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Is this Koh Samui’s most spectacular private villa?

Nestled in the mountains surrounded by tropical foliage with sensational sea views over the Gulf of Thailand, Suralai is an opulent, private six-bedroom villa on the idyllic Thai island of Koh Samui.

Koh Samui is known for its vibrant mix of Thai culture, religious temples, stunning tropical nature, world-class restaurants, bars and shopping. Which is why it’s one of Thailand’s most popular travel destinations.

And one of Koh Samui’s premier private villas, Suralai, which means ‘home of the angels’, is a stunning hilltop abode above the popular Bophut beach that offers a secluded sanctuary with a distinctive Thai-inspired style. Architectural designed with modern luxury and the latest technologies, a nine-metre high, cathedral ceiling, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a Cedarwood frame house contemporary interior decor. Multiple entertaining spaces are across a vast pavilion, while downstairs are six air-conditioned bedrooms, a 25-meter infinity pool – including a swim-up bar, a private gym and lush gardens with breathtaking sea views.

Sleeping in serenity

Six spacious ensuite bedrooms can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in complete privacy. Each features its own private covered terrace or balcony overlooking the infinity pool, complete with a panoramic view of the sea with Koh Phangan in the distance. Stylish new soft furnishing come in bold colours courtesy of the famed silk store, Jim Thompson, in Bangkok. Recent renovations have seen all rooms refurbished with high-end textiles and drapes that complete this stylish tropical getaway.

Spacious bedrooms feature a private balcony overlooking the infinity pool © Suralai

Alfresco living

Outside is an expansive wrap-around terrace that merges the open kitchen and long island bar. It’s the perfect lunch spot for a casual buffet of Thai or Western-style dishes. Or choose to be served in the shade of the poolside Sala. Post lunch, settle into a sun lounger or in an inviting daybed. Both are perfectly positioned to while away an afternoon immersed in the magical views with a book. Or better, book a massage or beauty treatment from top-class Thai therapists who will come to you at Suralai any time of day.

Villa Suralai living pavilion Koh Samui
Multiple entertaining spaces are across a vast pavilion © Suralai

Private and pampered

On hand at Suralai is your personal and highly experienced Villa Manager who is happy to arrange any leisure activity to ensure your stay is one-of-a-kind. Be it in-house with a private yoga or aqua-aerobics class in the pool. Or a personal trainer to workout at the villa’s private gym. For if seeking adventure further afield, tours around Koh Samui taking in its cultural and natural splendours are easily arranged.

Suralai also comes complete with a private chef to prepare any dish you desire – from local authentic Thai dishes to international plates or a casual barbecue. Ingredients are fresh and local, ensuring a delicious dish any time of day.

25-meter infinity pool – including a swim-up bar, a private gym and lush gardens with breathtaking sea views © Suralai

Beyond Suralai

If you wish to explore beyond Suralai, day trips can be arranged by your Villa Manager. Take to the palm-fringed sandy beaches of Bophut. Hire a private sailing catamaran or speed boat to explore the nearby islands. Swim and snorkel at the many coves jotted throughout Koh Samui.

Visit one of Koh Samui’s most renowned elephant sanctuaries, ‘Elephant Haven’ – just 5 minute walk from the villa. Visit the Fisherman’s Village and its vibrant Friday-night street market – a must-see. For its chic fashion boutiques and restaurants.

Enjoy a private tour around Koh Samui, taking in its highlights. Like the Big Buddha and Chaweng with its fashionable beach clubs, shopping and world-class restaurants. Suralai offers all the peace and privacy away from the crowds. Yet close enough to connect to the vibrant activities the island has to offer.

Villa Suralai Koh Samui aerial view
Suralai is ideal for groups and special events © Suralai

Special celebrations

Suralai is one of the Elite Havens – Asia’s most prestigious private villa rentals. Suitable for large families and groups, it’s an ideal choice for parties, weddings, and special celebration that can cater for 80 guests. Professional party planners can be arranged to create the most memorable events, including arranging lavish decorations, flowers, lighting and even fireworks.

About Koh Samui

Koh Samui is famous for its stunning coastline lined with beaches, bays or coves set against the turquoise seas of the Gulf of Thailand. It is also close to the archipelago of islands that form the Ang Thong National Marine Park. Which is a hub for sailing, swimming and snorkelling. Nearby Koh Phangan is a short ferry journey away, known for its ‘Full Moon’ events. Beyond its natural beauty, Koh Samui has an internationally recognised list of world-class restaurants, beach clubs, bars, shopping, wellness and water sports.

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