Laem Sor Beach and its famous Laem Sor Pagoda is on the less developed south coast of the island which is an area of extreme natural beauty with its endless palm-fringed beaches and tidal-flats, and popular outlying islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tean. Samui’s south-coast sunsets are legendary.
The villa is just a 45 minute drive to Samui International Airport and about the same to the main tourism areas of Chaweng and Bophut or Fisherman’s Village which are brimming with luxury hotels and resorts, chic beach clubs, restaurants, bars, night markets and a fantastic range of shopping and entertainment for all ages.
For golfers, the island’s main 18-hole course at Santiburi on the island’s north coast is about an hour’s drive. For boat trips to the Anthong National Marine Park and islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, ferries leave from the north coast of the island which is about 45 minutes’ drive.
Ferries and small boats to the nearby islands of Koh Madsum and Koh Tean, and the Five Islands can be found just close to the villa at Thong Krut for a fantastic day on the water. The area also boasts several 5-star resorts including the Conrad Koh Samui, InterContinental Koh Samui, as well as the world-renowned health retreat Kamalaya.
The area is also known for its rustic, beachside bars and restaurants as well as several chic French and international restaurants and café serving international cuisine.
Mordin Restaurant0.40 km
Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo5.90 km
Lamai Beach12 km
Samui International Airport25.60 km
Big Buddha27 km
Bophut | Fisherman’s Village27 km
Santiburi Golf Course / Maenam30 km
Things to do
Although Koh Samui is renowned for its palm-fringed beaches and crystal blue sea, the island has much to offer to visitors of all ages. Whether on a family holiday with little ones or teenagers, a group of friends looking for shared experiences, or those seeking the action of the island’s beach clubs and nightlife, Samui has something for you.
Your Villa Manager can make all the necessary arrangements for you to enjoy your chosen pursuits. Here are some suggestions:
Fisherman’s Village & Night Market l Every night of the week is the ‘Night Market’ or Walking Street at Fisherman’s Village, just 15 minutes away from your villa. Lined along the charming narrow beach road, traditional Thai wooden houses are now chic boutique stores, trendy restaurants and bars. As dusk falls, the village explodes into a riot of colour and activity as vendors from all over the island set up shop selling everything from Thai and international street food, to chic fashion, electronics and local souvenirs. And don’t miss the fire-eating entertainment every evening on the beach in front of Coco Tam.
Luxury Island Cruising | Charter a luxury catamaran for the day and sail out to one of the many islands which surround Koh Samui. Head to the spectacular coconut-palm-covered island of Koh Phangan (Full-Moon Island) for a sublime day of swimming, snorkelling and exploring its beautiful, untouched beaches. Pull in for lunch at one of several beachside restaurants or pack a luxury picnic and choose your anchorage for a taste of unspoiled paradise. Or discover Samui’s world-famous Angthong National Marine Park, a spectacular archipelago of karst (limestone) islands with caves, lagoons, white sandy spits and endless snorkelling.
Meet Samui’s Gentle Giants at Elephant Haven | The young ones will love the ethical elephant sanctuary of ‘Elephant Haven’. Home to 18 magnificent Asian elephants and their offspring, Elephant Haven offers visitors a wonderful up-close-and-personal experience with these extraordinary, gentle giants in a safe and delightful jungle setting. The sanctuary offers tours hosted by professional, informative and caring guides. Visitors are invited to feed the elephants, follow them around the sanctuary as the young ones play and frolic in their pools, and observe them enjoying their natural habitat. For more information, see: https://samuielephanthaven.org/
World-class Golfing in Samui | Just 20 minutes drive from the villa is Santiburi Samui Country Club, one of the most beautiful golf courses in Asia and the island’s only championship 18-hole, par-72 golf course. Stretching along the hills of the northern coastline with spectacular elevations from 25-180 metres above sea level, it is often called a ‘slice of heaven’. This challenging course is surrounded by natural rainforest and coconut palm plantations, with distracting views of the mountains and ocean at every turn, which makes it an oasis of pure golfing pleasure.
Samui’s Spirit of Adventure | Sports and adventure enthusiasts of all ages will be thrilled by the variety of action activities available in Koh Samui. Choose from kite surfing at Nathon, off-road safaris on three and four-wheeled ATVs, bungee jumping, zip-lining through the rainforest, canopy walks and waterfall hikes to Muay Thai boxing tournaments and high-speed go-karts to name a few.
Tour the Island’s Temples and Waterfalls | Take a tour of this beautiful island to see the waterfalls and temples. Nearby is Samui’s most iconic landmark, the Golden Big Buddha and its impressive neighbour, Plai Laem Wat. Further south in Lamai, visit the enigmatic ‘Mummy Monk’ at Wat Khunaram the island’s most famous mummified monk, and nearby Wat Sila Ngu or Red temple. Then, head home through the mountains via stunning waterfalls, magnificent scenery and aerial views of the island.
See Old Samui in Nathon l Just 10 minutes away, this bustling seaport where car and passenger ferries sail between the island and the Thai mainland has its own charm and appeal for visitors. Its narrow streets offer a profusion of colourful clothing boutiques, local arts and craft stores, and souvenir shops. The town also boasts its own Chinatown where old Chinese shophouses bear witness to the town’s exotic history as a strategic trading port and which now sell an eclectic range of bric-à-brac. Dining at one of the waterfront seafood restaurants, you can experience a taste of authentic spicy, local cuisine, while the weekly ‘walking street’ market’ has become an attraction with innumerable vendors selling local and international delicacies and goods.
Things to do in your villa:
Spa & Beauty | Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, a facial or manicure and a pedicure in the privacy of your villa. Choose your spot on the beachfront lawn, on the beach or in your room. Lie back and let yourself be pampered by experienced beauty therapists in an inimitable Thai style.
Health & Fitness | Hone your fitness regime with a personal fitness instructor. Breathe and revitalise with a private yoga session or stretch and tone in the pool with an aqua-aerobics class. Samui offers a wide range of health and fitness professionals available to visit your villa.
Thai Cooking Class | Master the art of Thai cuisine. Learn new skills to take home and delight your friends and family. Make spicy Thai salads, rich and delicious curries and exotic coconut desserts. Your resident chef will be delighted to share some of his or her culinary secrets with you.