Fate wasn't kind to Phuket's new luxury hillside resort, Villa Zolitude. After opening in late 2007 it was immediately faced with the unexpected large downturn in tourism, caused by internal unrest and world economic woes.
Regardless, the opening celebrations went ahead with Villa Zolitude enthusiastically welcoming its first guests in the Thai tradition of warm hospitality and genuine care. The optimism shown for future success was well founded because this Villa resort was definitely a unique and stunning development, offering a new standard in luxury, holiday living.
Villa Zolitudes quiet emergence from a jungle forested hillside, overlooking Chalong Bay, went unnoticed by many. The construction almost seeming to blend with its environment as it progressed and grew. The owner's concept was to retain much of the areas natural forest and beauty, a concept perfectly achieved by talented designers and sensitive land use.
The combination of great architectural design and artistic use of natural materials has been blended with stunning interior design and tasteful decor. Abundant exotic landscaping simply adds to the overall feeling of nature and privacy.
Throughout the complex are many unusual and striking features from rare imported light fittings and art work from Turkey to colourful Mediterranean design floor tiles. Not forgetting to mention the amazingly designed restaurant restrooms, quite unique to Phuket.
The villas are either single bedroom, double bedroom or the palatial four bedroom style; some are single storey but most double storey. All have infinity edge pools and outdoor entertainment area with sun deck. All have stunning ocean and sunrise views or mountain forest views. All are absolutely private and whisper quiet except for the nearby sounds of nature. All are exquisite luxury with world class fittings, finishes and services. Paradise really does exist at Villa Zolitude.
Set on a series of different levels and connected by grand stairways, timber paths and enormous timber decks are the guest's library, large communal swimming pool, live music pavilion, games pavilion and souvenir shop. The 180 degree restaurant provides views across the Andaman Sea as well as mouth watering meals of Thai and International fare, specialising in local fresh seafood. For pampering and soothing body care, staff at the delightful 5 room Zense Spa will treat you to the finest massage and spa care available.
Address: 53/25 Chaofa Nok Rd,Chalong, Phuket
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