Villa Suralai - Aerial shot
Villa Suralai - Tropical getaway
Villa Suralai - Poolside view
Villa Suralai - Master suite view
Villa Suralai - Ensuite bathroom amenities
Villa Suralai - Exquisite dining set up
Villa Suralai - Villa exterior and pool
Villa Suralai - Living pavilion
Villa Suralai - Sala interior
Villa Suralai - Living and dining areas at night
Villa Suralai - Aerial shot at sunset
Villa Suralai - Pool and sunken sala
Villa Suralai - Breakfast with an amazing view
Villa Suralai - Dedicated staff
Villa Suralai - Beautiful sunset pool view


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Sleeps 12 Adults

For a truly spectacular Koh Samui experience, far from the madding beach crowds, head for the cool hills above the popular resort of Bophut to your own private villa retreat at Suralai.

Set in its own peaceful, landscaped grounds, on the north-east coast, 15 minutes from the airport, this impressive 6-bedroom, stand-alone villa will have you captivated from the moment you arrive.

As you’re escorted through the main living pavilion onto the terrace, the view of a 25-metre infinity pool and the panorama of Bophut Bay and the islands beyond will literally take your breath away.

This sense of celebrity lifestyle, just as you imagine it, doesn’t stop here! Your bedroom with its own private terrace offers the same stunning vistas.  The highlight of this magnificent villa is the living and dining pavilion, sitting majestically above it all – a striking architectural statement with its soaring cathedral ceiling and pitched roof.

This is the social hub of the villa, where breakfast and dinners are served against a landscape of lush green mountains, and where the evening begins with cocktails and conversation overlooking the twilight views.

By day, a Thai-style sala beside the pool is the place for casual lunches, lounging, reading a book or enjoying a sublime massage in the shade on wide comfortable cushions.

Catering for every carefree whim, Suralai’s domestic team of four, including your Villa Manager and resident chef, are at hand to ensure you experience the best that this delightful island has to offer, from shopping and dining out to excursions, golf and sightseeing.

Suralai is as perfect for family holidays as it is for groups of friends celebrating a special event, or hosting a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, such as a wedding. Whatever your reasons, this is a show-stopping retreat that never fails to enchant those who have the good fortune to experience it.

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Unique features

Gym Facilities
Unique Architecture
Event Facilities



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Guests ( Max. 12 Adults )
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Located high in the lush green hills above Samui's popular Bophut resort area, Suralai is just 6km from Samui's international airport and 7km from the beautiful, palm-fringed, sandy beaches of the island's main tourist centre, Chaweng and Chaweng Noi.

Thanks to its elevation, the villa enjoys spectacular views of the island's north-east coastline and the Gulf of Siam all the way to offshore islands such as Koh Phangan (popularly known as 'Full Moon Island'), as well as of the island's striking mountainous interior with coconut palm-clad slopes, natural rainforests and dramatic waterfalls.

Circumnavigating Koh Samui by car takes just over an hour, so nothing is very far away. The key jumping off point for boat trips and excursions to many off-shore islands is a merely 6km away at Big Buddha.

Highly accessible and convenient, Suralai is always a peaceful sanctuary away from all the noise and activity, waiting to envelop you in luxury.

More information for Things to do

Although Koh Samui is renowned for its palm fringed beaches and crystal blue seas, the island has much to offer visitors of all ages. Whether on a family holiday with little ones or teenagers, a group of friends looking for shared experiences, or those seeking the action of the island’s beach clubs and nightlife, Samui has something for you.

Your villa manager can make all the necessary arrangements for you to enjoy your chosen pursuits. Here are some suggestions:

