10 top travel tips for finding the best rental villas in Thailand

Although always popular, vacationing in Thailand is becoming even more so as a vacation destination. Villa rentals are also becoming increasingly favored. There are many important considerations when deciding to stay at a villa, so to help you out; here are ten top travel tips for finding the best rental villas in Thailand.

Villas in Thailand

People vacation in Thailand for many reasons: its fabulous cuisine, its spirited festivals, and its lush natural landscape. The biggest attractions for vacationers, however, are the beautiful beaches and Limestone Mountains found in the southeast coast of the country. It is there where renting a villa is so advantageous.

When you rent a villa, you have built-in privacy and control of your vacation environment, plus you have a lot of space. You can choose one in a residential Thai village or you can choose one right on the beach. With so many choices, how are you to decide which are the safest, cleanest, and most affordable villas to rent?

How to find the best rental villas in Thailand

In the past, you could find most villas concentrated in the isles of Phuket and Koh Samui. However, times changed, as nearby areas began to develop tourism infrastructures. Now there is a greater choice of rental villas than ever.

Here are some tips to help you choose the best value villa for your stay.

  • Research a villa in the location you prefer – on the beach or in a local village.

Before you book a beachfront villa in Krabi, be sure to understand exactly where it is located. If you plan to go out on excursions, and be able to shop and dine outside of the villa, you need to be based somewhere within the Ao Nang area, which includes Klong Haeng and Ao Nam Mao.

  • Check the Internet to see what villas are available in the location you desire.
  • Read all the reviews you can find online, including Flipkey, TripAdvisor, and Agoda to see what others have to say about particular villas.
  • Go on Facebook or Twitter to read guest reviews. Some owners or rental companies will let you contact past visitors for a reference.
  • If you can’t find all the amenities and prices on the website of a particular villa, contact them directly via email or telephone.

In addition, if you will not have your own transport, be sure to check if the villa comes with any transfer service as this will also be key to ensuring you get around smoothly and economically, without having to negotiate price or give directions to local taxi drivers.

  • A contract will protect you and the owner or rental agency, but be sure to read the fine print. Make sure you understand the cancellation policy, whether there is a security deposit required, what is included in the price.
  • Go to www.map.google.com or another map website to see exactly where the villa is located and how close it is to other areas you want to visit.
  • Compare prices of the villas within the area you wish to stay and see what you get for how much. While views and proximity to a beach are important, they are not the only thing that goes into making your vacation successful. In an area like Krabi, which is still very rural and undeveloped, choosing the wrong beach location could make or break your stay.

This is because many beaches in Krabi remain very isolated and not easily accessible to what most people would consider normal tourist amenities: restaurants, nightlife, even basic convenience stores. For some visitors, this is fine. But for others, it can be a major inconvenience – particularly as tour operators often refuse to pick up guests from accommodation outside of the main tourist spots, leaving them to travel to meeting points, or having to organize their own sightseeing.

  • Use a credit card with a secure payment system. Only book from a trusted company. Krabi Riviera Co. Ltd. uses EV Server certificate from DigiCert and TrustE certification.


Villas in Krabi, Thailand

Some of the finest rental villas are in Krabi, Thailand. As a newly developing tourist area, it is not as crowded as Phuket or other beaches. One company that gets consistent rave reviews is Krabi Riviera Villas.

Krabi Riviera has over 18 villa rentals in the area. All come with a private pool. Their villas are considered safe, clean and close to anywhere a guest would want to visit. Touted as luxury at its most affordable, they have villas located in lovely residential villages or right on the beach facing the Andaman Sea.

If you follow the 10 tips for finding the best villa rentals in Thailand, you will ensure that your holiday will be problem-free and truly memorable.