We were at Golden Clouds Villa for a week with a group of friends. There were 14 of us and we had the most amazing vacation together.. We were pampered and treated like royalty by our own private staff in our own private paradise. It is impossible to compare a villa vacation to anything else, and if you are planning a holiday for a large group of family or friends, I highly recommend Golden Clouds. The villa and property are like a luxury resort, except you have the whole place to yourself. The staff are always there to assist with anything you need, and it is your home to enjoy for the week. And what a home it is, the main villa is a 10,000 sq. ft mansion and there is also another 2-bedroom villa on the property that we didn’t use, but are planning to the next time when we bring even more people.
The weather was great during our stay and we went snorkelling everyday, plus there were lots of opportunities to play tennis and hang out on the beautiful private beach. I was able to keep up my workout routine while on holidays, in spite of the unbelievably great meals, by making good use of the gymnasium. We also enjoyed the games room and ping-pong table and had many tournaments lasting into the wee hours of the morning.
Since it was sunny and hot for most of our visit, we didn’t spend much time walking around the beautiful gardens during the day. But, after an amazing dinner we would often go for long walks around the well-lit property, which is more like a private park. There is an incredible “Zen” garden with every tropical plant you can imagine. The villa has 10 staff (almost 1 per guest!) and we got to know them very well during our time at Golden Clouds. They are all very friendly and caring people, but are also very dignified and proud to be working at such a luxurious and legendary villa. Ms. Blossom is an amazing chef, and Jackson the Butler/Bartender, David, did a fabulous job, as did all the staff including Ken and Sean. We can’t wait to come back to Golden Clouds, and would recommend this villa to anyone who is looking for a vacation in paradise.