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 making 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?
3. Angthong Villa
Angthong Villa is a lush, beautifully appointed villa resting right on the beach. With five ensuite bedrooms, spacious living areas, and beautiful grounds, this stunning villa also doubles up as a preferred wedding venue. Fall in love with the enchanting 19-metre pool with sea views looking into the beyond. Inside, languish in modern conveniences such as state-of-the-art entertainment systems, two fully-fitted contemporary kitchens and dining areas fit for a family of 12. Sing to your heart’s content with the karaoke machine available on hand for the adults and have fun by the 19-metre private pool for the older children.
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. Mandalay Beach Villas
If your idea of the perfect holiday is a deserted sandy beach, hemmed by swaying coconut palm trees, crystal waters enveloping the shore and magnificent golden sunsets, six-bedroom Mandalay Beach Villas is the haven for you. Formed as a complex with multiple pavilions, even within each villa, the property blends traditional architecture with modern facilities. Defining a cool tropical lifestyle, each fully staffed villa has its own 15-metre beachfront pool with generous open-plan living spaces, patios, poolside decks and open-air salas, idyllic for late-night conversations under a starry sky.
6. Baan Dalah
Privately secluded between soaring palm trees and facing the golden sands of Big Buddha Beach, three-bedroom Villa Baan Dalah offers sumptuous beachfront living on the blissful island of Koh Samui. Completely refurbished last 2017, this property is a perfect getaway for small families seeking the relaxation that comes with solitude. The private pool stretches out for 18 metres with heavenly indoor and outdoor spaces to match, plus a host of other facilities that will keep the family happy and comfortable.
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.