Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Located on the quiet sandy Bang Por beach, the villas are in a peaceful location and away from mass tourism. With their private walled garden and only 30 seconds from the beach, with no roads to cross they are ideal for family holidays and are safe for children, subject to normal parental supervision around the pools.
The villas together will provide accommodation for up to 14 guests, an additional bed and/or cot can be provided for children. Used independently, Villas 1 & 2 will accommodate 8 guests and 6 guests respectively.
The villas are built with both Thai and Balinese styling cues and are equipped to European standards in terms of kitchen and entertainment equipment. International (220 volt) sockets are provided which will accept most European plug types including UK plugs.
Both villas have generous living quarters with kitchen and dining room at ground level with the main living room with a bar area being located on the first floor, which in turn leads onto a balcony and Thai Sala. From the Villa 1 balcony there are views out to sea.
In addition to the private pools guests at Banyan Villas are also welcome to use a central pool shared by 8 other villas on the site, this pool is located on the beach with an infinity edge overlooking the sea and the next island of Koh Phangan.
Car hire is recommended to access shops and restaurants in the surrounding towns, Banyan Villas will be happy to organise this for you. Samui is a relatively small island, so most destinations are within a 30 minute drive and for emergency shopping there is a 7/11 convenience store 1 km away.
Banyan Villas has a local managing agent, Coconut Resorts, that provides English speaking "front desk" services to the villas, including laundry, Thai cook, car and motorbike hire, tourist trips, taxi services and airport transfers. A representative from Coconut Resorts will meet you on arrival.
Whether you are a small party requiring one villa or a larger group, we look forward to welcoming you to our tranquil tropical retreat at Banyan Villas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bang Por Beach 100 m|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Samui International 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
The Villas are built around their own private pools surrounded by mature gardens filled with tropical colour and protected from outside disturbance by the surrounding wall. The pools are about 1.2 metres deep along its entire 10 metre 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 30 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).