Villa Sabai Jai - 180° Ocean View - This luxury Koh Tao Villa occupies an exceptional position 35 meters above sea on the edge of a cape with panoramic views over the ocean, the nearby beaches, the surrounding islands and the Marine Park. The view is maximised by the practical layout and innovative design features. The villa is facing south and will treat you to both sunrises and sunsets. This is the perfect hideaway place for those seeking a relaxing retreat.
The villa consists of a main house (sitting / dining / kitchen) and three double bedrooms with king size beds and ensuite bathrooms, all in separate buildings. The villa can be rented for two to eight persons.
Low season price for 2 persons is 10 000 THB/night for the the whole villa but we will lock two bedrooms.
Sabai means ”laid back”, ”easy going”, ”peaceful feeling”. Sabai jai literally means ”well heart”, and this is the feeling you get when you visit this villa. This the Thai's use to express contentment, happiness or gratitude.
A winding road takes you to the entrance of the villa where you will continue across a lotus pond and into the heart of the property which is a wooden deck combining the different houses and the infinity pool in front of the buildings. The free shaped pool is turquoise tiled and has owerflow which makes it look like it´s part of the sea.
A six person Jacuzzi is a part of the pool and is placed in the middle facing the sea. On the side of the main house is an outdoor shower, which can be used before and after swimming. Another lotus pond is forming the edge of the deck towards the east. On the deck you will find two sitting areas and sun chairs. To reach the outer deck and sala, which has a third sitting group, you have to cross a small bridge over the pool.
From the sala, which also has rain and wind shelter, you have an exceptional view over the ocean, nearby islands and beaches. From the deck there is a private staircase down to the sea. You just enter the water and you are on the coral reef swimming around among beautiful fish. Two of the best beaches on the island, Tian Og and Sai Daeng, are situated on each side of the cape. You can swim, snorkel or walk to these nearby beaches for lunch, dinner or maybe a drink.
For those who want to exercise we have a small gym with a barbell rack with adjustable bench, dumbbells and a pull-up/leg raise equipment.
• Transfer from / to pier at check in and check out
• Maid service (bedding, cleaning and making breakfast)
• American Breakfast
At extra cost:
• Extra beds max 2 persons 1500 THB / person (only children). Extra bed including breakfast.
• We have two Honda automatic scooters for rent, 250 THB / day
We can offer the following activities in the villa on request:
• SPA treatments on our own massage bed
• Yoga lessons with private instructor, also for beginners
• Teaching for diving certificate in our pool
• Thai food, pizza, hamburger and salad can be delivered to the villa, lunch or dinner.
• The chef Ed Jones can cook and serve you an “in villa dinner”, which you choose from his menu
Please note that the Villa is not suitable for young children, since the house has no special security protection for children from the height of the Villa.
Instead of paying a refundable deposit we require that you leave one of your passports during the whole rental period to our housekeeper. You will get it back at check out after having paid for the minibar and any damages or losses. At check out you pay cash in Thai Baht.
Our community consists of around 20 private villas that are rented out when the owners are not there. Our guests come here to relax and take it easy with friends and family and therefore the community has rules regarding disturbances in the area. We do not accept loud music or wild parties after 10 pm or any other disturbances that may affect your neighbors. Don´t misunderstand us, you are welcome to use the music system and enjoy yourselves in a respectful way like anywhere else, but if you are looking for an accommodation for having wild parties, this is not the place.
If you are more persons at check in than you have booked for, you will not be able to check in. No persons except for those registered are allowed to sleep in the villa.
The villa cannot be rented for 2 - 6 persons and then take up a large amount of friends to spend the days and evenings at the villa.
We do recommend you to discover this beautiful island with all its small secluded beaches and view points. There are different ways of getting around the island, motorbike, ATV and taxi. Since the island has steep hills you need to be a good driver if you rent a motorbike. If not, we recommend you to rent 4-wheel drive ATV:s. Regarding renting we have all the information you need in our binder in the villa/main house. We recommend you to rent from Lederhosen, he has the best quality ATV:s. We have two Honda Scooters for rent if you are interested.
Please see our reviews at Tripadvisor as well as films on Youtube.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Koh Samui|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The History Of Koh Tao
Koh Tao, despite its reputation as one of the best islands in the Gulf of Thailand, has only become an acknowledged destination in this century. Prior to this point it was only known to fishermen as a place to repair their nets and shelter from any big storms!!! Then, in the early 1930's Koh Tao was declared a political prison, with some of the original chains and shackles still to be found, until 1947 when the Thai Prime Minister pardoned all the prisoners on the island, who promptly accepted their pardons and returned to families on the mainland!
Within that same year two brothers set sail from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao, which, at the time and with their small boats, was a colossal journey. Upon successfully reaching Koh Tao they rewarded themselves with a healthy chunk of land, Sairee Beach, and after bringing their families over began to cultivate the soil. Koh Tao's first family had arrived.
With only limited infrastructure remaining from the days as a prison, the family set about harvesting coconuts, growing vegetables, and fishing. Slowly the potential of Koh Tao was revealed, the lush island grew and abundance of everything planted on it, and the water surrounding it contained a myriad of marine life, enabling a healthy trade between friends and family who still remained on Koh Phangan!!! As the potential of Koh Tao was realized, so too grew the population, and thus the amenities available as well as the ease of Koh Tao travel.
Then, In the 1980's backpackers started exploring the Gulf of Thailand, reaching Koh Samui and Koh Phangan in growing numbers. As a result bigger, faster and safer ferries arrived to transport them. With these initial backpacking pioneers came an interest in the other surrounding islands, principally Koh Tao.
One of these first pioneers was an Italian man who began exploiting the amazing diving conditions and brought divers from Koh Samui for an overnight diving safari to Koh Tao. He discovered Red Rock, White Rock and Green Rock, which he named after the colors on the Italian flag, and so created the first dive shop on Koh Tao.
In recent years the islands reputation as one of a quiet tropical paradise and one of the best islands in the Gulf of Thailand has spread. Word of its diverse marine life & coral reefs made Koh Tao quickly become one of Thailand's major diving destinations attracting beginners & professionals alike. And the local businesses have done well to cater to the ever-changing needs of the new arrivals in Koh Tao, catering for all budgets and requirements.
Most people come to Koh Tao for diving but that doesn´t mean there is nothing elso to do.
Except for diving you can:
• Take a boat around the island and visit the different beaches. Snorkel and swim with black tip sharks, visit unforgettable water worlds, stop at any of the countless secluded beaches. This is the best way of seeing real Koh Tao! Highly recommended!
• Fishing expeditions with equipment provided and a professional advisor to guide you.
• Visit the marine park
• Visit the paradise island Nang Yuan
• Rent a motorbike or ATV and explore the island
• Muay Thai (Thai boxing)
• Rock Climbing
• Flying trapeze
• Bowling and mini golf
• Thai Massage
• Thai cooking courses
Although the island is small and remote, there are a lot of restaurants around the island, most of them in the main villages where you can also find spas, diving schools and a laid back night life. See ”links” to find some of the places.
We do recommend you to discover this beautiful island with all its small secluded beaches and view points. There are different ways of getting around the island, motorbike, ATV and taxi. Since the island has steep hills you need to be a good driver if you rent a motorbike. If not, we recommend you to rent 4-wheel drive ATV:s. Regarding renting we have all the information you need in our binder in the villa/main house.