
The remote Surin Islands consist of 5 islands and is also another superb scuba diving sites with a pristine marine ecosystem. The islands are virtually uninhabited, except for a few sea gypsies. The surrounding sea offers and outstanding array of soft corals and frequent sightings of rays and the elusive whale sharks. It is also a marine national park.
Aside from the spectacular limestone cliffs and islands of unusual rock formations, the Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park has other interesting attractions. The bay is home to a village of Muslim sea gypsies living on Panyi Island. About 200 families live on this tiny island with their homes built on stilts above the water. Tham Lot is a 50-m long sea tunnel through a limestone mountain with stalactites hanging from the roof and is accessible by a small boat or canoe/ kayak.
The island of Koh Khao Phing Kan (Cliffs Leaning on Each Other Island) and nearby Koh Tapu (Nail Island) in the Phang Nga Bay were made famous in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and are the highlights of numerous boat tours. The later island is a isolated, sheer, thin stack that just appears from the water and has some forest scrubs clinging to the cracks.
The holy Wat Tham Suwan Kuha (Cave Temple) houses a reclining Buddha, tiny shrines, and chedis interspersed among the stalactites and stalagmites in the cave.
Takua Pa District
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park was declared a national park in August 1991. The park occupies a vast area of 150 square kilometers and covers Amphoe Thai Mueang, Amphoe Kapong, Amphoe Takua Pa, and Amphoe Mueang.
There are many interesting attractions:
Khao Lak , the mountain is located 25 kilometers from Amphoe Takua Pa, on Route No. 4 (Thai Mueang - Takua Pa), taking a left turn between Kilometer markers 56 and 57. Before reaching Amphoe Thai Mueang, the mountain - Khao Lak - can be seen. On the mountain, there is the Chao Pho Khao Lak Shrine. Opposite Khao Lak lies a stony beach with rocks and boulders of all sizes strewn all over the beach.
Laem Pakarang , located on the Takua Pa - Khao Lak route. Driving from Takua Pa town on Phetkasem Road, the cape will be on the right, another 5 kilometers down the side road. It is a sandy beach piled with deer coral washed up on the beach by strong waves – thus giving the beach its name. The beach is blessed with groves of pine, making it ideal for camping and relaxation.
Namtok Ton Chong Fa is located on the Takua Pa - Khao Lak route like Laem Pakarang. Driving from Takua Pa town, the waterfall will be on the left, a right turn and going for another 5 kilometers. The cascade runs all year round and the surroundings are blissfully calm and cool under the trees' shade.
Hat Bang Sak , located in Tambon Bang Muang on Phetkasem Road, on the Thai Mueang - Takua Pa section, between Km.76-77 and going down a side road for another hundred meters. The beach of Bang Sak has clean white sand and stretches along a grove of shady pines. Accommodation and restaurant are available on the beach.
Hat Khao Lak , 32 kilometers from Takua Pa, is now an interesting destination for domestic and overseas tourists. It has an advantage of beautiful, long beach of Andaman Sea and green mountain of Khao Lak-Lamru National Park parallel to the coast. The accommodation of Takua Pa along Khao Lak and Bang Sak Beach are built in the original southern architecture style. With the combination of the hospitality of local people who love in nature and environment, seaside town of Khao Lak –Takuapa has its unique and charms of attracting tourists to the area.
Ko Kho Khao
Just a five minute boat ride from the Takua Pa area of Phang Nga province (Nam Kem peer), the relatively large island of Ko Kho Khao (pronounced kaw koe cow) doesn't look very different from the mainland. However, for those looking for an escape that's not as remote as nearby Ko Phra Thong but not as busy as Khao Lak or Phuket, Kho Khao is worth a visit. The island's long golden beaches are the main draw, and aesthetically these are similar to the beaches of the Khao Lak area further south. The waters are slightly murky due to silt and lack the pristine tropical turquoise color found elsewhere, but the beaches still make for great swimming and long, romantic sunset walks.
While the island still feels like something of a secret place, more resorts are gradually popping up, and Kho Khao is increasingly included on the tourist radar. As of now, however, it's still a markedly sleepy affair — the perfect place to enjoy seclusion without sacrificing quality, comfortable resorts and an adequate selection of foreigner oriented services.
Ko Kho Khao is a large island characterized mostly by flat, grassy sand flats towards its center and a sprawling area of mangroves and canals to the east. Historically the island was one of the first landing spots for ancient settlers who later spread across southern Thailand and Malaysia, and later it was a popular stopping off point amongst Chinese and other traders during the Takua Pa area's heyday as a tin mining center around the 15th century.
