About the property
- Villa24756 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 10 nights
An exceptional villa, sleeps up to 18, includes mini-bus with driver and chef.
Villa Sanyanga is a seven bedroom, seven bathroom villa in an exclusive private residential development on the hill above Surin beach, on the north-west coast of Phuket, Thailand. There are fabulous panoramic sea views over the Andaman sea, and Bangtao Bay.
There is a beautiful private infinity pool, and several outdoor dining areas, a typical Thai Sala by the pool, with revolving table, and sun loungers. The villa can comfortably accommodate up to 20 adults and children in luxurious, fully air-conditioned surroundings. It is two minutes drive from Surin beach, as well as close to many restaurants and shops, and 20 minutes from the Laguna golf-course.
Villa Sanyanga has 5 staff, comprising a private chef, who is also our villa manager, a lady mini-bus driver who will also act as your guide in Phuket showing you where to go and what to see, two maids and a maintenance/gardener. Jone the driver/ guide speaks English and Cantonese, as well as Thai So does our chef Lily who will prepare and cook your meals - you only have to shop for the groceries, or she will do this for you - there is a Tesco supermarket 5 minutes from the villa, or Lily can shop for you at the local markets if you prefer.
Airport transfers on arrival and departure are free. (one on arrival and one on departure) A mini-bus with driver is provided for the rest of your stay. Baby-sitting can be arranged, as well as in villa Thai massage. Fast Wifi internet free on all levels of the villa.
For large groups, 16 or more, we would need to hire extra staff for catering, if you are planning to eat all or most of your meals in the villa. This will cost 1000 baht a day for temp staff, which you give to our manager so she can employ someone. For groups to 20 or more, we need two extra staff, so that would be 2000 baht a day.
The area: Villa Sanyanga is located in a prestige area of Phuket, in a very exclusive and private residential complex. Though peaceful and secluded, it is only minutes away from Surin Beach, well known for it's beautiful white sand, clear water, and many restaurants of different types, and many beach activities.
Our driver could take you to Bang Tao Beach too, only 10 minutes away. It's the beautfiul 7 kilometre long beach which you see from Villa Sanyanga's pool terrace. On the southern end there are long-tail boats for hire. The central part has the Bliss Club, a beautiful place to relax, with shady lawns going down to the white sand beach. We have a special discount here for Villa Sanyanga guests, and free sunbeds. The northern end, known as Layan Beach, is quiet and undeveloped, with a few typical local thatched restaurants on the beach, serving delicious food at very low prices.
Other nearby beaches are Laem Singh beach and Kamala beach, all within minutes of the villa. There is also the famous Phuket Fantasea show nearby, and many golf courses within easy reach, not to mention large shopping centres, and typical local markets. The weekend market in Phuket town should not be missed.
Children very welcome. : This villa is perfect for large families, or groups of friends, and is ideal for children. The swimming pool has a protective fence which can be erected on request, and the large family room has a flat screen TV, with English satellite programmes and a large selection of children's DVDs and toys. We have baby equipment too, such as 3 high chairs and 3 cots, and 2 car seats.
Lily, our chef and manager will look after you well, and ensure your holiday runs smoothly. She'll give you advice on local attractions, and help if you have any problems. She and the other staff will go out of their way to ensure you have a holiday to remember. She will organise in-house massage for you or baby-sitting. In addition to this she will treat you to her wonderful cooking, and even teach you how to make her dishes if you wish. She used to teach Thai cooking in Hong Kong, and speaks Cantonese as well as English and Thai.
Transport and Yacht: The driver of your mini-bus can act as a guide, and show you the best places for shopping, or take you to any of the wonderful beach restaurants we recommend. We give you a local mobile phone, so you can call the driver when you need her to collect you.
We have four luxury power catamarans which sail off the East coast of Phuket. We offer our villa guests a discount on a full day cruise on the yachts. This will give you an unforgettable day, sailing amongst tropical islands, swimming snorkelling or kayaking, or just relaxing in the floating jacuzzies in the water. Ask for information about the yacht, and for both the yacht and villa websites.
If this villa is booked for the time you want, please enquire, because I also let other villas close by, for friends. This is also useful if you have a very large group and want 2 or 3 villas close together. As we are often heavily booked, don't hesitate to ask if your dates do not quite fit our availability. We have a very nice reasonably priced guesthouse near the villa where you can spend one or two nights or so, if your dates do not fit our availability. Also many good hotels very close by.
Please see our more than 100 reviews over the last seven years on trip advisor.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Jacquie Pinnell
My name is Jacquie Pinnell, and my brother Richard is the owner of Villa Sanyanga, and Tiger Marine Charter, which operates many Yachts. We offer Shashani a 43ft catamaran and Sanyati, a 51ft catamaran at discounted rates for villa guests on day cruises. Richard lives in Thailand and is a retired Captain with Cathay Pacific Airways. He runs Tigermarine Charter company in Phuket. I let the villa on his behalf. We grew up in England and Zimbabwe, and now he lives in Asia, and I live in Spain and France. With skype and emails we work closely together, and with Lily our Villa manager too, and are in constant contact with the letting of the villa and chartering the yachts.
