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Villa Ananda

About Villa Ananda

Villa Ananda is one of three 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. 

Villa 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.

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Living Areas

Indoor living

Villa Ananda’s elegant indoor living areas are perfectly designed for peaceful relaxation and dining. Commanding most of the attention is the centrally located ‘Great Room’ with comfortable sofas and ottomans providing plenty of lounging space. Adjacent is a long dining table that can seat up to fourteen guests. To the left of the ‘Great Room’ is a fully equipped kitchen. On the opposite side is a cosy family room with built-in cabinets housing an extensive library of books and DVDs. The room is equipped with a 40-inch flat-screen satellite TV and sound system, and comes complete with lounge seating, a games table and small office space for those with business to attend to. Next to the family room is a guest bathroom.

Outdoor living

To the front of Villa Ananda is a stylish 25-metre infinity pool with shallow section for children, and an immense lawn that stretches to the sea. This beautiful beachfront garden is shaded by tall coconut trees and offers the perfect setting for outdoor games. Six poolside sun loungers line the pool deck, with a convenient guest changing room and shower nearby. Within the garden is a sunken dining sala with seats for eight and a beachside relaxation sala –  the ideal spot for in-house spa treatments. 

The breezy veranda in front of the ‘Great Room’ is furnished with cushioned rattan seating, and offers ample space for alfresco dining.

Bedrooms

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.

Bedrooms

Villa Ananda’s six main bedrooms are housed in two contemporary Thai style pavilions with vaulted ceilings, rich teak wood features, whitewashed walls, desks and elegant ensuites. Each is equipped with air-conditioner, ceiling fan and sliding glass doors that lead to garden areas. All six of these rooms have unobstructed views of the sea and enjoy easy access to shared verandas and courtyards. A separate children’s bunk room with nanny’s quarters lays towards the back of the villa, providing ample space for kids to play and sleep.

Master suites 1 & 2

The two master suites, one in each pavilion, are the largest of the six bedrooms and offer comfortable private spaces with intimate lighting. They come furnished with four-poster king-size beds dressed in crisp white linens, and soft-cushioned armchairs. Large teak wardrobes separate the bedrooms from the generously sized marble and terrazzo ensuites. Included are deep built-in bathtubs, his and hers sinks, rain showers and enclosed tropical gardens set behind glass walls. The master suite to the left of the ‘Great Room’ shares an office space with an adjoining twin bedded room.

King guest rooms

The two king-bedded guest rooms are furnished with plush mattresses dressed in fresh white linen, comfortable rattan armchairs and ottomans, teak writing desks and large wardrobes. Their ensuites include rain showers, his and hers sinks and granite bathtubs set within private tropical gardens.

Twin guest rooms

These two rooms are furnished with twin size beds that can be combined to form king beds, and comfortable armchairs. Their terrazzo and marble bathrooms are identical to the neighbouring master suites, and include deep built-in bathtubs, rain showers, his and hers sinks and enclosed tropical gardens set behind glass walls.

Children’s Room and Nanny’s Quarters

The children’s bedroom and nanny’s quarters, set quietly and securely towards the rear of the villa, are unique features of Villa Ananda. The large children’s room is furnished with two sets of bunk beds and equipped with a variety of toys, books and a 30-inch flat-screen cable TV with DVD player. Its ensuite bathroom comes with special kid-sized fittings. Attached to the children’s room is a nanny’s room with direct access to the staff and kitchen area.

Quick Facts

Location

Jivana Villas, Natai Beach, Phang Nga, Phuket, Thailand.

Capacity

16 people (12 adults and 4 kids) in 7 ensuite bedrooms: 4 with king beds; 2 with twin beds and two sets of bunk beds.

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.

Pool

25 x 5 x 1.4 metres, with shallow section for children.

Staff

Villa manager; private chef; villa attendants; security; groundskeeper. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request (extra charges apply).

Dining

The villa chef is skilled in Thai cuisine. Western, vegetarian and children’s dishes are also accommodated (including special diets).

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).

Spa

In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional therapists (extra cost applies).

Transport

Car and driver can be arranged by the Elite Havens concierge team on request. Transport can be organised for individual trips or for half/full day hire. As Natai Beach is not within range of most Phuket taxi services, pre-organised transport is advised.

Additional facilities

Barbecue; backup generator; safety deposit box; 2 kayaks; 2 bicycles.

Property area

9,500 sqm (land); 658 sqm (villa).

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Jivana Beach Villas – Natai Beach, Phuket beachfront villas Elite Havens

Natai Beach, dubbed “Thailand’s answer to The Hamptons”, lies a short drive north of Phuket in the sleepy province of Phang Nga on Thailand’s west coast. Apart from offering a sublimely peaceful alternative to the frenetic resorts of Phuket, this area also provides the most direct route (from Khao Lak) to the spectacular Similan Islands, an hour and a half’s boat ride away across the Andaman Sea.

Right on the sands of this stunning 10-kilometre-long beach is the Jivana Beach Villas, whose three luxury rental villas provide an idyllic seaside escape. Each palatial villa (two with six bedrooms and one with seven bedrooms) includes four individual, contemporary Thai style pavilions interspersed with emerald courtyards and lush gardens. Deep verandas and corridors accented with hand carved wooden reliefs from northern Thailand, link them together. Shared living spaces are equipped with all of the modern features one would expect from a five-star villa retreat. Lavish furnishings, rich teakwood features and whitewashed walls are tastefully balanced to evoke a sense of utter tranquility, while ensuite bathrooms feature rain showers, private gardens and deep soaking tubs for rejuvenation.

A stylish 25-metre black-tiled infinity pool lies at the centre of each villa’s expansive lawn. Shaded by tall coconut palms, these well-manicured outdoor spaces include two salas for alfresco dining and sunset relaxation, and are perfect for weddings and events. The sand begins where the grass ends with the endless azure of the Andaman Sea beyond.

Villa Shanti, Villa Ananda and Villa Jia come with a welcoming team of staff who embody warm, genuine Thai hospitality. Their service is unparalleled and can be tailored to suit the specific needs of guests. An array of Western and Thai style dishes are prepared daily by a skilled resident chef; groundskeepers and villa attendants tidy and maintain, while a courteous villa manager oversees the team and property. The grounds of Jivana Beach Villas are kept secure and private by 24-hour security working in shifts, while a concierge assists with excursions and transport.