Famed for it’s fine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, Koh Samui has become the most popular destination for a luxury getaway in Thailand, and as such, has become the island with the most stunning beachfront resorts.
Ultra-luxurious properties line the tropical coastline, with infinity pool vistas and direct access to the type of beaches you find featured in ads.
Because the standard of accommodation across Koh Samui is high, it can be tempting to just book any 5 star room. But if you’re looking to experience true luxury; private infinity pools, personal chefs and an exclusive section of the beach; you should book a private luxury villa instead. And I believe we’ve found the most beautiful villa in Thailand; Villa Acacia – one of the 11 incredible villa’s in the Miskawaan set.
In short, yes. The Villa Acacia is the most beautiful beach front villa in Thailand. Though the 10 other villas at Miskawaan come exceptionally close! (Location is the North Coast of Koh Samui on Maenam beach).
Offering 5 star luxury service and fronting onto 22m of your own personal stretch of pristine beach, the rooms of Villa Acacia are designed around a central tropical garden area. At the rear of the garden is a pavilion with two twin bedrooms, each with a stylish bathroom, while next to them is a well-equipped private gym.
The central tropical garden separates the double bedroom from the large pavilion which houses the modern kitchen, dining room seating 10, lounge room and media room with overhead projector and drop down screen. The Master bedroom is located in a separate pavilion at the very front enjoying spectacular views of the beach and Koh Phan-Ngan.
To the front is a blue-tiled swimming pool set amid lawns. This private pool is perfectly positioned to overlook the beach and turquoise waters beyond. In short, this is a stunning dream vacation villa, the epitome of luxury and exclusivity, with enough room for a family or group of friends, with everything you could possibly think to need!
The Bedrooms & Bathrooms
The four bedrooms of Villa Acacia are stunning with exposed timber ceilings, teak floors and fixed headboards with artwork. There are wall lamps, walk-in closets, and internal access to a bathroom. The Master and second bedroom feature TV/DVD & satellite TV connection.
The bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows on sliding doors which look out into the tropical garden. The Master enjoys spectacular views of the beach. You won’t want to fall asleep – these views are better than anything you could possibly dream!
The bathrooms are stunning with marble floors, double vanity’s and built in cabinets below. There is a large indoor shower in each as well as a large two person bathtub. There is also an outdoor garden shower on stone wall if you don’t want to track in sand from the beach. Or if you simple enjoy the luxury of showering in the outdoors!
Living & Dining
The living and dining space here is truly something special – vaulted timber ceilings come together with sandstone flooring in a dining space for 10. Loose furniture and seating will also comfortably fit 10, with TV/DVD & Satellite TV, as well as a bathroom with a single vanity.
The kitchen is a dream – a well appointed European style kitchen with full Siemens appliances. If you’re a budding master chef, you can self-cater, and buy groceries for your own meals. But you also have the option of an in-villa dining experience prepared by a personal chef, and this is around the same price as it would be to eat out.
If you’re worried about the tropical heat, don’t be. The rooms of the villa are open plan, so a beautiful tropical breeze blows through, though split air-conditioning units are situated throughout, with wall mounted controllers fitted to all bedrooms, kitchen, living and dining areas.
The rooms of the villa are set up around a central tropical garden, and a feature of the outside area is a Thai Sala (open outdoor pavilion), with outdoor speakers controlled from the open air lounge, ceiling mounted fans and a massage daybed. The walkways are terra-cotta sand wash under Lao Pine ceiling to roof.
The open air lounge is set with a bar counter with sink, bar fridge and stereo system compatible for IPOD/Laptop. If you’re traveling with your own films, or want to play back your footage from the day, there is an overhead projector with drop down ceiling mounted screen.
And then there’s the pool – an in-ground, sandstone coping with overflow edge, salt water chlorinator, which looks directly out over the beach. There are cushioned lounge chairs, daybeds and umbrellas, and once you step through the pool’s gated entry you’re on the silver sands of Mae Nam Beach. The pool depth goes from 900mm to 1600mm.
Between the gym, the pool, the cinema and the beach, you would be forgiven for not wanting to leave the property during your stay. Part of the point of renting a luxury villa after-all means relaxing in luxury! However there are many tours, excursions and watersports which Miskawaan can arrange, and you have a private “Villa Manager” who will act as a personal concierge.
Activities offered include private yoga lessons, private Muay Thai lessons (including boxing gloves & kick pad), and watersports like wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing or a run on the banana boat. You can take out a catamaran, jet skis, or paddleboard, or organize motorbike, car or truck rental if you want to explore at your own leisure.
Excursions wise, Miskawaan can arrange a Namaung Safari which visits temples, mountains, waterfalls and includes wildlife encounters (baby elephants, crocodiles and monkeys), as well as adventure activities like kayaking, ATV’s, ziplines and the option of Paintball. Or you can opt for a Jungle Safari which includes mountain view points, swimming in waterfalls and elephant trekking.
There is an option for an Eco Tour which visits local markets, temples, Thai cooking, and once again the waterfalls. As well as trips designed for game fishing, snorkellin, beach picnics and water parks. The possibilities are truly endless, and there is SO MUCH to do! Each of these tours picks up from your villa.