Jacquie Pinnell purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Jacquie Pinnell chose Choeng Thale
Richard lives in Phuket with his wife and sons, and lived in Villa Sanyanga for several years, before moving to the East coast, closer to the boys' school and to the marina where the yacht Shangani is moored.
What makes this Villa unique
The most fabulous thing about this villa, in my opinion, is the breath-taking view from the pool terrace, over the whole of Bangtao bay. But what makes it wonderful for holiday rentals is that it can take very large groups. Perhaps a family reunion for extended families spread out over many countries, or a group of friends celebrating a birthday. There is so much space and privacy in this beautiful villa. For instance, the garden level area alone can sleep 7 people, with lots of space, and is ideal when several different families renting the villa. Our biggest feature though, that sets us apart from other villas, is our staff. They are all exceptional people, and will do everything in their power to make sure you have a stress free holiday of a lifetime.
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Our high expectations were exceeded
Having read other guests' reviews we were confident that we would have a great holiday in the house, but what we failed to appreciate was just how amazing the staff were. The food created by Lily was better than any restaurant we had been to in Thailand! Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who did everything to ensure we had a brilliant holiday.
Thank you so much for this lovely review! I get worried sometimes, that with all the glowing reviews we have, that expectations will be too high, and people might be disappointed, like going to see a film that everyone else has raved about!
So I am very glad to hear that your expectations were met and even exceeded. We are very lucky to have such loyal and hard´working staff in Villa Sanyanga, and they all go out of their way to look after our guests. And I know Lily's cooking is hard to beat!!
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.
Thank you so much for this lovely review. Lily and the rest of the staff will be very happy to see this. They enjoyed having you in the villa. They do go "above and beyond" for our villa guests, and we are really lucky to have such good and loyal staff in the villa. I am also pleased you enjoyed the yacht cruise - though I am not surprised, it would be very hard not to have a wonderful time on these fabulous cruises!
We all look forward very much to your next visit to Phuket and Villa Sanyanga. Thanks again, Jacquie
The perfect place to experience Phuket for the first time
I brought a photo and video crew from the US for a 10 day 'work plus' production to Phuket. We stayed at Villa Sanyanga and through their love and care we all had one of the greatest experiences of our collective lives. The chef and manager Lili is a gourmet chef and believe me that is an understatement. My brother-in-law lives in Bangkok and joined us at the villa, he assured me that there is no better Thai food in Thailand than what comes from Lily's kitchen. Every meal was spectacular and when asked Lili was happy to give us a cooking class (for 15 people!) so we could learn to cook our favorite dishes. She is a treasure and will be a very big reason why I return to Phuket. Her staff is fantastic and catered to our every need and ours were a bit more than the average travelers but that didn't phase them one bit. The driver Jone is a wonderful human being and tolerated our constant requests, we literally saw 80% of the island in Jone's van and she never lost her big smile. She helped my whole team feel safe and welcomed every time she opened the door.
As for the Villa itself, you have to see it to believe it. The photos are gorgeous but can not do it justice. To walk out of one of the gorgeous, separate locking entrances to the common dining room, every day...and see that gorgeous view was awe inspiring every single day. The suites are all gorgeous, the villa layout is perfect and the common areas are warm and inviting.
We Also chartered a boat from the Villa, a celebration of sorts for 20,people and none of us could believe how amazing it was. The crew plotted an amazing day for us including a fabulous clear water snorkeling spot, a gourmet lunch aboard this stunning power catamaran and then a breathtaking cruise to a unique little bar...on a rock..in the middle of the Andaman Sea. It all sounds to good to be true...and that's exactly what we thought as we enjoyed this life changing experience. If you are planning to visit Phuket, if you're thinking about it, think no further. Gather your friends, buy your tickets and stay at Villa Sanyanga. I've never experienced it's equal and I will be back for more because of it. I'm only on the plane back now and I miss it...and especially Lili already.
Wow! This is a really fabulous review Justin! Thank you so much. I am very happy that you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Sanyanga so much. I know that Lily and her staff enjoyed having you and your film crew to stay there, and I am so glad that the weather held for your whole 10 day stay, and enabled your filming to go ahead without problems. Jone also enjoyed taking you around to all the different locations.
We all really appreciate your very kind words, and hope that one day we can welcome you back to Villa Sanyanga again.
with our best wishes
Jacquie, Richard, Lily, Jone and the villa staff and boat crew
The absolute BEST decision we made was Villa Sanyanga
This was amazing! We are a family of ten with 8 kids ranging from two college students down to a kid who had just finished kindergarten. We read the awesome reviews. I am happy to say that the great reviews were spot-on. What an incredible experience. I am not even sure where to start.
