Shambala, which means ‘a place of peace’ in Sanskrit, forms a stately presence on the Surin hillside, crowned by traditional Thai pitched roofs.
The ocean views are fantastic and the sea breezes are cool at Villa Shambala, which is set in northern Thai Lanna-style pavilions on the hillside.
A lift at the ground-floor entrance and car park takes you up to the first floor, which houses all the villa’s living areas. The open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge features glass doors that open completely to the pool terrace at the front and a shaded deck area to the rear. The four sea-view bedrooms are arranged over the second floor – each a haven of privacy.
With its gourmet kitchen and skilled Thai chef, dining at Shambala is sure to be a holiday highlight.
Imagine sitting down with your friends and family to a beautifully presented meal, and enjoying it at a leisurely pace with attentive staff dedicated to serving your needs alone. Wake up to a hearty breakfast served poolside and savour the sea views with your morning coffee; close the day in style by gathering your group together for a delicious Thai seafood feast.The villa’s menu offers a wide range of dishes to try, with a focus on Thai cuisine that can be customised to your tolerance for spice and flavour preferences. .
The peace and privacy of Villa Shambala offers a wonderful escape for families, who will also enjoy the five-star service provided by the friendly team of staff. The villa’s open living areas provide plenty of space to gather and play, while the 20-metre pool is sure to be a main attraction for kids.
Shambala’s indoor living area doesn’t feel as though it’s inside at all, courtesy of the front and back walls that open and connect fully to the tropical surrounds and offer fantastic sea views. This wide space comprises a living area to the front where a custom-designed sofa, large TV screen and audio system with surround sound are positioned just steps from the pool deck. Next to it is the dining area, where meals are elegantly served at a table for six made with solid Balinese monkeypod wood. The kitchen completes this open-plan room; a modern and well-equipped space with a pair of double ovens and top quality finishings that are put to good use by the villa chef. The granite-topped breakfast bar offers an informal spot to dine, and a good perch for watching the chef prepare delicious meals.
Shambala’s outdoor living areas extend from the front and back of the living-dining room pavilion, with the 20-metre pool stretching across the front terrace offering fabulous views of the sea and sky beyond its infinity edge.
The swim-up bar with submerged granite stools is an inviting spot to relax in cool comfort, while the surrounding terrace and sala – furnished with an outdoor table for six, soft water hyacinth armchairs and loveseats – offer ample space to dine, laze and soak up the views. Yet more comfortable sitting areas are found on the shaded deck to the rear of the living area, where the hill’s natural rock face forms a dramatic backdrop. Soft lighting and orchids enhance the peaceful tone.
There’s no need to draw straws for the best bedroom at Villa Shambala. All four rooms have been designed as elegant master suites, each with sea views, generous-sized resting areas under grand peaked ceilings, polished wood floors, king-sized beds, plush sofa beds and large, lavish bathrooms in marble with double terrazzo soaker tubs and showers. Sliding glass doors across the front can be closed to seal the rooms in air-conditioned comfort or left open to let the breezes flow through with the help of the ceiling fans.
Overlooking the pool, three bedrooms share the top floor of the villa’s larger pavilion connected by a balcony walkway while one bedroom suite is set in a separate pavilion with its own balcony and staircase for added privacy.
Enjoy the exclusive use of the whole villa, its private swimming pool and unlimited WiFi and the flawless service of its team of staff, including the villa manager, personal chef, well-trained cook, villa attendants, butlers and security.
If your family is keen to explore beyond the villa,the powder-soft sands of Surin Beach beckon, while a good choice of dining, shopping and leisure activities are also within easy reach.
Phuket has several family friendly beaches and sights. Take a look through the guidebook at the villa for suggested activities or check with your villa manager for some insider tips on must-see island attractions.
For those wishing to create cherished memories in an unforgettable setting, Villa Shambala offers modern facilities and a gorgeous backdrop ideal for a wedding or special event accommodating ccommodates up to 25 guests (seated) or 40 guests (standing), and an event fee applies.