- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the manager
Ideally situated right next to the beach, close to boat marina, this beautiful villa has been designed and built in the contemporary Thai style. It has an oversize beach side pool with jacuzzi and accommodation for up to six people within its three tastefully furnished air-conditioned bedrooms.
The comfortable living area is spread over two pavilions separated by attractive hard wood decking with a native plumeria tree as it's center piece. In one pavilion, a stylish open plan lounge and formal dining area with a satellite television, DVD and CD Player. To the rear of the pavilion, a fully equipped Western style kitchen, and to the side a double ...Read more
Villa 08 - 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, Waterfront
Car is recommended
Last updated on March 01, 2015
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- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- High chair
- A/C or climate control
- Linens Provided
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Secure parking space
- 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