From the formal dining area to the terrace next to the pool, there are plenty of places to enjoy a delicious meal if you’re staying in one of Thailand’s luxurious private villas.
In addition to exclusivity and lavish surroundings, one of the main benefits of staying in one of Thailand’s private villas is that you have everything you need close to hand.
Ocean views, spectacular infinity pools and stunning gardens are just a few of the fabulous facilities close by. However, for many visitors having their own private, mobile restaurant is the true highlight of the stay.
Many private villas come with their own personal chef to cook for them throughout their holiday, which means they can enjoy Thai, Western and fusion cuisine at any time and in any place within the property.
Below are few suggested in-villa locations with flavours to match.
Lazy Morning Grazing
One of the best things about a private villa holiday is that you don’t have to get up and rush to beat the crowds at the hotel breakfast buffet. Instead, why not ease yourself into the morning by indulging in breakfast in bed, freshly made and brought to you by your villa’s dedicated staff? Jok – a Thai rice porridge served with pork – may be the dish of the day if you’re in the mood for something filling that will sustain you until lunchtime. Fresh local fruits such as papaya, dragon fruit and watermelon served alongside green tea offers a sweeter alternative.
Chilled Midday Meal
If you’re dropping back to your villa for a light lunch before heading out to enjoy more island adventures, why not have your villa’s chef whip up a tasty som tam
salad and spicy marinated chicken for you to enjoy at the breakfast bar? If you need to sit down after a busy morning, you could even watch the chef as he prepares the food and transform the experience into an impromptu cooking lesson.
Indulgent Lunchtime Treat
There’s something about barbecued food that just gives it the edge over foods grilled or roasted in the oven. Thanks to its miles and miles of coastline, Thailand is a great place to enjoy a seafood feast – especially if your villa comes with its own barbecue unit. The waft of freshly-caught prawns, tuna and lobster as lunchtime approaches is an irresistible addition to the day. Once the food is ready, it can be enjoyed on the pool terrace with views to match the exquisite taste.
Sensational Sunset Flavours
If you enjoy your evening meal with a view, then one of Thailand’s private villas will undoubtedly appeal. Many properties boast chic pavilions and salas overlooking the ocean – the perfect place to enjoy a romantic sunset meal. After a long hot day of sightseeing, the sea breeze will also be particularly welcome. If you’re not in the mood for Thai food, why not opt for a fusion-inspired treat? Steaming linguini with fresh mussels and and just a hint of chilli to capture the fire of Thai cuisine is the perfect taste at dusk.
Formal Sit-down Meal
If you’re indulging in a multi-course meal, it makes sense to make the most of your villa’s dedicated indoor dining area. Some properties boast expansive dining spaces with panoramic ocean views that can be enjoyed throughout the meal. With air-conditioning, it may also be the coolest place to be after a day spent in the balmy outdoors. To make the most of your personal Thai chef’s professional cooking skills, consider a light starter, such as a creamy yet flavoursome soup like Tom Kha Gai
. Follow that up with a delectable Massaman
curry before moving on to a dessert of mango and sticky rice.