Although in years past Thailand's Koh Samui might not have been considered a low key holiday destination, especially in comparison to regional heavyweights like Phuket and Bali, today the island is one of the region's premier resort areas and offers some of the finest accommodation available anywhere in Asia.
Increasingly popular in the region are private villas, which offer stunning, luxurious facilities, amenities and furnishings in a private and exclusive environment. Koh Samui has been no exception to this trend, and indeed has seen more and more villas go up year on year, resulting in today's varied choice with a huge variety of sizes, styles and locations to suit most budgets or individual needs.
Koh Samui is a natural place for private villas. The island's white sand beaches and crystal blue waters have attracted visitors from all over the world for more than two decades and what better way to enjoy the beach than in your own private space?
The coastline is varied and peppered with bays, meaning there is plenty of beach space, even in the peak seasons and some villas are located in areas that offer guests what seems like their own private beach or cove, guaranteeing a truly exclusive experience. Those who would rather be further inland can find excellent locations on the island's cliff sides and mountains, complete with stunning views out to the sea and gorgeous sunsets every single day.
Those travelling to Koh Samui to stay in a private will find it easy to get to and from, especially since the upgrade to the island's very own international airport. Direct flights depart regularly from most regional hubs meaning long weekends are also a realistic break for those working in places like Hong Kong, Singapore or Bangkok.
Villas on Koh Samui are widely varied in terms of size, style and price, which means guests will a lost certainly be able to find something that suits their needs and budget. A large family might find it fun and excellent value to rent a large villa with 5 or 6 bedrooms and lots of common space for mingling and catching up, while a honeymooning couple might prefer something more cosy and romantic. Both options are available through professional agencies like Horizon Homes.
With a combination of top-of-the-line villas and incredible natural beauty, Koh Samui is set to become ever more popular as a tourist destination as time goes on. The island is not only beautiful, but easy to get to as well, and for those seeking luxurious properties and unbeatable privacy the island is one of the most appealing destinations in Asia.