Only a short ferry-boat ride from the Thailand mainland's more bustling lifestyle, the idyllic island of Koh Samui sings a constant siren's song to travellers seeking a quiet place to escape the world's many nagging problems. Here, where a lifestyle of calmness, mixed with a native people's appreciation of the "sabai" (or "feel good") attitude, it is hard to have a hard edge, and it's very easy to relax and enjoy a mango shake.
With its own international airport, relatively new island-circling roadway system, private hospitals, shopping centres and countless restaurants and gift shops, this little island has become a favourite among travellers whose quest ends in a serene and calming place filled with beauty. Samui has over 50 km of lovely beaches covered primarily with white sands, and some beaches have coral ground so fine that it is indistinguishable from sand. It has coconut plantations, even its own rum distillery, a butterfly garden, wondrous jungles and coves, and enough to keep visitors busy and happy for weeks or months...indeed, many decide to stay here forever, as indicated by the ever-growing expat population.
Holidaying in a paradise can be made even more comfortable by choosing to stay in a private villa. This is even better if the villas are built by a company that is environmentally aware. Such a company takes care to build homes into the natural setting in an unobtrusive way that gives residents and visitors a sense of privacy, yet allows them to see nature at its best from dawn to dusk. And, to keep holiday-going customers happy, they ensure that the residences are cared for and maintained by professionals. Horizon homes is one such company providing superior villa properties to rent and buy.
Using top-quality materials and the most updated design that combines Asian-influenced and European elements, villas provide seclusion, yet offer sumptuous and comfortable settings for couples, mid-sized families or large groups. Gentle use of neutral colours and the clean mix of teak wood and marble and glass, make for a relaxed and comforting stay in many villas. Villas are situated in locations across the island, providing guests with unlimited living options, with full teams of staff to service guests, yet the lifestyle can be lived without the press of other people about in a private villa. Some are set in a private community where spas, beach clubs and communal pools add to the overall appeal and convenience of the property.
Hillside villas might command views of nearby island Koh Phangan, Choeng Mon beach, Chaweng beach's long white stretch, or rental premises are available in secluded forested settings that are still only steps away from the sand and the action. Many nearby many restaurants and fun activities take place in locations like Fisherman's Village, the southern beach town of Lamai, or the original island ferry port town Nathon, and all these are only a short drive from Koh Samui International Airport, so it's easy to get off a plane, and straight into relaxation, and maybe even a new way of life.