Villa Sanyanga Services and Facilites - your questions answered.


Luxury Catamaran Yacht Cruise

Our 70 ft catamaran yacht Shangani is a luxury yacht for charter, and we offer a special low price day cruise to guests on holiday in Villa Sanyanga. This is only available on a stand-by. last minute basis, if the boat is not out on charter.  You can see all the details of this cruise offer on the Phuket Yacht Cruise page of this website, and many more details of the Catamaran Yacht Shangani on

Airport Transfers

Jone, our driver will meet you at the airport and take you to Villa


She will also drive you around Phuket on your holiday and act as your guide.

Lily and Jone have their own new Chevrolet 7 seat vehicle, which can seat 6 passengers without luggage. They use this for all extra airport or other transfers which are not included in our offer.

Mini-bus and driver

There is a 14 seat mini-bus with driver, availlable for daily use by the villa guests. You only pay for the fuel.

The bus is used for airport transfers to and from the villa, and will normally be available to guests every day of their holiday, except arrival and departure days.  Jone, our driver, will act as your guide, and show where to go and what to see.

The bus is used for both the yacht and the villa. Occasionally it has to be used for Tigermarine yacht transfers, and during these times it will not be available for guests. This would only be for a couple of hours at a time, and usually in the early morning or evening, so even on those days, there is plenty of time for villa guests to use the bus. You will have advance notice of when the bus is to be used for yacht transfers, so you can plan your excursions accordingly.

Normally the bus should be back at the villa latest 9 p.m., though in some circumstances we can go beyond this, for late restaurant visits for example, or to the Fantasea show. Late night Patong visits not included! Apart from late night airport transfers, Jone does not work at night. If you want her to work outside her normal hours you can ask her, and if she wants to, she will tell you a price for this.

Please see the In House Menu page. This is only intended as a guideline. Lily has many more ideas, and she will enjoy surprising you!

There are cold beers in the fridge which you can either buy or replace, and good boxed red and white wine kept in the villa to buy at cost price. Also there is a good wine shop at the entrance to Baan Thai Surin Hill. See their website here

We offer a free transfer in our mini-bus on arrival, and one on departure.

If there are multiple arrivals on the same day, we can arrange extra transfers at your expense.  Our mini-bus can seat 14 people without luggage, so if you have a large group arriving on the same flight, you might need an extra vehicle for your luggage.

Food Shopping and Catering

Delicious Thai meal, free on arrival.

Lily will prepare a meal for you on your first day free of charge,  so you don’t have to think about shopping after a long flight. There will be some typical Thai dishes, something that children will enjoy as well.

Apart from the welcome meal, food and drink are not included in the rental price, as with any self-catering villa. But Lily can help you to shop, and will prepare your meals for you. Unlike most villas, which charge a 10% to 20% premium for groceries, when our staff do your shopping, it is at cost price. You just discuss with Lily what you would like, and give her the money for the shopping.

Before your arrival in Phuket, please let us know of any food issues, religious or personal, or any allergies. After you have settled in, you can discuss your food preferences, likes and dislikes, with Lily. She will take your personal taste into consideration when preparing meals for you. Her speciality is Thai cooking, and her tasty dishes will add to your Thai holiday experience. Lily can also prepare western dishes, and dishes especially for the children.

Lily will ask you for an initial amount, and then keep a note of everything she spends, and settle up with you each day.   As she and Jone have to use their own car for this, we ask you to pay for their fuel too.


Lily will tell you where to go for food shopping in Phuket

There is a good Tesco supermarket only 5 minutes drive from the villa, as well as an "upmarket" store a little further away, and many larger supermarkets and hypermarkets in the international shopping centres near Phuket town. Jone will take you in the mini-bus.

For Thai cooking, the best option would be for Lily to buy the fresh ingredients for you at the local Thai market.

There is an enormous variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices at the local market, and at very reasonable prices.   You can accompany Lily to the local market if you like, as part of your Thai experience.

We provide free high-speed internet with wifi to all levels of the villa.

Lily will take any clothes that need washing with her when she leaves the villa each evening, and she takes it to a very reliable local laundry near her home. Usually she can bring it back with her to the villa washed and ironed, the next morning.  Lily has a list of prices, and they are very reasonable. There is also a washing machine just for guest's use in the villa, so you can do your own washing if you prefer.

The entertainment system at Villa Sanyanga is exceptional.

The Sonos surround sound music system runs with ipods, iphones, ipads and PCs. The internet radio that this system can pick up gives you continuous listening of any type of music you wish, or you can plug in your own ipod.

All bedrooms and living rooms are fully air-conditoned

In addition, all rooms have large efficient overhead fans, as well as floor fans, to keep the rooms cool, when not using air-con.  At night it is very pleasant to leave all bedroom doors and windows open, close the sliding mosquito screens,  turn on the overhead fans and floor fans, and enjoy the fresh air.

