The best private villas in Thailand come equipped with a range of modern accessories and home entertainment systems, but it’s still worth considering a few travel gadgets to enhance your holiday experience.
If you’re heading on a private villa vacation to relax in complete comfort while you enjoy some warm tropical weather, then afternoons lounging by your own private pool will certainly be high on the daily activity list.
Even in such idyllic, relaxing surroundings however, vacationers with busy minds often find they need a few man-made distractions to add to the blissful tropical views, and fortunately there are plenty of gadgets out there to keep you entertained from morning until way past sunset.
Whether its Amazon’s latest e-reader you need or some slick, portable speakers to blast those holiday tunes around the house, below are a handful of top gadgets that will definitely suit and enhance your private villa experience.
If you tend to devour all of your holiday reads in a couple of days, then investing in an e-reader is probably a good idea for your next vacation. Amazon’s latest e-reader, the Kindle Voyage features a 300-pixels-per-inch display, which means all the text appears as crisp and sharp as a professionally printed page. It’s the thinnest model ever produced, so it won’t take up a lot of room in your hand luggage either. The adaptive front light adjusts its brightness to suit the environment you’re in, and the battery lasts for weeks – the perfect choice for poolside book worms.
If you would prefer to surf the web as you lounge poolside, or play a few of those online games you never have time for, perhaps even watch a movie, then it’s time to invest in a tablet. Apple’s latest release, the iPad Pro, is the prefect entertainment device thanks to its 12.9-inch screen and fast processing speed, which matches most modern laptops. It also supports split-screen multi-tasking and has a Smart Keyboard add-on – perfect for taking care of emails whilst you’re out of the office. The larger display means this iPad is great for watching movies, and the memory has been expanded to fit on even more episodes of your favourite TV shows.
If you’re heading down to beach that adjoins your private villa, you won’t be able to make full use of the property’s outdoor sound system. This is where the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker III comes in handy for playing all of your favourite holiday jams on the sand. This portable device plays louder and for longer than any of its predecessors, producing a depth and clarity of sound that lets you hear your music the way it was intended to be heard. The speaker offers up to 14 hours of music from its rechargeable lithium-ion battery, so there’s no need to worry about the power running down for your next beach trip.
Relaxing by the pool with a refreshing beverage in hand is many people’s ultimate holiday fantasy. However, even with regular drinks, the tropical temperatures of Thailand may leave you feeling a bit overheated. If you don’t fancy taking another dip in the pool, cool off with your own stylish hand-held electric fan. The Cooler Multi-Function Personal Mini Fan can also be hung round your neck for easy carrying on day trips, and it has a three-position stand depending on where you want to place the fan to get the full effect of its revitalizing breeze.
No collection of holiday gadgets would be complete without a digital camera to snap shots that will impress your friends and loved ones back home. A compact point and shoot camera is ideal for holidaymakers who want to capture their holiday memories by the pool without lugging round a larger and more hi-tech device. The Panasonic LX100 is a compact masterpiece, and features a large CSC-sized sensor. The controls are classic and easy to operate, and the electronic viewfinder will make it that much easier to zoom in on your chilled cocktail with the azure pool in the background.