Jivana Beach Villas - Villa Shanti Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
18-Sep-2013

Villa Jivana Shanti is a fabulous place for a stylish beach escape or for hosting a party or special event. It’s easy to see why it’s a popular wedding venue: the vast lawns and the ocean-front setting is fantastic and very photogenic! The size of the garden also makes Villa Shanti ideal for families with energetic youngsters in tow.

Natai is a great swimming beach with very little swell or currents, and you literally have the place to yourself. The owners have purposefully kept the villa simple, stylish and low-tech: this villa is geared more towards enjoyment of the natural surroundings, reading a good book or evenings filled with lively conversation. The villa menu is extensive and lovers of Thai food will not be disappointed in the taste or presentation of the dishes prepared - Western choices are also available. There’s also a good wine list but for some choices you may need to order a day in advance.    

The rooms are comfortable and we loved the greenery in the bathrooms and the property’s resident wildlife, including a squirrel, a displaced crab, a pair of boisterous frogs and a very shiny black cat. With the surrounding natural beauty and soundtrack of bird song and gentle breaking waves, Villa Shanti is a good choice for those searching for a peaceful retreat.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:9
Highlights

Facing west, Villa Jivana Shanti takes full advantage of the sunset and we were blessed with some superb evening skies. The service is very good – the staff have professional hospitality training and it shows. English is widely spoken and the food was excellent with no exception – no need to venture into the kitchen here.

Surprises

In good weather the villa is difficult to fault but on rainy days there could be more entertainment on hand. The internet speed was slow and with only one television set available (albeit a 42-inch flat-screen plasma TV), there’s not much to entertain children and adults simultaneously. We would have liked a bigger selection of board games and maybe a music system in the main living area.

Guest Reviews (16)

Mei Yun C, Singapore checked out on 26-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Thank you for wonderful and thoughtful service. Special thanks to Dang and her team for taking care of us and help to facilitate all of our requests properly. The property is clean and lovely. All our guests enjoyed our wedding.

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
Candy P, China checked out on 30-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Thank you so much for the wonderful smile every time I see the team. They arranged everything perfectly, and I had a wonderful wedding at this wonderful villa. I will definitely come back again for holiday with family.

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
Paulo C, Malaysia checked out on 22-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality and great service. You have made our stay and our wedding so memorable to us and all of our guests. We love how you were always one step ahead of our needs, making everything so easy for us and you wanted us to enjoy and relax. Thank you very much again and hope to get to stay here at Shanti with you guys 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
Andrinanda H, United States checked out on 07-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
Thank you for the memorable stay! All of us had an amazing experience due to the attentive service that you guys provided. From the top notch meals to the staff friendliness. We will never forget out time here in Phuket. We are so relaxed and well fed, we wish we could stay longer.

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
Sara A, Qatar checked out on 24-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
Thank you for an outstanding experience. All our family members enjoyed the stay. Thank you to the lovely team for the wonderful hospitality.

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
Rob Z, Australia checked out on 28-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Aug-2018
Thank you for providing such a wonderful, relaxing environment during our stay. For many in our group it is our first time in Thailand and we have truly enjoyed our experience. Take care and best wishes to all.

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
Gaurav L, Antarctica checked out on 05-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-Aug-2018
Thank you all for an excellent stay. Great hospitality by Dang and your team.

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
Nick M, Australia checked out on 16-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Jul-2018
Thanks for the wonderful memories that you have helped create for the crew of Aussies escaping the Australian winter. The food has been awesome every single meal. The service has been awesome every singe day. The hospitality has been awesome every single minute. We ate, we slept, we read, we swim and then we did it all again and again. Thanks for the memories.

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
Ying and Gan, China checked out on 07-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jul-2018
Thank you for your hospitality and thank you for all the staff. Beautiful view, delicious food and very cozy stay. Best wishes to all the staff 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
Brian A, Singapore checked out on 23-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2018
What a lovely visit. Despite a few days of rain, our stay here has been nothing short of fantastic. Dang and team are perfection! Delicious food every meal. We are going home full and 5 lbs heavier - haha. We will definitely be back again. Thank you for the hospitality.

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
Ken S, Philippines checked out on 18-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2018
This has been an amazing home-away from home! The staff... well exceptional.

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
Gavin S, Indonesia checked out on 24-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Jul-2018
I just wanted to thank you and your team for making our stay in Phuket amazing. The service that we received pre arriving to Thailand from Maya was amazing. Any request that was sent was answered quickly and thoroughly. This service from Maya has continued to be first class since we arrived, from the welcome at the airport and then continuous questions she has answered for us thereafter. In addition to the villa the team that look after the villa managed by Dang are just amazing. No request is too much trouble and are very attentive to the individual needs of the other 3 guests that I invited to share the Claudia's (my wife) 40th Birthday celebrations. The quality of food and service is second to none and I cannot thank Dang and the team enough. Thank you all for an amazing job done - 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
Zhao Q, China checked out on 22-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
Thank you for everything in the villa and it's perfect facilities and services. Nice sea view, wonderful food and beverages provided. It's an unforgettable holiday in Villa Shanti. Hope to have a chance to come back 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
Wim L, Thailand checked out on 27-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
Beautiful place, perfect service, warm and friendly staff. We had a wonderful holiday that we will never forget. Thank you so much it has been a dream. Thank you to the wonderful team that did everything to make our holiday perfect. Hopefully we meet 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
Thomas F, Thailand checked out on 13-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
This has been a trip and stay that we will fondly remember for life, we are sad to leave. We feel friendship and love for all the staff. Nothing compares to this place and we absolutely loved our stay again and look forward coming back here. Thank you for all the warm and friendly service, incomparable! You really took care of us and our kids.

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
Jemma F, Thailand checked out on 28-Dec-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
We all had a wonderful Christmas. The house was as beautiful as we remembered. The views, staff and pool all perfect. Thank you everyone and we hope to see ya soon, lots of thanks.

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 Shanti /villa/jivanavilla-shanti.aspx Price starts at $1,170 - $3,180 per night
8.7 out of 10
based on 17 user reviews. Villa Jivana Shanti is a fabulous place for a stylish beach escape or for hosting a party or special event. It’s easy to see why it’s a popular wedding venue: the vast lawns and the ocean-front setting is fantastic and very photogenic! The size of the garden also makes Villa Shanti ideal for families with energetic youngsters in tow.

Natai is a great swimming beach with very little swell or currents, and you literally have the place to yourself. The owners have purposefully kept the villa simple, stylish and low-tech: this villa is geared more towards enjoyment of the natural surroundings, reading a good book or evenings filled with lively conversation. The villa menu is extensive and lovers of Thai food will not be disappointed in the taste or presentation of the dishes prepared - Western choices are also available. There’s also a good wine list but for some choices you may need to order a day in advance.    

The rooms are comfortable and we loved the greenery in the bathrooms and the property’s resident wildlife, including a squirrel, a displaced crab, a pair of boisterous frogs and a very shiny black cat. With the surrounding natural beauty and soundtrack of bird song and gentle breaking waves, Villa Shanti is a good choice for those searching for a peaceful retreat.

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