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Songkran – Thai New year

Songkran – what to see more than just a water fights

Songkran is probably one of the most fun festive time in Thailand. It is the Thai new year and national holidays. It is the time when people go back to their families, spend quality time together. Songkran day is on April 13 of every year, and the holiday period extends from 14 to 15 April to enable people to travel home for the holidays.

The word ‘Songkran’ came from the Sanskrit word meaning transformation or change. It is the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia.

There are plenty of symbolic traditions during Songkran celebration, begin with merit-making in the morning. Locals visit temples and offering food to monks. Other traditional ritual include pouring water on Buddha statues and the young perform water pouring to elderly, representing purification and the washing away of one’s sins and bad luck.

However Songkran festival known internationally as ‘Water Festival’, major streets throughout the country are closed to traffics, and used as arenas for water fights. People of all ages celebrate this tradition of splashing water on each other, traditional parade are held nation wide. You will probably hear locals say ‘Sawaddee Pemai’ which mean happy new year to each other while having water fights on the street.

Under the surface of a fun water festival, Songkran is definitely a time to visit families, friends, and love ones, much like Christmas for westerners. Some families have traditional dish that they would cook together once a year during the festive time. A well rounded Songkran practice is recommended, so you can deepen your experience and understand the culture better than just a brush on water fights surface.

Due to serious COVID-19 situation in April 2020, the virus puts paid on Songkran. Government ban large public gathering, the celebration was suspended national wide in 2020, first time ever in the history of Songkran festival in Thailand that this is happened. With the vaccine and situation look into a better situation this year, everyone is hoping to be able to celebrate Songkran festival again in 2021 with a hope and a brighter future to come. Locals are looking forward to spend time with families and love ones, kids are expected to have their fun time with friends away from school. Especially this year, the time that all of us looking forward to a shinning light of hope.

Phuket has welcomed millions of visitors during April each year to celebrate Songkran festival. The famous street in Phuket where most people go to celebrate is no doubt, Patong beach and Bangla road, some may find that a little too busy for such a relaxing period. An alternative venue that can be as much fun in terms of water fights but not as crowded is on Kata and Kata noi beach. The ocean has never been so pristine, the best time to visit Phuket is now!

Luxe-villas has many luxury properties located less than 2 minutes drive or 5-10min walk to the famous Kata and Kata noi beach. You can celebrate the fun Songkran on the beach while staying with us. For more information, please send your enquiry on the contact page.

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Surf season, Kata beach Phuket

Surf season, Phuket Thailand

Phuket is famous for its beautiful beaches and clam ocean from November to April each year, This Pearl of the Andaman Sea welcoming millions of tourists on its beaches. However the green season in Phuket has more to offer, in the past decade, some already know that it is one of the best surf destination in Thailand.

Surf scene has been in Phuket since 2005 and getting more and more popular, from May to October considering the best time to surf in Phuket. These three months offer non-crowded beaches because there are more rainy days than a clear blue sky. The southwest monsoon, wind and waves come from the southwest and since Phuket exposed to the west waves hitting the popular beaches of Phuket, make swimming difficult but create the surf scene around, drawing the other group of visitors to the island.

Kata beach is one of the most popular beach to surf in Phuket. Kata beach welcomes all surfer levels, there are plenty of surf board shops and surf schools available on the beach, some offer class with equipment rental included in their rates, or if you are an experience surfer and only want to rent the board, there are different rates for 1-2 hours or all day rental. Some shop will train you before you hit the waves and try it out for the first time. However don’t expect Phuket waves to be like those waves in other professional surfing destination. Kata waves are good for beginner who want to try it out and enjoy the waves.

Before hitting Kata beach for surf season, you might want to equip yourself with rip current and how get out of it. While the ocean is great for surfer, some swimming skills is always good to have under your sleeves.

Luxe Villa’s properties are located within walking distant to Kata beach, the popular surf scene in Phuket. Enjoy special hotel rates during the so call ‘low season’ of Phuket and kick your surf skills up a notch with Luxe villas. For more information, please send your enquiry on the contact page.

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The heights ocean view 2bedroom unit C1

Hot deals of an outstanding Kata Beach rental and sale.

