Villa Ananda

Natai Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Sleeps 16 guests / 7 bedrooms
Villa Ananda is one of four luxury private villas in the exclusive Jivana Beach Villas estate on Natai Beach, located just 25 minutes north of Phuket International Airport. Set against a lush tropical backdrop, the villa extends languidly over palm-strewn lawns to meet Natai's pristine white sands, boasting 80 metres of absolute beachfront. Arriving at Villa Ananda gives one a remarkable sense of peace and tranquillity. The slow pace of life in this remote coastal region conjures up dreamy days spent relaxing under the sun, paired with romantic evenings bathed in moonbeams. Nestled within groves of tall coconut palms swaying to the sound of the waves, Villa Ananda is a lavish luxury retreat worlds away from its bustling southerly neighbour, Phuket.

Arranged over four elegant contemporary Thai-style pavilions, Villa Ananda's indoor living spaces are opulently designed with rich teakwood floors and ceilings, fresh white linens and fabrics, and soothing lighting that reflects against whitewashed walls adorned with tasteful art. Each space can be opened with sliding glass doors to allow in fresh sea breezes, or enclosed and air-conditioned. A children's bedroom with two sets of bunk beds and nanny's quarters makes Villa Ananda especially suitable for families.

A professionally trained resident chef prepares a delicious range of Thai (and some western) dishes from the villa's selection menu, allowing guests to savour the enticing flavours of Thai cuisine without having to leave the luxury of their private villa. Fresh, locally caught seafood is a specialty of the region and features in an array of mouth-watering Thai dishes and barbecue feasts.

Warm Thai hospitality makes a stay at Villa Ananda all the more memorable and relaxing. The knowledgeable on-site villa manager ensures guests' needs are met and all runs smoothly at the villa, while the discreet attendants take care of housekeeping duties and provide service at mealtimes.

Features

  • Capacity
    16 people (12 adults and 4 kids) in 7 ensuite bedrooms: 4 with king beds; 2 with twin beds (convertible to king-size beds) and two sets of bunk beds for kids below 12 years old.
  • Staff
    Villa manager; private chef; villa attendants; security; groundskeeper. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request (extra charges apply).
  • Living Areas
    Great Room' living and dining pavilion with dining for 14; family room with TV; furnished veranda; dining sala with seats for 8; beachfront relaxation sala.
  • Dining
    Complimentary daily breakfast. The villa chef is skilled in Thai cuisine. Western, vegetarian and children's dishes are also accommodated (including special diets). Grocery cost is charged 20% handling fee which is subject to tax at the prevailing rate.
  • Pool
    25 x 5 x 1.4 metres, with shallow section for children.
  • Communication
    Complimentary WiFi internet; landline for local calls.
  • Entertainment
    Satellite TV; DVD player; iPod dock and speakers; book, music and film libraries; board games.
  • For Families
    Villa Ananda is exceptionally well-equipped for families. As well as a children's bunk/play room and attached nanny's room, facilities include a baby cot, high chair, CDs/DVD's, board games and toys (including pool toys).
  • Transport
    Airport transfers, car hire and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged with your villa manager at small cost.
  • Additional Facilities
    Barbecue; backup generator; safety deposit box; 2 kayaks; 2 bicycles.
  • Spa
    In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional therapists (extra cost applies).

Layout

The double entrance doors of Villa Ananda open up onto a courtyard with granite water feature and soothing pond. Views from here are of the impressive, centrally located 'Great Room' and the sea beyond. To the left of the courtyard is the family room and TV lounge; to the right the kitchen and children's quarters. Either side of the 'Great Room' are the two bedroom pavilions. Spread luxuriously across the front of the villa is a 25-metre pool and expansive lawn with relaxation and dining salas.
Location
Jivana Beach Villas is ideally located on the pristine white sands of Natai Beach just 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport. The estate comprises three private luxury rental villas each boasting between 60 and 90 metres of absolute beachfront on what has been dubbed "Thailand's answer to The Hamptons" – an exclusive community of luxury properties that attracts many expatriates living in the region.

Private villas and a handful of resorts dot the area, but the approach to the estate is marked by fishing villages, roaming livestock and traditional farms, giving it an authentic rural feel. Despite its tranquil setting, the Jivana Beach Villas is only an hour away from Phuket's popular beaches, and The Aleenta and Iniala resorts offer award-winning dining just a stroll away along the sand.