Away from the throngs of tourists who flock to the good life in Phuket, Baan Banyan sits on a quiet hillside, in the area known as ‘Millionaire Mile’, a haven for luxury villas and seclusion in Kamala, Phuket.

Set within a gated compound, the luxurious Waterfall Cove Estate, bordered by natural jungle on both sides and above a expansive rocky bay, the peaceful view is purely of nature: ocean, trees and cliffs.

Yet, in a matter of 10 minutes’ drive to Kamala Beach, guests will find shopping, restaurants, a lovely swimming beach, and some of the most vibrant beach clubs on the island, including HQ beach lounge and Café Del Mar.

A little further to the north, and guests arrive at Bangtao and Surin Beach, for swimming, fresh seafood and surfing. Onto the Laguna area, notable restaurants include Bampot and Siam Supper Club.

Driving 20 minutes south of Baan Banyan, Patong is one of the move lively and raucous tourist destinations of Phuket. In Patong, there are some high-end restaurants, such as Acqua, as well as shopping, outdoor markets, shows, nightclubs and local bars.

The international airport is normally just a 40 to 50-minute drive away, getting to and from Baan Banyan is an uncomplicated process though it is strongly recommend owing to the not particularly logical local method for numbering and naming of streets in Phuket that villa transportation be used to arrive to the villa, at least for the first time.