Luxury Villa Overlooking Surin Beach
Price: 31,000 thb Per Night
A fun, playful retreat, complete with expansive ocean views and a unique Thai character that will inspire and delight at every turn. Set in a private estate in the hills above Surin Bay, the villa gives a real sense of being 'above the fray'. Thai-style connected salas (pavilions) are thoughtfully arranged on three levels, with the 11 x 5m infinity pool on the top level forming the central point around which life in the villa revolves. The villa's three double bedrooms are each self-contained havens of opulence featuring luxuriously appointed ensuite bathrooms with huge outdoor baths. Ample space and toys are provided for down time and play time, including a fan-cooled outdoor sala, a cosy living room with cable TV and CD/DVD player, and, tucked away on the bottom level, a games room with pool table. Truly, the only thing there's no space for is boredom.
Thai-style peaked roofs and decorative accents give you a real sense of place -- you're not in a generic tropical villa but one firmly within the Kingdom of Thailand. Artwork is Thai themed with statues and paintings depicting the Buddha and Thai and Hindu deities. The use of natural materials and high-quality finishes throughout exude a refined, peaceful ambiance -- from the teak floors, doors and window frames, to the beautifully textured vaulted ceilings with wood beams, to the granite tiles and countertops.
Help is always close at hand with two full-time guest relations/housekeeping staff. The villa manager is also the cook and the go-to person for organising transport, tours, shopping, child care, massage sessions and more. A guestbook going back three years is full of high praise for the staff's hospitality and cooking (for which provisions are on the guests' account). Meals prepared off a menu or according to guests' tastes are created in the modern, bright kitchen, which is well equipped and accessible for those who wish to do their own entertaining. Venturing down the hill to dine will not disappoint either, with a fantastic range of restaurants on the beachfront and scattered in and among the resorts nearby, all easily reached on foot or a short taxi ride. There are no on-site staff members overnight but after-hours contact numbers are provided.