If you’re staying in one of Thailand’s spectacular private villas, there’s a plethora of activities and games you can try to make the most of the gorgeous outdoor environment. Whether you like to play in the waves or prefer to jump about on the sand, a beachside villa is the perfect choice.
If you’re heading to Thailand on a villa holiday, then you’re probably planning to make the most of the Kingdom’s stunning outdoor scenery – whether that means beaches, tropical gardens or just the furnished sunbathing terrace that frames your private pool.
Private villas offer the perfect base for guests in the mood for exploration and adventure, as there’s a range of exhilarating outdoor activities and natural wonders within easy reach on daytrips – from waterfalls to phallic rock formations.
For guests keen on having fun without to leaving their exclusive premises, the shimmering ocean if often just a stone’s throw from the bedroom, and with the beach close by its easy to round up the whole family for a game of volleyball – a whole host of engaging outdoor games and activities await.
Read on to find out more…
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Sunset Kayaking at Waimarie, a private & luxury 6 bedroom beachfront villa located on Lipa Noi beach, Koh Samui, Thailand[/caption]
If you want to soak up the gorgeous ocean vistas as you paddle up and down the stretch of sand near your private villa, kayaking is the best way to do it. This is also an eco-friendly way of exploring the ocean and getting up close to its fascinating eco-systems. If you want to discover some of Thailand’s hidden lagoons and caves, then it’s best to book onto a professionally led kayaking excursion. Many of the top-notch holiday villas on islands like Phuket and Koh Samui come with their own kayaks and equipment, so you can simply drag your vessel down to the surf and push off whenever you feel like it.
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Sunset paddle boarding at Waimarie, a private & luxury 6 bedroom beachfront villa located on Lipa Noi beach, Koh Samui, Thailand[/caption]
If kayaking doesn’t offer enough of a challenge for you, then why not put your balancing skills to the test by having a go at stand-up paddle boarding – SUP for short. This is the latest water sport to take Southeast Asia’s shorelines by storm and offers something a little different for visitors who want to glide up and down the beach adjacent to their private villa. The technique is relatively easy to pick up – even without lessons and more and more villas are providing their own paddle boards and oars so you can stretch your sea legs whenever the mood strikes.
If you’re curious about the stunning eco-systems that lie just beneath the surface of Thailand’s gorgeous turquoise-green oceans, then a snorkelling might be just the holiday activity for you. You can rent equipment locally through your villa manager or pick it up relatively at many dive shops around the islands. Better yet, if you’re staying at one of the private villas on Phuket or Samui, there’s a good chance that snorkelling equipment will be on-hand for you to use whenever you like. It’s a great activity for all the family, whether you’re on the lookout for colourful fish, corals or simply want to have a fun splash about in the sea.
If you’re feeling a little more energetic, then a game of beach volleyball is a fantastic way to get the pulse rate going and the competitive spirit flowing – particularly if you’re travelling as part of a large group or family. Many of Thailand’s private villas have their own volleyball nets set up on the beach next to the property, so you can head down for a game whenever you fancy. This kind of fun game is also great for building team spirit if you’re staying in one of Thailand’s villas on a corporate retreat.
Soak It all in
Sometimes, when you’re on holiday in a beautiful natural location, there’s nothing better than simply sitting back and absorbing the incredible views and peaceful surroundings – particularly at certain times of day, like sunrise and sunset. If you’re in the mood for a quiet moment of contemplation while looking out across Thailand’s magnificent ocean views, many private villas come with comfortable hammocks or even sit-down swings suspended from a palm tree on the beach.