Lily and the Villa Staff


Khun Lily is our Villa Manager and chef.  Lily is Thai, and worked in Hong Kong for 15 years, catering for a guest house, and teaching classes in Thai cooking. She speaks English, Thai and Cantonese.

She will look after all your needs and ensure you have a wonderful holiday. You can discuss your menus with her, and she can help you with the shopping, or Jone our driver will take you to the supermarkets or markets to do your own shopping. Lily will be delighted to give you classes in Thai cooking if you wish. Among her many talents she also bakes wonderful cakes.   She will bake you a birthday or special celebration cake too.

Lily has been working as our Manager and Chef in Villa Sanyanga now for many years, and we are extremely lucky to have her looking after our guests. Here are a few short extracts taken from TripAdvisor, so you will see what others have written about her. Some guests have returned two or three times to enjoy her cooking and special care.

What really makes the holiday is the staff - Lily and her team are superb, utterly faultless. They go well beyond the call of duty to make sure that your holiday runs smoothly from beginning to end, with great suggestions of where to go and also helping out with all kinds of logistics and other things. Lily's cooking is wonderful and extremely versatile - whether catering for big or small groups - and the constant use of the minibus is a godsend.

Paul, August 2015

Lily is the star of the this property. She really sets this place apart. She really did her best for us to feel comfortable and have a great time. She can help organise everything for you - activities, restaurants, transport, etc - which is such a great help since sometimes communicating with locals is hard. On top of that , her cooking is amazing - actually better than anything we had outside.

KC - Hong Kong - March 2013

Lily and her team are so sweet and on top of everything, Lily is the best chef! her food was incredible and out of 14 days we only went twice out for dinner, which by my opinion could not top Lillie's cooking.

AM- London - Christmas 2012

Lily is a fantastic cook and the warmest of hosts - the food was a daily triumph for us all (ages 11 to 52). Thank you Lily for sharing your cooking expertise and for being so lovely. We will be back.

MC - England - June 2012

From the moment we arrived we felt completely relaxed and at home with Lily and the team providing service, information, suggestions, transport and catering that was not only tailored to our desires but perfectly catered to adults and children alike. 

RM - Melbourne - July 2012

I don't think I have enough words to express how wonderful our holiday has been. Lily and her team were amazing, efficient and always willing to help, nothing was too much trouble. The food was fantastic and the children loved helping and learning how to cook Thai food.

KB - France - April 2012

Mon and Nang will give you a lovely welcome, alongside Lily.  They are responsible for keeping the house clean, doing the laundry, and helping Lily in the kitchen. They have been working on the villa team for twelve years. They do not speak English, but you can communicate with them through Lily. We also have a handyman called Jeffrey. He is Lily's assistant and helps with a large variety of jobs, and can speak English.

Khun Jone is our mini-bus driver. She has driving experience in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Boston, among other places. She also cooked in a Thai restaurant in USA for seven years, and has worked in Hong Kong. She sometimes helps Lily with the shopping and cooking, and she drives the 15 seat mini-bus for us, and will welcome you at the airport.

Not only will she drive you around Phuket island on your holiday, but she will act as your guide, take you to the markets,  show you the best places to shop, and the best sites to visit, and the best beaches. She speaks excellent English as well as Cantonese and Thai.

Lily and Jone own their own 7 seat Chevrolet, which they use for airport transfers when there are more than one arrival or departure. 

Here are some recent comments about Jone ...

Jone, our driver extraordinaire - will take you all around the island, with a smile. A very professional driver, extremely courteous.

Norma  -  Melourne   -  October 2015

Our guide, Jone, took great care of us. The meals in the villa were excellent and Jone brought us to amazing places that we haven't been to before - and I've been to Phuket 8 times in the past 4 years.

Tuck - Singapore, December 2015

Having  Jone and the minivan was such a bonus and really made it easy to travel around,  especially with having 9 children in our group .

TripAdvisor post - April 2015

You can see these reviews in full, plus many many more, on this link to TripAdvisor