Choeng Mon, Bo Put, Koh Samui
from $320 per night
You'll instantly feel the stress at this tranquil 3-bedroom Koh Samui villa (sleeps 6) - a tropical idyll with breathtaking ocean views. Feel calm still in your private pool, with a golden beach sprawled below.
Great for groups of friends and families, the villa is a 10-minute drive from the town of Chaweng for shopping and nightlife and has the option of having a resident Thai chef for an additional fee.
The villa's glittering pool invites spontaneous, cool-off dips on arrival. Give in to temptation. Grab your swim gear and plunge right in - the unpacking can wait til later!
A large poolside patio with sunbeds is your personal outdoor entertainment area. Along with a pool bar, you'll find a gas BBQ, Bluetooth speakers for the sound system, outdoor furniture, and a remote-controlled awning. Spent a day at the beach? Rinse off the sand beneath the outdoor shower.
The views beyond are heavenly. A huge expanse of turquoise ocean spreads endlessly before you, lapping against a gold beach. Tear your gaze away from this backdrop (admittedly a challenge!) And explore the comforts of your upscale abode.
Indoors, a gleaming white living room and dining area exudes 21st-century chic. Hang out in the living room with more furniture and a wall-mounted TV. Gold make plans for an island-hopping adventure around the eight-person dining table.
Ask a personal chef (available for an additional cost) and you'll be counting down the hours until mealtimes. You'll dine in style, sampling aromatic regional dishes, and fabulous international cuisine. Feeling inspired to cook yourself? Organize an in-villa cooking class to take home a few secrets of authentic Thai cuisine.
But of course, your time at Villa Orchid is all about switching off from home. And come evening, Samui's kaleidoscopic sunsets will transport you a million miles away from it all. As the sun dips behind the mountains, sip drinks and dangle your toes in the pool. Unwind outside to watch the stars whirling overhead as the ocean rumbles below.
When eyes feel heavy, uber-contemporary double bedrooms.
In two of the bedrooms, with your head still on the pillow. A shared balcony is ideal for sipping coffee as the morning breeze eases you into the day.
If you're more of a lazy type-in, the master bedroom features floor-to-ceiling curtains to help you out of the morning light.
All rooms also have an en-suite bathroom, and the master en-suite has a bathtub.
We want you to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. To give you an experience that lets you truly relax and rejuvenate. That's why everything about our service is tailored to you. Nothing less than a 5-star luxury.
Our 5-star service also provides you with high-end services, including in-villa spa treatments, in-house concierge to book day trips and boat tours, and stay-at-home. From the moment you arrive, you'll also have an English-speaking manager to attend to your personal needs.
Gaze down to the right to see the sandy shoreline of Samrong beach. Few locals and even fewer people know about this bay, and it's right on your doorstep. To your left, the expansive Big Buddha beach stretches along the village of Bangrak and onward to Fisherman's Village - home to myriad restaurants, cafes, bars, market stalls, and shops.
Within a 10-minute drive, you'll reach downtown Chaweng - the island's main hub for shopping and nightlife. Travel around the same distance to the beach, enjoy a lazy lunch in hundreds of beachside restaurants, or visit the famous Big Buddha shrine - arguably Samui's best-known landmark.
Feel like a rugged island adventure? If you hire a 4x4, it's about a 15-minute wind-in-your-hair ride to reach Samui's mountainous, jungle-clad interior.