Private Palace - Probably the best place I have stayed in. We were recommended this place by a friend who put us in touch with the owner. There are actually two properties, the main private complex and the smaller villa opposite, so we rented both as there were six of us. We stayed in main one, an closed estate -type walled complex. Was like Jurassic Park, the gate opened and in you go to this private paradise, Was so beautiful and well-designed. Huge kitchen and open lounge, pool, and even has a music studio attached. The complex was on the outskirts of Ao Nang near the plantations so was really quiet and just the getaway we needed. You close the gate and you're in your own private world. We were given two trips a day into the beach area, about 3km away, but some of us rented bikes, was only 5 mins. There was a nice bakery about 10 mins walk near the Ao Nang Yoga behind the main road. Thai yoga instructor called Tani was great. The owners, Reno and Pin, were so hospitable, and Reno took us to a National Park for a 5km hike (very tough but amazing). He was training for an IronMan but helped us make it up there. Thanks Reno. Don't miss the 4 Island Tour and Tiger Cave Temple, too. Amazing place and hope to return some day.
Stayed here at end of Jan 19 and had the best time ever. The villa is just so comfortable and quiet and top quality throughout. Reno and Pin were the perfect hosts. I can’t recommend more highly.
Our family just spent 7 nights here and had an incredible time. So much so that I'm writing my first ever TripAdvisor review so other people can discover and experience this place too.
There were 8 of us in total (4 couples), so we had all three villas around the pool as well as the one bedroom just next door (managed by the same owners). We're in our late 20's, 30's and 60's and we came looking for relaxation. The grounds offer exactly that.
The pool is large and the area around it is very spacious. It's perfect for up to 8 people to spend all day relaxing by the pool. A large open air kitchen with high ceilings opens up to the pool, so it's also a great setting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The landscaping deserves a special mention - great trees on the property and it borders on open forest next door, so very green and tranquil.
The bedrooms are great with everything we needed - all with an ensuite and a safe deposit box.
To get this much space and tranquility, the property is about 5 miles from the beach, but that wasn't a disadvantage at all. In fact, the beachfront at Aonang is quite messy and touristy so it was nice to be slightly removed from it. Meanwhile, the owners of the property were super responsive (i.e. responding within minutes) when we asked for help arranging transportation to town, to a restaurant (of which they had numerous great recommendations) or to the beach / boats.
All in all, a fantastic experience, awesome for families, and absolutely 5-star property and hosts.
This stylish and relaxing villa was just what we needed to recharge our batteries for the new year ahead. Everything from the beds and baths, swimming pool, gazebo and the open-space kitchen/dining room was only matched by the beautiful garden and the peace of quiet location. The hosts were super friendly and extremely well-informed about the best places to dine and to see sunsets. We will be returning to this blissful location and recommending it to all our friends. If you are looking for a slice of paradise, look no further. Boat-rides to several islands including sandy beaches of Railay is only minutes away.