To the northwest there's an old, overgrown air strip that was used by the Japanese during World War II. Other sights and activities include the small but pretty Toan Thong Waterfall to the northeast, a bird watching tower in the north center, a kayaking operation that runs excursions into the northern and eastern canals, and diving in the area with the island's only dive operation — Kho Khao Diving.
A paved two lane road runs straight from Baan Pak Koh all the way to the island's northern coast, and everything on the island is located down a side soi off this road. Most of the high end resorts are situated along the southern stretch of beach known as Pak Kon with a solid mid-range spot a bit further north on Bang Neang beach.
Further north is Nok Nan beach, which is the most remote stretch of sand and doesn't feel too different than the ultra-secluded beaches of Ko Kho Khao's northern neighbor, Ko Phra Thong.
Towards the north it's also possible to explore the dirt paths by motorbike or bicycle that wind deep into the mangrove areas to the east. The closest thing to a village would be Baan Pak Koh, but there are a few scattered clustering's of homes and a couple of small schools found throughout the island.
Due to its flat landscape Ko Kho Khao was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami, and many locals chose not to return and rebuild. Parts of the island have a forgotten and haunted feel, especially at night.
Koh Kho Khao is generally not much developed, in particular in the northern half, and has a18 km long beach on the west and north side, where it is easy to find a spot of your own. It is perfect for walking barefoot while enjoying the piece and quite, the seclusion and the wildlife. No water sports disturb the experience of being in unspoilt nature. Sea eagles hunt for fish and the dolphins play in the sunset. The water near the beaches is shallow and almost always still with minimal waves, and it is therefore very safe for children.
This area is a real escape in the otherwise busy and touristic Thailand of today. The people are laid back and friendly, and after a short while one feels like one has known them for a long time. There is no need to worry about crime or dangerous traffic. This is the place for those who want to relax and enjoy the nature while having the comfort of living in a resort. The beach is always nearby, and it is only a short trip to the busy Khao Lak or the genuine town of Tacua Pa.
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15 Feb 2015
"Never has this place been better - I could easily stay one month longer!"
This is the fourth time I have stayed at Paradis Villa, in the C4 house, a total of 14 weeks.
This year they have invested in a totally new restaurant and lifted the standard by a big step. This is very visible, and the food is clearly a lot better than before, still at very competitive prices. Now it is excellent. After this stay we went to Bangkok, to find that the Thai food there was of lower standard and much higher cost, oposite of what we had expected. Consequently we generally had our meals at the resort 95 % of the time. Enjoy the day in any way, a drink in the sunset by the beach bar, quick shower, dinner after dark. Night cap in the beach bar. Recipe for success! Nowhere could we find a better Pina Colada! And bar price level generally lower than other places. Always good company to find for those who want to. So we found no reason to go through trouble to go out for dinner. Better to go sight-seeing and fun-seeking during the day and come back before dark. Less stress, more value for the money.
As far as the resort - it looks very clean and tidy. One thing to note is that on Koh Kho Khao parasols are allowed beach-side (not on the actual beach) - on temporary basis. Meaning they have to be removed in monsun season. In locations like Phuket this is no longer available. In Paradis Villa they were new and nice. Also new this year was "bean bags" beach side, these were very popular to lay in in comparison to the sunbeds for those with bad backs, although I never tried one. I noticed there was one in the villa too for domestic use.
As for sustainability - I noticed that the staff was new so I asked. Turns out they now have a policy of using only local work force, that being from the KKK island if possible. Further in contrast to most other resorts the employees have work contracts that run through the year, meaning they have monthly income also in the low season. Supplies are generally sourced at nearby markets as far as possible. Other services like tranport was done by locals too. This makes me feel we return something for using the area for recreation, by getting food on the table to more than 25 families. Almost one family per villa. Several of the employees owned land in the neighborhood.
The villa itself is getting improved bit by bit every year. New this year was Smart wall-mounted Samsung TV, (free) Wi-Fi, good internet connection, micro-wave, more outside chairs, bean bag, nice plants on the terrace, bug-lamp, etc. But best of all - matresses are soft and comfortable! Normally you have to go to very expensive hotels to get that. So the villa is clearly lived in regularly by the owners.
Note that in the resort not all the villas have A/C in the bed rooms, something to watch out for, you would want one. C4 has.
The location of the villa in the resort is pretty ideal. Close but not too close to where the activity is. I counted about 60 steps to the restaurant. Maybe 50 more to the beach. Privacy on the back side, shade pretty much all day on the front terrace.
