Corporate retreats are an important part of any successful company as they better productivity while improving team-building and general morale. Being able to accommodate groups under one roof and in complete exclusivity, private luxury villas present an ideal venue for such occasions. In addition to resort-like amenities such as swimming pools and spas, many villa rentals also come with facilities advantageous for business purposes such as home theaters, offices, and more.
In terms of location, Phuket is certainly one of the most promising – possessing a spectacular natural beauty but with the conveniences of urban development. We have listed seven luxury Phuket villas ideal for your next corporate retreat.
1. Villa Sawarin
First on our list is Villa Sawarin, one of the biggest in our collection able to accommodate a group of up to 18. And we are not just talking big based on number of bedrooms, the property offers a myriad of luxurious facilities including a beachside bungalow, a fancy TV room, a fully equipped gym, and its very own golf putting green right by the sea.
There are plenty of areas for group discussions all the while enjoying the view of the Andaman Sea. Other notable highlights include a poolside BBQ pavilion, a sundeck, ensuite bathrooms, a massage room, and six dedicated staff.
Set in a small secluded peninsula along Phuket’s Millionaire’s Mile, Villa Analaya is a great choice for a luxurious retreat. The setting is absolutely paradise. Beyond a thin cluster of trees, guests can view the beautiful Kamala bay and walk into one of the island’s most impressive rock beaches. Six lavish bedrooms provide accommodation for a maximum of 12 guests.
The property provides kayaks for offshore adventures while the villa itself ensures an inshore alternative in the form of a 15-meter infinity pool and a well-equipped gym. Beyond the pool and its accompanying sun decks, outdoor facilities also include a trampoline and a scenic yoga area.
With 6 ensuite bedrooms to spare and a guest occupancy of up to 12 people on a 2,280 square meter property, there’s enough space for large groups on Villa Oceans 11. It stands at the edge of the coastline of Cape Yamu providing views of Phang Nga Bay to go with a 26-meter outdoor infinity pool.
The traditional Thai-accented seaside living room offers enough space for brainstorming as does the similarly 12-seating dining area. A cinema room complete with an Apple TV and EPSON projector is great for presentations or for post-business movie watching. Villa Ocean’s 11 also has its own gym, spa room, and access to the estate’s private beach.
Yet another beachfront property in Cape Yamu, the 5-bedroom Villa Vikasa houses amenities for groups of up to 10 people. This villa will embrace you in an atmosphere of tranquil blue-greens with a view of the beachfront on almost every room. Facilities include a 12-seating games room availing a billiard table and a 10-seater bar, an 8-person outdoor Jacuzzi, and a gorgeous infinity pool.
You can perform outdoor activities on the spacious beachfront lawn where you will also find football nets and kayaks ready for use. For large groups, Villa Vikasa can be booked together with Villa Ocean’s 11 situated just a short walk away.
Villa Verai is a two-storey abode with vast stretches of glass panels taking up almost half of the entire structural feature. It is the largest villa on this list in terms of area with a villa size of 4,500 square meters which is divided into 6 ensuite bedrooms, a cinema room with a capacity for 10, a professional kitchen filled with up-to-the-minute conveniences, and an L-shaped infinity pool for both children and adults.
Including its expansive garden, and beachfront lawn, its total property size of 16,000 square meters and provides occupancy for a dozen guests. Villa Verai can also be rented together with neighboring Villa Vikasa and Villa Ocean’s 11.
On the cliffy terrain of Kamala right next to the waters of the Andaman sea, Villa Paa Talee provides seclusion akin to a private resort. Accommodations options here are plenty courtesy of nine bedroom selection. You can expect a customary 25-meter infinity pool and generous outdoor terraces and sala.
The villa is essentially divided into two parts with a secondary villa, if you will, connected to the uphill main villa by a series of 150 steps. The “mini villa” by the ocean houses two bedrooms and a living room as well. Able to house up to 20 guests, Villa Paa Talee has the biggest accommodation capacity on our list.
The last position on our roundup of the best private villas in Phuket for corporate retreats goes to a villa that brings together a combination of Italian, Indian, and Thai heritage. Wall-to-wall windows are a recurring theme throughout the property which is imbued with 10 flat screen TVs and contemporary technology including satellite TV and iPod docks.
Seven ensuite bedrooms contribute significantly to a 3,500 square meter villa size, some of which goes to a large living room, an alfresco dining area, a massage room, a modern gym, a media room, a furnished kitchen, and a record 30-meter infinity pool. Villa Aquila provides residence to 14 guests taken care off by a team of 9 staff members.