Private villas have become one of the most preferred types of accommodation on Koh Samui with visitors continuously increasing demand for this type of lodging. The benefits are many: more privacy, the feeling of having an entire place to yourself, added flexibility and an increasingly varied pool of choices. Yet it is not only tourists that are using the villas; more and more private companies are using villas for company functions, as a way to reward valuable employees or treat clients.
Renting a villa on Koh Samui can be difficult if you don't know where to look and have little knowledge of the island. Luckily the boom in private villa rentals have meant that a number of professional villa rental companies now offer their services in order for travellers to find the villa that suits them best. Many of the companies have easy-to-use websites that filter the search depending on number of bedrooms, travel dates, price, location or other requirements such as certain facilities including pool, spa or tennis court.
Once a villa is booked, visitors can arrange additional services from the rental companies including hiring additional staff to perhaps enjoy a one-on-on cooking lesson or indulgent spa session right in the privacy of the villa. Special requirements can also be met with concierge services that can help with travel arrangements or excursions and day trips. In short, villa rental companies make sure that all the services that are commonly part of staying in a hotel are also available to travellers who prefer to stay in a private villa.
If a villa's facilities is not enough to keep you entertained for a whole holiday, luckily Koh Samui has plenty of attractions. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, the island is located in close proximity to some of Thailand's best diving sites while the interior of the island offers beautiful natural waterfalls, dense forests and stunning view points. Just an hour away by boat is the Ang Thong Marine National Park, which is an archipelago perfect for snorkelling and exploring the many uninhabited islands. The main island, Ko Mae Ko, has an inland saltwater lake, which is definitely worth a visit.