REVIEWS FROM PAST GUESTS
From Trip Advisor
Ani Villas was an amazing experience, like a dream. beautiful property, excellent service very kind and caring staff with attention to all the details, with a very proffassional management, an amazing chef and great food. So i would say you will get the best of the best… and you will dream of it all year.
— Nazgol Z, Dubai – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Sri Lanka
A week at any Ani Villas property is a week in Nirvana. A week at Ani Villas Thailand is a life altering experience. The staff is… beyond anything you have ever experienced. The amenities, the adventures, the attention to detail, all done with the Ani Villas touch, and all done to enhance your memories that will undoubtably last a lifetime. I would highly recommend to all of my family and friends.
6 STAR SERVICE
6 STAR ACCOMMODATIONS
6 STAR MEMORIES
— Ned L – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Thailand
Whether you’re on one of the several overlook-style patios looking down at Little Bay or by the perfect-temperature pool or even on the villa’s rooftop deck, Ani Villas charms you and chills you out. I was there with 5 friends, and every meal was perfect (short ribs, snapper, homemade ice cream, etc.), with Chef Sweets giving us a narrative of each night’s dinner. The spinach was grown on the property and was a great complement to the snapper, as was the cassava and every other element Sweets worked in. We spent hours on the 3 patios at the edge of the bluff overlooking Little Bay, with the staff bringing us rum punch and tacos lit by a local hot sauce that was legit. You could see a family of sea turtles clearly as they swam below. Of course, others know the excellence of the bay, because there would be boats with snorkelers below, too. Beautiful thing is, they’re far-enough below that you can see the people but not hear them. That’s one of the great things about Ani Villas, the privacy. There are the two villa buildings and little else on either side. Oh, it was also cool to shoot hoops, play some tennis, lift some weights, and even throw bean bags in a Corn Hole match, without leaving the property. As for the rooms, every one of them had a killer flat panel TV – big ones, too. Wifi was awesome (excellent wifi was, for us, a rarity in the VIrgin Islands overall). The walls along the wall facing the pool were all glass, opening up the world and bringing in an awesome breeze. When it got late, after dinner, we hit the rooftop for a quick jam session (the villa had some music-making gear). Later, way later, we shuffled to our rooms, which were super cool. Big, comfortable, well climate-controlled. Awesome. Then in the morning, the staff would arrive and start cooking food to-order and brewing coffee and making smoothies. That was a good setup for the beaches, which were pretty much flawless. Every day was well-spent, and there couldn’t have been a better spot than Ani Villas. Seriously. Try it.
— Andy B, Seattle – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Anguilla
This resort is on a beautiful oceanfront property with all of the amenities and great rooms. As beautiful as the hotel’s location and physical structures were, they were far exceeded by the extraordinary level of service. The staff and management went way above and beyond to make sure we had the best stay possible. Additionally, the private chef was a real wizard in the kitchen — we didn’t even have menus — we simply requested our meals and showed up to eat his delicious creations. We completely loved our stay here and will definitely come back here on our next trip to Sri Lanka!!
— Dsa315, New York – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Anguilla
While the country of Thailand was amazing, the Ani Villas experience stands on it’s own. There is almost no need or desire to leave the sanctuary of the grounds because there is so much to do right there at the resort. Besides the activities there is pampering beyond what I’ve experienced anywhere else. I’ve stayed at many five star hotels across the U.S and I would rate the Ani Villas experience above that of The Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, or The Saint Regis hotels. The friendliness and personal attention of the staff was top notch, especially Chantal, Chaya, Oi, and Eed. The sports director was also very accommodating and energetic, even took me and a friend fishing off shore from the kayaks that are available for guests to use.
Attention to detail at the Ani Villas Thailand is what sets it apart from other resorts. From the cool scented hand towels that were hand to us upon arrival at the property to the thoughtful gifts that were left on the bed each night with turn-down service. There was never a time during my stay that I wanted for anything because the staff anticipated those needs well ahead of me.
Simply amazing and unparalleled. Thank you Ani Villas staff for making my stay so memorable!
