Akuvara - In-villa chef

Staff

Akuvara - Dedicated staff

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.

Chef

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.

Housekeeper

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.

Gardener

The gardener, who has worked at Akuvara for several years, keeps the grounds looking beautiful.

Security

Guests’ safety is assured by the security guard, who works from 7pm to 6am.

Akuvara - Attentive staff

Guest Reviews

  • August 5th, 2019 - August 10th, 2019

    Dear Miss May, Miss Nim, Mister Nut and Chef Tom, Thanks a lot for taking good care of us so we could have a fantastic holiday at Koh Samui. We loved your company and your food. Aroi makk! Thanks for teaching me some words in Thai! You were all very helpful with choosing meal, amazing scooters and taxi, recommending place to see and to have lunch. You made sure we have a very nice stay at Akuvara Elite Havens. Thanks a lot! May we meet again!

    Cheung P, Belgium
  • July 13th, 2019 - July 20th, 2019

    I wanted to pass on our thanks for enabling us to have the most wonderful holiday. Our accommodation was perfect, there was not one thing we could fault. The cleanliness inside and out was faultless. Our food absolutely delicious and the staff catered to our every need. Both May and Tee were most professional and a pleasure to deal with and advised us on lots of activities and venues to visit. Tee and the staff managed to organize breakfast and showers for us on our last day when the power went out so we were not inconvenienced at all. A credit to them.

    Jennifer I, Australia
  • June 6th, 2019 - June 20th, 2019

    This is the best thing that could happen to us during these 2 weeks. I like it! The villa is just super! Liked the service, very attentive to each of us, good food, special thanks to the cook. Any request was fulfilled immediately. Thank you very much May and to all who have been with us all this time. Hope to come back again! Thank you.

    Mr. Salikov S, Philippines
  • June 1st, 2019 - June 4th, 2019

    Dear May and Team, Thank you very much for all your attention, smiles, extra wishes. This birthday will be unforgettable for all of us.

    Bernd S, South Africa
  • April 30th, 2019 - May 8th, 2019

    May and Staff, Thank you so much for taking such a good care of us. Take care, Tidd, Cathy, Cole and Nicole

    Cole A, Canada
  • December 16th, 2018 - December 22nd, 2018

    Thank you for such a wonderful stay at Villa Akuvara. The food and service has been outstanding and the villa has been a perfect true beach front location with a fantastic pool. It's not often that the children don't want to go back to their toys.

    Kate N, Singapore
  • December 7th, 2018 - December 13th, 2018

    Thank you so much for this amazing week. We have had an amazing time celebrating two birthdays here at Akuvara. The staff have been so wonderful and we couldn't have dreamed of a more beautiful place to stay. We hope to come back.

    Lauren C, Philippines
  • November 17th, 2018 - November 23rd, 2018

    Thank you for providing the excellent service during our stay. We truly enjoyed our family vacation very much.

    Hellen L, Singapore
  • October 29th, 2018 - November 1st, 2018

    Our stay at Villa Akuvara has been perfect in all aspects. The location with the picturesque view is amazing. The pool overlooking the ocean with the sound of the brids, waves crashing is the perfect combination of a serene tranquil and relaxing break. Add to this the luxurious villa, yummy food and the staff who look after your each little need is the carry on the cake. The warm and friendly Joy made sure we are looked after very well. Our Kids enjoyed their time here and are already looking forward to a second stay here in the future.

    Pranav B, Thailand
  • September 25th, 2018 - October 4th, 2018

    Thank you for making our stay love wonderful, we loved every minute of it and surely will be back.

    Paloma E, China
  • September 8th, 2018 - September 15th, 2018

    What an amazing week in paradise. We had such an awesome, relaxing and fun time at Akuvara. Villa Manager was absolutely a pleasure to deal with - She went above and beyond for our trip here - making sure all stomachs were always full and the kids had endless fun. Would definitely recommend and would come here again for another family vacation. Thank for everything to all wonderful staff.

    Joanne H, Hong Kong
  • August 12th, 2018 - August 18th, 2018

    What to say after a week in paradise. Great location on an isolated beach watching the waves and the Raja ferry in their daily dance. Nothing to worry nothing to plan - except the menu with our star chef Pueng. We hope to come back as soon as possible!

