Thailand’s southern coast and islands offer hidden stretches of beach where private villas occupy stunning oceanfront locations and modest local amenities and attractions ensure that guests enjoy the perfect private oceanside holiday.
Anyone who has visited Thailand’s most famous and popular holiday islands – Phuket on the Andaman Coast and Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam – will know the names of their most popular beaches.
Patong, Karon and Kata beach draw the biggest crowds on Phuket, while over on Samui it’s Chaweng, Lamai, and more recently Bophut beach, that enjoy the most attention from international visitors.
Of course, there are are other beaches on both islands that also attract their fair share of appreciation, as well as a few that remain untouched; either because they are a long way from the main tourist centres, or because they sit within a protected area or National Park.
Then there are the beach enclaves – quiet, almost entirely residential stretches of oceanfront beauty that were discovered several years ago by smart investors who built their own dream holiday homes there: to use themselves, to rent out, or both.
For couples, families, groups of friends or wedding parties, renting one of more of the villas in these under-the-radar beach areas offers a unique version of oceanside bliss. They are quiet enough to feel exclusive, yet also boast sufficient services and attractions to make them the ideal location for an unforgettable holiday, free from the hassles and annoyances of mass tourism.
Choosing to rent a private villa located in either of the destinations described below will allow you to take a “walk on the private side” as you cushion yourself in complete seaside comfort and bathe in the natural splendour of the surroundings.
Phuket – Natai Beach, Phang Nga
A short drive from Phuket International Airport brings you to the Thai mainland at Phang Nga (pronounced “pang naa”), which is a stunning coastal province that’s perfect for guests in search of a rare combination exclusivity and natural beauty. One of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the area is known as Natai Beach, which is home to an impressive collection of private holiday villas for rent.
Villas on Natai Beach
Jivana offers guests a rustic luxury beachfront retreat at one of three expansive private 6 and 7 bedroom villas for rent — Ananda, Shanti and Jia. Each property occupies its own impressive expanse of seaside land with 60 to 90 metres of beach front and provides guests with a series of comfortably furnished living and bedroom pavilions, along with facilities such as fully fitted western kitchens, garden view bathtubs and astonishing 25-metre private oceanview pools. The palm tree filled gardens offer a true feeling of tropical escape and onsite staff teams include a private chef with every request met with smiling Thai hospitality.
Villa Nandana is an appealing combination of simple beachside beauty and homely but luxurious contemporary comfort. Carefully designed to suit the location, the 4-bedroom villa boasts elegant furnishings and a range of exclusive guest facilities such as a private spa and gym. The dedicated staff team includes a helpful villa manager, as well as a private chef to prepare delicious meals that can be enjoyed along with the soothing soundtrack of the ocean.
The villas at Sava offer families or groups a stylish, personalized beachside vacation set in spectacular oceanfront surroundings. There’s a choice of four and six bedroom villas, all served by a private access road and each villa comes with its own team of well trained staff, including private chefs to prepare fabulous dishes served with one of the many fine wines stored onsite. Each of the six beautifully designed properties – Tievoli, Amarelo, Malee Sai, Essenza, Roxo, Aqua – boasts a breathtaking private seaview pool, leading edge audio-visual systems and also comes with a choice of pool and beach toys.
Baan Taley Rom
Baan Taley Rom sits in expansive grounds and offers a picturesque beachfront retreat with plenty of private space, even with a large group sharing the 5-bedroom villa. Guests can enjoy the natural surroundings while also indulging in a range of modern luxury comforts and the villa also comes with a modest team of efficient but unobtrusive staff to ensure guests enjoy a relaxed beachside experience.
WW Beach House
For couples or small families looking for a little beachfront privacy, WW Beach House is a rare find. The 2-bedroom villa makes the absolute best of its oceanfront location with a lush landscaped tropical beachside garden and a private seaview infinity pool. The villa provides guests with a constant connection to the sea and the
poolside deck is the perfect place to laze away the days in relaxed comfort on a sun lounger, as well as an inspiring setting for sunset cocktails or a romantic candlelit dinner under the the stars.
Koh Samui – Lipa Noi Beach
Lipa Noi beach is an ideal choice for guests in search of a secluded luxury escape. Despite a relatively modest choice of tourist amenities; the peninsula is the chosen location for some of Koh Samui’s most appealing private rental villas. The tranquil tropical surroundings provide an exclusive hideaway feel, and the area is also home to the island’s internationally branded beach club, Nikki Beach. It’s only a 30 to 40-minute drive along the island’s north coast to Koh Samui International Airport, which also makes Lipa Noi a very convenient location for a private luxury beachside break.
Villas on Lipa Noi Beach
This luxurious 4-bedroom beachside residence boasts a range of private facilities including a beachside pool and a leading edge entertainment system. The dedicated team of attentive staff includes a full-time Thai Chef who prepares delicious meals to be enjoyed with the stunning ocean views.
Baan Chao Lay
Baan Chao Lay offers guests a private 5-bedroom beachfront escape in a picture perfect location with a host of unique design features and an enticing oceanside pool. The villa suits guests looking to share a private holiday, with a modest selection of dining and entertainment options close-by.
The six grand beachfront villas at Dhevatara Cove occupy a stunning stretch of beach with spectacular sunset views and offers guests a rare blend of traditional Thai architecture, contemporary styling and breathtaking coastal splendour. The opulent 4- and 5-bedroom holiday homes provide the ultimate escape for guests in search of an exclusive. elegant oceanside vacation.
iNASIA Beach Villa
A luxury private getaway that’s ideal for large families or groups of friends in search of a private resort experience; this 8-bedroom villa combines a generous beachfront villa featuring five superbly appointed living and sleeping pavilions with a separate property offering three en-suite bedrooms, a second pool and a generous upper floor lounge and dining area with its own oceanview terrace.
Guests at Baan Kilee enjoy 30 metres of prime beach frontage and stunning sunsets that can be enjoyed from the villa's lawned gardens and furnished private terraces. The villa is an impressive 8-bedroom luxury retreat that can comfortably accommodate up to 20 people and boasts a range of innovative features that take open-plan design to the next level.
Baan Ora Chon
This stunning 4-bedroom villa boasts an excellent beachfront location and features a series of living and sleeping pavilions surrounding an enticing 18-metre private pool. Comfortable cushioned loungers and sunbrellas are positioned pool and beachside for relaxed island living.
Tropical elegance meets beachside charm at this 6-bedroom oceanfront villa with tiled terraces and lawned gardens offering a choice of peaceful outdoor relaxation options. Comfortable, cushioned sun loungers and sofas are strategically placed to catch the soothing sea views and breezes.
Expansive living spaces and luxurious private facilities offer families and groups a unique and exclusive 6-bedroom retreat with two private swimming pools, an in-villa spa, gym and games room. Ban Suriya provides guests with a rare opportunity to combine healthy island living with indulgent relaxation.
Two villas in one offer 10 bedrooms in total at Baan Tawan Tok, making it an ideal choice for large families or groups looking to share an idyllic luxury vacation on Koh Samui. The impressive range of exclusive amenities include a generous private pool, tennis court and dedicated children's facilities.
Waimarie is a 6-bedroom villa that offers guests all the facilities expected from a top-end resort, including a private tennis court, children’s playground, generous oceanfront pool and comfortably furnished beachside relaxation spaces. Efficient staff are also on hand to swiftly meet every request.