  • Fisherman’s Village & Night Market | Friday is the ‘Night Market’ at Fisherman’s Village, just 3km from your villa. Along the charming narrow beach road, traditional Thai wooden houses transform into chic boutique stores, trendy restaurants and bars. On Friday evenings, the village explodes into a riot of colour and activity as vendors from all over the island set up shop selling everything from Thai and international street food, to chic fashion, electronics, local souvenirs and much more. And don’t miss the fire-eating entertainment on the beach in front of Coco Tam.
  • Luxury Island Cruising | Charter the luxury 44-foot catamaran Odyssey for the day and sail out to glorious coconut-palm-covered islands for a sublime day of swimming, snorkelling and exploring beautiful, untouched beaches. Pull in for lunch at one of several beachside restaurants or order a luxury picnic basket and choose your anchorage for a taste of unspoiled paradise. The catamaran is available for private charter for daytime, sunset and overnight cruises to Samui’s neighbouring islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Madsum, Koh Tan, and the archipelago of Angthong National Marine Park – a protected collection of 42 dramatic karst islands surrounded by sea teeming with exotic fish and beautiful corals. 
  • A Day at the Beach | Spend a day with your toes in the sand at one of the island’s many beautiful sandy beaches. Just nearby are the bays of Bophut, Big Buddha, Chaweng and Choeng Mon, all with a variety of beachside facilities and restaurants. Further afield, the deserted palm-fringed beaches at Bang Po and Laem Nai on the north-west coast are a popular spot for their rustic beachfront restaurants and stunning views of Ang Thong and Koh Phangan islands.
  • Meet Samui's Gentle Giants at Elephant Haven | Minutes away from Suralai is one of Samui’s leading ethical elephant sanctuaries, Elephant Haven. Home to 18 magnificent Asian elephants and their offspring, Elephant Haven offers visitors a wonderful up-close-and-personal experience with these extraordinary, gentle giants in a safe and natural environment. The sanctuary offers tours hosted by professional, informative and empathetic guides. Visitors are invited to feed the elephants, follow them around the sanctuary as the young ones play and frolic in water pools, and observe them in their natural habitat. For more information, see:
  • A Unique Thai Cooking Experience in the Heart of the Jungle  | Samui’s celebrated jungle cooking school, Tamarind Tree, offers an authentic and thoroughly enjoyable Thai cooking experience. High up in the island’s lush green mountains, Tamarind Tree invites guests into its organic gardens to gather exotic ingredients for the dishes they will prepare, using tools and techniques unchanged from the traditional methods used for centuries. Thereafter, you get to enjoy your culinary handiwork accompanied by singing cicadas and the greenery of the jungle. Tamarind Tree offers half-day classes as well as private classes. For prices and information:
  • World-class Golfing in Samui | Santiburi Samui Country Club is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Asia and the island’s only championship 18-hole, par-72 golf course.  Stretching along the hills of the northern coastline with spectacular elevations from 25 - 180meters above sea level, it is often called a ‘slice of heaven’. This challenging course is surrounded by natural rainforest and coconut-palm plantations, with distracting views of the mountains and ocean at every turn, which makes it an oasis of pure golfing pleasure.
  • Samui’s Spirit of Adventure | Sports and adventure enthusiasts of all ages will be thrilled by the variety of action activities available on Samui. Choose from kite surfing at Nathon, off-road safaris on three and four-wheeled ATVs or 4WDs, bungee jumping, zip-lining through the rainforest, canopy walks and waterfall hikes to Muay Thai boxing tournaments and high-speed go-karts to name a few.
  • Tour the Island’s Temples and Waterfalls | Take a tour of this beautiful island to see the waterfalls and temples. Nearby is Samui’s most iconic landmark, the golden Big Buddha and its impressive neighbour, Plai Laem Wat. Further south in Lamai, visit the enigmatic ‘Mummy Monk’ at Wat Khunaram the island’s most famous mummified monk, and nearby Wat Sila Ngu or Red temple.  Then head home through the mountains via stunning waterfalls, magnificent scenery and aerial views of the island.


Shake off the stress of holiday planning. Let the Elite Concierge take care of all your bookings and arrangements, from transport, tours and restaurant reservations, to any special requests for your arrival. We’re here to make your holiday experience extraordinary.

Quick facts

Bophut Hills, Bophut – North coast, Koh Samui, Thailand.
12 adults (6 ensuite bedrooms: 5 with king beds and 1 with twin beds; extra beds available at an extra cost).
Living area
Large living and dining area; modern, open show kitchen with a breakfast bar; outdoor dining and relaxation sala; pool deck and terrace with loungers and sun umbrellas.
Main pool 25m x 6m x 1.6m.
Villa Manager; chef; housekeeper and handyman. Additional staff such as a nanny/babysitter, masseuse or yoga instructor can be hired on request at an extra charge.
Suralai’s resident chef is skilled in preparing outstanding Thai and western meals. A comprehensive menu offers myriad choices for in-house dining which can be enjoyed in numerous locations around the villa. Guest requests are accommodated as far as possible (including special diets and children’s menus). Groceries are charged at market price plus 20% service charge and 7% government tax.
Complimentary WiFi in all areas of the villa; iMac computer for guests' use.
Living and dining area has a 75-inch Smart TV with a Chromecast box for IPTV; iPod and dock with wireless remote control; Bose surround-sound HiFi system with six zones including three outdoor speakers in the garden and sala.
For Families
Suralai is well-prepared to welcome families with children of all ages. Amenities include pool toys, high chairs and baby cots. Other equipment or nanny services can be arranged for on request at an extra charge.
The villa’s private gym is equipped with a range of Life Fitness machines, weights and yoga mats. Windows open up for you to enjoy the view and a door opens onto a private lawned garden. The Villa Manager can arrange for private aqua-aerobics, yoga and other fitness classes upon request.
Spa treatments selected from a comprehensive menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies) in the villa’s sala or in guest bedrooms, upon arrangement with the Villa Manager.
Car or minibus hires and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged by the Villa Manager. Extra fees may apply.
Weddings & Events
Events for up to 80 guests can be arranged at Suralai with prior notice (event fee applies) Please click here to view event guidelines
Additional Facilities
Barbecue; personal safe in all bedrooms.
Property area
2,800sqm (land). 750sqm (villa).