— Raymond P – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Thailand
The multiple views of Limestone Bay are breathtaking. I especially loved the cantilevered porch which allows you to look straight down into the water. The room was lavish to say the least. The duvet was super soft and I slept very well which I rarely do while on vacation. I was amazed at how discreet the staff was when cleaning or doing the nightly turn down service, I never saw them and they did an excellent job of keeping my room clean and tidy. The staff are all incredibly friendly and attuned to your every need without being intrusive. The food was great, Chef Sweets lunch creations were my favorite, one day was lobster rolls that had just the right amount of spice and the Roti with two types of stew were incredible. Anguilla is a fantastic place to visit, the people were very friendly without any “pushiness” to buy items etc. Ani Villas would be a great place to come and visit with family. The pool and hot tubs are great and it’s spacious enough that everyone can enjoy the property without being too close and disturbing those who would like to stay up later in the evening or sleep in for the morning. Ani Villas is truly a one of a kind property.
— Mark R – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Anguilla
We stayed for a week at New Year’s 2017, all our family, 16 members, from grandparents to a 2 year old kid. We all had a fantastic time, to enjoy and relax, the construction is simple (no unnecessary sophistications or ostentations) just beautiful, the location just amazing over a wild beach of white sand kilometers to walk, the staff is welcoming and always looking forward to be helpful and make your stay as pleasant as possible. A memorable experience.
Many thanks to Ani family!
— any188 London – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Sri Lanka
My family thoroughly enjoyed our week at Ani Villas. The 5 of us (and one baby) stayed in the north villa. As they advertise, all rooms have a terrific view. The roof top terrace was nice to watch the sun set each evening. Now to let you know what really puts Ani Villas in a class of its own…… The staff! They truly are what made our vacation stay amazing. I miss waking up each morning and hearing chef Shamash singing while preparing a wonderful breakfast. Every meal that chef Sweets prepared was excellent and we regretted when we decided to go out to eat one evening as it is guaranteed that chef Sweets will prepare a meal that will rival the island’s restaurants. A special THANK YOU to the rest of the staff as you guys are incredible! I truly appreciate your attention to detail and everything your did for us. You really made our vacation one we will never forget! Keep up the great work and hope we cross paths again some day!
— BillJ_GA, Georgia – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Anguilla
My octet of friends coined an apt slogan while at Ani Villas Thailand: Whatever day was the best day since yesterday. Chaya, Yao, Oi, Eed, and the other staff took such meticulous and generous care of us that you sometimes almost forgot to look across the sea at the limestone towers jutting out of the water or the stunning ocean views that practically whisper-yell at you. Sak, who runs the activities, readied our kayaks (super great boats, two-sweaters that rode steady and true), paddle boards, and mountain bikes depending on our moods. A 10+ mile island route perfectly kicked off multiple days, with Sak guiding our eyes and ears so we caught rice paddies, ridiculously voluminous butterfly bushes, grand views, and Thai village life. He took a group fishing, co-led our boat tour with the magnificent Chaya, and was simply always there. The food, made by Yao and his team, was among the best, most well-presented Thai food I’ve ever had, colored better by the poolside gazebo setting. When you thought it couldn’t get better, the food, drinks, and all would simply leapfrog the previous high marks. Oh I almost forgot daily massages and the meditation tower, just above the riotously fun water slide. Yes, I lost at every ping-pong match, but I found solace virtually everywhere. Most rooms have these cool plunge pools, but mine was set apart, spacious and dark-wooded almost poetically. Words aren’t going to capture the finish work, the ambience, the easy intensity of the fine points. If you can, get to Ani Villas. Fly into Phuket, soak in the boat ride, and prepare yourself for heights you never imagined. And when there, make sure to ask about Ani Art Academy, nearby and a local wonder in its own right.
— Andy B, Seattle – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Thailand
Our Christmas vacation at the Ani’s villas will stay a memorable time for all of us. The entire team was exceptional, a beautiful every day smile, helpful, and the Chef was really a star… it was difficult for all of us to leave and back to reality… many thanks to the lovely team.