The Heights Phuket is a luxury two bedroom and two bathroom condo in a fine location in Phuket. Featuring sweeping ocean views and luxurious amenities.

The heights condo has a large terraces and indoor and outdoor living.  The dining areas seamlessly blend for a chic feel in the luxury apartment. The apartment’s decor is contemporary with a modern Asian feel.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed.

The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks, a large walk-in glass shower as well as a relaxing bathtub.

The second bedroom has a queen size bed, built-in wardrobe and separate bathroom.

Views from The Heights Phuket 2 Bed Ocean View apartment are simply breathtaking. There is a dining table on the pool deck as well as sun loungers to enjoy.

Guests of The Heights Phuket 2 Bed Ocean View apartment can take advantage of the many amenities in the complex.

Keep your workouts at the in-house gym, dive into the free-form infinity pool, do a few laps in the lap pool or let the kids enjoy a dedicated children’s pool. There is a great sun deck to take advantage of and top your tan as well as a jacuzzi.

With a great location near both Kata Noi and Kata Beach, The Heights Phuket 2 Bed Ocean View is a perfect holiday.

It is  a perfect option for a family, couples, or a small group of friends seeking a luxury holiday home in Phuket

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Gorgeous Family condo C4

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Lush tropical views and ample living space combine for a wonderful holiday rental in Phuket. The luxurious The Heights Phuket Family Apartment provides all the VIP amenities needed for a lush family tropical holiday.

Featuring garden views and nestled into a hilltop near Kata Beach, this apartment is simply divine. The apartment can accommodate a family of four and offer enough ample space to spread out and relax. The kitchen has quality appliances and is fully equipped making it easy to prepare meals for the family.

The master bedroom has a large double bed, built-in wardrobes and electric blackout system for a good night’s sleep. The en-suite bathroom has his and hers sinks as well as a walk-in shower or bathtub. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, built-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

The living spaces are modern and contemporary. The terrace features sun loungers and is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco snack or drink, breathing in the fresh air of Phuket and taking in the island’s outstanding views.

Guests of The Heights Phuket Family Apartment can take advantage of the many amenities in the complex. Keep your workouts at the in-house gym, dive into the free-form infinity pool, do a few laps in the lap pool or let the kids enjoy a dedicated children’s pool. There is a great sun deck to take advantage of and top your tan.

Nestled into the hilltop near both Kata Noi and Kata Beach, The Heights Phuket Family Apartment is the ultimate option for a family seeking a relaxing yet luxurious retreat on a tropical island.

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The Heights Penthouse Seaview 3 Bedroom (A2)

Hot sales price reduced 33 Million TBH

Your dream home is here in Phuket. The heights Kata luxury sea view 3 bedroom Penthouse

Nestled into the hilltop above Kata Beach, The Heights Phuket 3 Bed Seaview Penthouse with Private Pool is a popular choice for groups of travelers or families.

The heights sea view penthouse for sales offers up the utmost for a luxury holiday home in Phuket.Contemporary and chic, The Heights 3 Bedroom Seaview Penthouse has outstanding furnishings.

Fine attention to detail has been paid the penthouse making it not only spacious but entirely modern. The living area features a plush wraparound sofa that gives way to excellent views over Kata Beach, while the kitchen and dining area are fully equipped.

You will enjoy cooking their own meals. The bedrooms are cozy and also boast great views of the Andaman Sea through sliding glass doors. Each bathroom within the penthouse is completely spacious and modern. Splashes of color adorn the furniture although the overall feel is truly minimalist.

Nice artistic pieces hang on the walls giving the penthouse a very artsy feel. The private pool features a nice terrace area with plenty of outdoor seating. It is the perfect spot to sit and gaze out over the Andaman Sea while enjoy a strong coffee in the morning or al fresco cocktail just before the sunsets.

A great option for families, The Heights 3 Bed Seaview Penthouse with Private Pool is a top choice for a luxury holiday on the island of Phuket. The penthouse is contemporary and showcases breathing views of Kata Beach and the Andaman Sea.

This penthouse at the heights is also for sale