Akuvara’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 very morning, so it’s always super-fresh. Don’t miss it.
There is no charge for breakfast, which is included in the villa’s daily rate. For other meals and for drinks, supplies are charged at market price plus 20% and 7% VAT. 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.
One of the great joys of staying in Akuvara 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 the level of staff presence is entirely up to you. Would you prefer staff to be around at mealtimes only? Or would you like them to be on hand to serve cold drinks and snacks throughout the day? Just let your villa manager know how much attention you are comfortable with.
- Villa manager
Your English-speaking villa manager is your go-to person for any of your needs and wants, and will be pleased to share knowledge about where to go and what to see on Koh Samui.
The villa’s chef excels in the preparation of Thai, Asian and Western favourites. The chef will suggest dishes from the villa’s wide menu, or can prepare special dishes on request, also taking care of health and dietary requirements. The chef is also happy to give cookery lessons. Going out? Get a scrumptious picnic basket to go with you.
Akuvara has a housekeeper who keeps the villa spotless and tidy, inside and out. She also helps in the kitchen and with serving meals or drinks.
The gardener, who has worked at Akuvara for several years, keeps the grounds looking beautiful.
Guests’ safety is assured by the security guard, who works from 7pm to 6am.
Villa holidays are family friendly, especially for those with small children. Akuvara is a safe environment for kids, where you can relax in the knowledge that can play happily and you don’t have to worry about disturbing other guests.
The friendly staff are terrific with children (ask the villa manager about baby-sitting and nanny services). There is plenty to keep children so busy all day that they’ll collapse into their beds every night and sleep soundly until it’s time to start all over again the next morning.
No need to drag a load of equipment on and off planes, either. Akuvara has cots, high chairs, baby bathing facilities and children’s crockery and cutlery. Other equipment can be hired locally. Just let us know what you will need.
Building sandcastles on the beach and splashing in the pool may well be enough to keep everyone entertained throughout the holiday, but check out our Things To Do page should you want to explore beyond the villa grounds: there are stacks of things to do and see on Samui.
What would a luxury holiday be without some serious time spa time? Akuvara has a full menu of spa treatments administered by experts. You can choose to be treated alfresco in the sala, or in the privacy of your room. Here’s what’s on the menu:
- Classic Thai Massage
An ancient traditional art, this method of massage was originally administered on temple grounds by masters with healing abilities. By exerting pressure on specific points of the body and by manipulating muscles and ligaments, the spine is elongated and relieved of tension. The sense of well-being as energy and flexibility are brought back into your body is extraordinary.
- Herbal oil massage
Our herbal oil massage – using blends of spice, citrus, aromatic and citronella oils – is a combination of a classic Thai and oil massage. This gentle massage will leave you feeling on top of the world, and is especially suitable for people with little experience of Thai massage.
- Facial massage
The traditional way of purifying and nourishing your face using natural products, such as our herbal cream cleaner, and honey from the North of Thailand – as well as root masks and soft pressure point massage. This relaxing facial treatment will leave your skin feeling silky smooth, giving you a fresh and healthy glow.
- Foot massage
This is a treat for one of the body’s most important – and often neglected – parts. After the pressure point massage, herbal foot masque and herbal oil treatment, you’ll be back to full speed again.
- Manicure / Pedicure
Indulge, sit back and enjoy a quality manicure by a professional therapist. The pedicure includes a luxury foot soak, foot scrub and exfoliation to soften those weary feet.