Jivana Beach Villas - Villa Ananda Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
18-Sep-2013

Unique, luxurious, private and peaceful … Villa Jivana Ananda is a superb illustration of a private villa managed with such expertise that it exudes all of the convenience of a six star hotel. Beach holidays are at their best when, at the end of a long, sandy and salty day, you can shower, refresh and enjoy a long cool drink and a divine meal prepared by the chef.

At Villa Ananda, our days were filled with swims in the ocean, searching for shells in the rock pools, enjoying fabulous Thai cuisine and relaxing in style. It is the perfect choice for families or friends. The villa is safe and practical for children – ours had an absolute ball here - yet sufficiently private and certainly spacious enough to give everyone ample room to themselves. Ananda has to be one of the best villas we have seen in Asia. Note this villa does not permit weddings or large functions. If this is something you are interested in look at its sister, Villa Shanti.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:10
Highlights

It is very difficult for us to choose one highlight as Villa Ananda is the epitome of villa luxury. It is unbelievably spacious, spectacularly located, beautifully appointed and offers exceptional service. When the skies are clear, the sunsets are unforgettable - from 5pm you will have the opportunity to take photographs that you will treasure forever; with perfect light and a magnificent backdrop of the green, turquoise and pink. Mealtimes at the villa are superb (provisions plus a small fee charged to your account). The seafood barbecue of Phuket lobster, tiger prawns and fresh snapper would put many top restaurants to shame. Children are happily and healthily entertained with long swims in the pool, walks on the beach, surfing in the waves and shell hunting in the rock pools – the only issue you will have with younger guests is preparing them to leave.

Surprises

A tropical location like Phang Nga does fall victim to seasonal 'surprises'. Depending on the time of year flies can be bothersome. The villa does require some minor maintenance which is no surprise given the coastal location but this equates more to 'touch ups' than anything that effects the pleasure of your stay.  Of course families with young children will need to supervise them near water features, pools and the beach.

Guest Reviews (20)

Ralf W, Germany checked out on 18-Aug-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
26-Aug-2019
Thank you so much for an incredible stay. Everything about our holiday was excellent from the great service of the staff to the well memorable ground. Thanks again to the wonderful staff who made our stay memorable. We will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jennifer L, Hong Kong checked out on 30-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2019
Thank you for everything. We love staying here and for some of us this is our 3rd time at this villa. With 10 kids, the staff was more than amazing and super attentive. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Penny M, Australia checked out on 24-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2019
Thank you to all staff at Ananda. The grounds and lovely service has made our family holiday one of best yet! Wonderful family holiday for my 70th birthday. Thank you Nancy and all staff for your kindness, helpfulness and sharing of knowledge about Thailand. Hope we may see you again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Katie M, Singapore checked out on 08-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2019
Thank you so much for the most wonderful week at Ananda. What a breathtaking view! We feel like we spent a week in paradise, sundowner by stunning grounds and wonderful staff who have looked after us so well. The kids have also adored running around the garden and playing at the beach. The best villa we have stayed in yet! Thank you again, the Martin Sperry family from Singapore, the Evans family from Hong Kong and the Flood family from UK

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Atin B, Malaysia checked out on 20-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2019
Thank you for everything! What a magical experience. Thank you so much to the staff. Everything was absolutely amazing. We will never forget our magical time. We will definitely be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ciara Y, Hong Kong checked out on 17-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
23-Jul-2019
Thank you for the hospitality. This is our third trip to Jivana and we intend to come back. Best wishes

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Chris B, Thailand checked out on 28-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
29-May-2019
This is my first time in Phuket. We have had a wonderful time at Ananda. Thank you so much to the wonderful staff caring for us. You are all lovely. Will have many memories of you to take home with me. Geraldine B. Thank you Nancy and all the wonderful staff. The holiday was relaxing, enjoyable and made easy. Thanks to all of you. The accommodation was perfect for a relaxing gateway. The wedding went out a hitch- I would personally recommend Ananda and Shanti villa with out hesitation. Thank you! Joseph and Meagan

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Alex K, Hong Kong checked out on 22-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
29-May-2019
This is our third time in villa Ananda. Writing this note is very difficult because it means that we must leave.; This beautiful villa has the best of everything; family, friends, food and service. Thanks again to Nancy and her team for our wonderful stay! Family Rohe

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tina B, Switzerland checked out on 05-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-May-2019
Thank you Ananda. We will never forget this wonderful villa with the outstanding staff, food and facilities. Every second of our stay we felt like paradise. We hope to be back very soon. Thank you for everything. You are such nice and lovely staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Alban P, Hong Kong checked out on 24-Mar-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-May-2019
Can it be any closer to perfection? Thank you to arrange this paradise for us.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kenneth N, Hong Kong checked out on 11-Mar-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
Yes I love this place - beautiful, quiet and comfortable. Service is good, workers are friendly. Thank you and I will be back, see you soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Mei Yun C, Singapore checked out on 25-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Very beautiful villa. The staff were very good and helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay here. Highly recommend to others too.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Xianjie Z, China checked out on 19-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
Great summer vacation here! Nice environment, friendly people, good service. Definitely an unforgettable experience!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jeffrey G, Singapore checked out on 08-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Oct-2018
The best summer vacation, thank you for everything.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Safana A, Oman checked out on 01-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Oct-2018
I just want to express me and my family we had a wonderful stay and nice memories. Thank you Nancy with your team, very tender, considerate very helpful. We will never forget these lovely moments - lovely food, very polite staff, we really enjoyed each moment.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Bing L, China checked out on 03-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Lived in Jivana with kids and families and was very lovely and happiness experience. Nice view and delicious foods. We will miss here.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Lihua Z, China checked out on 24-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
It’s our first time come to Thailand. Even it’s hard to communicate with people, but all the staffs of Ananda villa are very patient and hospitality. Help us to solve many problems with warm smiling. Nice environment and service. Thank all of you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Wee Yi L, Singapore checked out on 20-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
You guys have make our vacation memorable and wonderful. Thank you very much and hope to re-visit again in the future.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Alex K, Hong Kong checked out on 21-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Every single second we enjoyed our stay at Villa Ananda. Nancy and her team fulfilled our wishes without us saying a word. As soon as we are back at home we will plan our next stay here.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Alex K, Hong Kong checked out on 16-Dec-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Dec-2017
Thank you very much for wonderful days in paradise!! We enjoyed the beautiful setting, privacy and hospitality. During the days we were spoiled by the staff with delicious food. We will come back as soon as possible.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jivana Beach Villas - Villa Ananda /villa/jivana-beach-villas-villa-ananda.aspx Price starts at $1,170 - $3,620 per night
9.2 out of 10
based on 21 user reviews. Unique, luxurious, private and peaceful … Villa Jivana Ananda is a superb illustration of a private villa managed with such expertise that it exudes all of the convenience of a six star hotel. Beach holidays are at their best when, at the end of a long, sandy and salty day, you can shower, refresh and enjoy a long cool drink and a divine meal prepared by the chef.

At Villa Ananda, our days were filled with swims in the ocean, searching for shells in the rock pools, enjoying fabulous Thai cuisine and relaxing in style. It is the perfect choice for families or friends. The villa is safe and practical for children – ours had an absolute ball here - yet sufficiently private and certainly spacious enough to give everyone ample room to themselves. Ananda has to be one of the best villas we have seen in Asia. Note this villa does not permit weddings or large functions. If this is something you are interested in look at its sister, Villa Shanti.

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