Guests renting this villa also can use a one and a two seated kayak belonging to the owner. Those experienced in wind surfing may negotiate rental of the wind surfing board too. Great!
The beach is as always beautiful. After 30 or so minutes walk to the North you no longer meet any people, something I have learned to appreciate. Before 9 in the morning this part of the beach has shade, perfect for those who like to run a bit every now and then. No need for sun protection cream when running! 30 minutes walk to the south takes you to the more populated areas where the resort density is higher. Here you can find a diving company offering diving trips in the nearby waters. They also offer diving courses. Worth while a try.
Conclusion: we and no others we have talked to have found anything like this. So we will come back next year. Same procedure as every year.
12 Feb 2014
"This is getting better and better!"
Have certainly been around to a few places over the years. So far I have not found anything affordable that beats this place. So I keep coming back. 3 weeks this time, now totalling 10 weeks. This time we hardly went anywhere, we just stayed locally and enjoined the tranquility and the good atmosphere you only can find in very small resorts. How many places can you sit on a sunbed beachside, surf your tablet connected to the local WIFI, look up and you see a fishing eagle catching a fish right in front of you? Then get up, walk for 2 hours on the beach and meet nobody? The villa has new owners since our last stay, and they clearly have made improvements with further plans to improve the villa. So living in it is much nicer than before. Next season it will be even better they tell us. Now they also offer kayak rental, which for me that like keeping fit was perfect. Great idea! Weather was perfect for the whole stay. We will certainly come back for the 4th time.
29 May 2013
"Paradise on earth!"
This place is magical! Never have I felt more relaxed and at peace than here. This place is great for any kind of travel group, family, friends, couples, etc... You can litteraly do anything you want here no matter how old or young you may be. Being 18 and going on a trip with your parents, you might think that it's going to be....well, boring. But this place gave me and my friend the security and comfort to go out on our own and really experience what the island had to offer. Just a short trip on our scooters and all of a sudden we were on the other side of the island. The resort was very including, and although many of the older kids have been coming there for many years, we were immidiately innvited in to the group. Relaxed sunbathing during the day, and beachpartys at night, who could ask for more? If you do feel like getting of the island for a while, it's just a 3 minute trip with the longtail boat and you're in Khao Lak. Here you have all kinds of different restaurants, shops, tailors and so on. Personally I loved the island, it had everything I could ever have asked for. An excellent restaurant, massage, bar, swimmingpool for the kids and the beach is an excellent place to get a workout in. Paradise Villa is a hot spot waiting to happen. My advice? Go now, before the rest of the world finds out about this magical place!
9 May 2013
"Amazing Paradis Villa at Koh Kho Khao"
Celebrating christmas and new years eve at the lovely island Ko Kho Khao in Thailand, is an experience I would not trade for anything. From the moment you arrive at the airport, the service from the staff at Paradis Villa is amazing. Transport from the airport can be arranged, and they will guide you safely to the villa. On your vacation, you can lay at the comfortable sun beds at the private beach, sip a drink from the beach bar, take a dip in the pool, get a heavenly massage, and eat authentic Thai-food at the private restaurant. You can enjoy a stay at the private villa, where you will get hotel service and cleaning once a day. Facilities include air conditioning, fans in the three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an opened space kitchen/living- and diningroom. C4 is located about 50 meters from the beach, bar, pool and restaurant. The social atmosphere is amazing, and you will always meet people that you are going to bond with. It's a safe environment for kids, and the teenagers won't be bored, as there most likely will be teenagers from the age span 10-20. You can also rent scooters, get a taxi, and book tours and other adventures easily with help from the staff.
9 May 2013
"The place of total relaxation and beauty - in very inclusive little society"
Me and my spouse have stayed there on two occasions, first alone for 3 weeks, and then with two teenagers for 4 weeks. On both occasions we stayed over Christmas and New Year. After the first time we liked the place so much we had to come back, trying to find something similar turned out to be impossible with our budget. After the second time we had fallen in love with the place, so we bought a house! Just to make sure we can always go there when we want! Everything in the description is true, and then some more! I just wish the island does not change, because we love it just the way it is. It turned out that the teenagers loved it too, and that fact added to our decision to come back as often as we can. Need I say more?
26 Apr 2013
"Stille rolig sted. Avslappende og nydelig."
Flott sted og betjeningen var topp. Følte oss trygge og ivaretatt. Anbefales for alle som liker en stille og rolig ferie.
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