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Villa review: Baan Leelawadee

VILLA REVIEW   |     27 Nov 2017   |   0  |  
Situated within the exclusive Dhevatara Residence estate, Baan Leelawadee on Koh Samui offers guests a sublime experience of contemporary Thai luxury.

The stylish, contemporary accommodation at Baan Leelawadee complements the tropical location

With sublime ocean views, a prime beachfront location and an enviable array of top-notch facilities, it’s no surprise that Dhevatara Residences Estate is one of Koh Samui’s most sought-after luxury developments and Baan Leelawadee is one of the estate’s favourite rental villas. The property benefits from its position within the exclusive gated community on the north coast of the island between Mae Nam and Bophut beaches, two of the most sublime stretches of sand on the island. The area also offers plenty to do which makes this stunning beachfront retreat an ideal base for guests who want to explore the best of Koh Samui’s treasures.

Warm welcome


Guests will be greeted with a refreshing beverage


A ten-minute ride from Koh Samui Airport is all it takes to reach beachfront Baan Leelawadee and the experience of tropical luxury actually begins from the moment guests enter the exclusive Dhevatara Residence grounds. The exterior of the property showcases a contemporary take on traditional Thai design, which is complemented by graceful green palms and an elegantly styled paved entrance. The villa staff will be waiting for your arrival, ready with chilled beverages to refresh you after your long journey to Koh Samui. They’ll also take charge of your luggage, so you can sit back and relax from the moment you arrive.

Get your bearings


A tour of the villa unveils a sublime tropical paradise


Once you’re feeling settled, the villa manager will be able to take you on a tour of the property. It’s when you stroll through the beautifully landscaped grounds that Baan Leelawadee’s tropical beauty begins to unfold. The accommodation is spread across several luxurious pavilions, each of which showcases exquisite attention to detail in terms of the décor.  The villa has also been designed to make the most of the beachfront setting, so as many rooms as possible have spectacular views down towards the beach and beyond. There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms in total, plus a variety of spacious living areas, which means Baan Leelawadee comfortably sleeps eight guests. Many of the rooms exhibit a distinctly modern Thai style, with vaulted ceilings, colourful silks and polished teak flooring infusing each zone with plenty of visual appeal. In the garden, large stepping stones lead between each of the pavilions, adding to the overall sense of tropical escape.

First-rate facilities


Glass doors create a seamless connection between the plush lounge and outdoor terrace


One of the true highlights of Baan Leelawadee is the choice of different spaces for guests to relax in. From the plush living room and inviting indoor dining area, to the rustic country kitchen with its own breakfast bar, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a place to sit down and chill. The chic styling of the décor adds to the sense of opulence at Baan Leelawadee, too, so even the simplest of moments spent enjoying your morning coffee in the living room or bedroom becomes something special.

As if the gorgeous living space wasn’t enough, Baan Leelawadee is also home to a range of hi-tech facilities. For starters, each of the bedrooms is air-conditioned so guests are able to enjoy a cool, peaceful night’s sleep. A number of flat screen televisions are peppered throughout the communal living zones and sleeping quarters, so guests can kick back and relax with a good movie when dusk has drawn in.

Heartfelt Hospitality


The friendly resident villa staff team is one of Baan Leelawadee’s key attractions


For guests seeking a truly exquisite, bespoke level of service, Baan Leelawadee will not disappoint. Right from the moment you arrive, the villa’s staff are on hand and ready to attend to your every need. The villa manager is particularly helpful, and is able to arrange everything from restaurant reservations to activities and excursions. You will also be able to sit down with them, and the villa’s on-site Thai chef, to plan a tailored menu that caters to your dietary needs. There is also a baby-sitting and spa service available for guests to use. However, the most memorable aspect of the service is in fact the friendliness of the staff, each one of them warm, inviting and a constant reminder of that world-famous Thai smile.

The great outdoors

Guests can dine al fresco on the pool terrace, overlooking the infinity pool and ocean

Thanks to its superb beachfront location, another one of the key highlights for guests staying at Baan Leelawadee is that they can simply stroll from their bedrooms and down onto the beach within a matter of seconds. Guests can make use of the gorgeous tiled infinity pool, or catch some rays on the stunning sun terrace overlooking the pool and ocean. There’s also an open-air beachside sala for those that want to bask in the sea breeze and shade whilst reading a book or tucking into a tropical breakfast.

MOST MEMORABLE FEATURE: Your very own spa haven

At Baan Leelawadee, a bathroom isn’t simply a place for guests to wash and bathe. It’s a spacious, beautifully designed zone for relaxation and spa-like indulgence. The property has five bathrooms in total, each of which is fully stocked with fragrant lotions and potions for guests to use as they wish. Spacious walk-in showers and luxurious sunken baths add to the spa-like effect of the space. The use of alluring natural materials such as stone and teak enhance the traditional Thai vibes, while mosaic tile patterns add a splash of modernity and colour.