ACASIA HOLIDAY HOMES
Where is Acasia Holiday Homes located?
Location, location, location! While this motto was first published in 1926 and is almost a hundred years old, it still perfectly holds true today. This is why we have chosen the beautiful island of Phuket to set up our brand new and modern villas. The paragraphs below will provide you with more information about the location of your future holiday destination or real estate investment.
Phuket, or the Pearl of the Andaman Sea
Phuket is the largest island in the Kingdom of Thailand and is one of the top traveling destinations around the world, with more than 10 million visitors spending time under the sun in 2017. It is approximately the size of Singapore and can be reached easily from Bangkok thanks to its international airport (HKT), a mere 80-minute flight away.
With more than 30 different beaches, some of them being continuously mentioned in the top 5 of the most beautiful beaches in South-East Asia, it is rather easy to understand why the island acts as a magnet for both tourists and long-term residents.
The main city of the island, Phuket Town, is recognized by the UNESCO as a World’s City of Gastronomy, and this title can easily be reflected to the rest of cities and villages as you will find plenty of restaurants, offering traditional Thai cuisine, as well as international fares, such as Italian, French or Japanese food.
Phuket is also home to three international hospitals which offer all the comfort and quality of treatments you would be receiving at home, with an added dozen government-run hospitals in different areas of the island, which have the advantage of lower costs, though the waiting time is usually longer.
If you are looking for a place that offers tranquility among the most beautiful beaches while providing the comfort of a true metropolis with its malls, theaters and plenty of attractions, then Phuket certainly fits the bill.
Welcome to Chalong, home to Acasia Holiday Home
Chalong is one of the 17 Tambon (sub-districts) in Phuket. It is located in Phuket largest district, Muang Phuket, and is one of the most popular to live in among Thai and expatriates alike. Chalong is mainly a residential area with a mix of beach town and local vibes, providing you with one-stop-shop destination, no matter if you are seeking a place to relax with your family or enjoy the party experience with your friends.
Below are just some of the main attractions you can find in the area:
Chalong Temple is a historical and holy avenue in Phuket. Luang Pho Chaem is the most respected abbot of the temple, getting famous for leading the Chalong citizens to fight with the Chinese rebellion in 1876. There is a large number of visitors from all around the world who want to pay respect to the former abbots, get blessed while observing the exquisite architecture of each building as well as the wax house, which houses statues of the former abbots.
It is advised to go there in the morning as the place can become very busy from noon onward. You can find some refreshments on site, though it is better to grab some lunch outside of the temple.
This place could be described as the Soi of the Champions as it is filled with Muay Thai training camps and tough gyms where people really train hard. Because the Soi is occupied by a lot of expatriates and visitors who are training, you will find plenty of eateries, bars, and spas. Good to visit at least once, even though Muay Thai is not your thing, just to get a feel of the overall atmosphere and experience.
Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
Chalong Bay Rum is a local brand of rum that has become internationally famous. Their distillery is based in Chalong and welcomes people for a tour of the property to see the process to make the tasteful rum and to participate in their workshop to learn how to make delicious cocktails thanks to their talented mixologists. Definitely, Chalong Bay Rum serves fancy cocktails based on their signature rum alongside some delicious tapas in the alfresco area decorated with woods and trees, enhancing the tropical touch of the avenue.
Big Buddha Temple
Big Buddha Temple is an iconic and photogenic spot of Phuket. The pure white Buddha statue situated on the top of Nark Kerd Mountain can be seen from kilometers away. There are visitors pouring to the mountain every day to observe the fascinating Buddha statue and the temple, as well as the stunning viewpoint that allows you to take a look at the 360 degrees, endless Phuket view.
Chalong Pier is one of the main piers of Phuket, with several tour boat companies bringing travelers to a list of famous island destinations such as Phi Phi, Coral Island, and Racha Island. These day-trip tours offer a lot of fun activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and deep sea fishing. Surrounding the Chalong Pier is a long row of restaurants as well as drinking and entertainment avenues, which open until late.
Phuket Yacht Club
Located next to Chalong Pier, the Phuket Yacht Club is a small marina welcoming private boats while serving Thai and western cuisine with a wide range of cocktails and refreshments. The tranquil atmosphere of the place makes it perfect to chill during the afternoon with your friends and family.
A few steps away from Acasia Holiday Homes
Acasia Holiday Homes is conveniently located on Soi Chao Fa 49, less than 1.5 kilometers away from Chalong Circle. Among the attractions in the proximity of the residences are the Big Buddha, a large statue of Lord Buddha that offers 30 degrees view over the island, and Phuket Birds Paradise, which showcases a variety of birds endemic to the island. Wat Chalong, Phuket’s largest temple, can be found a short drive from the villas.
You will also have access to 7 Eleven and Super Cheap, two local groceries stores, as well as the famous Villa Market, which provides international and more premium ingredients, approximately 800 meters away.
This particular location makes it ideal if you are looking to explore the island further, as it connects the villages of Rawai/Nai Harn to the west with Phuket Town, the main economic hub of Phuket, to the east. Kata, Karon, and Patong can be reached with a short taxi drive, between 10 to 20 minutes.