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Villa review: Baan Samlarn

VILLA REVIEW   |     16 Oct 2017   |   0  |  
Thanks to its secluded position within Koh Samui’s exclusive Dhevatara Cove Estate, just metres from the island’s sunset shoreline, Baan Samlarn is the ideal luxury private getaway.


Lush gardens and direct beach access add to Baan Samlarn’s luxury appeal

Situated just metres from the ocean on Koh Samui’s sunset coast, Baan Samlarn offers the perfect blend of modern luxury and traditional Thai beauty. Located 10 minutes from the ferry port of Nathon and 35km from Samui International Airport, the property is conveniently situated but also hidden away in a secluded bay. Opening onto a soft sandy beach and framed in lush, tranquil gardens, Baan Samlarn offers a peaceful, sun-soaked bolthole for guests keen to relax in the lap of luxury, enhanced by a selection of top-notch facilities. The property also benefits from its position within the exclusive Dhevatara Cove Estate. For those that want to explore the surrounding area, a plethora of spectacular attractions are within easy reach, including waterfalls, mountain viewpoints and idyllic offshore islands.

First impressions

Baan Samlarn’s friendly team of staff makes guests feel welcome straight away

The perfect guest experience at Baan Samlarn begins as soon as they cross the threshold of the exclusive Dhevatara Cove Estate in which the villa is situated. This luxurious development comprises six spectacular villas, all of which benefit from a beachfront position overlooking the pristine western coastline of Koh Samui. Baan Samlarn’s striking and traditional Thai brilliance is evident from the moment you arrive, and guests can also expect to be welcomed by world-famous Thai smiles. In fact, the property’s dedicated on-site team of staff do everything they can to welcome you right from the moment you arrive, from taking care of your luggage to offering food and drinks to refresh you after a long journey to the villa.

Upscale surroundings

The stunning vaulted entrance hall looks out towards the pool and the ocean beyond

A tour of the property with the villa manager is a great way to soak up all of the luxurious facilities available at Baan Samlarn. A broad run of bifold doors span the entire width of the spacious central dining area, which can be drawn back to establish a seamless connection between inside and out. To the left of the main dining area is Ban Samlarn’s sleek, modern kitchen, which is complete with its own stylish breakfast bar topped with eye-catching black polished surfaces. Stroll outside onto the pool terrace and you’ll see a separate pavilion to the left, which houses a tranquil double-height living area featuring stunning Thai decorative flourishes, including original artworks and traditional ornaments. Baan Samlarn’s opulent sleeping quarters are just as luxurious as the communal living area. The villa boasts five bedrooms in total, each of which comes with its own lavish ensuite facilities. In fact, gorgeous floor-standing tubs and double-basin bathrooms enhance Baan Samlarn’s air of luxury. Many of the bedrooms have been cleverly configured to make the most of the sea views, and one even features its own first-floor sea-view terrace.

Outdoor features

The pool terrace is lined with a series of plush lounging chairs

While Baan Samlarn’s exquisite indoor facilities provide plenty of places for guests to unwind, the villa’s scenic outdoor spaces are just as tempting. Beyond the main house is a beautifully landscaped terrace, peppered with tropical greenery and brightly-coloured flowers. This paved area leads to the spacious sunbathing area and large infinity pool, which has its own seated Jacuzzi space, too. Beyond that is a lush area of green garden, which is overlooked by the second pavilion’s al fresco dining area. The landscaped outdoor area is edged by an elegant wooden deck with plush beanbag-style chairs, from which guests can make their way directly to the beach.

Hi-tech highlights

The living area in Baan Samlan’s sea-view pavilion is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a good movie

It’s undeniable that Baan Samlarn’s exquisite, traditional Thai flourishes contribute to the villa’s wow factor. However, the property also boasts a selection of hi-tech features for guests to make use of. A fast wireless internet connection covers the whole property, so guests can enjoy speedy internet whether they’re sunbathing outside or checking emails in their bedroom. There’s also a satellite TV connection, providing access to a host of international channels. Each of the bedrooms comes with its own television and DVD player, plus the ones situated in the main living area and kitchen. The villa’s high-end sound system is connected to every room in the house, so guests can enjoy their favourite tunes both inside and out.

Excellent service

Guests staying at Baan Samlarn can make use of the services of their very own professional Thai chef

Many people travel to Thailand for that famous Thai smile – and its is something you’re guaranteed to experience during a stay at Baan Samlarn. The dedicated team of staff are friendly and welcoming from the moment you arrive. As well as ensuring the property stays fresh and tidy throughout your stay, the staff are around to cater to each and every one of your needs – whether that’s organising for a professional masseuse to come to the property so you can indulge in a pamper session, or preparing sunset cocktails for you to sip on the pool terrace. In addition to the maintenance team and villa manager, Baan Samlarn also has its own professional Thai chef who can create a tailored menu to match guests’ tastes perfectly. As well as helping guests arrange excursions and activities, the villa manager can also organize the services of a professional babysitter for those travelling with little ones.

Traditional Thai vibes

Striking artwork and gorgeous silk soft furnishings make this bedroom truly inviting for guests

Baan Samlarn’s traditional Thai architecture infuses the property with a sense of tropical elegance from the moment you set eyes on it and a sense of authenticity permeates the villa’s interiors as well. Characterful teak flooring sets the tone from the moment you walk in, while eye-catching pieces of Thai artwork add colourful flourishes to the walls. Fine silk accessories including cushions and throws add the perfect final flourish to a memorable Thai experience enhanced by modern comfort and luxury.