Interval International adds to portfolio

Interval International adds to portfolio

Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, announced the addition of West Sands Phuket Beach Club to its vacation exchange network. The resort seamlessly blends state-of-the art development with a commitment to green building practices and consequently was honoured with the prestigious Green Development Award in 2007 and 2008 at the Thailand Property Awards.

Tucked into 48 lush acres with its own 500 yards of private beachfront, the propertyis situated on Mai Khao Beach on Phuket’s favoured west coast. The studio, one-, and two-bedroom units range from 92 to 167 square meters (990 to 1,798 square feet) and the three-bedroom units measure 335 square meters (3,605 square feet). The residences have been designed to have minimal impact on the environment and all feature European-style kitchens and bathrooms, as well as balconies with views of the pool, gardens, or the Andaman Sea.

“We are very pleased to have added West Sands Phuket Beach Club to our exchange network,” said Joe Hickman, Interval International’s Asia Pacific executive director. “Along with its high design standards, the eco-friendly development will contribute to preserving the environment and to more enjoyable and economic living.”

Mai Khao, which is part of the Sirinat National Park, is home to a golden sand beach, which stretches for 10 miles along the Andaman Sea and is the longest beach in Phuket. Activities in and around the area include water sports, sailing, diving and fishing and further inland activities include elephant riding, trekking, golf, and horseback riding.

Owners and guests also will have access to West Sands Water World, one of the largest water parks in Asia with seven themed “worlds” — ranging from an Inca Village to the
North Pole — and includes a lazy river, wave pool, and waterslide complex. Additional
facilities include a fitness centre, cooking school, PADI National Geographic Dive Centre, freeform swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, and spa.

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“Phuket is well established as a premier vacation destination and West Sands matches its natural beauty with all of the modern amenities essential to enjoying life to the fullest,” said Barry King, project director of West Sands Vacation Club. “Choosing Interval as a partner matches its global experience in the field of vacation services with our local market and product knowledge. We are delighted that West Sands will be part of Interval’s network of quality vacation resorts.”