— Dominique L, California City – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Sri Lanka
Words cannot begin to do justice when describing our time spent at Ani Villa in Sri Lanka. We found this property physically beautiful and luxurious. Perched above a lovely beach, the pools seemed to be an extension of the waves sliding up the sands below. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. The staff were impeccable as they anticipated our every possible need. They were friendly, professional and discreet. The meals were delicious! Each dinner was served in a different location each evening and the ambiance created by the staff made each meal an unforgettable ocassion. Time spent at Ani Villa was a transforming experience and it will be in my heart and dreams forever.
— kipela, Waikoloa – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Sri Lanka
spent a week at Ani Villa Estate with my family. There were 20 of us ranging in age from 2 to 70 years old. We were looking for a villa where our whole family could relax in a place that felt like home and not have to worry about cooking, cleaning or doing laundry. We got just that.
This estate is absolutely spectacular. The property is pristine – everything from the rooms to the gardens to the pools. The staff were incredibly polite, respectful and accommodating to our every need. Chef Yao prepared the most amazing meals – the beach BBQ a definite favourite. I never thought I would say that I had enough prawns, lobster and crab. Skye was there everyday to organise our daily activities. Housekeeping kept the rooms immaculate and clothes laundered. Aed & Oi looked after us at meal times, always with a smile. The masseurs were amazing!
This was the perfect family holiday. There was something for everyone of all ages. Whilst most preferred to lay around by the pool taking in the breathtaking ocean views, others enjoyed yoga classes, cooking classes, island tours, cycling, thai kickboxing classes and best of all – massages every day! The kids loved the waterslide, playing chess and backgammon in the pool (can you believe it!) and their activities which included a cooking masterclass, eye spy in a tut tut around the local island, bead making and sculpture painting.
One of the best things about our stay was that everything was inclusive – accommodation, meals, snacks, drinks (including alcohol), laundry, children’s activities and pure indulgence – massages every day for up to 12 people. I have never come across such a great concept in luxury accommodation. I would highly recommend a stay at Ani Villa Estate Thailand. Thank you to Skye, Chef Yao, Aed, Oi, Sa and all the other staff members who made our stay so memorable. We can’t wait to come back.
— happy20002016, Sydney – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Thailand
We went to Anguilla and stayed at Ani Villas with 5 families, all with young kids. From the moment we booked, the staff was focused on ensuring we made the most of our time at the villa and on the island. They were incredibly friendly and accommodating. We had so many young kids, it wasn’t easy. They handled all rental cars and rental baby grear and groceries and activities and planned out all the meals in advance. The house is beautiful and the views are hard to beat You could spend the whole time at the villa, where the chefs prepare 3 great meals a day. Taking the golf cart from the house, a few hundred yards out the driveway in one direction takes you to a small beach, and in the other direction to some cliffs which you can climb down to a small secluded beach from which you can swim out and climb a rock and go cliff diving. Not to mention all the other activities on and around the island. With young kids, we didn’t get the opportunity to do too much exploring. The staff helped us book babysitters, who could’ve been better at engaging the kids, so we couldn’t quite get away. We drove to Smokey’s one night for dinner which was also great. We would definitely return and stay at Ani Villas.
— JML9, New York – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Anguilla
We stayed at Ani Villas Thailand this past May 2016 with a total group of 12 people.
We had our wedding at Ani Villas, Anguilla, and had the best time of our lives and were excited to checkout their new Thailand property.
The property itself is absolutely stunning. The grounds were beautiful, with trees, flowers, and well manicured lawns everywhere.
In addition to a 100+ foot pool, there is a water slide on the premises. I haven’t been on a water slide in 10+ years, and didn’t expect to use it, but after the first trip down, myself and our group went on the slide almost every single day, and we got a ton of great videos from it too.
Our stay included a full-service meal plan and drink package, and we were well taken care of from breakfast to dinner, with plenty of snacks and drinks throughout the day. The chef was superb, and incorporated in Western dishes as well as Thai local favorites.
