From my initial communication with Jacquille my experience was first class. We travel internationally multiple times a year and Sanyanga was Amazing from our pick up from the airport by Joan to our departure. Lily is the BEST!!! The house is great and the staff is what makes this a class act. We were treated like royalty. We had the opportunity to use the Yacht and it was a trip of a lifetime. Again the staff is first class and attends to your every need. We hope to come back to Phuket specifically to spend time with Lily and the staff and enjoy a relaxing holiday. She gave us many cooking lessons and we never went out to eat as we LOVED our daily prepared meals. Thank you for the opportunity. EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY.
A group of us stays in this villa each November for a fitness retreat and we wouldn’t stay anywhere else. The staff, lead by Lili, is amazing. They provide world class service and care for us like family. They help us get around the town, with the help of Joan the driver, and are willing to find us anything we need to make our stay more comfortable. The food is really good and is representative of typical Thai cuisine. I highly recommend renting this villa for your next group or family visit.
We spent amazing 10 days for a 14-people family reunion.
Everything went very smoothly and Lily, Jon, Jeffrey and the rest of the team were perfect. We enjoyed the food too much, not good for our new year resolution! And Jon was a perfect driver. When we went on our boat trip, we could see the difference with a very average local driver who came to pick us up…
Well not much to add. Amazing villa / view / place!
I cannot rave enough about the villa and all the people there. My husband and I wanted a small intimate wedding and villa Sanyanga was a perfect fit for our family and friends. Jacquie has been the most helpful person to deal with, professional, quick to answer all my numerous questions and finding solutions. Thank you for your understanding, specially at the last minute before we flew to Thailand. Jacquie, you genuinely cared about us having a good time at the villa, really appreciate it.
The villa is gigantic and magnificent with it's beautiful views. The rooms are so big and spacious you could get lost. We slept very well and comfortably there.
The staff, they are gems. All my friends quickly bonded with Lilly and wanted to take her home with them. We felt at home for the 3days we were there. She is very motherly and will care and help whenever possible, truly someone I have a lot a respect for. Jone, another superwoman who went above and beyond, trust her to take you safely around town to do your shopping. She is another person who made our stay so special. Jeffrey and the rest of the team are all lovely people, we communicated mostly with signs and smiles and giggles.
Overall, the place, the food and the people ticked all the boxes of a perfect holiday and a destination wedding.
We have zero regrets about it.
I hope we can come back again, thank you everyone!!
The time in the Villa Sanyanga gone very quickly. We had a great time. Everything was perfect! The whole team welcomed us very friendly and Lily cooked us every day with good food. It could not be better! Greetings to the great team and I will recommend the villa in any case. Many thanks for everything. It was fantastic! We already miss it!
Our group of '30 something' friends had a great time in this huge villa. Only 20-30 mins by minibus to Patong for the nightlife, the unspoiled Surin Beach was at the bottom of the (very steep) hill but Jone (the driver) was on hand to ensure we were taken anywhere we needed to be.
I have 2 small kids and the team of ladies in the Kitchen were absolutely fantastic with them. My kids enjoyed using the pestle & mortar to grind up the curry paste, pound the toasted rice for laab gai.. We used the babysitting service too - I felt reassured that my kids were in safe hands.
Lily (the head chef and Manager) is the most amazing lady - the villa wouldn't be the same without her hospitality. I hope the owners realise how lucky they are to have her!
The FOOD - wow, amazing! Breakfast was pancakes, fresh delicious fruit, cereal, eggs... ready for when you came upstairs in the morning. Lunch / dinner - we opted for thai food each meal. Lily asked us in advance what we wanted, and between us all we had around 4-5 super-tasty dishes per meal to pick at. The food was so cheap, as we only paid supermarket prices.
TOYS - a few toys are available for kids, and the TV has Netflix. There are also books to borrow and plenty of DVDs.
We had the 2 interconnecting rooms, however the linking corridor with the shared bathroom is quite far between the rooms and it wasn't easy to listen out for crying children. You would still need a monitor if you really wanted to hear your kids properly.
The villa has everything you could need - a great Bose sound system which is controlled by anyone's iphone, plenty of seating and dining areas, chill-out areas etc.
We would definitely return next year, and look forward to seeing Lily and her team again.
Oh yes, we had a wonderful time !!!!
Jone (driver) was waiting for us at the airport which was a relieve after 19hrs of travel and we drove directly to the house.
A beautiful house decorated with taste and heart- we enjoyed especially the sitting area in front of the pool and discovered also the nice living room a couple of days later as we preferred to spend our time mostly outside.
We were lucky with the weather and could go running every morning- were I thought a lot about you on the way back from the beach – this hill killed me !!!!
All staff was very very nice without exception. Lily of course is the heart of it, but she is lucky to have the other staff around. They are a perfect team and you can feel the good spirit between them. I wanted to take Lily home with me but she was afraid of the cold :)
They did a very good job, wonderful food and kept the house perfectly clean.
To have a driver for us was a very positive additional service. We could go without stress wherever we wanted, that was very enjoyable.
I tested the tailor also. The result met my expectation, also very fast and precise. I am happy with my clothes.
The massages at the house was also a very good idea. Lily organized that for us.
My parents in law used the master suite (with access to the pool) and we had a bit of a problem to get cold water in the Jacuzzi. But we managed after a while.
Also they thought that the air-condition does make too much noise. But I am not so sure about it, I guess they are not used to it and more sensible as other people.
All in all we had a perfect time.