Thailand has long been recognized by its international nickname — the Land of Smiles and Koh Samui represents this best by bringing smiles to the many holiday rental guests who head to the island and take advantage of the diverse private options on offer. Every morning they awake to the island's lovely weather, varied activities and extremely hospitable people - most of whom are usually smiling and full of fun too. It adds to one's relaxation, knowing such people are the caretakers of your happy home while on vacation, providing amenities equivalent to the finest hotels, ensuring security and well-attended grounds and housing, and often preparing elaborate daily meals or party guests, when requested.
Samui offers no shortage of properties for holiday rental, and the choices are varied. Visitors can secure villas, apartments or crowd-pleasing mansions nearby action areas such as Chaweng beach, popping with nightly action at pubs and dance clubs. Areas such as Bophut and southern Lamai also offer attractions such as walking streets where vendors show their wares on car-free streets. Small, quaint beachside villages like Choeng Mon offer a choice of restaurants with an amazing variety of international and local cuisine, as well as arts and crafts stores selling unique gifts made from the island's many coconuts, teak wood, tree fibres and more.
Horizon Homes offers rental homes of unparalleled quality, uniquely positioned above the ever-popular yet quietly scenic Choeng Mon beach. Beyond this area, the company also offers villas and apartments of every size and style across the entire breadth of Samui, catering to budgets of every level, from modest to top-tier luxury level. The wonderful thing about most of these choices is that you can indeed be close to the main tourist spots, which offer every type of activities and diversion, yet many of the homes are designed to be hidden in a cozy nest of jungle with a private pool.
The villa choices on Samui include ocean-front properties with a morning view of the Gulf of Thailand as your wake-up visitor, its quiet waters the only sound to accompany your breakfast of mango juice and pad thai. If you prefer living close to lively Western-style shopping centres - with cinemas, bowling and dozens of shops for clothing, gifts, restaurants with all types of cuisine - you can still stay with privacy and a sense of withdrawal from the world.
Start your day with a walk in the jungle, end up on a virtually private beach to take a dip and explore tide pools, go for a jungle jeep ride in the afternoon. But, when all is done, come home to your own private palace and know that you can live like royalty at a fraction of the cost, in a land blessed with almost constant sunshine, great people, fun and exciting things to do. All of that makes a holiday stay in one of Koh Samui's many rental homes a vacation you will long remember.