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Villa Sabai Jai, Breakfast inc

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £387 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Luxury Villa Sabai Jai (sleeps 2-8, 2 in extra bed, if you are 2 or 4 persons, please contact us for price information) in Thailand is unique because it succeeds in combining the natural features of the loction with simple and luxury accommodation, high-end modern technology and a level of creative imagination that makes this an extraordinary villa. The villa is completely newly built, finished in december 2012. Livingarea 250sq.m, wooden deck 250sq.m

American breakfast, daily maid service (cleaning, bedding and making breakfast) and pick up / drop off at the pier at arrival / departure is included in the price.

The 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.

Bedrooms are in separate houses, all with ensuite bathrooms. The heart of the villa is a large wooden deck with two sitting groups and sunchairs, a sala with a third sitting group and a 14 meter freeform pool with overflow and jacuzzi.

Office and small gym.

Within walking distance to two of the best beaches on the island, Tian Og and Sai Daeng.

We can offer the following activities in the villa on request:

*SPA treatments on our own massage bed

*Restaurant Barracudas chef Ed Jones will come up and cook and serve you an “in villa dinner”, which you choose from his menu

*Thai food can be delivered to the villa, lunch or dinner

*Teaching for diving certificate in our pool in association with ACE Marine

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.

Due to that electricity is very expensive on the island and that some guests use more electricity than others, we have chosen to let 30 kWh/day be included in the rental price. If you consume more than this, we charge 32 THB/kWh. The explanation is that we have no electricity cable from the mainland, therefore the electricity is produced in local diesel gererators. Since we care about our island and the environment we hope that you will help us by not using more electricity than needed.

Please see our website for more information.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, 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

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, 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, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Surat Thani Province region

Ko Tao

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

• Snorkeling

• Kayaking

• Hiking

• Bowling and mini golf

• Shopping

• Thai Massage

• Yoga

• 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.

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19 Oct 2014


"Luxury Villa by the Sea - with Some Opportunities for Improvement"

Firstly, it's important to point out this villa is amazing - beautifully constructed and designed, it is perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea. There is a quiet beach nearby where one can sn… More

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Villa Sabai Jai and that you liked the villa and its location, beaches and Lek´s daily work.
Thanks also for your constructive feedback. Just wish to let you know of the following:
For your info the "nail heads" sticking up in the wooden deck, it´s just wood that covers the nails from being seen. Some of them do come up a little bit at some places at monsoon weather when wood is swelling but are not dangerous.
WIFI can be slow if many items are used at the same time. Please understand that this is an island and the 3G net is not as quick and safe as for example in Bangkok.
There is almost at all times a lack of water on the island. Since we care about the environment we change every three days, but if you would like to change your towels more often, just ask our housekeeper and she will be happy to change for you.
Most hotels include electricity but for villas you often have to pay for all electricity. We decided to let a recommended normal day allowance be included since our guests use more or less electricity, we think that´s fair.
Hot water has the same source for all houses, you just need to wait a little longer for it to reach Eagle Room because of it´s location a bit away.
Regarding the bathroom windows in Eagle Room, we will order curtains for them at the same time as we order curtains for the new houses:)
Thanks and all the best

28 Jul 2014


"Magi imellem jord og himmel"

Magisk og fortryllende. Luksuriøst belliggende på klippesiden og med en havudsigt der slår alt hvad du har oplevet før. Tilbegelænet, afslappende og super luksuriøst.Dette er det bedste vi har p… More

Thanks for a fantastic review! We are so happy you had a good time at the villa and that it lived up to your expectations. Glad you appreciated the binders we made for our guests to make things easier to get to know the island. Hope to have you here again!

11 Jul 2014


"Himmelriket på jorden"

Ett fantastiskt ställe högt upp ovanför havet med en makalös utsikt 180 grader. 3 suiter i olika hus med en gemensam swimmingpool. Vardagsrum och kök i ett separat hus, Mycket elegant och påkost… More

Glad that you enjoyed your second stay in the villa!

7 Jul 2014


"Traumhaft schön"

Wir waren zum ersten Mal auf Koh Tao und haben die Villa Sabai Jai für 6 Tage gemietet - es war einfach traumhaft und die beste Entscheidung für einen erholsamen Urlaub! Mit Bob, dem Besitzer, war i… More

Many thanks for your fine review. We are really pleased to hear that you are satisfied with both the villa and our services! Looking forward to having you as guests again!

12 May 2014


"Beautiful Holidays in this amazing villa between Sky § Sea"

First, this Villa is an absolute Jewel,very well conceived, beautiful decoration inside,it is nice that the rooms are separated, the swimming pullis very clean and pleasant. When you arrive the firstt… More

Great to hear that you spent good days at the villa together with your family. Glad that you liked the solution of separate houses for the bedrooms. This way you are close together but still you have your privacy:) Good for families and couples.

10 Apr 2014


"Unique experience"

marvelous and panoramic view over the sea; excellent taste in decoration; all details are paid attention; it is an impeccable and luxury place for a pleasant trip. The only inconvenience is the tra… More

Thanks for your comments, you are always welcome back.

10 Mar 2014


"amazing villa built on the most perfect spot on koh tao"

the whole ambiance, the enviroment with its breathtaking view can't be captured in pictures indeed. this place is just amazing. we were a group of 6 people enjoying ourselves as well as relaxing … More

Great to hear that your days at the villa turned out so well! And it´s always nice to hear that the reality lives up to the photos, or is even better. I know how disappointed you get when you arrive to a hotel and it is not what you expected it to be like. It´s our aim to always keep the place fresh and clean. Hope to have you here again!

11 Feb 2014


"Holiday with style!"

This luxury villas exceeded all the expectations that we had for our vacation. Fantastic villas with lots of space and with a breathtaking view of the ocean! The complex had exclusive bedrooms and spa… More

Thanks for your nice words about our villa. Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. The villa is indeed also a cozy place for having dinner, especially in the sala, I hope you tried it!

10 Feb 2014


"Most fantastic villa, with the best view you can wish for! I highly recommend it!!"

I was here in January with my family and we will definitely go back next year.This is a fantastic place. We had a marvellous time and really enjoyed the view, the lovely rooms, the pool area and the s… More

We are glad that you found our photos responding to reality and that you enjoyed yourselves during your holiday!
Wish you welcome back next year!

14 Jan 2014


"Spectacular views in a personal and stylish setting"

Villa is set 150 steps above the sea and has one of the most spectacular views over the ocean, including unobstructed sunrise from the sea and sunset behind a palm covered hill on rocky Koh Tao. Villa… More

Nice to hear that you feel the same way as we do about our villa. We have been traveling for 20 years in Asia and for 5 years we were looking for a plot for building, before we finally found this perfect place to build our dreamhouse.

Review 1-10 of 17

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