Koh Samui has become one of the most popular locations for private villas in Asia and the island leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to luxury, quality and variation.
Serviced by Samui International Airport, which has direct flights to most of South East Asia's largest cities, Koh Samui is easily accessible for visitors or investors wanting to enjoy the villa lifestyle on offer there.
The properties available to buy or rent include everything from charming two-bedroom bungalows to majestic eight bedroom mansions with all the amenities imaginable, such as a private gym, pool, movie theatre, expansive living and lounging areas. Some of the largest villas even boasting tennis courts and a private spa.
The reason for the many villas that are being developed on Koh Samui is the island's increasing popularity as an upscale travel and lifestyle destination. From its beginnings as a lazy backpackers retreat with little in terms of high end accommodation, the island has evolved dramatically over the last decade to become one of the most sophisticated tourist destinations in Asia.
Swanky beach clubs, luxurious villa developments and fine dining venues vie for attention alongside stunning spas and attractive shopping malls, drawing sophisticated travellers from all corners of the world.
Some rental villas are located on hill tops overlooking the azure blue seas, while others enjoy direct access to the beach and close proximity to the island’s modest towns and late night entertainment centres.
Private and corporate developers have built some of the most luxurious properties in the world on Samui. There are very few things these professional companies cannot do and tight competition forces them to continuously improve their product to attract ever more savvy and demanding guests. New technologies and innovations are always being added, especially in terms of environmentally sustainable building, where developers on Samui have made great improvements over the years.
In addition, the local authorities have significantly tightened building regulations o so that building safety has improved and environmentally sensitive building practices are encouraged and sometimes rewarded.
The result of these developments are a cleaner, more aesthetically pleasing and not least safer built environment. There are also several initiatives around the island to make the beaches and forests cleaner and more sustainable as a way to maintain a healthy tourism industry.