Going on a holiday with the family is all about making lasting memories. Aside from the host of facilities for everyone to enjoy, our villas’ spacious living areas, accommodating in-villa staff and the many outdoor activities to revel in make the whole trip all the more delightful.
Here’s our pick of the 10 best family-friendly villas in Koh Samui:
1. Panacea Retreat
Counted amongst the most prestigious private villa retreats in Southeast Asia, Panacea Retreat is a 24-bedroom hilltop gem comprising five individual villas. Epitomising Thai design and architecture, the villas feature 20-metre infinity pools, extensive terraces, living and dining salas, and sensational sea views. Sumptuously furnished living and dining pavilions with soaring cathedral ceilings and wraparound terraces are designed for sunset cocktails, sophisticated parties and dinners under starry, sparkling skies. While the adults have fun, the kids have plenty to keep them busy including private cinemas, game rooms and even a discotheque.
2. Tawantok Beach Villas
With 10 bedrooms in total, Tawantok Beach Villas is a stunning beachfront property. The twin, mirror-image villas contain master suites with mezzanine bedrooms within them, making ideal family suites. Expect astonishing sea views throughout your stay thanks to the glass walls and experience relaxed socialising in the living-and-dining areas, with large rustic tables and comfortable sofas. If you prefer open-air tropical lounging and dining, there are two spacious salas next to the water and for active guests, the villas share a well-maintained tennis court. With direct beach access and friendly in-villa staff, what more can you ask for?
Suralai is a Thai-style six-bedroom property located on Bophut Hills, north coast of Samui. The villa houses six ensuite bedrooms, all of which are appointed with a king bed. This fully staffed villa is equipped with gym, modern entertainment facilities, show kitchen, breakfast bar, barbecue facilities, Thai-style sala and a 25m swimming pool.
4. Ban Suriya
Feel at home when you stay at six-bedroom Ban Suriya. With six generous ensuite bedrooms that are capable of sleeping up to 16 people, this villa is made for families. Keep your loved ones entertained with the well-stocked library, computer room, video and games room and the open-air cinema for a different kind of movie experience. The large dining room will surely bring everyone together while feasting on delicious meals prepared by the professional chef. Truly a home away from home nestled in the tropics.
5. Villa Riva
Villa Riva is a seven-bedroom, staffed villa in Koh Samui’s Laem Noi district. With access to a semi-private beach, the villa also contains seven ensuite bedrooms, spread across three Thai-style pavilions. There’s no dearth of entertainment with a gym, massage room, dry sauna, a 32-metre freeform infinity pool, and home cinema.
6. Element of 8 at Cape Laem Sor Estate
Element of 8 is an exceptional pool villa with six ensuite king bedrooms set in a spectacular hillside location on Koh Samui’s unspoilt south-west coast. Breathtaking sea views and stunning sunsets define this fully staffed villa which will appeal to groups of up to 12 + 2, as well as wedding planners.
7. Baan Puri
Exuding beachside living at its absolute best, six-bedroom Baan Puri is the place to be when looking for a get-away-from-it-all kind of experience. It has six ensuite bedrooms, where attention to detail never fails to impress, opening either onto the beach or to the long rectangular infinity pool that stretches towards the sea. A dazzling pool and manicured lawn slope down to the powder white sand beach with safe, shallow water bringing peace of mind to parents with young children.
8. Villa Chi Samui
With a beachfront location and long infinity pool, five-bedroom Villa Chi Samui has a whole lot to offer families with young adults. Flawless indoor-outdoor living areas are bordered by coconut palms and fragrant frangipani trees. Enter a state of calm as you step through a double wooden gate and be greeted by a meditative statue of Lord Buddha. Low-rise pavilions housing the main living and dining areas lead to a wide beachside deck overlooking the magnificent sea. With airy living pavilions and a plethora of entertainment options such as a billiards table and jacuzzi, this is the perfect party pad.
9. Villa Waimarie
It’s hard not to want to be outside all the time at a place like Villa Waimarie. There’s a glittering 15-metre beachside pool, panoramic ocean views, a large shady sala next to the pool and a poolside lounge. Come back inside and rest your tired bones in any of the six ensuite bedrooms, configured between three cottages, each with a connecting door so that families can stay connected while having their own private space.
Modern and well-kept, four-bedroom Akuvara is a glass-encased abode that takes full advantage of delightful sea views. Families will love the 13-metre infinity view pool, spacious poolside deck and beachside sala. Experience the same fun indoors with entertainment options such as a TV and video room, iPod and iPhone docking system and a library for those who would want to catch up on their favourite novel.
Treat your favourite people to the ultimate holiday getaway and head to Koh Samui for a fun family staycation.