Our groups’ favorite part of the trip was the daily massages. There are two masseuses on site, and all 12 of us received a daily massage. The toughest part was deciding whether we wanted a thai massage, an aroma massage or the deep-tissue.
Every property should have a masseuse on staff and allow unlimited massages. It’s truly an amazing experience.
We definitely plan to return to Ani Villas, and look forward to checking out their other amazing properties in the Dominican Republic.
— Andrew W, Brooklyn – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Thailand
Seriously – you have NEVER had luxury holiday like this before. We came into Ani Villas Sri Lanka already knowing that the Ani brand pride themselves in delivering an experience like no other, but this was truly everything you could ask for.
The time in Sri Lanka went in a flash! My work colleagues and I carved up our time with days where we were spoiled with the luxe Ayrvedic local massage therapy and then sunset cocktails playing shuffleboard down by the pool (with the cutest ever bar on the back of a little white tuk tuk!), to active days bike-riding around the local area looking as markets, exploring lakes and being blessed by monks! I even pushed myself to do a personal training with the awesome trainer as I had been eating far too much of the glorious food. Which brings me to the next point: the food! A never-ending delight of 3-course meals all with a delicious Ani twist to each will keep you more than suitable fed for the duration of your stay. The rooms themselves were obviously amazing, all with epic views and some with inviting plunge pools… not to mention the beds which were almost impossible to tear yourself away from.
The engaging GM from Bhutan even sat down with us over a meal giving fantastic conversation about the villa and the surrounding area, all with a passion that you see evident from all of the staff here working for Ani Villas. They truly have a sense of pride of what the villa is, and what it stands for, with the service being impeccable throughout. I’m just truly going to miss the unveiling of each new morning with the electronic blinds in front of my balcony… take me back! Get your family and friends together and book. You won’t regret it.
— Tim W. Singapore – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Sri Lanka
The location of Ani Villas is magnificent. You have a constant view of picturesque Little Bay and can freely watch turtles, sting rays, pelicans, and boats coming in and out of the bay. The walk to the beach is challenging, but well-worth it for the phenomenal snorkeling. And for those who want a more accessible trip to Little Bay, “Calvin” will take you by boat at your convenience.
The Ani Villas property is breathtaking. Modern, minimalist, and comfortable. But the service is anything but minimalist! Laundry reappears clean daily, the property is spotless, rooms are maintained twice per day, and the grounds are impeccable. The rental includes 3 meals per day and there’s no reason to dine out. You can’t find a better meal in any restaurant in the world. And the staff will arrange any activities you’d like—just ask!
We’ve stayed at Ani Villas, Anguilla twice and will likely return every year if we can because of the attentive and caring staff who will tailor the vacation to your desire.
The local area and the people are relaxed and quiet and our family returned from vacation well-rested and more relaxed that we could have imagined possible.
If you visit Anguilla (paradise!), I highly recommend Ani Villas. And if you’re saving for a “once in a lifetime special vacation”, This is the place for you!
— lauralee4, Cleveland – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Anguilla
AniVillas Sri Lanka is like being in a dream, but none of my dreams have ever been this good! To start the facility itself is just stunning, set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. The rooms are all beautiful and very well appointed with some of the most comfortable beds you will ever sleep in.
There are three in house masseuses that are always available at no charge no less!
Chief Cyril is a genius in the kitchen and you have only to ask for a favorite and he will present it, beautifully, at your next meal. Which, by the way is served in a constantly changing variety of beautiful venues.
The real secret sauce here however is the amazing kind and thoughtful team, headed by Yeshi, who seem to anticipate even your smallest wishes and those they haven’t anticipated they work very hard to fulfill.
Five stars is not a high enough rating….
— Carol H., New York – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Sri Lanka
This is by far one of the most amazing villas I have ever stayed in. Just incredible. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt at home. The staff were amazing. They have a fully inclusive option where all meals and drinks are included. The food was incredible and the chef catered to our dietary needs perfectly. We stayed only 2 nights and this was not enough. I will certainly be back with the team. Thank you again for the wonderful stay.
