Suralai is a tropical hilltop paradise, perfect for families or groups seeking the ultimate private villa vacation in Koh Samui.
From its stunning location in the scenic Bophut Hills, this magnificent six-bedroom villa enjoys a breathtaking sunrise-to-sunset panorama of the island’s pristine northern shore and Koh Phangan, also known as 'Full Moon Island', over the horizon.
Secluded, peaceful and serene, the villa is surprisingly a mere 15-minute drive from the international airport and the main tourist centre of Chaweng, and five minutes away from the thriving lifestyle scene and charm of Fisherman's Village.
Suralai's bedrooms are stylish and comfortable and all enjoy a private sea-view terrace. Recent renovations have introduced a lighter and more contemporary look and feel to the villa, elevating your stay experience.
A cathedral ceiling soars above the living and dining space, creating a spectacular social and entertainment hub overlooking the 25-metre infinity-edge pool, Thai-style sala and breathtaking sea views.
Friendly staff including a highly experienced, multi-lingual villa manager and your own full-time Chef ensures that your Suralai experience never fails to surpass your expectations.
Suralai, which means 'home of the angels', is a private, six-bedroom villa that combines Thai-inspired architectural features with contemporary design. Cedar-shingled, pitched roofs and grey natural stone lend a distinguished look to the villa which blends harmoniously into its lush green hillside surroundings.
Arriving at the villa's top-floor entrance, you are bound to be captivated by the spectacular view that unfolds. From here, steps lead down to a huge living and dining area with a magnificent, nine-metre high, wood-lined cathedral ceiling. Surrounded by folding glass doors, this impressive space opens directly onto a wide, wraparound terrace with a seamless glass balustrade to showcase the view.
At the garden level, a personal, 25-metre infinity pool hangs dramatically over the hillside, reflecting the glorious view. At one end of the pool, a large, Thai-style sunken sala is perfect for casual lunches, relaxing with a book or enjoying a pampering massage. The swim-up bar will keep things interesting if you choose to entertain, while a well-equipped gym with windows showcasing picturesque views will keep you motivated to stick to your fitness regime.
Suralai is an exceptional villa that combines subtle elements of Thai culture with modern luxury and latest technologies to create a sanctuary of peace and privacy away from the beach crowds, yet close enough to connect to the vibrant Samui scene when required.
Designed over three levels, you enter Suralai's gated entrance from the top. Steps descend towards the main living and dining area. One level below sit three identical double bedrooms and a walkway connects to an adjoining pavilion that holds two master bedrooms and one twin bedroom.
Stairs descend on both sides of the villa into the lawn-garden and pool terrace with a 25-metre infinity pool. At one end, you will find an imposing, Thai-style sala with wide comfortable daybeds, a dining table for up to ten, buffet and a swim-up bar. A separate staircase leads to a fully equipped gym.
The living pavilion is an expansive dining and entertainment space, forming the social hub of the villa.
The staff encourages you to enjoy breakfast on the cool, shaded terrace as you admire stunning views of the sea and mountains. Gather around the long, white island bar for sunset cocktails before sitting down for dinner at the villa's magnificent dining table that can accommodate up to 16 guests.
A black-gloss and chrome, western-style show kitchen forms a striking backdrop for the bar counter which is set with high stools for casual dining and easy socializing.
The Hollywood-style lounge is accented with a sumptuous white leather L-shaped sofa and easy chairs are scattered around a 75" Smart TV.
Wraparound floor-to-ceiling glass doors connect to the wide terrace for seamless indoor and outdoor living, ideal for entertaining and special events such as weddings.
Suralai has been designed to maximize on its spectacular views from every aspect. By day, the changing colours of the sea mesmerize - this is how the locals tell the time – and evenings are lit by blazing, tangerine skies as the sun dips majestically over the horizon.
The top-level terrace, which wraps around the living and dining pavilion, is furnished with an informal dining table for up to ten-guests and groups of large, comfortable rattan chairs are designed for relaxed socializing.
A wide, sand-washed terrace, furnished with comfortable sun loungers and sun umbrellas, borders the 25-metre infinity pool.
At one end, steps lead into a fan-cooled sunken sala with a vaulted ceiling and wide, cushioned daybeds, which surround another dining table for up to ten-guests. A swim-up bar with sunken bar stools makes this the hub of outdoor life at the villa.
Extending from the pool terrace, a manicured lawn is lined with palms trees, making it an ideal outdoor venue for parties and intimate weddings.