Bang Jo is a tiny hidden village tucked away inland on Phuket island, offering some of the most exquisite and luxurious villas to stay in this tropical Thai paradise. Its secluded and a rather remote position makes Bang Jo an ideal place to get away from the crowds and noise.
BANG JO STYLE
Once a sleepy local village, Bang Jo has developed into the exclusive enclave of the upscale villa properties offering the most classy accommodations for the choosiest travellers. Tucked away in the inland of the island, Bang Jo offers something different from the usual beach retreat.
Wonderful vistas over the verdant valleys and the vast expanses has made the area most sought-after region for developers, still, you can relish in the untouched natural beauty. If you want to laze on the beach, the renowned Bang Tao and Layan beaches are only 10 minutes away from your Bang Jo villa so you can still indulge in all beach attractions.
Bang Jo is a place to relax, soak the tranquillity and enjoy the hasteless pace of life. There are neither congested roads in the area nor madding crowds, only serenity and tranquillity all around. A few upmarket restaurants offer an incredible fine-dining to make your holiday truly exceptional.
WHAT WE LOVE
Exclusive villa properties
Amazing vistas over the valley
Proximity to tourist facilities
Bang Tao and Layan beaches
Serenity and seclusion all around
BANG JO LOCATION
Situated towards the south of Phuket International Airport in the centre of Phuket island, Bang Jo is the ideal base to relish in the tropical Thai paradise away from crowds and noise.
Although it is possible to get to Bang Jo, Phuket over land or water, the best way is to fly:
It can take between 30 minutes to 45 minutes to reach Bang Jo from Phuket International Airport depending on traffic. Ministry of Villas can arrange a chauffeur to greet you upon arrival and escort you to your villa.
Alternatively, there is a taxi desk at the arrival level which arranges one-way fares at a fixed-price. You can opt one of the transfer options – a shared mini van with other travellers or a private taxi.
There are several options how to get around Bang Jo area, so we’ve ranked them according to our recommendations for first-time travellers:
Ministry of Villas can arrange a private car and chauffeur for you. Depending on which villa you are staying in, the cost for the private vehicle with a driver can vary, so it’s recommended to contact our Ministry of Villas team to get the complete information about the private transfers.
Bang Jo is a rather small area ideal for walking around with all these picturesque lanes and paths crossing the village and linking the major tourist attractions. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate some empty roads perfect for jogging or fast walking.
Finding a scooter rental shop in Bang Jo might be tricky, so it is recommended to rent a motorbike in the more popular tourist locations with a larger selection available. Moving around by motorbike is a fast way to get to the destination point, however, a certain level of experience is required. Most important: you must have an international drivers license on your person at all times, otherwise, the local police can issue you a ticket with a summons to appear in court. And, of course, make sure you wear a helmet.
It can be challenging to find a car rental shop in Bang Jo, so if you are travelling from the Phuket International Airport, it is highly recommended to hire a car from one of the offices located in the arrival terminal. The car travel in Bang Jo is a fast and convenient way to explore the area at your own pace.
BANG JO VILLAS
There is one Ministry Approved villa in Bang Jo. The splendid Villa Montse hidden away in the scenic Layan Hills Estate is an excellent place to relax by the pool, watch movies in the private cinema room or stroll around the area. The Villa Monste accommodates up to ten guests and is an ideal accommodation for a large group of travellers or a big family.
The Villa Montse has dedicated staff including butlers, chef, nannies, 24-hour security personnel, and many other services you won’t find in a hotel. This is why we say “Spend just one night in a villa and you’ll never stay in a hotel again.”
BANG JO DINING
Bang Jo dining scene is represented with a couple of fine-dining serving the elaborated Thai and international food and a few midrange eateries scattered along main roads of the area.
Most of the local-style venues lining Bang Tao and Layan beaches offer the reasonably priced local and western cuisines. Also, you will find there a wide range of seafood eateries with the freshest fish, calamari and prawns to choose.
Within a short drive from Bang Jo, there are more sophisticated clifftop Kamala and Surin restaurants providing an excellent dishes with fascinating views over to the Andaman Sea.
BANG JO NIGHTLIFE
Bang Jo is an ideal place to take a stroll down to the beautiful white-sand stretch of beaches, grab a cold beer or some tropical cocktail in one of the beach bars and indulge in the mesmerising view of the sun going down.
Most of the beach bars situated in Bang Tao remain open till midnight but if you want to party from the dusk-till-dawn head to the infamous Patong, where all kind of entertainment is available.
Most of travellers to Bang Jo have an early dinner at their villa or in one of the beachside restaurants and take a quiet stroll along the shoreline to relish in its naturally beautiful area.
BANG JO SHOPPING
Bang Jo is not a shopping destination, so do not expect there either myriad of fashion shops or massive shopping malls and centres. The area features with seclusion and exclusiveness, and there are no random street stalls lining roads.
For groceries head to the nearby areas of Bang Tao and Surin, housing several mini marts. If you want to immerse into serious shopping, you might need to travel further to Phuket Town or Patong that host hundreds of standalone stores, shopping centers, local markets and bazaars.
Though, some basic souvenirs you will find in the neighbouring coastal villages of Bang Tao and Layan, which can be easily reached on foot.
BANG JO RELAXATION
Laying around on the large comfortable sun lounge by your private swimming pool, soaking the sun and sipping the cocktail is a dream holiday of most holiday-makers. The splendid and affordable villa located in one of the most exclusive and beautiful locations will make your dream come true.
A few minutes away from the villa there are two beautiful beaches seducing to immerse into the turquoise waters and laze on the beach. Your only concern will be opting a restaurant to have a lunch or a beach bar to cool down with a cold beer in hand.
If you want to get the ultimate relaxation right on the beach, try a foot reflexology or Thai massage. Treat yourself to an amazing treatment once you get bored of chilling out on the beach, and you will understand why so many people choose Bang Jo to spend their holiday.