Let me start with the home itself. It is a great location. You seem to have the ability to look out one side of the home and see an unbelievably beautiful view. Then you turn the corner and look out a different way and see something at least as beautiful. The rooms are fantastic. The setup is even better.
The home has everything. There is an entire large room to "chill out" and watch TV. There are outdoor tables. There is a large indoor, dining room type table. There are other tables for enjoying a BBQ meal while looking down on the beach. There is a beautiful pool that is part of the home so kids or others can go swimming and still be a part of the discussion that is going on. There is a bar downstairs (although we did not use it) in one of the rooms and simply an incredible setup for any large group. Incredible layout.
The truth is that the location and the layout of the home is not even the best part. The best part is the team. Lily is the cook and seems to run the team of four that is around the house. Her food was fantastic. Her personality was even better. We have never had better service anywhere in our lives. Whatever we needed or wanted was made. We are poor planners and changed our plans every day . . . or sometimes a few times a day. This team simply adjusted with a smile on their faces and made it happen. (One time we told them we would be gone all day and would not want dinner until late. I called mid-day and asked if they could throw together lunch for 10 with about an hour's notice. When we arrived there was a fantastic, made-to-order check prepared lunch. I do not even know how they pulled that off!)
In fact, Lily gave "cooking classes" to some our younger kids on 3 different days. Cooking and spending time with Lily became a highlight for some of my kids.
And then there is Jone. Jone is a driver that seems to know everywhere we wanted to go and was always ready for us. Having a personal driver always available made everything better. I am not sure what it is like to be royalty but I suspect it is like spending a week at Villa Sanyanga. Thank you to Lily, Jone, and the entire staff.
Perfect place to celebrate with family & friends
Well we had an amazing time in the Villa Sanyanga and the reason being was that we were soooooo well cared for. Not a thing to think about or a task to undertake. We all acknowledged the wonderful team and give thanks to them all anticipating our every need.
Because of the care given to every detail, we were able to relax and enjoy each other’s company as a family and create some very special memories.
So a big thankyou to everyone involved.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed your long planned family reunion, and that our staff looked after you well. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Villa Sanyanga some time in the future.
Amazing family holiday in paradise
Our party was made up of 18 people, flying in from Australia and England for special reunion birthday. Even before we arrived, we were so excited about our stay at Villa Sanyanga. We had all read the reviews - all excellent - and seen the amazing photos. But when we arrived we were still taken aback by the villa's thoughtful design and high end luxury, as well as its surrounding beauty. So much thought has gone in to the design of the villa which meant that 18 of us, with an age range from 60 years to 15 months, could enjoy so many aspects of it. With the morning view out to sea for breakfast, the beautiful coastal view in the other direction from the bathrooms to the amazing sunset view every single night from the sala. This villa captured it all.
The staff in the villa were nothing short of amazing. The food cooked by Lily is the best Thai food I've eaten by far. You will NOT be needing to go out for restaurant food, Lily will cook you anything you want. She can take orders or surprise you with her fantastic dishes. She has very good English and was a great help when we needed anything else sorted. Between her and Jone, the driver, there was nothing that we couldn't do or get our hands on. But the villa was so lovely, we didn't have too much of desire to leave and do too many outings! Nevertheless, Jone was there to run us about if we wanted and she always did so with a smile.
The sleeping accommodation is wonderful. Each room feeling spacious, far enough away form the other rooms to give privacy and maintaining luxury all the way through. With maids to tidy the room and take away any dirty washing, we really didn't have to lift a finger at all.
We had a wonderful family holiday and I would 100% return again for another holiday.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so glad you all enjoyed your family reunion in Villa Sanyanga, and that the staff looked after you so well. Lily Jone and the team are very happy to receive your review, and I am too!
with best wishes, and hoping to welcome you back to Villa Sanyanga again sometime
This large luxurious villa is in the exclusive estate of Baan Thai Surin Hill, and is surrounded by a coconut palm grove, overlooking Surin Beach, with breathtaking views over Bang Tao beach and bay. It is 2 minutes drive from Surin Beach with many other beaches within a short drive, and the nearest golf course is 15 minutes away. There is a good supermarket only 5 minutes away, as well as many different restaurants nearby, from well known and luxury, to cheap and cheerful (and delicious!). The upmarket Plaza shopping centre is right by the entrance to the estate, with many boutiques selling clothes and artefacts. There is a wine shop at the entrance too.
Golf: 10 minutes from the famous Laguna Phuket golf course, with many other courses within 30 minutes drive.
transport with driver provided
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IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE. THESE PRICES ARE FOR UP TO 14 GUESTS. Add US$50 per night for each extra adult, and $25 PER CHILD UNDER 12, free for under twos. Note the inclusions in our price...... The price includes a private full time chef, 3 cleaning staff, free welcome meal, 15 seat mini-bus with lady driver/guide for your use throughout your holiday, airport transfers, and all taxes. Groceries are charged at cost price, no mark up.