We booked this villa from Owners Direct and spoke directly with the owners Christine and Glen really nice people from the UK. What they have achieved here is really remarkable an Oasis and Haven. Glen was there to pick us up from the airport and we were transferred to the villa in a private taxi – Kingsacre is a gated residence of three villas all excellent round a nice pool. The owners Christine and Glen live on site with their two dogs and seem to be around most of the time you could not meet nicer people and nothing was to much trouble for them. Having travelled for three weeks I needed some washing done Christine very kindly allowed me to use the laundry free of charge and at one point even ironed my few tops and left them on the bed while we were out. We had a ride down to the sea front using the bikes from Kingsacre again for free and had a good look round. We found Nia Yang Beach not the best of places we have been on our travels but if you venture out in a car there are so many nice beaches and places to see. Glen took us out on a day trip to James Bond Island which was great getting there by Long Boat through the mangroves was something else, also stopping off at the Gypsy Village, on the way back we also came across a local man and his gang chopping out a long boat from a tree trunk, seeing this traditional craft as it happened and not just a tourist gimmick was great. The Elephant Park was good to. I would say Kingsacre is well worth a look as it was very reasonable for bed and breakfast which was supplied in your fridge in the room and replenished every day - do be aware the electricity you use is extra but it does not amount to much just be careful when using the aircon. But for Nia Yang it was rather tatty and not very clean, the restaurants were mainly shacks on the beach but all very very cheap and the food was excellent. There is one restaurant worth a single mention C@Nia Yang which is buried in the National Park and really good. All in All I would recommend Kingsacre for families and couples even us oldies just make sure you have lots of insect repellent as you’ll need it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kingsacre is a privately owned and run (English)villa resort, close to Nai Yang Beach and National Park, and only 5 minutes from Phuket International airport. It is set in a walled tropical garden with maximum privacy, a large swimming pool and stunning gardens ideal for relaxing. We have 3 villas with air-con. 3 en-suite Bamboo Cabins. 1 cottage with kitchen, this is set up for long term rentals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kingsacre Phuket, Thailand