All the excursions and trips listed below can be arranged by our staff at the property. Your personal driver will ensure you a safe trip to your destination.
There are several options for those who would like to get a nice sun tanning during their holidays. One of Phuket's most beautiful beaches, Nai Harn, is located a 5-minute drive from the property and offers plenty of sun beds* alongside Thai and International eateries.
Other popular beaches are located further north on the west coast, such as Kata beach, Karon beach and Patong beach. While not being as secretive as Nai Harn beach, those three beaches offers a lot more of aquatic activities, such as Jet Ski, Banana Boat and Upward Parachute.
* Regular price for a sun bed is THB 100.- per person, but may vary depending on the beach operators.
Thailand, being majoritarily a Buddhist country, offers lots of monuments that one would wish to see during their trip to Thailand. The most famous one is the Big Buddha, a 45-meter high statue, located on top of the hill between Chalong and Kata. Not only the statue itself is impressive, but the viewpoint on top giving you a 360 degrees panorama of the island is worth the trip.
Wat Chalong, the biggest Buddhist temple on the island, is a must-go for observing the architecture of the buildings and the lifestyle of Buddhist monks. Please ensure to respect the traditions whenever you visit a sacred place, such as removing your shoes when entering a building and dress appropriately.
Two main shopping malls are available on the island: Central Fastival, in Phuket City, and Jungceylon, located in Patong. Both malls offer luxury and famous brand retailers, as well as more traditional shops with products from Thailand.
Tired of the big brands and looking for a bargain? Then heads up to the weekend market, or Talaad Naka, located in Phuket City. This market is open from 4pm until 10pm only on Saturday and Sunday and spreads over several kilometers square. One can find clothes, CD/DVD, traditional thai sculptures, jewelry, pets and it is completed with an extensive food stalls, serving Thai dishes from all around the country. Beware of imitations; while it is not an issue to stay in Thailand with one, your return trip at the customs may be problematic.
We would suggest you stopping by Phuket City, the main "city" of the island. The old-town, particularly Thalang Road, and its Sino-Portugese architecture, is worth the visit. Plenty of traditional Thai restaurants are available in the area should you wish to cater lunch in the city.
On the way back, why not stopping at Leam Phromthep, probably the most famous site for photography in the south of Phuket. Espacially at sunset, when hundreds of couples come to admire the beautiful view it has to offer, and take pictures of each other. The sunset viewpoint, as it is often named, is located a few minutes away from the property and a two-minute drive from Nai Harn beach.
Thailand is a tropical country and as such, it is subject to rainfalls, especially during the so-called low season. While it usually doesn't rain for days or weeks non-stop, it may be good to know that there are still plenty of activities that can be done under the rain.
Fancy for a movie? SFX Cinema offers the latest international and Thai movies, usually screened in English with Thai subtitles.
Care for some shootings? A shooting range is available in Chalong where you can practice with various guns and ammunitions, from a 9mm to an automatic riffle.
The main party city on the island is Patong, located on the west coast of Phuket, approximately 30 minutes from Villa Salika. On the main walking street, Soi Bangla, one can find plethora of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, with different inspirations from worldwide club entertainment venues.
A more VIP setup can be found in the several beachclubs that are available in the north west of Phuket, between Surin and Bang Tao.
Rawai itself offers a few bars and nightclubs, but it is still relatively quiet compared to the other cities mentioned above.