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Koh Samui Villas: pick the best accommodation with these 5 tips


You’re probably not a regular visitor of tropical islands. So before you book your accommodation on Koh Samui, it’s probably a good idea to make sure everything is exactly how you want to have it. But booking an accommodation from the other side of the planet can be challenging. That’s exactly why we wrote down a list of 5 important things to look for in a holiday villa on Koh Samui.

1. Type of accommodation

There are villas and there are villas. In other words; you have to know what type of accommodation you’re looking for. Some villas on Koh Samui are basically just an empty shell, which you have to fill yourself with facilities. On the other hand there are also villas on Koh Samui that offer the space of a private accommodation, but the services of an actual hotel. Perhaps you’d want to live like a king with your own terrace, garden or swimming pool, but you still want to enjoy a delicious breakfast that has been prepared by someone else. Idyllic Samui Resort offers all the services that make your stay super comfortable, but all inside your own villa. Breakfast baskets on your doorstep, massages in your own private sala.. you name it, and it’s there.

2. Location on the island

Koh Samui is beautiful from any angle. But it doesn’t mean you’ll enjoy yourself everywhere. The location where you will be staying on Koh Samui depends mostly on your own wishes, but it’s a good idea to think about it properly.


For example, if you will be staying in or around the capital, you will stay in the epicenter of action, activities and sights. Great for those looking to stay active, but not so much if you prefer some quiet hours and relax on the beach by yourself. When looking for villas on Koh Samui it’s advisable to look for the areas on the island that will suit your holiday the best. Would you like to have a bit of both worlds - relaxing and action? Our villas were built to suit those who want to experience Koh Samui completely. Just a 15 minute drive from the busy city of Chaweng, here you can relax on beaches that are nearly private. All while relaxing in your private tropical garden with beautiful swimming pool.


3. Swimming pool

Even though Koh Samui is located in the ocean and temperatures are usually not as hot as the mainland, you will want to cool down at some point. Many hotels or villas offer swimming pools, but they are not always private or located conveniently. If you are going for the tropical island feeling and you are looking for a villa, make sure you get your own pool. There are great villas on Koh Samui that offer this option and we promise you: it’s definitely worth it to wake up and take a refreshing dip in your own private pool.

4. Environmental friendliness

We all know it. Flying to a tropical island isn’t the best in terms of an ecological footprint. But that doesn’t mean you cannot do anything back for the environment. Because even during your stay on Koh Samui you can choose to stay at a place that is as environmentally friendly as it can be. Take Idyllic Samui Resort for example. We try to minimize our - and our guests’ - ecological footprint as much as we can. How we do it? Read it all here. In this way our guests feel even better when relaxing on the beach or by their pool.


5. Proximity to the beach

Let’s not pretend that the beach isn’t important during your stay. I mean, you’re staying on a tropical island in the middle of the ocean. But even though the ocean is never thát far away on Koh Samui, there is a big difference between walking for 30 seconds or 10 minutes when it’s warm outside. We advise you to look where you are going to stay on Koh Samui and what is a comfortable distance to walk to the beach.

Also, check what kind of beaches you’d like to stay at. Some beaches offer bounty island looks, while other have small rocks and are more deserted. Luckily we also wrote an article about the best beaches on Koh Samui, so it will be easier to pick your favorite beach on this beautiful island.

As you can see there are quite some options to choose from. What is boring for one traveler is exciting for the other. So make sure to check in with yourself and your travel companions what you expect of the holiday, so Koh Samui will offer an unforgettable experience for everyone.

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