Tucked away down a quite lane on the pristine white sands of Natai Beach, stands the luxurious Villa Shanti. This enchanting beachfront retreat is one of three deluxe private villas available for rental in the exclusive Jivana Villas estate, just 25 minutes north of Phuket International Airport.
The eye-catching Villa Shanti features five contemporary Thai-style pavilions, housing six elegant ensuite bedrooms, a spacious ‘Great Room’ for lounging and dining, family room and immense modern kitchen. The indoor and outdoor living spaces harmoniously balance comfort and simplicity with rich teakwood features, crisp white lines and lush gardens that reflect the rural landscape of the Phang Nga region.
Pavilions are connected by a series of corridors and walkways that all lead towards an immense garden interspersed with tall coconut palms and sweeping views of the Andaman sea. A stylish 25-metre black-tiled infinity pool rests at the centre of the property, with breezy salas on either side. Guests have the option of elegant alfresco dining in the poolside sala, or massage treatments in the beachfront relaxation sala.
A broad veranda runs alongside the bedroom pavilions and ‘Great Room’, providing ample space for outdoor lounging and dining. At night, a cascade of warm yellow lighting sets the pool and lawn areas aglow. This slice of tropical paradise makes an idyllic setting for weddings and other special events.
The staff at Villa Shanti epitomise warm Thai hospitality, and ensure guests have a pleasurable stay. Included is a knowledgeable villa manager who oversees the staff and property, a small army of villa attendants, groundskeeper and 24-hour security. A professionally trained resident chef prepares all meals so that guests can completely relax and return from their stay feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
A courtyard with granite water feature and lily pond marks the entrance to Villa Shanti. To the right of the courtyard is a family room and to the left a fully equipped modern kitchen. Centred at the front of the courtyard is the open-plan ‘Great Room’, neighboured on either side by a bedroom pavilion. Beyond is the swimming pool, and the dining and relaxation salas, all bordered by an immense lawn.
At Villa Shanti’s centre is the open-plan ‘Great Room’ with lounge seating and dining for twenty. The room has a high vaulted ceiling and is cooled by ceiling fan. Tall sliding glass doors on all sides glide back to create an airy space. Unique pieces of artwork accent the room, while warm lighting enhances the ambiance.
Just a few steps away in a separate pavilion is the air-conditioned family room and office space with soft lounge seating. A large built-in teakwood entertainment centre houses a small library, 40-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player and sound system.
Villa Shanti’s outdoor areas provide ample room to bask in the sun or dine under the stars. A spacious veranda spans the front of the king suites and ‘Great Room’, in front of which lays a 25-metre infinity pool with sun loungers. Beyond is an immense lawn strewn with coconut palms, and two individual salas for dining and relaxation.
The mirror-image bedroom pavilions lie on either side of the ‘Great Room’. Each offers a master suite and two ensuite guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open onto a shared veranda with panoramic views of the sea. Adjoining each master suite is a twin bedded ensuite room with garden view. All rooms have vaulted wooden ceilings with fans, air-conditioners, comfortable seating, writing desks, large wardrobes and private enclosed gardens.
The generously sized master suites come with four-poster king-size beds and dressed in fresh white linens. Large wardrobes partition the sleeping areas from the ensuites. The marble and terrazzo bathrooms include his and hers sinks, rain showers, deep built-in soaking tubs and granite tubs set in private gardens.
The two king bedded guest rooms are identical to the master suites but without granite tubs in their ensuite bathrooms. In their place are enclosed gardens set behind glass walls.
Villa Shanti’s twin-bedded guest rooms are slightly smaller in size yet include many of the same features as the master and king-bedded rooms. These rooms have smaller wardrobes, and their ensuites are equipped with single sinks and outdoor showers. Sliding doors connect them to the master suites, convenient for those travelling with young children.
Jivana Villas, Natai Beach, Phang Nga, Phuket, Thailand.
12 guests (6 ensuite bedrooms: 4 with king beds and 2 with twin beds).
Open-plan living with dining for 20; family room; relaxation sala; veranda lounge seating and beachfront sunset sala.
25-metre infinity pool with shallow section for children.
Villa manager; private chef; housekeeping; security; groundskeeper. Concierge team and additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request.
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.
