Paradise by staying at Villa Jasmine
We were a group of 8 people (4 couples) and visited paradise by staying at Villa Jasmine. Before I write more specific details about the villa, there are 2 things you must know a) Everything written in the manual or the website is 100% true and photos do not do justice to the beauty of the villa b) Brian is very prompt in replying and made me feel totally comfortable before I even visited Thailand. We were greeted at Phuket Airport by the driver and he drove us to the villa in a 12 seater luxury van. At the villa we were again greeted by the manager, Khun Noi, and staff which included Tree, Nuch and Mon. The villa was way beyond our expectations. Everything was perfect. Food: The breakfast was a great spread and is par with any other buffet breakfast you may eat elsewhere. The chef cooked some great satay, penang prawn curry, pad thai and many Thai delicacies. Not only is the food better than local restaurants, it is at least half the price. The ice chest at the pool side was stocked with beer and all kind of drinks. The kitchen was well equipped with all sorts of snacks Other facilities: The manager, Khun Noi, was available 24×7 and had answer to every request we had. She would arrange in-house massages in 15 minutes, call a cab very quickly and help in just about everything. One day we wanted to rent bikes. I called up Noi and within 10 minutes someone came to villa to give us bikes on rent. The pool, of course, was one of the best parts of the villa. Location: The villa is located about 20 minutes from Patong and 5 mins from the beach. At first, I was skeptical about the location. But having stayed there, I am glad that we chose the perfect location. Pricing: The drinks and food at villa is very reasonably priced. Beer, coke etc. are almost at par with grocery store prices. Eight of us stayed at the villa for 4 days, had great 3 meals of prawn, chicken, fish, had lots of beer and the drinks, had tea at various times of the day, and consumed in-house snacks. Our bill for 4 days for food was 6500 Baht. That is reasonable by any standard. The taxi provided by Noi would charge 600 Baht for 8 of us to Patong. And finally, a few words about Brian and Prada. They are one of the nicest people I have met. We met them briefly for a a drink and thoroughly enjoyed meeting them. Brian arranged a golf game for us with a friend where we got 50% discount at Loch Palm Golf course. Golfers- are you listening? Highly recommended villa and I will stay here again in my next visit.