The opportunity to stay in a superb luxury private villa on one of Thailand’s few remaining secret stretches of golden sand doesn’t come along every day.
One of these whispered-about secrets is Natai Beach on the beautiful Andaman coast, just north of Phuket. And Natai Beach is where you’ll find Villa Saanti – the Villa of Peace. The perfect name for this gorgeous beachfront holiday home.
This six-bedroom villa, with plenty of space for 12 adults and up to six children, embraces two large swimming pools as it gazes across a stretch of lush lawn and sky-yearning coconut palms, to the sublime beach and the Andaman Sea beyond. The sumptuously furnished and air-conditioned living and dining pavilion, offers a cool retreat where guests can rest, relax and enjoy attentive service from a friendly team that includes a knowledgeable villa manager, housekeeping and service staff as well as a skilled Thai chef.
Carefully raked to perfection every day, the beach is the place for spending lazy days deliciously idling on sun loungers in the shade of screw pines and sea almond trees, taking an occasional dip in the Andaman, its waters as warm as a lover’s welcome.
When the sun has set – a nightly spectacle for which Villa Saanti has ringside seats – the pools are lit by flickering torches in true tropical style. Enjoy each other’s company as you wait for a feast of fragrant Thai cuisine or a crisp pizza from the wood-fired oven.
Time afterwards for a Wii game, or a movie on the 55-inch screen in the entertainment room before falling into deeply comfortable beds with the sound of gentle waves kissing the shore. They call, “Sleep now. Tomorrow is another day of delights”.