Phuket Property Briefs – Village wins again; luxury movie; private jet facility

PHUKET: The Village Coconut Island, has been awarded “Best Shared Ownership Development” in the inaugural South East Asia Property Awards which assists in promoting high levels of real estate opportunities available in South East Asia.

The Village Coconut Island’s latest accolade sits aside the 2010 Thailand Property Awards “Best Villa Development” and recognition as one of Asia’s Top 20 Resorts by Property Report Asia.¡

Chris Gordon, owner of The Village Coconut Island said, “We are delighted with this accolade and to be working with the Absolute World Group whose shared ownership expertise and global network has been an incredible asset.”

Set on a coconut-fringed private island, less than five minutes by boat off the east coast of Phuket, the Village Coconut Island comprises a total of 236 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom private pool villas and Jacuzzi suites.

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Facilities in abundance include two pools, water slides, a state-of-the-art health and wellness spa, deli, three restaurants, beach bar, 24-hour concierge, children¡¯s club, fitness center, two tennis courts, golf and access to a variety of day-trips. Set within 33 acres, the landscaped resort has a 550 meter private beach front with spectacular views over Phang Nga Bay.

Luxury Phuket ¨C the movie

A new movie “Phuket: Luxury Living” produced by Red Sky Vision from London was screened this week which was based on a storyline that follows the evolution of the islands property sector. Featured contributors included Gulu Lalvani, Mom Tri, Allan Zeman and Bill Barnett.

The movie can be seen online at

Advance Aviation eyes private jet market

Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai are increasingly seeing growth in the private jet charter business.

Bill Heinecke’s MJets was an early entrant and has established a strong business base.

Now Advance Aviation a leading helicopter operator is moving into the market with a recent acquisition of a Gulfstream jet. The aircraft was reportedly purchased from Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel.

Plans for the addition of a private jet facility as part of the Phuket International Airport upgrade have been said to be in the works, but a final operator apparently has yet to be chosen.


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