We cannot say enough about this magnificent property. Our party included 8 adults and 5 children, and this estate did not disappoint in the least in terms of size, amenities, or seclusion. Every detail was just absolutely jaw dropping, from the 9 in thick 19 foot long dinning table taken from one solid piece of Teak, to the hand carved doors and hand set stepping stones that lead you around this enchanting and relaxing property.
Dolly was so wonderful and sweet, and was willing to help us in any way to create our perfect vacation, right down to allowing her beautiful twin daughters watch a late night "cars 2" movie on any one of the 3 giant projector screens with our kids, while we enjoyed some of the best Thai influenced cuisine from Yo, our own private chef for 3 meals a day. A true genius in the kitchen, he prepared some of the best food I have ever had. And coming from a guy is New Orleans, that is saying a lot!
We stayed in the Garden Villa built into the rock, but the rest of our party, who occupied the rest of the area, such as the octagonal room and the Bali temple said that their rooms far exceeded their expectations. The pool is amazing, the sunsets are perfect, the bay is shallow enough to walk about 100 yards without needing to swim, and we even had massages come to the villa on two separate occasions.
We have stayed in many fine luxury properties all over the world from Hawaii, Bora Bora, Southern California, The Caribean, to the south of france, and we all agreed that this was the most impressive vacation villa that we had ever stayed in ..... By a mile. And once you add in the staff, seclusion, and attention to detail, this place is one of the worlds best kept secrets.
Thank you for everything Villa Samudra, Gathering of the Wind. Keep up the great work! We will see you soon!