White sand and turquoise waters your thing? Oh and did we mention some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world…

A short drive north from Natai takes you to the seaside town of Khao Lak which is the point from which to charter a boat for the day and head out to the stunning Similan Islands. Whilst made famous due to the abundance of sealife beneath the surface, the islands themselves form part of a National Park and remain almost unspoilt. Head off to explore the (small) islands and find a comfortable spot to sit back and enjoy the views.

Fancy a day out sailing in search of these stunning islands made famous by James Bond himself…

Rent a local longtail boat or opt for a more luxurious yacht and sail the bay in search of these stunning limestone rock formations. Along the way take time for some snorkeling and be sure to stop for lunch at one of the many great restaurants hidden away on remote beaches.

Jungle treks and beautiful waterfalls are not something easily found on Phuket island, but there are plenty near where you will be…

After taking a refreshing dip in the waterfall pools, be sure to make a visit to the monkey temple and cave, named because of (you guessed it) the number of friendly monkeys that congregate here. For the early risers, why not take a hike upto Samet Nangshe viewpoint to watch the sunrise over the bay.

Championship golf courses… you will be spoilt for choice in Phuket…

Blue Canyon - offers two 18 hole courses. Conveniently located next to the airport, it is a 25 minute drive away.

Katathong - A new course nestled in the grounds of an old tin mine. A 30 minute drive north from the villa.

Red Mountain - Arguably the most picturesque course in Thailand. Located in the centre of Phuket it will take an hour to reach, but for any serious golfer this is a worthwhile trip.

All courses offer club rental and a full pro-shop facility.