- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the manager
Set in lush tropical gardens this wonderful three bedroom beach front villa has a private infinity edge pool and spectacular sea views over the Gulf of Siam towards the neighboring islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Som. Located on the popular north east coast the villa is just minutes from numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment areas.
The front of the villa can be opened up to the cooling sea breezes by sliding glass doors, revealing the stunning open-plan lounge and dining area, exquisitely decorated with cool neutrals and dark timbers, in a contemporary yet uniquely Thai style. For in house entertainment there is a multi channel s...Read more
Villa 05 - Great Value Beach Front Villa with Pool
Koh Samui, Surat Thani Province, Thailand
Additional Location Information
The beach in front of the villa is a peaceful 'non tourist' beach with a fishing boat marina and a beachside boutique hotel (Deva Beach Resort) at the southern end. The water here is shallow and not suitable for swimming. The nearest swimming beach is at Choeng Mon, a 5 minute drive with beachside bars, restaurants and watersports.
There are at least four bars/restaurants within walking distance of the villa, the nearest being a 2 minute walk. There are many more within a 10 minute drive, some of which are exceptional and most are excellent value
The nearest convenience store is a 10 minute walk where you can buy basic foodstuff and toiletries. The local market is a 15 minute walk, here you can buy fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables at local prices. The islands main shopping mall with a large Tesco Lotus Supermarket together with numerous shops and fast food outlets is a 15 minute drive.
Plai Laem has the largest Buddhist temple on the island and the famous 12m high Big Buddha statue is a 15 minute walk, close to the local market.
Chaweng, a 15 minute drive is the main tourist resort on the island, it has the largest and most popular beach running parallel to the main street which is crammed with shops, bars and restaurants. This is the main centre for evening entertainment.
Bophut 'Fishermans Village' is a 10 minute drive, and altogether different and more sophisticated than Chaweng, it has the islands only walking street with some nice bars, restaurants and shops lining the waters edge.
We always recommend car hire to our guests for convenience but for this villa it's optional owing to the proximity of the local services and taxis if required are readily available
Plai Laem is located on the northeast of Koh Samui, nestled between Big Buddha Beach and Cheong Mon. Palm fringed beaches and stunning sunsets are in abundance with limited tourist or even local activity along its coastline, providing a taste of quite island life.
The solitude is evident when strolling along the beach and Plai Laem is the closest you will get to having your own private beach. The area usually attracts the more discerning traveller, offering luxury beach front villas located in a peaceful setting yet close enough to the buzzing tourist spots of Koh Samui.
Located at the southern end of the beach is a small marina where local fishermen moor their boats, and a couple of tour companies have their deep sea fishing and pleasure crafts. The sea at Plai laem is shallow and not suitable for swimming and water sports opportunities are limited but it is only a short drive to Choeng Mon, one of the best swimming beaches on Koh Samui.
Plai Laem is famous for its temple, adorned with amazing Buddhist idols; the most visited being the 18-armed Buddha statue. Surrounded by a lake teeming with large fish, the temple is the epitome of the serenity and solitude associated with Buddhism and offers an interesting alternative to Koh Samui's usual beach activity. The small island of Koh Som is located just off the coast and with no major commercial development, you can enjoy a quiet picnic on its shore, overlooking the pristine waters separating the two islands.
Plai Laem maybe quieter spot, but it is not isolated from the rest of Koh Samui, with Big Buddha beach and the golden Big Buddha statue within walking distance and the busy Chaweng just a short taxi ride away. It is also ideal as a honeymoon destination, with all the privacy and solitude you would expect with a few restaurants, spas and hotels to keep you occupied during your stay.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Beachfront property, Fishing nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Tennis courts nearby
Car is recommended
Last updated on July 20, 2014
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Additional notes from the manager
One airport trip each way included, additional trips chargeable
Welcome pack provided
Daily maid service included
All taxes included
Extra bed available on request/Extra guest charged at 35 USD per night (children 7 years and under free)
Minimum 5 nights reservation required during Chinese New Year and Easter. 7 nights during Christmas or New Year and 10 nights if overlapping both Christmas and New Year
- Linens Provided
- High chair
- A/C or climate control
- Ceiling Fans
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Secure parking space
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 6 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask