About Villa Sundara
The route to Villa Sundara passes through picturesque Thai fishing villages and farms, where local communities live a simple and traditional life. A pretty lily pond welcomes you into this tropical paradise with six spacious pavilions connected by walkways, featuring vaulted roofs and tall sliding glass doors, for both tropical open-air island living and air-conditioned comfort.
Surrounded by sprawling tropical gardens tumbling down to the beach, a 25-metre split-level infinity pool steals the limelight. It’s the best spot in the villa to enjoy views of the pristine Natai Beach, and an old-school pier used by local fishermen at a distance on the left. The lush, lawned gardens are a delight, with a beachside yoga sala on one side and a sunken barbecue area on the other.
Villa Sundara is a picture-perfect holiday home for large families and gatherings of friends traveling with young ones. It has ample space to accommodate everyone, with trundle beds and connected rooms offering peace of mind to parents. Besides the usual family-friendly facilities like a family room and flat-screen TVs for movie nights, the villa also includes a multipurpose room that doubles up as a spa and has an enviable library of books and board games. From the large terraces and comfortable poolside sofas, to sun loungers on the white sandy beach, there are plenty of spots for you to curl up at, a book or cocktail in hand. Get used to a slower pace of life while on vacation, with lazy days spent in the sunshine and romantic evenings under the stars.
Immerse yourself in the cool waters of the black-tiled infinity pool, or strike a horizontal pose on the shaded sunbeds and work on your tan. Gaze at the spectacular sunset whilst enjoying a tasty seafood feast at the barbecue pit with the four gas-fuelled torches setting an enchanting scene in the garden, or indulge in a massage under the shaded sala lulled by the sound of the waves lapping at the shore.
The team of staff at Villa Sundara is here to make your holiday as perfect as can be. The experienced, English-speaking Villa Manager is at your disposal to make bookings, arrange transport and offer recommendations, and the discreet room attendants will keep the villa spotless. Your private chef is on hand to create one delicious dish after another.
A stay at Villa Sundara isn’t complete without exploring the local area. Go for a bicycle ride along the coastal roads and click some authentic photos, or stop by one of the luxury resorts further down the beach for a sumptuous lunch.
A granite water feature marks the entrance to Villa Sundara, opening onto a wide courtyard with a charming lily pond. To the left is the entertainment pavilion with a family room on ground level and the multipurpose room that doubles up as a spa, a level below. A fully equipped kitchen is on the right side of the pond, while an open-plan living and dining pavilion is centrally positioned right in front of the courtyard. This is neighboured on either side by four separate guest bedroom pavilions. The front of the villa is dominated by a 25-metre swimming pool with seating areas, salas for massages and alfresco dining, and a sunken barbecue pit, all set amongst beautifully maintained lawns and tropical gardens overlooking the sea.
Centrally positioned on the villa grounds, the Great Room is an open-plan living area with a high vaulted ceiling, that together with tall sliding glass doors maximises the fantastic pool and sea views. Furnished in a casual and comfortable style, with sofas and a collection of cosy armchairs arranged around a coffee table, this is the perfect place to relax. A modern dining table with seating for 12, and original Thai artefacts and antiques complement the room, while a mix of candles and warm lighting adds to the ambiance.
Just a few steps away in a separate pavilion, lies the family room with lounge seating on the ground floor and a large multipurpose room downstairs that doubles up as a spa, playroom and an office. Facilities include a built-in teakwood entertainment centre stocked with books, two massage beds, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a computer for guests’ use, DVD player and a sound system.
A fully equipped guest kitchen is located in front of this pavilion, although guests may prefer to leave the cooking to the talented in-villa chef at their service.
Villa Sundara has a variety of outdoor areas for catching the sun’s rays, or watching the sunset and later dining under the stars. A spacious veranda spans the front of the master suites and the Great Room, hosting a distressed wood dining table for eight facing the gardens and the sea. This truly is an ideal setting for an alfresco breakfast.
At the front of the villa, just metres from the exquisite beach, lies a 25-metre infinity pool surrounded by an immense lawn strewn with coconut palms, shaded salas, a sunken barbecue area and sunbeds. The tropical garden is an inviting space for an evening stroll, with its delightful frangipani trees and soaring palms, highlighted by gas-lit fire torches, while the sands of Natai Beach stretch for 10km, if you would like to head out for a seaside run.
The front two living pavilions at Villa Sundara are mirror images of each other with the same design and layout. Each contains a master suite, a shared lounge, a connected guest bedroom, and two bathrooms. Located behind these, you will find further two guest bedroom pavilions. All bedrooms feature teakwood floors and vaulted wooden ceilings with fans, comfortable seating areas, writing desks, and floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors opening onto a terrace and the tropical gardens. Most of the bedrooms are fitted with voile curtains that can be drawn across to cocoon the room and create an air of intimacy and privacy.
All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with a double vanity, rain showers, and deep soaking tubs. Glass walls look out at an enclosed tropical garden offering the illusion of bathing outdoors. Some rooms even have open-air showers and granite soaking tubs in the tropical garden so you can bathe outdoors in privacy.
Master Suites 1 & 2
The generous master suites boast incredible views of the pool, gardens and the sea. Each suite is elegantly furnished with a king-size bed, television, a divan, and a dressing area with ample closet space. An adjoining lounge that separates the master bedroom from its interconnected guest bedroom has a flat-screen TV and a divan where a young child can also be accommodated.
Guest bedrooms 3 & 4
Housed within the same pavilions as the master suites, these guest rooms offer king-size beds, a desk, and a large raised seating area, with a lovely terrace to admire the garden and sea views.
Guest bedroom 5
Located behind Master Suite 1, this garden view guest room features four-poster twin beds with pull-out trundle beds, making it ideal for children or young adults. A large dressing area leads into the ensuite bathroom.
Guest bedroom 6
Located behind Master Suite 2 in a separate pavilion, and facing a lively water fountain and bamboo trees, this bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and a desk.
Jivana Beach Villas, Natai Beach, Phang Nga, Phuket, Thailand.
12 guests (6 bedrooms: 5 king-bedded suites and 1 with twin beds). Two trundle beds are available in the twin rooms for extra children (additional charge applies).
Air-conditioned living room with a dining table for 12; ceiling fans; outdoor dining for six; family room; multipurpose room that can be used as a playroom, spa or office; kitchen.
25 x 5 x 1.4m.
Villa manager; private chef; housekeepers and service staff. Additional staff like babysitters or masseuses are on request, at an extra charge.
Western, Chinese, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets). Groceries are charged at 20% service charge plus 7% government tax.
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access; landline for local calls.
TV with satellite channels; DVD library; large book selection in the library; iPod dock; table tennis; board games.
Villa Sundara is well equipped for families. Facilities for kids include: baby cot; high chair; children’s books; DVD’s, toys and pool inflatables.
In-villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
Airport transfers, car hire and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged with your villa manager for a small charge.
Barbecue; power generator; hairdryers; safety deposit box and bicycles.
3,150 sqm (land); 2,520 sqm (villa).