One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personalised service provided by dedicated staff.
The staff at Villa Aqua have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly Thai hospitality, but let your villa manager know how much staff presence you’re comfortable with – for example, at mealtimes only, or on hand to serve iced drinks throughout the day – and service can be tailored to suit your preferences.
- Estate manager
Villa Aqua’s estate manager, supported by an assistant estate manager, oversees the operations of all seven Sava Beach Villas and liaises with individual villa staff teams to ensure guests enjoy an unsurpassed level of service throughout their stay.
- Villa manager
As the communication link between guests and staff, your English-speaking villa manager makes certain that meals and other service requirements are carried out smoothly and efficiently. And for exploring beyond the villa, be sure to tap into the manager’s local knowledge for suggestions and help with booking excursions, golf tee-off times, restaurants and transport.
Your villa chef is professionally trained and skillfully prepares a variety of Thai and western dishes from the suggestion menu. The chef is available to prepare all meals and is also in charge of provisioning. Guests with dietary restrictions or special requests are encouraged to discuss their needs and the chef will adapt meals accordingly.
- Villa attendants
Full-time villa attendants handle all the daily cleaning and tidying up, and help with kitchen and dining service.
- Pool & gardens
Regular pool-cleaning, gardening and maintenance services are handled by a team of estate staff.
Estate staff on rotating shifts keep Villa Aqua safe and secure 24 hours a day.
With the exclusive service of a talented Thai chef, and a stunning choice of indoor and outdoor dining areas, mealtimes are a holiday highlight at Villa Aqua.
Daily breakfasts, featuring fresh tropical fruits, are included in your rate. Plan lunches and dinners from the wide selection of Thai, western, vegetarian and kids’ dishes on the villa’s suggestion menu, or explore the delicious flavours of Thai cuisine by sampling one of the set meals carefully curated by the chef.
Phuket-style dishes including mee Hokkien (fried noodles), bue tod (deep fried spicy prawn) offer some tempting regional tastes while desserts have a decidedly Thai flavour with mango and sticky rice and boa loy (rice balls in coconut milk) among the choices. And guests are sure to want to make use of the lavish barbecue entertaining area by choosing from the tantalising grilled meats, lobster, tiger prawn, fish and vegetarian selections for a fabulous sunset feast. Please discuss any dietary restrictions or special meal requests with your manager and the chef will do his or her best to accommodate them.
The chef also manages all the grocery shopping for guest meals, with provisions charged at cost plus a 20%+ handling fee or a minimum 750 baht per day. Guests are asked to provide cash in advance to cover food and beverage costs, and the staff will keep receipts for reference when settling the bills.
Villa Aqua welcomes families and is well set up to cater to the needs of adults and children of all ages. Attentive, caring staff, child-friendly facilities, an 18-metre private pool and a tropical wonderland setting ensure an unforgettable family holiday.
The 10-kilometre-long Natai Beach offers endless soft sands for running around and castle-building, while older kids can explore the coastline on kayaks or paddle boards. A selection of electronic games and toys provide plenty of indoor entertainment for the kids while mums and dads enjoy the villa’s private spa with massage beds, sauna, steam room and cold plunge bath. Guests are also invited to make use of the estate’s well-equipped gym.
Families have plenty of choice in sleeping arrangements with a mix of king- and twin-bedded suites. Baby cots and high chairs are available on request, while other equipment such as car seats can be hired from local rental agencies for an extra charge – just let us know before your arrival what you need. Babysitting service can also be arranged with some advance notice for child-free nights out or excursions (extra charges apply).
Having a fully equipped guest kitchen and personal chef on hand makes family dining a delight at Villa Aqua. The villa menu features a kids’ section with favourites such as chicken nuggets, fish fingers and macaroni cheese. The chef can also tailor many Thai dishes to accommodate the wee ones’ tastes, offering a great chance for children to explore some new flavours.
Beyond the villa and the beach, the sights and activities found in this spectacular Andaman coast region and Phuket offer much to captivate the kids. Snorkelling trips, water parks and waterfalls are just some activities that kids will enjoy, and many of the suggestions on our Things to Do page will appeal to kids, too. Check with your villa manager for more ideas and assistance in booking tours and transport.
Majestic ocean views, complete privacy and lavish on-site facilities make Villa Aqua perfect for restorative spa and massage treatments. The villa’s spa room is a soothing haven with a steam room, dry sauna and cold plunge pool.
Thai massage, oil massage, facials, manicures and pedicures are among the choices available. Refer to the in-villa spa menu for more details, and ask your villa manager to help arrange a treatment.
When you stay at an elite haven, you have the immeasurable advantage of having the Elite Havens’ Concierge team at your service. Our able team is on hand to suggest, book and arrange unique experiences which will go a long way in making your holiday memorable. Everybody knows Phuket for its nightlife but did you know that it was also labelled the ‘City of Gastronomy’ by UNESCO? Ask the Concierge to book you a spot on the coveted ‘Chef’s Tour of Old Town’, where you get a chance to explore Sino Portuguese architecture while sampling hidden street eats that only locals know about. They can also help you secure that elusive restaurant reservation or gain VIP access to some of the island’s most exclusive venues. Or you could Explore Phuket at your own pace with a personal guide. Get local insights into the history and culture of the island and the significance of some of the blessings that are bestowed at the temples.
Adventure enthusiasts will love wakeboarding along Anthem Wake Park’s 650-metre track with music and training included. Or perhaps a bike tour where you pedal through plantations, jungles and fishing villages, exploring the island’s natural beauty. What’s an island holiday without getting wet? The Andaman Sea is a treasure trove of corals and marine life and Phuket has a slew of islands nearby where you can snorkel and marvel at the underwater world. Phuket ranks as one of the world’s top 10 scuba diving destinations, and for good reason. The spectacular reefs, variety of aqua life and an array of dive spots make it a favourite amongst scuba divers of all levels. The Concierge will be happy to make all the arrangements for you, luxury yacht included, or can offer insights into which charter to select from the many available.
Speaking of luxury yachts, the team can also help you hire a fully crewed sailboat to explore Phuket’s best kept secrets, in complete luxury. Or perhaps a long tail boat to go island hopping and visit some of the stunning islands in picturesque Phang Nga Bay. Get that perfect holiday picture against the limestone cliffs and enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the spectacular islands. A memorable day, to say the least.
Take advantage of the tropical weather and tee off at one of the many golf courses on the island, each more scenic than the other, featuring water bodies, natural hazards like towering trees and even one which is designed along the terrain of an old tin mine! Tee off times can be booked by the Concierge team and transfers arranged, so that you can concentrate solely on your game.
One of the most unique experiences on the island is a visit to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, a haven for retired and rescued elephants. The Elite Concierge can book you on a half-day or full-day tour wherein you can observe the gentle beasts go about their daily chores. What more, you are given the opportunity to feed them, an up-close-and-personal moment that you are sure to remember.
The Concierge can also arrange for a range of services at your villa. Pamper yourself with a massage by the pool by a professional masseuse, centre yourself with a yoga session or even take a private healing lesson with a skilled therapist. Whatever it is that gets you going, it can all be arranged. From small things like your favourite foods and beverages pre-stocked in the villa when you arrive, to entertainers and decorations to delight your group for a special occasion, at elite havens, we go the extra mile to ensure all your wishes are fulfilled.