International property buyers are increasingly drawn to islands like Koh Samui as ideal destinations to buy or build a second home.
Some people choose the island as a place to retire, others spend several months a year using the property, while many buy purely as an investment – benefiting from the island's reputation as one of Asia's top holiday destinations to generate a steady rental income.
No matter what the specific needs, Koh Samui offers a variety of attractive solutions for second home buyers and rental guests. With growing demand for a more private holiday experience, the island's private villa market has expanded at pace, which means it now competes strongly with traditional hospitality options such as hotels and resorts.
Private villas are also an increasingly popular option for guests looking for a dream wedding venue and regional companies also look for exclusive accommodation for company retreats or training sessions.
The diverse choice of facilities offered at Samui villas means there is now something to match almost every taste and budget. Some properties are relatively modest in terms of the private facilities they offer; others boast a full range of private amenities, including a fully equipped gym, AV rooms with the latest entertainment systems, pools, jacuzzis and even private spa facilities.
Many Samui villas also come with their own staff, often including a maid, a cook and a handyman to look after the house – even when the owners are away.