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"Whatever the size of your group, Koh Samui has a villa with the right size, facilities and personality"
Koh Samui is home to a vast range of private holiday properties, each with its own unique character and charm. Whether you are travelling as a family, a couple or a group of friends, Koh Samui has the perfect villa to suit your needs. The island is home to a number of chic holiday apartments, up to sprawling mansions for groups that need a extra space and top end facilities. Family-sized villas with multiple bedrooms often feature twin or bunk bed rooms ideal for children. In terms of design, Koh Samui boasts a wealth of traditional Thai style properties, which are superb for travellers who want to surround themselves in Thai culture. Alternatively, many of the island's holiday properties are more contemporary by design, catering to guests that prefer style and modern comforts.
"Staying in a private villa is one of the best ways to enjoy the stunning scenery on Koh Samui"
Koh Samui's breathtaking beaches and incredible coastal scenery make the island a hit with tourists year after year. Renting a private villa is one of the best ways to really live the views. Some of the island's properties are situated in the hills, and offer dramatic views of the Thai Gulf, particularly when the waters are sparkling at sunrise or sunset. Many of Koh Samui's holiday villas have direct beach access, which not only offers a relaxed oceanside atmosphere, but also allows guests to switch easily between the beauty of the beach and comfort of their private facilities.
"Villa facilities rival the island's most lavish resorts"
In addition to giving hotels a run for their money in terms of value for money, private villas on Koh Samui often rival the best hotels on the island in terms of the facilities available. During the day, many guests will want to enjoy the wonderful weather and outdoor features of the villa. An outdoor dining terrace, for example, is a wonderful location to enjoy breakfast whilst taking in ocean or garden views, before heading for a quick dip in the villa's own private pool. In the evening, guests may prefer to head indoors to make the most of the air-conditioning after a day in the sun. Each of Koh Samui's villas features stylish dÃ©cor throughout the communal living spaces, which usually includes a lounge and dining area as well as a full-equipped kitchen. Larger villas may also boast their own private gym and even a mini-movie theatre.
"Friendly, dedicated villa staff meet guests' every need"
Each of the villas scattered across Samui has its own dedicated team of staff to ensure guests remain comfortable throughout their stay. It is the responsibility of the villa manager to help guests out with local knowledge of attractions, beaches and sights. The manager is also able to make recommendations for the best restaurants on the island, reserve tables and organise transportation for guests. The villa maintenance staff generally includes daily cleaners and a gardener, who are often around during the day to make sure the villa remains pristine throughout the holiday. Guests who feel like splurging can also hire the services of a personal chef or masseuse, so they can enjoy an indulgent evening of food and spa treatments without ever leaving the comfort of their holiday home.
by Wayne Hue