Complimentary WiFi internet; IDD.
Satellite TV; CD player/stereo system; DVD player; CD/DVD library and iPod docks with speakers; library; board games.
Villa Shanti is exceptionally well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot, high chair, CDs/DVD’s, board games, toys, pool toys.
In-villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional therapists (extra cost applies).
Airport transfers, car hire and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged with your villa manager at small cost.
Villa Shanti makes an idyllic beachfront wedding and special event venue, catering for up to 150 guests.
Barbecue; generator; safe.
6,400 sqm (land).
July 17th, 2019 - July 20th, 2019
Dear Shanti Villa especially Dang and her team, We have enjoyed a very good time here, with your warmest service. We are sure we will visit you again. Best, Jenny
Cheng Y, China
July 11th, 2019 - July 15th, 2019
Shanti Villa, We had an amazing week of relaxation, lovely food, beautiful sunsets and massage. We especially enjoyed all of our swims in the pool, Banana fritters and beach. The staff are the best. They know what we needed before we did. We will definitely be back. Thank you for everything, Evan and Debbie
Beth B, Hong Kong
March 21st, 2019 - March 24th, 2019
We had a lovely stay in the villa! Our wedding is beautiful in Villa Shanti. Thank you very much for your hospitality. It is an unforgettable trip in my life! Thank you all very much for giving us an unforgettable experience! Very helpful and professional team that even take care everyday for us. Dang is very professional and with integrity!
Ocean And A, Hong Kong
March 6th, 2019 - March 9th, 2019
Thank you for a splendid experience in the villa for our wedding. We will hold these memories forever in our hearts.
Ruth F, Australia
February 17th, 2019 - February 22nd, 2019
This is a perfect trip ever. This villa is huge and has the quiet environment and excellent view! The sunset is what we called "wonderful". My two little girls love this villa so much, especially the lovely team. You guys are nice, kind and taking care of us so carefully. We are very lucky to spend those days with you. We do not need to think about any thing (like what toe eat, go out for something interesting). Just wake up, have breakfast, play/stay in the sofa to read books, have lunch, massage, swimming, sunset on the beach, dinner, another lay in the sofa and go to bed. We have a total relaxation vacation. Hope we will arrange another trip here. We love the food so so much!!!
Tingting W, China
February 2nd, 2019 - February 9th, 2019
Thank you so much for all your kindness and hospitality during our stay here at Shanti Villa. Can not wait to come back again to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
Brian A, Singapore
January 22nd, 2019 - February 2nd, 2019
Thank you! We really enjoyed our stay!
Juho S, Finland
January 16th, 2019 - January 21st, 2019
Thank you for the most AMAZING Week. You have taken such good care of us and made our wedding day so special. We cannot wait to come back.
Sarah M, Australia
November 23rd, 2018 - November 26th, 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.
Mei Yun C, Singapore
October 27th, 2018 - October 30th, 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.
Candy P, China
October 19th, 2018 - October 22nd, 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.
Paulo C, Malaysia
September 3rd, 2018 - September 7th, 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.
Andrinanda H, United States
August 9th, 2018 - August 24th, 2018
Thank you for an outstanding experience. All our family members enjoyed the stay. Thank you to the lovely team for the wonderful hospitality.
Sara A, Qatar
August 2nd, 2018 - August 5th, 2018
Thank you all for an excellent stay. Great hospitality by Dang and your team.
Gaurav L, Antarctica
July 26th, 2018 - July 28th, 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.
Rob Z, Australia
July 10th, 2018 - July 16th, 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.
Nick M, Australia
July 4th, 2018 - July 7th, 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.
Ying and Gan, China
June 18th, 2018 - June 23rd, 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.
Brian A, Singapore
June 15th, 2018 - June 18th, 2018
This has been an amazing home-away from home! The staff... well exceptional.
Ken S, Philippines
April 19th, 2018 - April 24th, 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.
Gavin S, Indonesia
February 17th, 2018 - February 22nd, 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.
Zhao Q, China
January 19th, 2018 - January 27th, 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.
Wim L, Thailand
January 6th, 2018 - January 13th, 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.
Thomas F, Thailand
December 21st, 2017 - December 28th, 2017
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.
Jemma F, Thailand
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.