The layout

Indoor Living

  • The main lounge and dining area, with modern show kitchen with breakfast bar, is located on the top level of the villa, opening onto a wide and deep terrace overlooking the pool and panoramic views of the sea and offshore islands
  • Contemporary Thai-inspired architecture and interior design with emphasis on natural fabrics and finishes, warm woods and Thai design accents
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms

Outdoor Living

  • The villa has been designed to maximize on the spectacular views available from every aspect
  • Top level terrace is ideal for parties and weddings
  • 25-metre infinity pool
  • Outdoor dining sala at one end of the pool and for massage and multi-use
  • Pool deck comfortable loungers and sun umbrellas
  • Lawned garden with palm trees – also ideal for parties and weddings
  • Gated car parking

The rooms

Master bedroom 1

  • Adjacent to the main building located on the third level of the pavilion
  • King-size, four-poster bed with sweeping views of the coastline and offshore islands beyond
  • Ensuite bathroom with rain shower, double vanity and terrazzo bathtub
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe
  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels, iPod dock and sound system
  • Air-conditioned with ceiling fan

Master bedroom 2

  • Located on the second level of the pavilion near by the pool and garden
  • King-size, four-poster bed with panoramic garden, pool and ocean views
  • Ensuite bathroom with rain shower, double vanity and terrazzo bathtub
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe
  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels, iPod dock and sound system
  • Air-conditioned with ceiling fan

Deluxe bedroom 3

  • Located on the lower garden level of the pavilion
  • Twin beds with views of mountains and ocean
  • Ensuite bathroom with rain shower, double vanity and terrazzo bathtub
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe
  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels, iPod dock and sound system
  • Air-conditioned with ceiling fan

Deluxe bedrooms 4, 5 & 6

  • Located on the mezzanine level with private covered terrace with massage bed
  • King-size bed with garden, pool and ocean views
  • Ensuite bathroom with double vanity and rain shower
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe
  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels, iPod dock and sound system
  • Air-conditioned


Suralai’s chef is highly skilled in the preparation of delicious, authentic Thai cuisine as well as many international cuisines. Guest requests are accommodated as far as possible, including special diets and children’s menus.

Specific foods or beverages can be ordered ahead of time through the Villa Manager or discussed on arrival in consultation with the chef, who can make recommendations on menus, in-villa locations for different meals, and ensure that the wine cooler and refrigerator remain well-stocked.

Exotic fruits, fresh breads, pastries, cereals and such are complemented by freshly prepared hot dishes made to order by the chef.

Staff will take care of shopping for all food and beverages, which are charged at market price (plus a 20% service charge and 7% government tax) and with a minimum shopping fee of THB 750.

View a sample menu


The villa surpassed our dreams with amazing views, beautiful bedrooms, spotlessly clean, fabulous pool, and even the gym was used a few times. And what an exceptional setting for our wedding! We have to say our stay was made so special by the team at the villa. We cannot thank Tee enough for organizing breakfast, lunch, dinner, and BBQs, as well as organizing taxis to take us out, and who
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13-Apr-2024 - 20-Apr-2024 Simone C
United Kingdom

This gorgeous villa is nestled in the hills above the sea with wide-screen views of the water and the tops of palm trees. Imagine the Four Seasons group decided to build a six-bedroom villa with luxurious, spacious rooms, bathrooms, and the amenities of a five-star hotel. An around-the-clock staff includes a chef who can prepare as many meals as you want—Thai, Italian, French, etc. He'll shop
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08-Jan-2024 - 15-Jan-2024 Karl G
Hong Kong

Thank you for allowing us to rent your most beautiful villa for our honeymoon. It is an idyllic home in every way. Your team who looked after us in the house were out of this world, and the chef produced some amazing feasts for us.

