Thailand is famous for its dazzling islands, picture perfect beaches, year-round sunshine and sensational cuisine. Koh Samui is certainly no exception to this. Visitors from around the world are constantly drawn to Koh Samui's unique mix of vibrant culture, natural beauty and great value for money, all of which make it one of Thailand's most famous holiday spots.
Koh Samui is Thailand's third largest island and has a very strong constantly growing property market. The last five years has seen Koh Samui become home to ever increasing numbers of luxury stand alone villas and resort style villa developments. The tourism demographic reflects this, with backpackers now being replaced by families and groups taking a well deserved rest from busy work schedules.
Luxury Villas have been built all around Koh Samui to cater to a variety of needs. Most top-end villas will have either panoramic sea views or be located a stone's throw away from a soft, sandy beach. The island is large enough to provide a great diversity of locations, so while some developments are located within walking distance of the island's major amenities, others can be found nestled into the tropical hillside with a single access road, which is especially appealing for those who desire absolute seclusion and privacy. Most properties also come with onsite staff and some developments even include their own dedicated restaurants and concierge services.
When compared to hotel rooms, villas definitely expand the options for large groups and most luxury rentals will offer a variety of services from shuttle busses, laundry and cleaning to personal drivers, chefs, butlers and daily maids. Koh Samui's tourist industry is very seasonal and rental rates reflect this, but there is always a wide selection of villas available, especially if you book long enough in advance through reputable agents like Horizon Homes.
For investors, the Koh Samui luxury property market is also an excellent choice and rental returns in excess of 10% can be achieved from well managed properties, especially those offered through established companies like Horizon Homes. Many developers also offer payment plans, which means the rental returns on some properties will mean that they pay for themselves in the end.
Whether investing or renting in Koh Samui there is definitely plenty of choice on the island for everyone to choose from. Whether you're looking for an idyllic second home, a family beachside break of the ultimate wedding venue, Samui's luxury villas will offers facilities and amenities to suit your needs.