— sarsar31, Brisbane – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Thailand
My travels have taken me to one hundred and thirty countries and I have had the opportunity to stay in a lot of nice places. Never have I felt the need to write about any of those places until now. I have stayed in the Ani villas in Anguilla, Thailand and Sri Lanka several times now and they are all far and away the best places I have ever stayed in my life.
It is hard to know where to begin when singing the praises of the villas. The breath taking sea views, the luxurious rooms, the amazing food, the staff, the attention to detail. So much can be said. Standing on the cliff in Anguilla looking down at the sea turtles swimming in that shockingly beautiful emerald green water I always think that if I ever get married I would want to do it right there in that very spot. Enjoying a sun downer in that vanishing pool in Thailand looking at the sun kissing the Karsts the only thought in your mind is OMG this is so beautiful I want to freeze the moment in time. Staring at the violence of the waves crashing against the rocks and beach in Sri Lanka, from the comfort of yet another one of a kind vanishing pool is something that won’t leave you any time soon. . Put your head under water listen to the sound of Pink Floyd as you have never heard it before from the underwater speakers. Shooting down the water slides giggling with fear transports you back to being childhood in an instant.
These are but a few of the endearing memories I carry of my stays in Ani Villas. Every room is uniquely amazing. If I had to choose a favorite it might be the ones with the plunge pools in your room. No matter how much you travel or how much you see it is impossible to not be impressed when you have your own pool in your room. I like to take time and look around at how much thought and effort went into building each and every room in each villa. The owners have impeccable taste, and then you find out that they donate all revenue from all the villas to art schools that teach and feed anyone who want to learn how to be a world class painter and you are a part of something very special.
The staff is second to none. They all smile all day long from the gardeners, the room cleaners to the chefs and top management. Smiles that come from the heart. That only comes from people who love what they do for a living. Ira and Chantal are world class managers, who obviously know how to get the most out of people. It is a special art to be there for your clients without being there. It is s kill that can’t be taught. The chefs are world class and will prepare custom meal any time of the day or night. The bar is always fully stocked with any drink any one could think of. The bars tenders are as fun as any you will ever meet.
Each country offer daily activities that can fill your every day for weeks on end. So many fun excursions are available and the staff makes it effortless for the client. My personal favorite is to just float in the pool the whole day. If you have the means to stay at any of the Villas I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is an experience that you will take with you forever. I hear the owner are opening a new branch in the Dominican Republic. I will be there the first chance I get!
— joetanzania, Kampala – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Thailand
I can’t even begin to describe how blown away I was by my stay at Ani’s Villas. The grounds themselves are absolutely stunning. Everything is intricately completely with beautiful details that will take your breath away.
The rooms are outstanding- spacious, and packed with every amenity you could possibly need (including music, Apple TV and cable).
The bathroom is gorgeous- I loved how they had both an indoor and an outdoor option for showing. Plus, the bath was to die for 🙂
The best part about the room was the large patio off the front, with an infinity dip pool facing the sea. It was incredibly private and romantic, and offers everything you need- so you don’t even feel like you need to leave your room if you don’t want to!
However, checking out the main pool is a must. The color of the water matches the sea perfectly, and the sunbeds in the water are a perfect way to stay cool whilst sunbathing in the tropical heat.
The staff was incredible. They went above and beyond to make sure my stay was the best possible.
And the food was out of this world. Because I am vegan, sometimes there are problems finding well-rounded meals whilst traveling. However, this wasn’t an issue here- as the chef prepared some of the most beautiful local cuisine i’ve had during my time in Sri Lanka.
If you’re looking for ultimate luxury, a pristine setting, and outstanding service- this is the perfect place for you. It’s a great space for a retreat, or large group setting, as well.
My time at Ani’s Villas will not soon be forgotten. It was absolutely incredible!
— Kayla N Lake Tahoe – Trip Advisor, ÀNI Private Resorts Sri Lanka