Baan Puri in Lipa Noi, on the west coast of the island, is beachside living at its absolute best.
This tastefully designed villa is infused with Thai motifs and created as a discreet sanctuary on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Stunning views of the nearby Five Islands group and Thai coastline on the horizon, set this unique scene.
Six sumptuous ensuite bedrooms, where attention to detail never fails to impress, open either onto the beach or to the long rectangular infinity pool that stretches towards the sea. All bedroom interiors feature modern Thai-style design in light tropical woods and natural fabrics, large comfortable beds, and armchairs or daybeds for relaxing.
In the morning, the shaded beach invites you for a cool early stroll along silky white sand as the rising sun illuminates the dazzling views of the sea and islands. In the evening, Samui’s famous sunsets draw you down to the beach to catch what you can of these glorious spectacles.
Although the Baan Puri team of attentive staff, which includes skilled Thai chef and friendly villa manager, will make it hard to leave the villa, Lipa Noi has its local charms and the vibrant hotspots of this popular tropical island are just a short drive away.
But the likelihood is, that you will just want to linger and luxuriate and let the beauty of Baan Puri and its surroundings calm your mind and revitalize your spirits, as only the incredible beauty of Thailand and its people know how.
Koh Samui is a relatively small island at just under 230 square kilometres, and much of that is still pristine forest-covered hillside and palm plantations – but it offers a wealth of fun and interesting things to do. Let the staff know what sort of activities you’re interested in and your villa manager will help guide your choices and can also arrange transport to take you there.
Here are some highlights:
Lipa Noi offers a taste of the laid-back local Samui lifestyle, with numerous rustic, beachfront restaurants and cafés serving Thai and western cuisines. It’s is also an up-and-coming lifestyle destination with attractions such as a the uber cool Mediterranean-style Nikki Beach Club, which is renowned for its poolside Sunday Brunches and entertainment.
If it’s shopping, dining and nightlife you’re looking for, Koh Samui has no shortage with the vibrant centres of Chaweng, Lamai and Fisherman’s Village, Bophut, just 30-40 minutes’ drive away.
The nearby ferry port of Nathon has a charming China town area as well as a ‘Walking Street’ Night Market on Thursdays or for a larger version, Fisherman’s Village Night Market in Bophut springs to life every Friday evening.
For island hopping! The Ang Thong National Marine Park encompasses a cluster of islands The heavily jungled islands are carefully controlled to keep them in pristine natural condition. A trip to them is a must.
Samui has a number of spectacular waterfalls. We would recommend starting with the Namuang Falls. Take your bathing costume; there’s a very inviting pool at the base of the falls.
Have an adventure atop Khao Pom mountain on ATVs or the zipline, or just gaze out at the scenery below from the viewpoint.
There’s a kite surfing school on the beach at Nathon where you can rent a rig or learn how to do it.
Regular Thai boxing tournaments are staged at the largest stadium on the island, the Petch Buncha near Chaweng. These are not tourist demo fights; they are the real thing.