Villa Saanti Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
28-May-2018
It’s a matter of taste, of course, but we found the ubiquitous chocolate brown colour used in Villa Saanti a little overwhelming. That said, this was a very minor quibble when set against the clever design and attention to detail that makes this Phang Nga beachside villa a delight to stay in.

One thing worth mentioning at the start: Villa Saanti is very spacious. The land on which it stands is a third larger than most other Thailand villas in this range, so it never feels crowded. We didn’t fill it up – that would require 18 people ( extra charge to be applied in excess of 12 people) – but it was easy to tell that escaping for private moments would be easy.

Most appropriately for a getaway under the tropical sun, the focus of the villa is the twin pools, the larger overflowing into the smaller, which was clearly designed with children in mind. We spent a lot of time tanning and dipping, tanning and dipping.

The hyper-attentive staff – though they might not have understood every word exactly – always seemed to sense what we needed, when we needed it (sometimes before), and the villa manager, Mr Wow (an apt name if ever there was one for a luxury villa manager), who speaks flawless English, was always on hand to fill in linguistic gaps, or to book a tour, a taxi or a masseuse.

Although it’s tempting to stay at the villa and do as little as possible, the locale offers plenty for families or more energetic groups to do, from a water park to white-water rafting. Natai Beach itself may be very quiet, but it boasts one of Thailand’s top beach clubs, Baba, which happens to be just 10 minutes’ stroll along the sand from Villa Saanti. Sleek and sophisticated, Baba is a must-visit for an evening out.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:6 Staff:8
Value:7
Highlights

The wood-fired pizza oven was a huge favourite with us. Who doesn’t like homemade pizza? And being right next to the child-friendly smaller pool it’s perfectly located. Villa Saanti is also beautifully designed for lounging around: sunken sala and gigantic daybed, both next to the beach, and 10 beach loungers, so that those who get up late don’t have to worry about missing the best seats.

Surprises

The lighting in the bedrooms seems to be set by default at very low levels. This may seem romantic, but try finding that earring you just dropped while getting dressed for dinner. The huge sliding glass doors in the pavilions and main house do make the most of the view but they are too heavy for a child or an elderly person to move easily. The two pavilions set in front of the main house have no sea view, which seems a pity.

Guest Reviews (2)

Tamim A, United Arab Emirates checked out on 09-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Aug-2018
We had a wonderful time in Phuket. The hospitality was amazing and our family had a great time. Thank you for opening your lovely house to 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
Sheng C, China checked out on 21-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-Jun-2018
We had a perfectly peaceful Chinese New Year holiday here. The whole family was well taken care of by all staff and truly enjoyed it. Special appreciation to the chef for cooking us some great authentic Thai meals, and to our passionate butler for his excellent service. Hopefully we will be able to return. Thank you very much!

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
Villa Saanti /villa/villa-saanti.aspx Price starts at $1,150 - $4,200 per night
7.4 out of 10
based on 3 user reviews. It’s a matter of taste, of course, but we found the ubiquitous chocolate brown colour used in Villa Saanti a little overwhelming. That said, this was a very minor quibble when set against the clever design and attention to detail that makes this Phang Nga beachside villa a delight to stay in.

One thing worth mentioning at the start: Villa Saanti is very spacious. The land on which it stands is a third larger than most other Thailand villas in this range, so it never feels crowded. We didn’t fill it up – that would require 18 people ( extra charge to be applied in excess of 12 people) – but it was easy to tell that escaping for private moments would be easy.

Most appropriately for a getaway under the tropical sun, the focus of the villa is the twin pools, the larger overflowing into the smaller, which was clearly designed with children in mind. We spent a lot of time tanning and dipping, tanning and dipping.

The hyper-attentive staff – though they might not have understood every word exactly – always seemed to sense what we needed, when we needed it (sometimes before), and the villa manager, Mr Wow (an apt name if ever there was one for a luxury villa manager), who speaks flawless English, was always on hand to fill in linguistic gaps, or to book a tour, a taxi or a masseuse.

Although it’s tempting to stay at the villa and do as little as possible, the locale offers plenty for families or more energetic groups to do, from a water park to white-water rafting. Natai Beach itself may be very quiet, but it boasts one of Thailand’s top beach clubs, Baba, which happens to be just 10 minutes’ stroll along the sand from Villa Saanti. Sleek and sophisticated, Baba is a must-visit for an evening out.

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