Our stay at Amatapura Villa 12 was amazing! I cannot say enough great things about the friendly and very helpful staff. Our villa manager, Sara, was always there to help us whether it was to book an excursion, schedule in-house massages or even have the ladies come in to cook for us. The view and location of the villa were to die for and I wish we didnt have to leave. The villa had so much room for our group of 9 guests. If we ever find ourselves back in Krabi, we will be back to Villa 12!
The villa was even nicer and more comfortably well-appointed than it looked in the video. It was spotless and well-maintained (any minor problems were dealt with quickly and efficiently). The beautiful view from the lawn and pool area was the perfect environment for relaxing. (Note for avid swimmers: although the beach is acceptably smooth, not rocky or muddy, at low-tide this cove is too shallow for water activities). Easy access (a few minutes' drive or ten minute walk) to Ao Nam Mao pier or to Ao Nang town (ten minute drive) for boats to islands, other beaches, activities, etc.
Kudos to the management staff, especially K, Sawitree ("Ching") who was unfailingly helpful with whatever services or information we requested. She organized a wonderful dinner for us in the villa for a large group of family and friends, with a team of chefs coming in to professionally prepare and serve a multi-course meal. She also helped us arrange van service for day trips, helped us book activities, etc.
I would most definitely stay here again if vacationing with a group. A perfect venue for a high-end Krabi holiday!