Our stay at the Lanterns Villa was wonderful, from the excellent service to the beautiful pool and garden, we enjoyed and created memorable moments in this stunningly beautiful, well-maintained villa. Beyond the beauty of the property, we couldn't have hoped for a better experience with the help received from Khun Sa and the connection made with her graciousness and kindness. She went out of her way to ensure an enjoyable experience for us, from buying delicious papaya salad and fried chicken with sticky rice upon our arrival to preparing breakfast. The hospitality truly enhanced our experience. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a tranquil escape.
This was probably our 15th trip to Phuket so I think we do know the lay of the land quite well. The last couple of times we'd stayed in the Bang Tao area because we love that beach. We've tried quite a few different villas in the area and decided to stay at the Lanterns this time to find out what having a more full-service experience would mean. Let me say we underestimated how good life could get! Service aside, the villa is beautiful. The gardens are immaculately maintained -- always a key indicator of a top-class residence. It felt so relaxing within the compound that we really had no desire to go anywhere else on the island. Khun Sa, the housekeeper-chef arranged massages and it was such a luxury to have them at just a little more than what it would have cost on the beach in a sandy hut. Khun Sa cooked most meals and it was some of the best Thai food I've ever had. The arrangement was quite straightforward. She asked us what we would like to have, we decided, she did the grocery shopping, she cooked, and we feasted! But perhaps the highlight of the trip was a surprise birthday dinner for my wife. I asked Khun Sa for something special, perhaps a barbecue. What we got blew us away. She enlisted the help of her sister and nephew, decorated the place while we went out, and made such an awesome gourmet meal my wife was almost in tears. So if you are looking to be really pampered in a beautiful setting, close to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, I couldn't recommend a better place.