5-star Thai hospitality
OVERALL We brought our team ( 11 adults; Ages 25-35) here for our annual retreat and team-building. We have a distributed team, and needed a place where our team could observe and participate in superb customer experience, excursions, team meetings, and other activities. Our team was blown away from day one, and wanted to never leave.
WHO’S IT FOR This is for people who want all options and possibilities open to them, and who appreciate 5-star Thai hospitality. There are no limits. Whatever you want to experience, wherever you want to go, it is available to you. Groups: Families, Teams, Retreats, Friends. You can go with no plan, or with plans and their team will help you execute your itinerary.
MANAGERS Khun Joe and Khun Bom are accessible, attentive, and anticipating. They repeatedly impressed our team with the magic they helped us create. Every request was executed cheerfully and often above our expectations. They also allowed us as much space as we needed — so they were available when we needed them, and were elsewhere when we did not need them. Khun Joe helped us arrange activities with local tour companies — which did not respond to our email inquiries before the trip. Khun Joe called and helped arrange dinners, boat tours, visits to the elephant sanctuary, and our team building activities. Khun Bom kept us organized daily, and arranged meals according to our schedule. Whatever request we had, he made it happen on the spot. Tammy was incredibly helpful before our arrival with quarterbacking the communication between Khun Joe and our team. She helped us all get on the same page, arrange schedules, and also arrange meals to the diet needs of our team.
ACCOMMODATIONS / ENVIRONMENT Serenity and completeness overlooking Kata Beach. The property is sheltered from the crowded and busy beach, and within a 5 minute walk to Kata Beach, and 10 minute walk to Kata Noi beach. Our team especially enjoyed the outdoor lounge the overlooked Kata Beach, where we could meet. We also very much enjoyed the outdoor dining, where we ate many meals together.
FOOD I have to open here, because they blew me away. EAT HERE — especially if you have a group. I’ve spent more than 2 years worth of time in Thailand over the past 10 years, and I’ve eaten all over the country. The food prepared at the villa is superb, fresh, clean, consistent, and delicious. They are able to make a variety of Thai Food, and while we stayed about a week, we had different meals each day. Whatever we wished for — Thai, vegetarian, halal, meat, avocados, pizza, finger foods, fresh coconuts, mangos, fresh espresso drinks — the villa staff made it available and plentiful. And WOW IT IS GOOD! The on-site staff can make authentic Thai taste. They even arranged an ice-cream cake for us! It’s much easier to eat here as a large group because we could get about 5 different dishes and feed 11 people easily without fuss. Khun Bom worked with our team to set meal schedules and menus daily.
ROOMS The rooms surrounding the pool are beautiful and each unique. They are also quiet, so we were able to sleep even when people were playing in the pool. Our team of 11 shared the rooms with room to spare. The air conditioning works wonderfully!!
CLEANLINESS Very clean. Things are up to date. There’s no worn or broken anything. The property is in great condition. The Villa staff also quickly hides outdoor cushions if rain ever starts, and then sets it back out as soon as any rains end.
DRIVER The villa partners with Khun M — who drove and arranged drivers for our group all week long. Khun M is very friendly and knows many places to go. He even rescued a jacket and a wallet from another driver’s van after the items were forgotten. He took us everywhere we needed, and even helped us do shopping for motorcycle parts ( requested by our team ). Khun M. is friendly, kind, and very helpful.
SERVICE This is 5-star Thai service — nothing less. What you wish, Khun Joe and Khun Bom make available. Here are a couple of examples of their magic Christmas Party — They arranged a fully decorated tree, Christmas hats with blinking lights, wrapping paper, and finger foods. Floating Lanterns — Khun Bom arranged a floating lantern ceremony on our last night for each person! Talk about mind-blowing. In-Room Massage — Our team hadn’t had a chance to try Thai Massage, so the villa arranged for 5 of the best local masseuses to come the villa and give massages in-room!! Art materials — Our team produced some presentations, and Khun Bomb helped get art materials for them, including a white board!
AMENITIES Internet - Fast, never any down time or network congestion, even with 11 people on it, doing work. Clothing Washing - Khun Bomb arranged for clothing washing, and it was very inexpensive. This was great for people who packed lightly. Pool - very nice, and saltwater-based. Our team enjoyed playing games here. Surround Sound - We used this during the mornings and also our holiday party. It’s very convenient to play music with your phone’s bluetooth. Living Room - We used this for team meetings and presentations at night. There’s plenty of seating and space for everyone.
LOCATION Whatever you want is available at Kata Beach. There’s plenty of restaurants, beach, massage, etc — it’s all there. Not as lively as Patong, and that fit our preferences. The Villa served us well as a jumping off point to the bulk of Phuket.
BEACH Kata Beach is beautiful and long, and calm in the mornings. Our team did morning runs on the near-empty sands. The beach tends to get pretty full by noon. The villa overlooks Kata beach, but is far enough away that no noise or tourists stumble from the beach to the villa. Kata Noi is nearby