Waimarie - View from the pool

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Villa Layout

You arrive at Waimarie through the main gate into the brick-paved courtyard and parking area, with the tennis court on the left. From there, a brick path leads through an elegant archway into the gardens and past the rooms, on left and right, and then to the main focus of the villa: the beachside pool with the huge sala to the left, lounge and entertainment room facing the ocean, dining and kitchen pavilion to the right. Just a couple of steps away is the beach itself.

Waimarie - Coffee service
Waimarie - Living room

Living Areas

Indoor living

As befits its beachside tropical location, much of Waimarie’s indoor living is almost outdoors, with wide glass doors to the lounge and dining pavilions opening to allow the sea breezes and the view of the Gulf of Thailand to float into the interior.

The dining pavilion, attached to the kitchen, has a large square table that easily seats 12, as well as a spacious breakfast bar. There are four refrigerators, including a wine cooler, and a well equipped and stocked coffee station. One wall is taken over by a large replica of a bas-relief from Angkor Wat, showing a Hindu god and his court.

Close by, the lounge pavilion has huge sofas and armchairs to sink into. An impressive teakwood central divider splits the room into social/reading area and entertainment area. The latter has a generous wide-screen TV with satellite connection, DVD player, Apple TV 4K box, and iPod station. A high-end stereo connects to smart phones or other compatible players, to relay guests’ choice of music through the lounge and the neighbouring sala.  

Here, too, the owners’ love of classic Asian art is in evidence, the back wall being home to two intricate wood carvings.

Outdoor living

A big favourite with Waimarie guests is the beachside sala. It’s huge: big enough for a long dining table with benches either side, and a massive L-shaped sofa and two armchairs looking out to sea. Fans in the vaulted ceiling keep the shady interior cool. This is the real social centre of the villa.

Some people like swimming in the sea; some prefer a pool. At Waimarie you’re spoiled for choice. The 15 -metre pool, partially shaded by a large banyan tree with twisted roots, is two steps away from the beach

The extensive gardens surrounding the rooms at Villa Waimarie are a tropical delight, with manicured lawns fringed with hedges of yellow and red ixora, and overhung with scarlet flame-of-the-forest bushes. Presiding over all are tall coconut palms and an African tulip tree, which carelessly drops huge orange booms onto the lawns below. Birds and butterflies flit constantly from one leafy nook to another. And kids will be thrilled to find a playground within the villa gardens.

For those who just can’t idle in the sun, the sea or the pool all day, the villa has a swing hanging over the beach, table tennis, and all the equipment you’ll need for a game of football or volleyball on the beach. If you prefer your activities wet and salty, there are two sea kayaks and two stand-up paddleboards. Pride of place in the list of activities goes to the private tennis court, which also has a basketball hoop in one corner.

And then there’s the beach. Lipa Noi Beach has to be one of the world’s most delightful yet least known tropical gems. Soft white sand with almost no one on it. Warm sea with islands in the distance. And at sunset, the perfect venue for a sundowner or two.

Waimarie - Swimming pool
Waimarie - King guest room 2 desk features

Bedrooms

The six bedrooms at Waimarie are arranged in pairs in three spacious bungalows. Each pair has a connecting door making the bungalows ideal for families, though these doors can, if required, be locked for privacy. Each air-conditioned room has a shady veranda with sofa and armchair. All six rooms have huge ensuite bathrooms with double vanities and a rain shower. Pride of place, however, goes to the elegant freestanding bathtubs, each set beneath a glass roof. Botticelli’s Venus would be delighted to emerge from such a shell.

Waimarie - King guest room 3

Three King Guest Rooms

Through the sliding glass doors of each of these rooms, a luxurious king-size bed - one of them a four-poster bed with mosquito netting - waits beneath the sloping white ceiling with its wooden beams and ceiling fan. Facing the bed is a large chaise longue with colourful cushions and, in a corner, an elegant teak desk and chair. These are rooms not only for sleeping but also, perhaps, for a nightcap and a quiet discussion about plans for the following day. Let’s sleep on that.

Two Twin Guest Rooms

These two bedrooms, though smaller, are every bit as comfortable. Each has two large single beds, ideal for children of any age, or simply for good friends. If preferred, the beds can be joined to make kings. One of these rooms has a wide-screen TV and DVD player.

Waimarie - Twin guest room 2
Waimarie - Bunk room

Bunk Room

The same dimensions as the twin bedrooms, this room features a pair of bunk beds. Perfect for a bedtime game of pirates or spaceships. But all of the bunks are full-size singles, so can also accommodate teens or adults. Anyone for a pillow fight? This room is also equipped with a wide-screen TV and DVD player.

Guest Reviews

  • August 9th, 2019 - August 13th, 2019

    The villa is a perfect destination for our family holiday. There is something for everyone here from the private beach, swimming pool, tennis court to the incredible service by the staff here. Professional and attentive, we feel we got all amenities at our finger tips. The chef, oh the chef food was fantastic, top quality gourmet standard! I would recommend this villa to our friends and hope to be here again sometime.

    LIYI S, China
  • July 7th, 2019 - July 21st, 2019

    What a fantastic family holiday! We were very well cared for by Joy and her team. The service was amazing and every meal was beautiful. Thank you so much. The Hunt Family and The Borin Family We had such a perfect wonderful time. Unfortunately Christian had a serious accident, needing two operations, that was difficultly for all of us, but ...we could not have been in better hands. Thank you! The Bunch from New Zealand, Maldives, Spain and Belgium

    Sven Z, Sweden
  • May 5th, 2019 - May 8th, 2019

    The review is from a 7 years old kid: I have a amazing vacation here, we feed elephants (elephants smells not stinky), the restaurant owner has 5 dogs, they are fat and cute, I love them. Grandpa played the swing with me under the tree, I was flying and so happy. Dad and me swimming in the villa pool. After that we took a boat to go fishing, the captain caught lots of fishes, hope we can be good like him next time. We have a nice time here. I will study harder and get back to here again. Thanks all. LI ZI

    Jiajia L, China
  • February 23rd, 2019 - March 3rd, 2019

    It’s one year since we left and hopefully we will be back next year as well. We had a great time, well looked after by Joy and her crew.

    Henrik W, Hong Kong
  • April 27th, 2018 - May 1st, 2018

    Thank you for your amazing hospitality and care. Awesome food and great property. We've had a lovely time. Kids love this place! Julian and I had a wonderful time. The staff were super attentive and the property is beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and look forward to a return down the road.

    Simon and Friends, Hong Kong
  • March 31st, 2018 - April 8th, 2018

    We have spent a wonderful and relaxing week. All of this was possible because Joy and her team did their best in order for us to have an amazing holiday. Here we found a great chef who cooked everything we asked for. We wish we will come back here for a longer period of time.

    Sebastian Emilian B, Romania
  • March 20th, 2018 - March 24th, 2018

    Thank you Joy and your staff for all your loving care. Everything is just "perfect" - as always.

    Lily C, Philippines
  • February 24th, 2018 - March 4th, 2018

    Thank you Joy for all the good care and hospitality you have showed us. Special thanks for all your help after the dog bite...priceless. All the best

    Henrik W, Thailand
  • January 27th, 2018 - February 17th, 2018

    Thank you so much to Joy and the team at Waimarie for a wonderful, relaxing, delicious 3 weeks. Joy's hospitality and creativity (with lots of special surprises) contributed to making our stay truly memorable. The food was exquisite, fresh, tasty and healthy, a great chef. Loads of tennis with James kept us in shape. We had a great time, Thanks

    Ed A, Thailand
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