Villa Shambala Phuket is a peaceful holiday haven set high on a hillside estate near Surin Beach. With northern Thailand’s Lanna architecture reimagined in a modern style, this four-bedroom, fully staffed villa welcomes families and groups seeking a tranquil and refined tropical escape with sensational sea views.
Shambala, which means ‘a place of peace’ in Sanskrit, forms a stately presence on the Surin hillside, crowned by traditional Thai pitched roofs. A lift connects the ground-floor entrance and parking area to the first floor, where indoor and outdoor living areas stretch from a shaded deck with a natural rock wall at the back, to the lounge and dining rooms with their caramel-coloured teak floors, through to the terrace at the front, with its 20-metre infinity pool and alfresco sitting and dining areas. On the second floor, the four master-suite-sized bedrooms each offer king beds, lavish ensuite bathrooms and total privacy. Clean lines, vibrant décor and gorgeous custom-designed furniture reflect the villa owner’s artistic vision and love of travel. Thoughtful design and natural materials – most notably the integration of the hill’s natural rock face into the villa’s first floor living areas, brings Shambala in full harmony with its beautiful tropical surrounds.
Shambala’s serene embrace calms the soul. Let the days unfold with yoga, spa and massage sessions or simply relaxing poolside while taking in the panoramic views. A dedicated team of staff, including a Thai chef and English-speaking villa manager, offer professional and friendly service throughout the day.
Bedrooms at Villa Shambala Phuket
There’s no need to draw straws for the best bedroom at Villa Shambala Phuket. 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.
Living Areas at Villa Shambala Phuket
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.
Service and Facilities
Villa Shambala Phuket capacity for The villa sleeps 8 people comfortably in 4 king-bedded master suites. Sofa beds in the 4 bedrooms can each sleep an extra person (extra charges apply).
Living and media room; indoor dining for 6; furnished shaded deck with natural rock wall; pool terrace and sundeck; poolside sala with loveseat and outdoor dining for 6.
20-metre infinity pool with swim-up bar.
Full-time villa manager; housekeepers; chef; and 24-hour estate security.
Large modern kitchen, fully equipped with premium appliances. Suggestion menu with an emphasis on Thai cuisine, all prepared by the full-time chef. Special dietary requests accommodated wherever possible.
WiFi broadband internet; local telephone calls included.
Flat-screen TV with surround sound; international cable channels; DVD player and film library; iPod/MP3 dock; book selection.
Shambala welcomes families who will delight in the villa’s large pool, relaxing living areas and TV/DVD entertainment facilities. Children’s equipment, including baby cots and high chairs, may be hired from a local agency on request (extra fees apply).
Enjoy a tranquil spa session at Shambala. Browse the comprehensive spa menu and ask the staff to organise a local therapist to attend you for a soothing massage, manicure or other treatment (extra charges apply).
Airport transfers, car hire and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged with your villa manager.
With its elegant design and gorgeous tropical setting, Villa Shambala Phuket is an ideal venue for an intimate wedding or special event for up to 25 guests (sitting) and 40 guests (standing).
Hairdryer and safety deposit boxes in each bedroom.
Exclusive use whole villa facilities
Wi-Fi internet connection
Personal service by the villa staff
Villa rates are subject to 17.7% service charge, taxes, etc. Please note the above rates are valid until 2019. Please email us if you would like to make a booking after this date.
Low Season: 22 Apr – 30 Jun 2018, 01 Sep – 27 Sep 2018, 08 Oct – 30 Nov 2018, 23 Apr – 30 Jun 2019, 01 Sep – 26 Sep 2019, 08 Oct – 30 Nov 2019 Shoulder Season: 04 Mar – 22 Mar 2018 , 01 Jul – 31 Aug 2018 , 28 Sep – 07 Oct 2018, 01 Dec – 13 Dec 2018, 03 Mar – 28 Mar 2019 , 01 Jul – 31 Aug 2019, 27 Sep – 07 Oct 2019, 01 Dec – 12 Dec 2019 High Season: 14 Jan – 13 Feb 2018, 14 Feb – 24 Feb (CNY)2018, 25 Feb – 03 Mar 2018, 23 Mar – 02 Apr (Easter) 2018, 03 Apr – 21 Apr 2018, 14 Dec – 20 Dec 2018, 13 Jan – 31 Jan 2019, 01 Feb – 10 Feb (CNY) 2019, 11 Feb – 02 Mar 2019, 29 Mar – 11 Apr 2019, 12 Apr – 22 Apr (Easter) 2019, 13 Dec – 19 Dec 2019 Peak Season: 21 Dec 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 (Christmas &NY), 20 Dec 2019 to11 Jan 2020(Christmas &NY)