Spectacular beach destinations are elevated beyond with luxurious vacation stays in Thailand, on the islands of Koh Samui and Phuket home to some of the most sophisticated private holiday villas.
A dedicated butler and personal chef, plus villa staff, ensure the service level matches the level of style too. Here are the Top 5 Most Luxurious Private Villas to Rent for a Holiday in Thailand:
1. Villa Amaravida
Three swimming pools, each on a different level, spacious rooms with a breezy open-plan design that connects magnificently with an inspirational sea view, the eight-bedroom Villa Amaravida embraces the essence of a beach vacation villa stays. The result has to be one of Phuket’s most impressive properties, a villa with the wow factor overlooking the epic coastline of Cape Yamu, on the island’s eastern shore.
The restrained design purposefully adds to the sense of wide-open spaces, while the facilities excite. These include two whirlpools, an impressive gym and a spa with a steam room too. Full-length windows and glass doors that slide open reveal a lounge flanked by a pool table that leads out to a terrace with double sun-loungers by the pool. Marble pillars and wooden ceilings and floors, plus statement lighting, all enhance the ambiance.
The in-villa cinema, games room with a mini wine cellar room, plus golf simulator game inject a fun element too. The water features and ample lawns, plus dining outdoors and a great rooftop bar reveal a lifestyle quality and holiday atmosphere that is rich, varied and exquisitely exclusive.
2. Villa Sawarin
The incredible design influence of master architects Phillipe Starck and Jean-Michel Gathy create a magnificent nine-bedroom marvel that is Villa Sawarin. Located on Phuket’s gloriously tranquil and wildly beautiful Cape Yamu peninsula, on the island’s east coast, here is a stay that reinterprets classic Thai design touches with a contemporary narrative to mesmerizing effect.
The high-ceilinged gabled-roof architecture of the main living spaces on the top floor of the three-story villa has a grand, cathedral-like look. The space is characterized by two walls of oversized glass panes, with one view perfectly framing the picturesque blue waters of the Andaman Sea, out to Phang Nga Bay.
Botanical gardens and lawns lead down to an idyllic beach from the saltwater, lava-rock infinity swimming pool. Reflecting pools and a waterfall wall add a dreamy quality,
while the overwater walkway to an on-the-water lounge is the definition of style. Added qualities include a putting green, al fresco dining sala, a gym, games room, and even a spa, plus a boathouse with a yoga deck and kayaks.
3. Villa Amarapura
Why have one infinity pool when you can have two? The seven-bedroom Villa Amarapura overlooking Cape Yamu’s coastline is a dramatic style statement of extravagant proportions. The atrium-style living room with its wooden gabled roof and panels, plus open vistas out across the water is the ultimate Instagram shot, while the fabulous chandelier shines like a thousand stars after dark.
As well as a cinema room, this stay boasts a games room with golf simulation, a pool table, putting green and a basketball court. With a dining sala, over-the-water lounge and two whirlpools, plus swimming pools on two different levels with resort-style wooden nest seats the overall impression is of a luxuriously world-class vacation stay.
Meanwhile, stepping-stones lead down to soft sands through a lush green landscape, as well as to a private, one-bedroom bungalow set apart from the main villa. The Scandinavian design touches give the villa an uplifting, minimalist feel that reflects the breezy beachfront setting.
4. Villa Akatsuki
Absolute beachfront, on Koh Samui’s most beautiful beach at Lipa Noi, with not one, not two, but three infinity pools and a totally unique Thai-Japanese design language, Villa Akatsuki is unforgettable. The swimming pools are perfectly situated on different levels, creating a cascade effect through the greenery to the white-sands below.
The wooden interiors offer shaded, retreat-style spaces, while the grand entrance and Thai-style pavilions really set the tone of an upmarket oasis. Each of the five bedrooms is a peaceful sanctuary with hardwood floors and follows a distinct concept, with the Kokoro suite featuring a tropical garden at its center.
An outdoor dining deck looks out across the waters of the Gulf of Thailand, while indoors, the villa exudes an air of Zen-like serenity and relaxation. A fully-equipped gym as well as a spa room with a hot whirlpool evoke a sense of balance too, while kayaks and beach volleyball remind guests of the simple pleasures of a holiday by the sea on one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
5. Villa Anavaya
Chic, cool and effortlessly hip, in a laid-back, grown-up way, six-bedroom Villa Anavaya, close to Choengmon in the north-east of Koh Samui, offers views to the West too, promising inspiring sunrises and breathtaking sunsets. Modern, with white interiors and splashes of color, funky artwork gives the villa a stylish vibe that adds a touch of Hollywood celebrity-esque glamor, looking out to a panoramic seascape from a lush green hillside, with the beach easily reached below.
The living spaces outside include a plush white sofa and dining table under cover, right next to the standout L-shaped infinity pool with a whirlpool at one end. The light-up bar and egg lamps create a funky and fun ambiance after dark too, while the perfect spot to watch the sun go down is a rooftop lounge with burnt-orange sofa seats or on the poolside lawn.
Indoors is the epitome of luxurious vacation living, an in-villa cinema with ottoman-style seats to really get cozy for a matinee during the day or a movie-night with popcorn. A 90-square-meter master bedroom with a freestanding tub is the ultimate private space, while the three-story villa also has a fitness center, study and media room and outside kitchen area.
Offering informative localized insights into vacation stays, award-winning The Luxury Signature focuses on private villa rentals in Thailand, with a curated collection of some of the finest properties on Samui and Phuket.