Koh Samui enjoys perennial popularity with Europeans in search of a tropical bolt hole and Thailand’s most popular boutique island has also become a favoured destination for free-spirited professionals working in Asia’s buzzing capitals, looking to escape on a private break.
Chic hotels and resorts, fashionable beach clubs, and an extensive choice of impressive private villas for rent – many of them right by the ocean – have edged Samui up the social vacation ladder and redefined what was once a backpackers’ haven as a distinctly upmarket destination.
The island’s award-winning international airport connects Koh Samui with a range of regional hubs and global destinations thanks to a full schedule of daily flights to and from Bangkok, plus direct connections with Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and some cities in China. These services make Samui easily accessible for visitors from around the world, as well as Thai tourists and expats living in the region.
Koh Samui doesn't have an extended low season like it’s big sister Phuket on the Andaman Ocean facing side of Thailand, this means the number of tourist arrivals remains relatively stable throughout the year. This, in turn, has prompted a significant number of private investors to build or buy holiday properties on the island, many of which are offered for rent when the owners are not in residence.
Renting a beachfront villa on Koh Samui offers guests one-of-a-kind holiday and the chance to experience tropical island life with all the contemporary comforts of home. The east and north coast offer a selection of stunning beachfront villas, with the bays around Choeng Mon and Bophut particularly popular thanks to their close proximity to the airport. The west and south coast bays are far less developed, but still boast a number of exclusive villas options and also offer quieter beaches and untouched surroundings where visitors can enjoy total peace and relaxation.
In addition to its many tourist facilities and services, Koh Samui has long been known for its natural beauty. The influx of people and fast pace of development over the last few years has therefore been a cause for concern among many local and foreign residents. Fortunately, the local government recognized the threat of overdevelopment in time to impose at least some restrictions to protect the natural assets, and there are also a good number of organizations dedicated to keeping Koh Samui as clean and green as possible. Sustainable tourism initiatives like recycling and waste water management have been implemented by many tourism-based businesses and regular beach clean ups are organised around the island to keep the famous-fringed shores pristine.
With a choice of breathtaking locations, top class private facilities and professional onsite service staff to take care of guests needs and requests; Koh Samui rental villas offer an unmatched vacation experience in one of the world’s most inviting, convenient and inspiring island destinations.