After a long flight, there are few things more appealing than a delicious snack to revive your energy levels. When you rent a private luxury villa in Thailand, you can pre-order some special snacks and drinks to set the tone for an indulgent holiday.
After a long haul flight to Thailand, most people feel a little travel worn, even when they are landing in paradise for a well earned rest.
Guest at a private rental villa can easily avoid the need to head straight out to a restaurant or find a supermarket when they arrive by having the villa manager stock up on a few essentials and treats in advance.
Thanks to the large expat communities on islands like Phuket and Samui, there are plenty of shops, delis and bakeries offering top quality imported food and beverages to add a familiar taste or two to the new surroundings, no matter where you arrive from.
Below are a few ideas to help you fill the fridge.
Toast Your Arrival
Once you have settled into your private villa, what better way to kick start your vacation than by toasting your arrival with your favourite tipple? Thailand’s island retailers now import a vast array of beers and fine wines from across the world, so whether you are in the mood to sip on an ice cold Belgian beer or a crisp glass of Chardonnay, your villa manager can arrange to have it chilled and ready to pour when you arrive. Simply kick off your shoes and settle into a sun lounger overlooking the villa’s pool and gardens with a glass raised to toast the moment.
If nothing will satisfy your hunger pangs except a pain au chocolat and a strong cappuccino, then you’re in luck if you choose to stay at a private villa. Both Phuket and Koh Samui are home to an array of fine bakeries, so your villa manager will easily be able to stock up on all of your favourite pastries, croissants, even fluffy doughnuts. Most villas also have a top brand coffee machine installed their kitchens so a quality caffeine fix is not a problem.
After a long and tiring journey, a meat feast is the only thing that will bring some people back to their normal selves. If your stomach isn;t quite ready for a spicy Thai chicken curry as soon as you arrive in the Land of Smiles, arranging for your villa manager to pick up some milder bites will be no trouble at all. An exquisite array of cured hams, salamis and even French cheeses are imported by the islands’ delis, so visitors are spoilt for choice. If you fancy a Full English breakfast, your villa manager will also be able to buy bacon, eggs and sausages to satisfy your comfort cravings.
Treats for the Kids
For little ones with low blood sugar after a long journey, often all it takes is a little sweet boost to get them back to running around. Phuket and Koh Samui’s excellent selection of supermarkets sell many of the sweet global comforts your little ones know and love, from Cadbury’s to Hershey’s. Chocolate is a great pick me up for little ones, and after a cat nap and quick snack they will soon be splashing around in the pool and savouring the first day of their adventure in Thailand.
If you’re feeling a little bloated from all the plane and airport food, then fresh tropical fruit might be the perfect solution to refresh your appetite and top up some of your body’s nutrients. Thanks to its warm climate, Thailand produces a colourful array of delicious fruit that your villa manager will be able to stock up on before you arrive. Sweet favourites include watermelon, papaya and pineapple, although more unusual fruits like mangosteens and dragon fruit are also well worth trying. After a fresh coconut filled with revitalizing coconut water, you will be ready to make the most of the island in no time.