Villa Getaways: Attend Thailand New Year Festivities in Phuket

6th Apr 2011
Villa Getaways: Attend Thailand New Year Festivities in Phuket

Songkran is one of Thailand’s most beautiful and joyful celebrations and staying in a Phuket villa will put you in the heart of the action at Thailand’s New Year Festivities.

A time of nationwide fun, Songkran, or Thailand’s New Year, is a wonderful time to visit Thailand if you enjoy a holiday that is immersed in fun, festivity and regional culture.

Thai New Year celebrations centre around the world’s biggest water fight and choosing Phuket accommodation can put you right in the heart of the action. Some of the most beautiful and luxurious villas in Phuket are ideal bases for participating in this unique and memorable festival.

Songkran marks a time when deities of Buddha are bathed and young Thais seek the blessing of their elders by pouring scented water over their hands. After that, it’s a water-throwing free-for-all!

Traditionally, the custom was to pour water gently over other people but it has evolved into little more than a good excuse for an almighty water fight.

In addition to lots of watery fun, Thailand’s New Year is also celebrated with colourful parades, and ceremonies where birds and fish are set free. In Phuket, the festivities centre around releasing baby turtles into the sea. Songkran is a wonderful time to visit Thailand’s temples.

Replica sand stupas are built in the courtyards of monasteries and there are many beautiful ceremonies to observe.


Thailand New Year festivities are incredibly popular with tourists and locals alike and demand for accommodation can be high. Villa Getaways offers discerning travellers luxury accommodation in Phuket’s finest villas located in the most desirable areas including Kata Beach, Kamala Beach, Surin, Patong and Layan Beach.

Villa Getaways can help travellers find the right Phuket accommodation for their stay, and put them Pkuket villa for any time from a couple of nights to a few weeks.

Visitors who choose to stay in exclusive Phuket villas can take advantage of the 5 star accommodation and activities these luxury villas have to offer.

Villa Getaways offers beautiful and spacious villas with incredible views of the Andaman Sea and the finest amenities available. All villas come with maid service and many include a private chef to whip up local delicacies.

Unless you plan to remain in your villa for the entire festival, come prepared to get thoroughly soaked and have the time of your life.



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