Perfect Private Dining

The elegant dining area at Baan Kilee is the choice spot for a dinner party

Good food, first class service and stylish surroundings are just a few of the elements that contribute towards a special meal. While many visitors heading to Southeast Asia on holiday might have to look for these qualities in a restaurant, guests residing in a luxury private villa simply have to choose one of the property’s dining spaces.

Ocean views, stunning décor and a relaxed, sociable setting make private villa dining a special part of every stay, providing the perfect setting for everything from a or even a casual breakfast to and unforgettable birthday dinner.

We’ve listed a few of the reasons why your villa’s dining area is a special place to get your taste buds tingling.

Stylish decor

The stunning dining room at Baan Leelawadee is decorated in a contemporary Thai style

Whether you’re in the dining room, the bathroom or the bedroom, one thing you can look forward to when staying at a luxury private rental villa is spectacular, stylish surroundings. Opulent holiday properties all boast their own unique character, but each of them is decorated with elegance and luxury in mind, too. Many villas exude a traditional vibe, thanks to vaulted ceilings, teak floors and plush silks. All of these traditional elements can be found in many villa dining rooms, lending an almost regal quality to the dining experience. Fresh tropical blooms, striking sculptures and eye-catching antiques also enhance the unique character of the dining spaces.

Even in a more contemporary luxury villas, it’s impossible to mistake the opulent allure of the Asian influenced décor. Sleek furnishings and modern décor are embellished with unmistakeable local flourishes, from original antique furniture to authentic pieces of artwork hanging on the walls. The friendly smiles of the staff and the mouth-watering cuisine served at the dining table enhance the delicious taste of authentic local cuisine.

Dine with a view

Villa Tian boasts impressive ocean vistas

If you’re looking for a meal with true wow factor, then an ocean view dining room should do the trick. Whether you’re heading to Phuket, Koh Samui or Bali you’ll find that many of the islands’ luxury holiday properties benefit from far-reaching ocean panoramas. Plus, you’ll also find that the villa’s floorplan has been configured to maximise the stunning vistas, so you can make the most of the blue ocean scenery at all times. Floor to ceiling windows invite the views inside, forming a constant jade green backdrop to the dining experience. Plus, glazed doors can be drawn back to invite a refreshing sea breeze inside, keeping you cool as you tuck into your meal.

This added natural element makes a luxury villa the ideal venue to host a dinner party or celebration where you want to impress guests. In fact, the lavish dining facilities at one of Thailand’s private villas makes the property an ideal setting for an array of celebrations, from low key birthday dinners to stunning wedding celebrations, with a plethora of dishes laid out buffet-style in the dining room.

Sociable spaces

The open-plan layout at Baan Fan Noi makes for a sociable dining space

When dining at a luxury private villa the indoor seating area is rarely limited to the space immediately surrounding the dining table. In fact, many of the most opulent holiday rentals feature open-plan layouts, ideal for socialising before and after a formal dinner. Many dining areas also lead seamlessly onto an outdoor terrace so you and your companions can make the most of the fresh sea breeze for as long as possible before your meal is served.

The dining area at Koh Samui’s Ban Suriya, for example, is overlooked on one side by a stylish mezzanine area that’s perfect for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. On the other side, the a stunning sunken lounge features a window into the property’s outdoor swimming pool. This area offers an ideal relaxed spot for your post-dinner espresso.

Baan Fan Noi is another villa that been designed with a spacious, open-plan layout. The dining area is positioned in the corner of the room, which is fully glazed so that guests can make the most of the ocean views as they tuck into dinner. The lounge area is positioned in the middle of the space, so it’s not far to go for your post-dinner nightcap.

Chilled out cuisine

The airy dining space at Villa Bacaya is fully air-conditioned

One the true highlights of having a private indoor dining area – especially in a tropical climate – is air conditioning. While many visitors enjoy balmy temperatures and sunshine, sometimes a reprieve from the heat is welcome – especially at mealtimes when you want to rehydrate and relax with a chilled glass of champagne. The majority of dining areas at private villas have been designed so that you can still make the most of the ocean views while dining in chilled, air-conditioned comfort.

In addition to air conditioning, the spacious dining area at Villa Bacaya also features multiple sets of glazed doors, that can be drawn back to invite the sea breeze inside. Overhead electric fans can also help to provide a refreshing current of air throughout the space if you don’t want to rely on the air conditioning.

A feast of choices

Koh Samui’s Baan Silavaree boasts indoor and outdoor dining areas

If you’re hosting a special meal to celebrate an occasion, you can choose from an array of dining areas in your private villa, from the formal indoor seating area to the outdoor relaxation sala. You can also choose from a selection of meal styles, including buffets, barbecue and formal three-course meals. Buffets are ideal for larger groups, as your villa’s professional chef will be able to whip up a range of dishes for guests to sample. A barbecue is fun for more relaxed occasions, and you’ll be able to tuck into your meal in the dining area right next to the pool. A formal sit-down meal is ideal for smaller numbers of guests in the evening, and you can take your pick when it comes to the cuisine style that will be served.


If you fancy a break from Thai cuisine, why not ask your villa’s chef to prepare one of the following treats:

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