Villa Market Around Phuket Island
Villa Market is a brand well-known for their impressive range of high-quality products and imported goods. They have been in Thailand for a very long time (since 1973) and opened the first Phuket branch about ten years ago in Chalong. Recently two more supermarkets were added in Boat Avenue at Laguna Phuket, and Boat Lagoon on the east coast of Phuket. We have been long-time users of Villa Market, both in Phuket and Bangkok. If you plan to stay long on the island and love to cook or if you are an expat, you will most probably find everything you need at one the Villa Markets of Phuket.
The arrival of their online shopping was a welcome addition, and prices online are the same as prices in store. Traffic in Phuket is notoriously bad, especially during the high season and once you realise how convenient this new service is, it rapidly becomes a comfortable routine. Of course, we still love to go and browse their vast selection of products for cooking inspiration, but now we go when we want to, not when we have to 🙂 Have a look at their website here
Shopping online nowadays is not rocket science, and it has become a very casual process. The website is well designed, and you will quickly recognise all the items you need at a glance. The search function is still a little weak so better browse by categories.
Once you finished adding all your grocery in your shopping cart, check out and pay by credit card or sign up using their VPlus Wallet (and collect points). Then enter your address or mark your location on a map, and wait for delivery. If you prefer, you could also go, and pick it up yourself but that seems to defeat the purpose. Delivery will cost between 120 to 180 baht but is free if you shop for more than 1,000 baht.
Just remember that this is not a 24 hours shopping, it is a real supermarket and you must allow a certain amount of time to get your items delivered. In Chalong area, last order is 7 pm and around Boat Lagoon, last order is 6 pm. If you order too late, you will have to wait the next day, so best is to order before 2 pm.
The first time we ordered was a bit of a test: we wanted to know how things would arrive, in which condition, how fast and how good would the meat we ordered without seeing would be. We also thought it was convenient to order the heavy items we didn’t want to carry ourselves. Surprisingly, we expected delivery with a pickup truck because of the heavy stuff we ordered, but it came with a motorbike! Everything was well packed, and meat even arrived wrapped in ice to keep it fresh.
All three supermarkets are vast and well-supplied with more than you will ever need. The fresh vegetable section is superb, with a mix of local and imported veggies. Meat and seafood corners are well supplied and well organised with a great selection of meat for all budgets and the team behind it is always happy to help or give you some advice. We often buy local or imported steaks or lamb at Villa Market and were never disappointed, and you don’t have to buy the most expensive to get great meat.
The wine cellar has more wines than you can dream of, well organised by origins and types, easy to browse. (Wine is relatively new in Thailand and was considered a luxury, so if you are a wine lover you will appreciate). The cookies, crackers and candy sections are the dangerous areas where everyone ends up spending a little too much time, but here, you might find things from your childhood that you forgot about!
The Villas Markets in Phuket
Villa Market in Chalong
Location: 61/9 Moo 10 Tambon Chalong, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83130
Open: 8 am – 10 pm
Phone: 076 381 888
Villa Market at Boat Lagoon
Location: 14/1 Thepkrasattri Rd, Tambon Ko Kaeo, อำเภอ เมืองภูเก็ต Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Open: 9 am – 9 pm
Phone: 076 238 751
Villa Market at Boat Avenue
Location: 49/13 Bandon-Cherngtalay Rd Cherngtalay Phuket 83110
Open: 1 am – 10 pm
Phone: 076 304 630