The Village Spa At Coconut Island – Phuket Trip Day 1

After lunch, the boatman came and took us back to Laem Hin Pier for our next ride to Coconut Island.

After lunch, the boatman came and took us back to Laem Hin Pier for our next ride to Coconut Island.

About 7 years in operation, The Village is the only resort hotel on Coconut Island (Ko Maphrao), Phuket, Thailand. Water taxis (longtail boats) or chartered/private catamarans are the only way in and out of this getaway and Phuket Province.

We've booked a villa and were on our way to the resort.

We’ve booked a villa and were on our way to the resort.

Sawadee Ka!  Welcome to Coconut Island!

Sawadee Ka!
Welcome to Coconut Island!

Onward we march to the resort's reception which was perched on top of a small hill.

Onward we march to the resort’s reception which was perched on top of a small hill.

There are certainly more vacationists than natives even though the island is not easily accessible to the average traveler. So far, the farangs (generic Thai word for someone of European ancestry, no matter where they may come from) on the island that weekend we visited were mainly from Russia and how they love the sun. One can tell the Northern Eurasians have invaded Phuket in hordes for at the airport, pamphlets were printed in Russian. There were also many Chinese from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as small groups of Koreans and Middle Easterners. I did not recall seeing Japanese on Coconut Island.

It was still early when we arrived and there's not many sunbathers yet.

It was still early when we arrived and there’s not many sunbathers yet.

We have arrived on Coconut Island. My friends thought I was joking when I first told them the Island's name.

We have arrived on Coconut Island.
My friends thought I was joking when I first told them the Island’s name.

The Village is the only resort on this island and has been operating for the past 7 years.

The Village is the only resort on this island and has been operating for the past 7 years.

Registering ourselves was quite hassle-free and quick. The Village is a 5 star luxury beach resort located on Coconut Island just off the East Coast of Phuket.

Registering ourselves was quite hassle-free and quick.
The Village is a 5 star luxury beach resort located on Coconut Island just off the East Coast of Phuket.

We were offered iced green drink and cold towels.

We were offered iced green drink and cold towels.

The view from the reception overlooking the main pool and sea.

The view from the reception overlooking the main pool and sea.

Finally here at our villa number 76. Sam's absolutely happy with his birthday treat! There's more surprises for him ahead.

Finally here at our villa number 76.
Sam’s absolutely happy with his birthday treat!
There’s more surprises for him ahead.

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We would be heading for Sam's next surprise which would happen at the hut furthest from the picture.

We would be heading for Sam’s next surprise which would happen at the hut furthest from the picture.

We had sacrificed sleep for today’s surprise prank on Sam so Ryan and Valerie took a nap. Meanwhile Sam and Vanessa swam in the tiny pool just outside the master bedroom. The picture above was taken from our villa in front of the pool while I was keeping an eye on the two swimmers – lacking sleep, I was afraid they might doze off in the waters. Mothers!

After the swim, Sam got hungry and ordered a Club Sandwich.<br />The meal came in 3 boxes, separating the bread, thick cut french fries and salad. Please take note that room service is not round the clock. There's a fridge and ceramic stove in the villa so you can buy foods from the supermarket and cook supper if you wish.

After the swim, Sam got hungry and ordered a Club Sandwich.
The meal came in 3 boxes, separating the bread, thick cut french fries and salad.
Please take note that room service is not round the clock.
There’s a fridge and ceramic stove in the villa so you can buy foods from the supermarket and cook supper if you wish.

This was Sam's birthday pressie. It was something he has never had before - Scrub and Massage. He felt so relaxed he admitted he snored and drooled during his 120 minutes spa treatment.

This was Sam’s birthday pressie.
It was something he has never had before – Scrub and Massage.
He felt so relaxed he admitted he snored and drooled during his 120 minutes spa treatment.

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Before treatment began, we were offered a cold drink of Roselle Juice which was supposedly rich in vitamins. We filled up the forms indicating the essential oils and strength of massage preferred. We were led to individual rooms and given quality disposable underwear, which we changed into for the body scrub. We took a long shower before having our massage as we were advised to keep the essential oils used during the massage on our body overnight so that it can continue to work its magic.

I had full body scrub with sea salt, back and shoulder massage with lemongrass essential oil as well as a hot oil head massage. It was very relaxing under the hands of Nong.

This was Sam’s first spa treat and he really enjoyed it! He admitted he snored and drooled as he tipped his masseuse. All of us cracked up in laughter 😀

A hot cup of Pandanus Tea was offered at the end of treatment while we continue to fill the same form from earlier about the services received. The staff are knowledgeable in the products used. They do make recommendations upon enquiries but are not pushy about selling just to make a quick commission. We loved these ladies!

I was scheduled half an hour earlier than the rest for our spa treat and so I was done before them. I had time to wonder a bit and took some pictures. The receptionist Tu, told me that the chandelier was the highlight for most customers. She was right. They were beautiful!

The Village Spa

The Village Spa

The Village Spa, Coconut Island
(Take a ferry from Laem Hin Pier)
Address: Prachanukhro, Kathu District,
Phuket 83150, Thailand.

Tel: (+66) 76 366 312.

Click here to see The Village resort introduction or to make your reservations.

The Village Spa is located within The Village’s compound. Reservations is highly recommended. We booked ours before we left Singapore and found the experience to be so wonderful, we booked another appointment for the last day of our stay.

Images for spa taken over the two visits.

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Comments
8 Responses to “The Village Spa At Coconut Island – Phuket Trip Day 1”
  1. LFFL says:

    What a pretty island!

    • Sam Han says:

      My children called this “Yes” Island because everything you request, the reply would be yes. They are so obliging and nice, lol…

  2. Kevin says:

    What a nice resort. Coconut island does sound like something from Gilligan’s Island 🙂

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    Wow, what a wonderful place.
    Only one gratuitous food/sandwich photo. You’re quite the photographer now. 🙂

    • Sam Han says:

      Hahaha, yes, I try to insert/squeeze in at least one food pic in my post.
      You know I am shutter-trigger-happy so at least some pictures will turn out fine, lol… But Thank You, I do need encouragement to keep pursuing this new found hobby. 😀

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