Entertainment  systems - Music, TV and Dvds

We have a Samsung tablet controller, however you can also download a free Sonos app on your iPhone or iPad, pair it with the villa system, and then you can control the music from your own phone or tablet.  The volume can be adjusted in each individual area, ie. dining room, sala, living room and terrace. The only thing we ask is that you keep the volume of music to a reasonable level, and after midnight, keep the music very low, so it can't be heard by our neighbours.

There is a large selection of DVDs of many kinds, for all age groups, and three flat screen TVs in the villa, and a smaller one in the Master bedroom. There are three separate systems so different programmes can be viewed at the same time in different parts of the villa.

Air Conditioning and cooling

Wifi Internet and Computers

Skype is set up on the big desktop computer, with the skype address villasanyanga, so you can have easy video communication with all your friends and family at home.

There are two computers for the use of guests, a small laptop PC, which can be used anywhere in the villa, and also a 27 inch iMac Apple desktop computer, with printer. These are in the office in the upper level of the annexe.

There are individual wifi routers on each level of the villa, to give good internet coverage wherever you are.

As is the practice anywhere in the world with a holiday rental, we require a security deposit. Please give this to Lily in cash, on arrival at the villa. The amount required is written in your Booking Confirmation, normally 1000 USD. This can be the equivalent in baht, or any major currency. Lily will keep it in her safe, and return it to you on your departure, providing there has been no damage or breakage.

Local mobile phone

If you have an "unlocked" phone, you can pick up free SIM cards when you arrive at Phuket airport, from a kiosk by the luggage carousel. You can top up from any 7/11 store or other places.

During your holiday in Villa Sanyanga we also offer you the use of a local mobile phone, which is very useful for contact with Jone, your driver, when you want to be collected from anywhere. It is a prepaid phone which you can top up in a supermarket, Lily will explain how to do this. Mobile phone charges are very low in Thailand.

Security Deposit

Personal Laundry

During your holiday you can indulge in a relaxing thai massage. Lily will arrange for a masseuse, or several masseuses, to come to the villa whenever you want.  

Children and Babies

Thai Massage in the Villa

There is a choice of beautiful places to enjoy your massage - on the pool terrace, or in the privacy of one of our three private spa areas - either off the Master bathroom, or the Spa Patio of the third bedroom, or the beautiful Garden Spa room on the lower garden level of the villa.

Children are very welcome. We have three baby cots, three high chairs and two car seats. Lily can arrange baby sitting for you, so you can have a more relaxing holiday when you have young children with you. We also have a pool-protection net fence which can be erected in minutes to give you peace of mind.

Yoga Classes in the villa

We can arrange for a yoga teacher to come to the villa and give classes for anyone who would like this. See here for details.

Towels and Shampoo

We provide pool and beach towels as well as bath towels. Also soap, shampoo and shower gel.

There is an ATM machine right outside the entrance to the Baan Thai Surin Hill estate, so it is easy to get local currency for your shopping, or for your security deposit.

If you would like additional baby equipment, please see Phuket Baby Rentals. They deliver to the villa and collect.

For very good information on chidren's activities in Phuket, please see this website and see here for suitable activies by age groups.



                                         We have three mahjong tables in the

                                         villa for those that like to play

The Bliss Club on Bangtao Beach

Surf Boards

In the low season, between May and October, there is good surfing on Surin and Bangtao beaches close to the villa. We have surf-boards in the villa for your use.

How to book the villa

If you would like to book a holiday in Villa Sanyanga, please ask me first to hold the dates provisionally for you. Then I will ask for a 25% deposit. If you live in Austraila, Canada, New Zealiand or UK, we have a very safe and quick method of transferring funds, that will save you banking fees.  Please see the Price and Booking page for details

For early arrivals or late departures which do not fit in with our check-in and out times, we have a special arrangement with Bliss Beach Club on Bangtao beach for guests of Villa Sanyanga.  The  Bliss Club offers 10 free sun-loungers and 10% discount on food and drink especially for guests of Villa Sanyanga.  This does not cover alcoholic drinks, and applies when you spend more than 300 baht per person.

If your flight arrives early, our driver will meet you at the airport and take you to the Bliss Club, and then fetch you and take you to Villa Sanyanga when the villa is ready for you. For late departures, our driver will take you to the Bliss Club to pass the afternoon and evening, and then collect you and take you to the airport ready for your departing flight. This a really beautiful place to relax, with plenty of shade, green lawns sloping down to the white sand beach, and good food.

Their generous offer of 10% off food and soft drinks, plus free sun-beds, continues for guests of  Villa Sanyanga, all day and every day, all year round. So you can take advantage of this lovely place during your holiday.  See more details of the Bliss Club, on their website here.

Villa Sanyanga


As service is not included in the rental price, we would really appreciate it if you could tip the villa staff at the end of your holiday, as long as you are happy with their services.