Thai food is justifiably world famous for its fragrant and exotic flavours, and Villa Haleana’s skilled personal chef offers guests an excellent opportunity to explore this delicious cuisine and enjoy meals carefully customised to individual tastes.
The villa’s suggestion menu brims with a tasty array of Thai dishes, set breakfasts and a selection of western dishes. Highlights include tom kha gai (delicious chicken soup made with coconut milk and fragrant galangal); gaeng phed ped yang (red curry with roasted duck); pla thod ta rod (crispy sea bass with five-flavour sauce), and the chef’s specialty Gaeng ka ree nue fak tong (beef tenderloin and pumpkin in Thai yellow curry).
The chef and kitchen team will take care of all the grocery shopping, sourcing only the freshest and best quality ingredients. Provisions are charged at cost plus a 20% handling fee and a government tax, and guests are requested to provide cash to cover groceries in advance. The staff will keep receipts for reference when settling the bills.
Villa Haleana’s setting is as delectable as its cuisine. Whether you opt to dine in the elegant indoor dining area or alfresco on the pool terrace, you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy the spectacular sea and sunset panoramas.
With its bright, airy living spaces, modern facilities, walled garden and friendly staff team, Villa Haleana extends a warm welcome to families.
A lift provides easy access for pushchair-bound youngsters and less-mobile elders, while exclusive use of the 18-metre pool gives families the freedom to splash and play without worrying about other guests. (There’s no safety fence, so a careful eye will need to be kept on non-swimmers.) The media room next to the upper-floor master suite can be converted to a child’s room if needed.
Children’s equipment, including high chairs, baby cots, changing tables and car seats can be sourced from local rental agencies for a small extra fee – just let us know your requirements when making your villa reservation. Likewise, if you fancy a night out during your stay, a reliable babysitting service can be arranged (extra charges apply).
Keeping the whole family happy and well fed is easy at Villa Haleana. Young guests will have fun choosing their own dishes from the villa menu, and the chef is open to discuss any special requests for meals and snacks, whether it’s toning down the spice level in a curry or having sandwiches sliced just so. Delicious Thai treats, such as chicken satay skewers, mango sticky rice or pad Thai noodles, might just be the keys to unlock picky eaters’ taste buds.
Though Villa Haleana holds plenty of charm for families, having one of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches on your doorstep is an added bonus. Grab those buckets and spades and go sand-castle building on Naithon’s powdery sands, which remain blissfully free of crowds year round. Treat the kids to some fast food, Thai style – fresh corn on the cob and skewers of grilled meat are readily available from local vendors. Snorkelling, stand-up paddling and boat trips are just a few of the activities on offer, but check our Things to Do page for more ideas and be sure to chat with the villa staff for their recommendations and assistance with booking transport and tours.
Villa Haleana’s air-conditioned gym is available to guests 24 hours a day. This fitness room has floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy sea views while working out, and is well equipped with a treadmill, elliptical trainer, yoga mats, fit balls and a weight-training station.
A relaxing spa treatment is a must at Haleana. The villa’s marble spa room is designed like a heavenly Turkish bath with spa beds, a steam sauna and a spa shower. Its jacuzzi, grandly elevated on a marble platform, is big enough for four people to relax in comfortably. There’s even a beauty salon with a reclining chair and sink for hair styling – perfect for brides and their entourage to prepare for the big event. Curtains between the massage area, the salon and the jacuzzi area offer added privacy for groups.
Phuket is home to many professional spa and beauty specialists, and your villa manager can arrange for the best to provide private in-villa treatments. Thai massage, oil massage, facials, manicures and pedicures are just some of the choices available. Refer to the spa menu at the villa for more details.