My friend Sekha Walsh of ITravel helped me book this villa. Villa Manta was perfect for our group of eight. There is a large open public area for the residences of the house including a living room with comfortable sofa seating, a pool table, open kitchen with large eat in island, spanning to the infinity edge pool. Its a nice area for all to gather and when you want alone time with you special other, you can escape to your private bedroom suite each decorated in a themed color. Most amazing was the staff!! Mui is hands down, one of the best thai chefs there is. She can whip up anything you ask her to make and sets all the meals with a great presentation. She was nice to wash our laundry and after a day's outting we'd come back to our rooms freshly made up. The owners are extremely lucky to have such fantastic team of staff to make sure guests have a great time. I'm dreaming of her shrimp skewers as I type! Highly recommended!!
We stayed as a family of 7 last year and decided that we wanted to stay at the gorgeous Villa Manta again this Easter.
We had an amazing 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed all the amenities and activities offered by Villa Manta. We were lucky to enjoy a fantastic massage on the new massage tables that are now at the villa.
There is construction going on next door but it wasn't an issue at all, only a small amount of noise and the workers were very good at ensuring our privacy.
Unfortunately it rained 5 out of the 6 days we were there, however with the endless Movies/TV shows/pool table/pool all of the kids were kept entertained.
Muey and Nu were absolutely fantastic and we utilised eating in quite often and the meals were always delicious. Waking up to a breakfast so beautifully laid out every morning was such a luxury. The fruit was super delicious! Lunch and dinner were always so tasty and they accommodated any wish we had for meals.
Peter the Villa Manager dropped around to check that everything was as it should be and he was super helpful again in organising special balloons and cake for Mimi's birthday while we were there.
We don't even bother looking around at other villa options In Koh Samui as Villa Manta fulfils all our requirements for a relaxing holiday, and close to Chaweng if you wish to venture out for the day.
Looking forward to our next visit!
We stayed on Samui for two weeks and decided to splurge a little during the last week of our trip and so we rented Villa Manta. It turned out to be the best money we spent while there. The highlights for us:
- the location. it's literally on the water with the best sunset views we saw on Samui. location couldn't have been any better.
- the villa. in a word....wow. It's just spectacular and the design is so cool. It feels like you're in your very own mini-resort. I was there with just my family. There were only 5 of us and the villa was more than big enough.
- the service. Between Peter who greeted us and is one of the most friendly and thoughtful people we'd come across on the island (just a real genuine man) and the in-villa staff we were treated to 5-star service. We decided to order dinner cooked by Muey and it was the best meal we had in Thailand. If we had to pick one highlight out of so many, this would be it. We love Thai food and to eat a meal pool side while the sun was setting and to have it be home cooked Thai good-ness was something we'll remember forever.
- the booking process. We experienced a very smooth, easy going booking process where they followed through on everything that was promised and advertised which hasn't always been the case in our experience when booking other house rentals abroad.
I could go on, but that's all i'll say for now. We don't often travel this luxuriously but it honestly felt like a really good deal (compared to hotels where you pay so much more for meals, snacks, activities, etc.) and we would definitely stay there again.
Five stars all the way. Enjoy!!
We stayed during Christmas and New Year as a family with grown up kids – 5 persons in total. Renting in a new location (for us) it is always “exciting” to learn how a booking and stay-over will proceed. For Villa Manta I can only say that everything went extremely smooth and with very prompt response from the host. This goes from initial contact in August 2016, questions about this and that before the holiday until we were received in the villa. As important; our stay was splendid. The couple that took care of us in the house did a great job. They were present when needed and quietly disappeared when their job was done. Use their cooking services if you visit Villa Manta. When you look at the pictures for the villa, you may think that pictures are easy “but how is reality?” well in this case pictures do not promise more than they can keep. The villa is just great. It accommodates big families, two families with children or couples that will make holiday together. The separate bedrooms each with luxury bathroom provides for privacy for all participants. The covered terrace, the pool and the sun-loungers are just great. This a great place for a relaxing holiday.
After staying 2 nights in busy Bangkok it was bliss to walk into Villa Manta and see the amazing sea views, with peace calm and tranquility. I learnt to swim in the amazing infinity pool, jumping in at any opportunity I could. My husband tried the kayaks in the sea.
The housekeeper Mai is an incredible cook and nothing was too much trouble. If we wanted to stay by the pool all day, Mai would shop and prepare a meal for us for a reasonable fee and well worth it. Her husband Nui makes fantastic margaritas!
A picture of the evening sunset is now my screensaver to remind me of the beauty of the place.
The rooms are bright and airy with air conditioning and you wake up to that amazing view across the bay.
We stayed for 7 nights and this was a great location to visit Fishermans village, Chaeweng, the Big Buddha and to just chill and relax. I would love to come back again to this very special place.
Beautiful home, we can't wait to go back. We spent 2 weeks at Villamanta in April 2016 with our 2 sons. The weather was amazing, the staff were outstanding. Beautiful pool, the views and sunsets were gorgeous. Great location, peaceful and quiet and the town is a quick and easy drive. Lots of things to do, but sitting and relaxing by the pool was our favourite activity.
Beds and showers were 5 star, I would highly recommend Villamanta to anyone. If you want a relaxing vacation and want to stay in a stunning home, then Villamanta is just perfect.
Beautiful villa with excellent staff! It's possible to walk down to the sea, though it is a little rocky, but there is a path to a very nice beach area right next to the villa. Rooms are completely separate from each other and the villa overall provides a lot of privacy. I look forward to my next stay :)
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