Vacation rentals are aplenty in Koh Samui. But to earn a spot on our list, a villa has to check off all the right boxes: jaw-dropping amenities, postcard-pretty setting and impeccable service. And the ones below won’t disappoint – these are holiday homes that offer direct beach access, swim-up pool bars, ocean view terraces, multiple private pools and more. Before you dive into our article, here’s a heads-up: reading about these gorgeous villas might just bring on a serious case of holiday envy. Check out the best villas in Koh Samui below!
1. Villa Akatsuki
We can’t say enough about the setting and amenities at Villa Akatsuki. It occupies an excellent location right by the beach, so you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views out to the ocean and offshore islands. And the amenities are fantastic – from the three-tier infinity pool to the fully-equipped gym, gorgeous spa room, opulent bathrooms, a Japanese shaved ice machine for kids and more. The villa stays up to 12 guests in six bedrooms.
Around Villa Akatsuki
Villa Akatsuki is located in Lipa Noi, a beach town in West Samui. This part of the island is quieter and laid back, and is a great option for vacationers seeking an idyllic seaside holiday away from the crowds. You’re five minutes’ drive from popular dining establishments like Nikki Beach Club, and 20 minutes’ drive from an array of cafes and restaurants in Taling Ngam and Thong Krut. Key attractions nearby include the Na Muang Falls, Secret Buddha Garden, Skyhawk Adventure Zipline and Nathon Walking Street.
Villa Finder’s tip: Come here when you feel like you want to treat yourself. Stay a little away from the crowd, wind down and enjoy the luxury that is yours alone. There’s just so many things to do at this villa that you might want to spend a few days indoors to enjoy them all.
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2. Baan Kilee
Step into Baan Kilee and you’ll feel at home right away, thanks to its inviting interiors and the warm hospitality of the staff. It’s impossible not to be wowed by the villa’s five-star amenities, which include a swim-up pool bar with poolside projector, plush media lounge, fully equipped gym and kids playground. A landscaped garden stretches out extensively, offering ample space for alfresco dinner parties, weddings and events.
Baan Kilee’s prime beachfront location means you’ll enjoy sweeping vistas of the ocean, and have the luxury of rolling out of bed and right onto the beach. Ideal for large group getaways, the villa accommodates 12 adults and six children in eight bedrooms.
Around Baan Kilee
Baan Kilee is located in Lipa Noi, a beach town in West Samui. The vibes here are relaxed and offers a refreshing change up from the bustling energy of Chaweng or Lamai. This will suit vacationers seeking a quiet getaway.
You’ll be five minutes’ drive from restaurants and local amenities in Lipa Noi, and 20 minutes’ drive from Thong Krut, where you’ll find a greater variety of restaurants and cafes. Key attractions include Nathon Walking Street, the Na Muang Falls, Baan Thai Spa, Samui Cultural Center and Secret Buddha Garden.
Villa Finder’s tip: Watching a movie why soaking yourself in the pool is quite an experience. We also like to play our Youtube dance list and sway along in the pool. Yes, the pool is the centre point here.
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3.Villa Pina Colada
Villa Pina Colada has everything you want in a tropical vacation home: modern, sunlit interiors, a private pool, ample space for outdoor relaxation and a prime location just a skip away from the beach.
A Nipa hut gazebo offers the perfect setup for alfresco dining, plus the rooftop lounge-cum-terrace offers breathtaking views out to the mountains (and doubles up as an outdoor cinema too). There are six bedrooms in total – all of which are well-equipped, modern and inviting – to house up to 12 guests. Kids will enjoy the outdoor play area complete with a sandpit, toys and other play equipment.
Around Villa Pina Colada
Villa Pina Colada is located in Mae Nam, a beach town in North Samui. Perfect for couples and families, Mae Nam offers a lively, kid-friendly ambience and easy access to dining and local amenities. From your villa, you’re a quick drive away from restaurants, bars, walking streets, yoga studios and spas, and Ban Tai Beach is just five minutes’ walk away. Don’t miss out on visiting key attractions in the vicinity, such as the Big Buddha, Wat Plai Laem and Bophut Fisherman’s Village.
Villa Finder’s tip: The best thing about having your own cinema is that you can re-watch your favourite movies while munching on homemade finger food and chilled champagne ~
4.Sangsuri Villa Estate
The majestic Sangsuri Villa Estate boasts 21 bedrooms and four dormitories, and will comfortably accommodate up to 42 guests. Think of it as your private oasis – a tucked-away haven nestled along the coastline of Chaweng. You’re enveloped by lush greenery, and the setting feels private and secluded.
Look forward to enjoying the estate’s jaw-dropping facilities, including an outdoor spa, multiple infinity pools and jacuzzis, ocean view terraces, media room, gym and more. The villa’s capacity, scenic setting and landscaped grounds also make it well-suited for hosting weddings, corporate retreats or other celebratory events.
Around Sangsuri Villa Estate
Sangsuri Villa Estate is located in Chaweng, a beach town in Northeast Samui. It’s one of the most popular beach towns on the island, so you’ll be right in the heart of the action.
The restaurants, bars, spas and local amenities are just steps or a quick drive away. Key attractions close by include the Big Buddha, Wat Plai Laem, Chaweng Walking Street and Bophut Fisherman’s Village.
Villa Finder’s tip: Chances are, you’ll be celebrating a special occasion if you are renting the entire estate. There are plenty of activities you can arrange to entertain your guests, from beach days, spa time, kayaking to movie nights, and the staff will be more than happy to assist you.
5. Villa Waimarie
The list of best villas in Koh Samui must have Villa Waimarie. Six bedrooms are spread out across three standalone bungalows, the villa offers just the right mix of communal and private spaces. There are multiple living areas across the property, including a landscaped garden, outdoor sala for lounging and dining, as well as private verandas. The decoration, furniture and service at the villa are seriously top-notched.
There are plenty of Instagramable corners in this villa. You’ll walk through a lush green garden with a spacious lawn to reach the villa. The infinity pool spreads out to the private white-sandy beach where you can enjoy a gorgeous sunset view. If you like, get a kayak and sail out to experience the feeling of being surrounded by the sea at sunset.
Around Villa Waimarie
Villa Waimarie is located in Lipa Noi, a tranquil beach town in West Samui. From your villa, you’re just a skip away from Nikki Beach Club, and 20 minutes’ drive to a variety of restaurants and cafes in Thong Krut.
Popular attractions located within a 30-minute drive from your villa include Laem Sor Beach Disc Golf, Nathon Walking Street, Secret Buddha Garden and the Na Muang Falls.
Villa Finder’s tip: We love soaking in a long, hot bath with some aroma oil after a long day. The thing is, the baths here are gorgeously spacious!