If you want to make your holiday experience truly memorable, the choice of accommodation is as important as the destination. Some of the luxury villas selected by Thailand Retreats have some exciting and unusual perks and benefits. Do you want pure tranquility, decadence, adventure or thrills and spills? Or perhaps you want it all.
Here are 5 of our more unusual villa perks:
Villa with a it's own jet ski and power catamaran
Villa Kalyana is a beautiful beachfront villa with lush tropical gardens in the Laem Sor area of Koh Samui. It has an amazing pool, which is centred around what is fondly named ‘Hammock Island’. Guests can enjoy swimming in an almost river like exploration through the pool, around the island and under wooden bridges.
With this villa you can explore Laem Sor bay on a jetski moored at the water's edge spend or spend a delectable afternoon on the villa's 18 foot power (outboard engine) Catamaran. Villa guests can climb aboard to spend an afternoon sailing and frolicking in the glistening azure waters of Koh Samui. The villa overlooks the islands of Koh Matsum and Koh Tan and you can have a great adventure exploring these nearby islands.
2. Villa Riva
Villa with it's own private cinema
Villa Riva is unique eight bedroom property set on a small headland in a semi-private and exclusive cove. The villa has an impressive array of on site facilities including a tennis court, gym, sauna and steam room. It’s the ultimate retreat.
It even houses its own private 12 seater cinema – you can have a holiday movie marathon compete with popcorn and ice cream.
Private yoga platform
Villa Samudra is a 7 bedroom oceanfront estate spread over 2 acres and meanders down to a picturesque reclusive and almost private beach located in the tranquil and beautful south of Koh Samui with stunning viewss over to the neighbouring small islands.
The accommodationis spread out over different pavilions connected by pathways bordered by tropical plants and is popular with extended families or groups of friends looking for a chill out getaway. The villa oozes 'old world' ambience yet has the contemporary amenities and offers first class service by the 6 staff in attendance. As well as the 5 luxury bedrooms plus addition 2 bedooms available the villa has a choice of living areas to gather inluding a vast octagonal room with open sides giving 180 degree views as well as a beachfront yoga platform. Popular with extended families and yoga groups Villa Samudra is a rare gem of a retreat that you will be talking but well after you return home
4. The View
A private beach - almost
The View is an amazing oceanfront 6 bedroom contemporary style villa with the glass fronted living pavilion sitting majestcally on a headland enjoying fantastic views over the southwest coast of Koh Samui and it's golden sand unspoiled beach. Below the villa and bordered by trees and small lawned area is a small sandy cove that has been carved out by the ocean concealed in between rock formations.
A wooden walkway meanders past the guest bedroom pavilions and the childrens play area through the trees where kayaks await - and your own private beach - almost.
5. Samujana Villa 12
All of the above !
The Samujana Villa 12 is a contemporary villa with the wow factor. It’s situated a short drive from Choeng Mon and Chaweng beaches in Koh Samui. It has almost all of the perks in one villa! Games room with pool table Yoga platform Infinity pool, Gym, Cinema, Tennis court. Throw in a trampoline, basketball court and a boxing ring for good measure. There should be everything to keep even the most discerning guests happy here.