Villa Ananda - The villa

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. 

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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.

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 that accommodates below 12 years old 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 (convertible to king-size beds) and two sets of bunk beds for kids below 12 years old.

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).  Grocery cost is charged 20% handling fee which is subject to tax at the prevailing rate.

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

Airport transfers, car hire and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged with your villa manager at small cost.

Additional facilities

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

Property area

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

Guest Reviews

  • July 13th, 2019 - July 17th, 2019

    Thank you for the hospitality. This is our third trip to Jivana and we intend to come back. Best wishes
    Ciara Y, Hong Kong

  • June 26th, 2019 - June 30th, 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.
    Jennifer L, Hong Kong

  • June 15th, 2019 - June 24th, 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.
    Penny M, Australia

  • June 1st, 2019 - June 8th, 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
    Katie M, Singapore

  • May 17th, 2019 - May 20th, 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.
    Atin B, Malaysia

  • April 25th, 2019 - April 28th, 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
    Chris B, Thailand

  • April 6th, 2019 - April 22nd, 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
    Alex K, Hong Kong

  • March 30th, 2019 - April 5th, 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.
    Tina B, Switzerland

  • March 21st, 2019 - March 24th, 2019

    Can it be any closer to perfection? Thank you to arrange this paradise for us.
    Alban P, Hong Kong

  • March 8th, 2019 - March 11th, 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.
    Kenneth N, Hong Kong

  • November 23rd, 2018 - November 25th, 2018

    Very beautiful villa. The staff were very good and helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay here. Highly recommend to others too.
    Mei Yun C, Singapore

  • August 14th, 2018 - August 19th, 2018

    Great summer vacation here! Nice environment, friendly people, good service. Definitely an unforgettable experience!
    Xianjie Z, China

  • August 3rd, 2018 - August 8th, 2018

    The best summer vacation, thank you for everything.
    Jeffrey G, Singapore

  • July 18th, 2018 - August 1st, 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.
    Safana A, Oman

  • June 29th, 2018 - July 3rd, 2018

    Lived in Jivana with kids and families and was very lovely and happiness experience. Nice view and delicious foods. We will miss here.
    Bing L, China

  • June 20th, 2018 - June 24th, 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.
    Lihua Z, China

  • June 16th, 2018 - June 20th, 2018

    You guys have make our vacation memorable and wonderful. Thank you very much and hope to re-visit again in the future.
    Wee Yi L, Singapore

  • April 7th, 2018 - April 21st, 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.
    Alex K, Hong Kong

  • December 1st, 2017 - December 16th, 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.
    Alex K, Hong Kong

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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.