If you find yourself in the north of the island and in need for some shopping, you should visit the iconic Turtle Village, an open-air lifestyle shopping mall that is located in Mai Khao, right at the entrance to the JW Marriott and other hotels in the area.
Imagine being at the pristine Mai Khao Beach, laying under the sun and listening to the waves softly reaching the sand with a glass of Pina Colada in hand. Could that day be any more perfect? Sure it could, by visiting Turtle Village, an exclusive shopping and dining destination in the heart of Mai Khao which offers plenty of eateries and shopping venues.
Located just steps away from the beach, or a short buggy ride from the elegant resorts in the vicinity, Turtle village features two floors of interconnected buildings set around beautiful fountains with alfresco seating in the middle. The laid-back atmosphere and fine architecture of the complex reflect the easy-going lifestyle of islanders and are truly delightful.
The upmarket shopping complex can serve the whole family’s needs with all the products and services on offer. Chic and cool items from clothes, accessories, to home decorations and furniture in many designs and styles, can be found in and outside of outlets including Jim Thompson, Narai Phand, Private Collection, Ferera, Paul Ropp, Anita, Eleph, Marie France van Damme, Unique Art, Tanya Living, Cashmere Hut, Anello, Esprit, and more.
Whether you are looking for a quick grab ‘n’ go bite, an afternoon tea with a piece of cake on the side or a fine dining experience, Turtle Village is the place to visit. Plenty of high-quality food outlets are here including The Coffee Club which serves drinks, food, desserts, and snacks, while Bill Bentley’s Pub offers a list of mouth-watering food and refreshing drinks. Pizza Company will take care of your Italian cravings and you can also cool down the tropical heat with some ice cream at Swensen’s, too.
Just nearby The Coffee Club, the Phuket Happiness Trip booth is ready to welcome you and provide information and packages you may need for your dream voyage. Several tours are available and the knowledgeable staff speaks English very well.
All in all, Turtle Village will please both travelers and residents alike, with various products and services on offer. Plus, it is a great dining destination for the area, which can be very quiet, especially during the green season.