One of the great joys of staying at Villa Waimarie is the dedicated, energetic, cheerful and highly trained staff. They ensure that all guests have everything they want, and never have to lift a finger. Thais have a worldwide reputation for their welcoming character and high service standards. But if you would prefer to see staff only at meal times rather than them being on hand to serve cold drinks throughout the day, just let your villa manager know.
- Villa manager
Waimarie’s manager has been at the villa for 11 years and is the go-to person for all your needs and wants.
The villa’s chef excels in the preparation of Thai, Asian and Western favourites. She will suggest dishes from the villa’s wide menu, or can prepare special dishes on request, also taking care of health and dietary requirements. She is also happy to give cookery lessons. Going out? She’ll fix you a scrumptious picnic basket.
Waimarie has two housekeepers who keep the villa spotless. They also help in the kitchen and serve meals and drinks.
The villa has two gardeners to look after the lush garden, the pool and beach cleanliness.
Guests’ safety is assured by the security guard, who works from 7pm to 6am.
Villa Waimarie’s chef is on hand throughout your stay to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The villa has an extensive menu of home-cooked dishes to choose from, ranging from Thai and other Asia cuisines to Western favourites, as well as children’s specials and vegetarian choices. Or, off-menu, the chef is always happy to cook up something different requested by guests, including catering for special diets.
Do make sure you eat some fish during your stay; it is bought from local fishermen who land their catches every morning, so it’s always super-fresh. The villa’s signature Thai dish is Pla Tort Kamin – grilled turmeric-marinaded fish. Don’t miss it. It’s superb.
There is no charge for breakfast, which is included in the villa’s daily rate. For drinks and other meals, supplies are charged at market price plus 20%. Guests are asked to provide grocery money in advance.
Staff will do the shopping and provide receipts for reference. To ensure this can be done in a timely manner, we advise you to plan your meals the evening before.
The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
Villa Waimarie is a safe and happy environment for kids of all ages. The beach, pool, gardens and playground provide plenty to keep children happily amused all day, and the friendly staff are terrific with children. Should you crave a kid-free night out, full-time babysitting can be arranged via your villa manager (extra charges apply).
No need to drag a load of equipment on and off planes, either. Waimarie has cots, high chairs and baby bathing facilities. Other equipment can be hired locally. Just let us know what you will need.
And if the excitement of playing at the villa or on the beach ever shows any sign of wearing off, check out our Things To Do page. There are stacks of things for families to do and see on Samui.
Spa & Gym
What would a luxury holiday be without some serious spa time? At Waimarie you can pick and choose from a full menu of spa and beauty treatments administered by experts, in the privacy of your room, poolside or even on the beach. From a foot scrub to a facial, let yourself be pampered for few hours.
Here’s a few examples of what’s on the menu:
Thai massage is a widely recognised and admired art that sees the masseuse twisting and bending body, head and limbs in ways that might at first seem impossible. Follow this with a hot herbal compress and you’ll be as relaxed as a strand of al dente spaghetti.
Or you can opt for a head and shoulders massage, or a reflexology foot massage. Add a touch of aromatic oil or aloe vera to make it even more exotic.
And finally, nails. Spoil your hands and feet with a mani-pedi, polished off with acrylic or gel nails.
Head for the tennis court, jog or play volleyball on the beach, or swim laps in the pool. For something more structured, ask your villa manager to organise a session with a fitness trainer. He can lead hour-long personal training, yoga or Pilates sessions for as many people as you like. Or you can take lessons in Muay Thai – Thailand’s renowned martial art taught by a fighter with a winning record. In this case classes are limited to three people.