We had a fantastic time at Villa Malee
May was friendly and discreet and as you said, an excellent cook. We ate only Thai food and May was able to meet the different needs of the family. (spicy-not too spicy.. you know with kids), but still letting them discover a new world in food.
Everything was clean and perfect and we were impressed by the high standard of construction and of design. If you are looking for suggestions for even more perfection, the only thing that crossed my mind was that I would have liked to have the choice to save some water by changing towels and linen only when I thought was needed. This is now done in most of the best hotels and it helps my conscience.
The children loved Thailand. We spent 3 nights in a remote resort on Phi-Phi island, in Balinese-style wooden bungalows which were very beautiful and comfortable but without any mod-con such as TV or any distractions powered by electricity. The bungalows were buried in the jungle yet by the sea, so snorkeling, looking at corals and chasing fish kept the children busy. We particularly enjoyed exploring the corals around Koh Phi Phi Lee and Bamboo Island, which are outstanding, even better than those seen around the Similan Island (so says my brother who went diving there).
We spent some time in Phang-Nga where we experienced the real Thailand away from mass tourism. We visited the underground cave underneath Elephant Mountain, a temple in another cave with lots of monkeys, went into the jungle and mingled with ordinary Thais. We ate sometimes in little local restaurants for under 400 Bhat for 5 and also in a fabulous establishment by the river popular with the local elite. Guests arriving in large SUVs are served in discreet booths in bamboo at the foot of a huge cliff, high on stills on the edge of the water with many beautiful exotic plants.