    Sebastien L, France
  • July 17th, 2018 - July 31st, 2018

    We had an amazing holiday at Akuvara. Everything was even much better that expected. The villa, the food and especially the great hospitality. We would love to come back at any time. Unfortunately we have to leave this wonderful place. Thank you for unforgettable memories.

    Anja N, Germany
  • May 1st, 2018 - May 6th, 2018

    We had an amazing, relaxing, wonderful and luxurious time here at Akuvara Villa. Thank you so, so much for everything - you made this vacation unforgettable for us and we really appreciate all your effort, support and help. We will recommend this place definitely to our friends and family. We will miss the delicious food that you prepared in a perfect way and to all our needs and preferences, so much. The massage that you arranged for me here in the villa was also amazing. Thank you so much, we will miss you all.

    Tobias L, Japan
  • April 17th, 2018 - April 22nd, 2018

    We would like to thank everyone here at Akuvara villa for such a great holiday. The food has been amazing (Thanks to Chef Max, who is a great chef). The service has been very good and not intrusive at all. We had a family meet up here and it all went perfectly. Would definitely recommend to other people.

    Barry K, United Kingdom
  • April 2nd, 2018 - April 7th, 2018

    We had a wonderful stay in Koh Samui! Our first trip to Thailand. From the amazing food - thank you Max and our service - thanks to Joy, our families shared unforgettable memories together. Thank you for an incredible stay at Akuvara. We enjoyed every minute and are so sad to say goodbye to the amazing staff - Joy, Max, Dang, Ning, see you again!

    Laura D, Philippines
  • March 22nd, 2018 - March 27th, 2018

    Staff here work enthusiastically, meals served were very close to our taste - so we felt as comfortable as if at home and were very happy. Rooms face ocean so we enjoyed a great view. Very suitable for families with kids, as we could play on the beach, look for shells - always entertained. Peaceful surrounding. We will stay here again if we come back to Koh Samui.

    Danni T, China
  • February 23rd, 2018 - March 2nd, 2018

    Thank you for the amazing time in Akuvara. The hospitality was absolutely wonderful. This is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. This was the best vacation we have ever had and we really want to return someday. The tree swing made the gorgeous beach even more special. We cannot get over how delicious all the food was. I think the best chef in the world resides here. We will miss the food! Thank you for an unforgettable time.

    Graham M, Philippines
  • February 11th, 2018 - February 17th, 2018

    Service standard was excellent, food taste was quite suitable for Chinese. Location is just great, facing a smooth leveled beach, people can swim, canoe and fish here. If we have another chance visiting Koh Samui in the future, we will come back here.

    Li F, China
  • January 11th, 2018 - January 23rd, 2018

    Our time at Akuvara was everything we hoped for and more. Tranquil, relaxing in a wonderful location on a peaceful beach. It was the ideal place to just stop and unwind. We read books, swam everyday in the pool and ocean, played tennis, paddled on the kayak and we were so well looked after by the staff. The food each day was a highlight with delicious Thai cuisine. Thanks to chef Max, Joy and her team, all are wonderful.

    Mary H, Australia
  • May 31st, 2012 - June 8th, 2012

    We just returned after spending 8 fabulous days at Koh Samui at Villa Akuvara and would like to thank you for meeting our expectations about the quality of the property and the service levels of the staff at the Villa . We loved every minute of our stay there and would like to point out that the SERVICE was of VERY HIGH STANDARDS and we Indians can be very fussy about services . They were at our beck and call and with a smile 24/7 and no matter what we asked for , it was done within no time . The Chef did keep whipping up meal after meal for us and we were very sad to leave and hope to be back with a bigger group soon as we were not able to do a few things due to the weather playing spoilsport .  We really have nothing negative to say about our entire experience right from booking. However, if we wanna criticize, then the only thing we came up with is that there are no telephones in the rooms (even for room-room communication). We realized this only the times when it rained really heavily and was difficult for us to step out since the rooms were not connected. But this wasn't really that big of a deal. looking fwd to renting villas through you for all our vacations in the future . !! 

    Jhumur Baruah, India
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