Author Archive for Silvan Kitma

Silvan Kitma is General Manager of The Private World, a luxury villa rentals company offering an elite collection of holiday homes in Asia’s top tourist destinations. From tropical retreats in Thailand’s Phuket and Koh Samui as well as Bali in Indonesia to lavish holiday chalets in Niseko Japan, these properties offer complete exclusivity and unconventional opulence for travelers. Their offerings include private chefs and top-notch facilities such as gyms, cinemas, spas, and spectacular infinity pools overlooking the beauty of the local region. Though working as a manager, Silvan is also a writer by practice, a musician at heart, a comedian on impulse, and a father of four.

Brilliant group activity ideas while staying in at your private villa

Brilliant group activity ideas while staying in at your private villa

As the world anticipates post-pandemic realities, we all remain positive that leisure travel, among other things, will once again be an accessible privilege to people. There is certainty, however, that necessary and somewhat radical changes will occur alongside this comeback. Though travelers remain longing for the delights of holiday experiences, there is an understandable inclination […]

Supporting the recovery of tourism in Asia: Villa vacation destinations to visit in the near future

Supporting the recovery of tourism in Asia: Villa vacation destinations to visit in the near future

One way or another and in varying degrees, the shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic are definitely felt by all industries worldwide. Yet, the effects on travel and hospitality are particularly both sudden and intensive. In Asia, where millions of livelihoods are reliant on tourism, it is indeed a challenging time. Visiting these affected regions once […]

Spectacular luxury villas in Thailand’s most unconventional locations

Spectacular luxury villas in Thailand’s most unconventional locations

The islands of Phuket and Koh Samui possess a uniquely extraordinary landscape. Its coastline is a mosaic work of multiple characters: from towering rock cliffs to dramatic hill slopes, from immaculate stretches of white sand to beaches dotted by house-size boulders half-buried in the sand. And following all these, a tropical woodland covers the shoreline […]

From gyms to golf greens - top notch facilities you can find in a luxury villa

From gyms to golf greens – top notch facilities you can find in a luxury villa

The “luxury” in “luxury villa” is not there for no reason. The facilities, amenities, and services offered by these properties are truly impressive and even surprising to some, stylishly distinguishing them from your typical home rental. Having your own private chef and infinity pool are signature features of luxury villas, as many experienced vacationers already […]

Choosing your Thai villa vacation island - Phuket or Samui?

Choosing your Thai villa vacation island – Phuket or Samui?

Any 1970s backpacker who would venture into Phuket or Koh Samui today will definitely have a hard time recognizing the places they used to know. The paradise islands of Thailand have grown far from the far-flung tropical hideaways they once were. The old paths are now paved, fishing boats have given way for yachts and […]

Breath-takers and wow-drawers: Thailand villas with the most spectacular views

Breath-takers and wow-drawers: Thailand villas with the most spectacular views

Throughout our years of experience in the world of villa rentals, one of the things that never fails to capture the hearts of our guests is the awe-inspiring view from the property. In Thailand’s Phuket and Samui islands, many private villas are situated in very dramatic locations owing mainly to the region’s impressive topography and […]

The key advantages of staying at a private luxury villa

The key advantages of staying at a private luxury villa

Private villas have redefined the concept of vacation accommodations ever since it entered the hospitality scene. Seeing that these vacation homes offer luxuries and conveniences that other accommodation options can’t, many travellers have chosen to spend their holiday getaway in these properties. In this article, we’re listing down some of the key advantages of staying […]

7 of the most luxurious beachfront villas you can rent in Phuket

7 of the most luxurious beachfront villas you can rent in Phuket

A holiday in the tropics cannot be pictured without the vibrant image of a lovely beach. On the paradise island of Phuket, such gorgeous sandy shores may be plenty, but often, they come with crowds of tourists too. Surprisingly, though the island is home to an impressive myriad of home rentals that offer complete exclusivity, […]