19-Aug-2023 - 24-Aug-2023 Paul H
Hong Kong

By Anthony Szeto Hong Kong October 2022 Nothing cooler than when you pass a place and wish that you were staying there, only to find out that you are! That’s what happened as we were driven to Suralai from the airport. Our driver passed it and I said to my wife how gorgeous the property was, but the driver was just turning around so he could drop us off closer. Talk about great first
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05-Oct-2022 - 09-Oct-2022 Karl G
Hong Kong

This holiday was so amazing! First of all ,the staff was so kind and helpful . All the food was amazing and it was such a mental stay Thank you so much M, T jai &job made our holiday wow amazing defiantly coming back!

09-Aug-2022 - 26-Aug-2022 Amanda B

Lynn & Karl 3/07/2022 We made Villa Suralai our rendezvous home, coming in from Melbourne, Victoria, (The Cox family) and Singapore (The Farewoods family). Upon arrival, we felt the beautiful aura of the amazing view, the soft sea breeze and the wonderful villa accommodation. We had such an amazing, relaxing 7 days here being pampered and spoiled with the best Thai food, local
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06-Jul-2022 - 13-Jul-2022 Rebecca F

Thank you so very much to the team that has made life so easy and so pleasant in the villa. We all really enjoyed our stay at Suralai villa, we spent 6 beautiful days and we will be back again. The villa was really superb an Idyllic for a family vacation.

17-Feb-2020 - 23-Feb-2020 Jean Claude P

Thank you so much for K.Tee and the Team, great service and friendly staff.

18-Jan-2020 - 21-Jan-2020 Shen W

Many thanks to Tee and his team for making my eightieth birthday (and our Diamond Wedding) so memorable. A beautiful setting, comfortable, well furnish villa and amazing food. Just wonderful!

22-Dec-2019 - 29-Dec-2019 Toby A
United Kingdom

The Suralai Villa was nice and the sisters I spent the week with were beautiful! This villa is beautiful, makes me appreciate great time and even more. The staff were very nice and willing to service. Would recommend. I love the ambiance of this place. Awesome spot and lovely staff. Had a blast with the group.

24-Oct-2019 - 30-Oct-2019 Temi B
United States

We can not thank you in words for the magical holiday here at Suralai. Mr.Tee you are a rare person, so generous and warm. We will miss this place very much but thank you for all that you have done. See you soon We love Suralai villa and Tee and his team. Fantastic views and place with service out of this world. Happy, happy memories, Thank you. Beautiful venue, incredible staff, loved my
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10-Jul-2019 - 15-Jul-2019 Andrew P

Thank you for the amazing vacation! Love every second of being here!

25-Jun-2019 - 01-Jul-2019 John H

Dear Lynn and Suralai team, Thank you guys so much for having us home at Koh Samui! Lynn, you were correct, it is amazing here! We all had a fantastic time, very incredible views and very filing food. Lots of thanks to K.Tee for helping us along the way, great to have someone giving us all the right tips! Hope to see you again back in HK. Thank you Suralai Team! We are happy to stay at Koh
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10-May-2019 - 13-May-2019 Paul H
Hong Kong

Thank you Tee and Villa Suralai!. What an incredible way to spend my thirtieth birthday. You all made our stay so wonderful, an unforgettable experience. I know we all would love to come back and stay again very soon. Much Love Thank you Tee and Villa Suralai! Such an amazing experience and stay. Hope I can return one day. What a week! Thank you Tee and Villa Suralai for wonderful time and
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27-Apr-2019 - 03-May-2019 Steph M

Best wedding ever. Thank you for such an amazing weekend, wedding and for taking care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed and cannot speak more highly of Mr Tee and the staff, view, service and wonderful breakfast everyday. You have set the bar so high and we would love to come back.

18-Apr-2019 - 22-Apr-2019 Leonnie D

Love it here and I wish to come back again very soon!

04-Feb-2019 - 09-Feb-2019 Li Y

We all had a great and fabulous experience staying in the villa this vacation. Good ocean view, good staff serving team and we all had delicious Thai food serving by the good Thai chef, we are planning next trip now and please let me know if you have any promotion in other better villa.

02-Aug-2014 - 05-Aug-2014 Yvonne L
Hong Kong

Our stay in suralai villa was very pleasant, the pool is amazing, the view from the villa is very good , the rooms are also very spacious and above all the chef prepared delicious vegetarian food for us. In short it's a perfect place for a group of friends .I would love to go again in that villa.

27-Jun-2012 - 01-Jul-2012 Gracy Shah

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