Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa 1 provides spacious accommodation for up to 8 guests and with its own private pool and jacuzzi set in a secluded garden it allows guests to relax in quiet privacy. Alternatively, located a mere half minute stroll through lush tropical gardens and right next to the beach, a larger shared pool is also available to Banyan Villas’ guests.
The property can be rented together with Villa 2 doubling the space available, catering for groups of up to 14 people who can enjoy the quiet seclusion of the villas' two pools and jacuzzis.
Banyan Villas, built in the Balinese style were completed in 2006. The villa combinies elements of western and Asian style, providing high levels of comfort and practicality.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bang Por Beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Samui International 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Villa 1 is accessed from the garden and is raised 3 steps above garden level. The Villa is tastefully furnished throughout in Chinese style teakwood and bamboo with ceiling fans to most rooms, air-conditioned bedroom accommodation is found on the ground floor whilst the sea breezes can be enjoyed in the first floor living, bar and balcony areas.
Accommodation in detail
Entry to the villa is through the front porch that then leads into the kitchen. The European style kitchen is fitted out with modern cooking appliances including oven and separate hotplates, microwave, fridge-freezer, coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster and cooking utensils. A full complement of premium crockery, glassware and cutlery is also provided.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room; the teak dining table will accommodate 8 in comfort and has views over the pool and garden. If al-fresco dining is preferred patio dining can be enjoyed just through the dining room doors. A guest powder room is located just off the dining room.
Stairs lead from the dining room to the upstairs living area. Again furnished in teak and bamboo, the living area has a bar area, guest powder room and double doors leading onto the roof terrace and Sala with views out to sea and great for that evening sun-downer! The living room is equipped with a second “bar fridge”, satellite TV, DVD and stereo system.
Downstairs the 3 main bedrooms open onto the pool terrace. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and adjoining large en-suite with twin sinks, bath, shower and wc. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have a king sized bed and twin beds respectively, both have their own en-suite bathrooms. The 3 bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
A fourth bunk bedded room is located off the entrance porch, ideal for children yet large enough to accommodate adults; the bunk room is air-conditioned and has its own small en-suite bathroom.
Complimentary Wi Fi internet access is available throughout the villa.
|Further details outdoors||
The Villa is built around its own private pool surrounded by mature gardens filled with tropical colour and protected from outside disturbance by the surrounding wall. The pool is about 1.2 meters deep along its entire 10 meter length and features both a jacuzzi and a bar within the pool itself. Sun-loungers are available on the poolside terrace, along with a garden table and chairs.
The villa has under cover parking for one car with parking for further cars available in the parking area outside the villas. A pedestrian gate leads onto the drive and garden path to the beach and shared pool, where in the evening you can enjoy glorious sunsets in the direction of Ang Thong Marine Park.
At night, during certain seasons, a fleet of fishing boats will light up the horizon over the Gulf of Thailand, as they search for squid, crab, and other delicacies for your dining table. Banyan Villas, an idyllic location to experience Asia, Thailand and the holiday of a lifetime.
Golf is available at Santiburi Golf course, 15 minutes drive.
The beautiful and tranquil sandy beach is a mere 30 second stroll down a tropical garden path, as is access to a large pool shared by a few other villas close by.
Turning left onto the beach and a 10 minute walk will get you to an excellent Thai restaurant (Jun Hom), right on the beach, with perfect sunset views over the marine park.
Car hire is strongly recommended to reach local amenities and shops. Samui International Airport 25 minutes. Nathon - Ferry port 15 minutes
Driving on Samui is relatively simple, there is one main road that circumnavigates the island. An international driving licence should be used. International car hire companies such as Hertz and Avis are present at the airport. Banyan Villas can also arrange car hire for you.
Airport: 25 minutes
Bophut: 10 minutes – restaurants, shopping, tours
Golf Course 10 minutes
Chaeweng 25 minutes – restaurants, shopping, nightlife
Maenam 5 minutes – restaurants, shopping
Nathon 15 minutes – administrative capital, restaurants, shopping
Big Budha 20 minutes - Temple and souvenir shopping
Supermarket shopping 25 minutes (Big C, Tesco Lotus, Makro)
The Koh Samui region
Koh Samui is a beautiful tropical island situated off the South East coast of Thailand; it has been welcoming visitors to its charm and wealth of idyllic sandy beaches since 1971.
Just 25 kilometres long by 21 kilometres wide it is renowned for its warm Thai welcome, its’ fantastic Thai cuisine matched by a diverse range of cuisine from around the world and a wealth of activities from diving and snorkelling to exploring the jungle and taking in the breathtaking views from the mountains of the interior.
Samui is surrounded by the clear waters of the South China Sea and offshore there are numerous coral reefs to explore. Some of the best reefs are to be found on the surrounding islands and within the nearby marine park of Ang Thong, a short boat trip away. The nearby island of Koh Tao provides some of the best diving in the region.
Bang Po Beach
For the more actively minded there are many activities available; golf on the new international course; elephant trekking, ATV and Go-karting; water-sports; and zip wiring across the jungle canopies to name but a few. After a hard day's play you can relax in one of the numerous Spa's and retreats with a local therapeutic massage.
The main tourist centres are Chaeweng and Lamai, where nightlife, entertainment and restaurants can be found in abundance, for those who choose tranquillity the northern coast provides a more quite family atmosphere. However, the size of the island means that no-where is that far away.
Koh Samui has a wealth of local culture, although tourism is an important revenue earner, the more traditional side of Samui is alive and well if you dig beneath the surface. Around the island you will find many Wats (temples), the largest of these, Big Buddah is near the airport, its centre piece is a huge golden statue of a seated Buddah.
Ban Nathorn, on the West coast is the administrative centre of Koh Samui and where the ferry from the mainland arrives. It is well worth a visit to see the local markets and get a flavour of the real Samui, away from the tourist centres.
There are numerous festivals on the island throughout the year, where you will see the local community celebrating through food fairs, temple activities, live music and other cultural performances. The most notable of these are Chinese New Year (February), Songkhran (Thai New Year – April 13th to 15th) and Loi Krathong (November).