There are several factors that support Koh Samui's position as one of the most popular and sought after travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, the island is easily accessible from the mainland and therefore visited by Thais and Expatriates living in Bangkok, as well as expats working in regional Asian cities, and of course travellers from overseas.
In addition to ease of access, the island also offers beautiful nature combined with world-class dining and some of the region's best resorts and spas, all of which add up to an irresistible combination for people from all around the region, and indeed the world.
Over the last two decades, Koh Samui has constantly renewed itself in order to maintain a steady flow of visitors. As travellers increasingly look for bespoke experiences, one of the most successful sectors has been the island's private villa rental market, which offers an alternative to the many hotels that have also played a part in turning Koh Samui into one of the most popular destinations in Asia. At a private villa, guests can take pleasure in a whole new level of privacy, while still enjoying many of the facilities and services associated with a luxury hotel.
Koh Samui's private villas are as diverse, if not more so, than the hotels and resorts that pepper the island. While the latter often have brand guidelines to adhere to and design codes to observe in the case of larger chains, private villas come in all shapes and sizes depending on the type of villa, the owner, the location and a range of other factors. This means that there is something to suit everyone's taste.
The hardest part when it comes to private villas can be choosing which criteria you would like to see ticked off during the stay. Perhaps you require specific facilities like spa beds or maybe you want to stay in a specific area? Luckily, these questions are easily answered with the help of the island's professional villa rental agencies like Horizon Homes. They can help make sense of the many offers available and find a villa that suits your specific set of needs.
A villa rental company will also be able to offer additional services such as airport transfers, pre- and post-stay cleaning, general maintenance and additional staff to look after guests' needs. The addition of maid services and private chefs add a sense of exclusivity and with these personal touches in place, your holiday on Koh Samui can quickly climb from an enjoyable to an incredible experience.