The Best Villa Estates for Corporate Retreats in Asia
Article by: Leigh Pulford
Published: 12th May 2015
Hotels have always been the preferred location for corporate events and retreats given the purpose built facilities they have and size to handle large groups of attendees. But if you are looking for a new way to impress your clients, reward your staff or train your sales team, then a villa estate is the ultimate alternative. There is now an ever growing number of villa estates that have popped up across Asia, with high end facilities, an abundance of space and quality service to top the best 5 star hotel conferencing packages.
Below you will see a number of options that can cater to various group sizes, contain facilities for team building exercises and a level of luxury and service that will have your clients and sales team praising your efforts for thinking outside the box.
Samujana on Koh Samui, Thailand
The Samujana is a huge hillside estate overlooking Koh Samui that features 30 individually designed private properties ranging from 2 up to 8 bedrooms allowing for complete flexibility in terms of group size and creative event planning. Each property has its own dedicated staff, private pool and many have gyms that will top the best hotel gyms out there. Given the size of the larger villas, they can easily handle inside events of up to 50 people in various table/presentation configurations and outside seated events for up to 100 people.
The Estate itself has huge grass areas for events and teambuilding activities, a private cove, a tennis court and its own catamaran for getting the group out onto the water. Meal packages can be created to meet all your requirements and can be served by your own private chef in the villas. Located just 5 minutes from the airport and with direct flights from Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong into Koh Samui, it is easily accessible from Asia and beyond.
Villa Saba in Canggu, Bali
Villa Saba was one of the first complex villas in Canggu and is located in an ideal location, just minutes from the beach, close to the best Seminyak restaurants and around the corner from the private Canggu Club. The property contains 5 interconnecting villas including four two bedroom villas and a one bedroom villa. This configuration allows for up to 9 bedrooms or 18 adults. Ideal for board meetings, sales training or client incentives, the high level of staff service will ensure your team and guests are looked after at all times.
Villa Saba also has an ISO certified kitchen which offers fantastic Indonesian and European fare off the in-villa menu. In addition to this the private chef is always on hand to create special menus for your group or this can be pre-arranged prior to your group’s arrival. With complimentary access to the private Canggu Club and its own vehicle, the property is perfectly located and designed to impress the most discerning travelers.
Cape Yamu on Phuket, Thailand
Cape Yamu is a private enclave on the East Coast of Phuket overlooking both Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea, and is a truly unique development. With the Point Yamu by Como resort and The Cape private residences, many of which are available to rent, it offers complete flexibility for larger groups. The estate is truly a hybrid option for your next corporate retreat or event, as Point Yamu by Como, although being a boutique hotel, has an impressive range of sea facing villas as well as its own conference facilities. Some of the private properties that are available for rent at The Cape include Villa Sawarin (8 bedrooms), Villa Padma (4 bedrooms) and Ocean’s 11 (6 bedrooms), all of which have impeccable facilities and service.
With a number of restaurant and bar options at the Point Yamu by Como as well as its own Estate restaurant called Breeze, your staff and clients will be impressed by the exclusive and private facilities within the Estate whilst only being a 20 minute drive to the airport or into Surin and Kamala beach where some of Phuket’s best restaurants and bars are located. The ideal location for intimate meetings or large corporate retreats, Cape Yamu is the option when looking to Phuket as an option for your next retreat.
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