Staying at a private villa offers an opportunity to experience friendly Thai hospitality at its finest. Guests at Villa Shambala enjoy the personal service and care of a professional team of staff including a villa manager, chef and housekeepers.
The full-time villa manager attends to all of your group’s needs during your stay, liaising with the chef, arranging additional in-villa services such as private spa treatments, and assisting in booking transport and tours.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily by the villa chef, who specialises in Thai cuisine. Special requests or dietary requirements will be accommodated as far as possible.
The villa’s housekeepers take care of daily cleaning and tidying up duties and assist with dining service.
Estate staff provide regular pool and gardening service.
Estate security staff keep the villa secure 24 hours a day.
With its gourmet kitchen and skilled Thai chef, dining at Shambala is sure to be a holiday highlight. Imagine sitting down with your friends and family to a beautifully presented meal, and enjoying it at a leisurely pace with attentive staff dedicated to serving your needs alone. Wake up to a hearty breakfast served poolside and savour the sea views with your morning coffee; close the day in style by gathering your group together for a delicious Thai seafood feast.
The villa’s menu offers a wide range of dishes to try, with a focus on Thai cuisine that can be customised to your tolerance for spice and flavour preferences. Enjoy the luxury of planning meals with the manager and chef to ensure the cravings and dietary requirements of everyone in your group are fully accommodated.
Groceries are charged at market price plus a 20% provision fee. Guests will be asked to provide a float to cover food costs in advance, and the staff will handle the shopping and keep the receipts for reference. To ensure the chef has ample time to prepare, guests are encouraged to plan meals well in advance.
The peace and privacy of Villa Shambala offers a wonderful escape for families, who will also enjoy the five-star service provided by the friendly team of staff. The villa’s open living areas provide plenty of space to gather and play, while the 20-metre pool is sure to be a main attraction for kids.
The living room is a comfortable spot for escaping from the heat of the day or to enjoy a movie night, with a large TV and surround-sound system. And there’s no need to battle over bedrooms with each of the four ensuite rooms of similar size, design and furnishings.
Having a modern kitchen and full-time chef on hand means that even the pickiest little eaters will be happy and well-nourished on holiday. Adventurous kids will relish the chance to try some exotic new foods, while Thai dishes such as satay chicken skewers or prawn cakes with tamarind dipping sauce might tempt reluctant eaters to expand their tastes beyond their usual comfort zones.
Don’t worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need and we can hire items (e.g. cots, highchairs, booster seats) on your behalf from reputable local agencies at reasonable prices.
And if your family is keen to explore beyond the villa, Phuket has several family friendly beaches and sights. Take a look through the guidebook at the villa for suggested activities or check with your villa manager for some insider tips on must-see island attractions. Many of the recommendations on our Things to Do page are suitable for travellers of all ages, too.
No trip to Thailand could be considered complete without trying a Thai massage or other relaxing spa treatment, and at Shambala you’ll have the chance to enjoy these in the serene comfort of the villa. Simply ask your villa manager to organise for a reputed local therapist or beauty specialist to visit the villa and administer a relaxing private treatment at your convenience. Let your rejuvenating journey begin here!
Thai massage is an invigorating treatment that combines stretching, manipulations and rhythmic compressions to unblock and stimulate flow along the body’s ‘meridians’.
Using customised blends of essential oils, this holistic massage technique aims to soothe and restore the body and mind.
Give your hands and feet some tender loving care with a manicure and pedicure that not only enhances their looks but gives them some needed nurturing with a massage and skin treatment.
With northern Thai design flourishes and panoramic sea views, Villa Shambala is an elegant holiday home set high on the hillside near Surin Beach. Embodying its Sanskrit name – ‘a place of peace’ – this four-bedroom, fully staffed villa blends contemporary style with its majestic natural surrounds to form a serene and welcoming escape for families and groups.
Let the days drift by as you relax in the comfort of Shambala’s generous living spaces, which include an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area that opens front and back to the tropical hillside. Take in the sea views from the terrace while soaking in the 20-metre infinity pool or retreat to the furnished deck at the rear of the villa, where the hill’s rock face, trickling with spring water, forms a natural wall and adds a soothing touch – perfect for a quiet read or yoga session. Find more privacy and peace in the four king-bedded suites, each with sea views, sumptuous marble bathrooms and terrazzo bathtubs.
Enchanting bronze patina Kinaree statues adorn the terrace reflecting the villa’s character; these angelic figures of Thai mythology are celebrated for their grace, beauty and artistic skill. A sense of grace and harmony flows through the villa, with its stately pitched roofs, extensive use of natural stone and wood, lily pond feature, clean lines and charming art accents including African wildlife paintings and colourful lamps shaped like bejewelled Fabergé eggs.
The team of full-time staff at Villa Shambala includes a villa manager and a talented Thai chef, who prepares all meals in the modern kitchen. Just 500 metres away is Surin Beach, a stretch of soft sand with umbrellas for rent, while larger beaches including Bang Tao and Kamala, plus golf, dining and other leisure activities are within a 20-minute drive.