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I felt as if I was entering an island oasis inspired by elements of The Jungle Book and Moana upon arriving at Koh Tao Cabana. Located at the end of picturesque Sairee Beach, the boutique resort is a stylish, yet authentic choice for travellers looking for more than a humble beach hut. We loved our luxurious two bedroom villa perfect for those travelling with young children. Both en-suite bedrooms were generously sized and featured decadent bathrooms alongside sweeping sea views. The private pool was ideal for refreshing dips after a day of snorkeling or lounging at the beach and we were treated to the most stunning sunsets each evening. The sprawling resort has so much to offer with an impressive waterfall pool, private beach on the pristine white sand, mouthwatering open air restaurant, and a snorkeling deck where you can dip straight into Koh Tao’s famous crystal clear waters. For a celebratory evening they can arrange a memorable dining experience on their sunset deck, or any other special requirements you can dream up. Everyone went out of their way to ensure we had an unforgettable stay at the unique and beautiful property. A perfect choice for those looking for luxury and impeccable service at the heart of vibrant Koh Tao.


September 24, 2020 0 comment
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Fair House Villas offers comfortable and luxurious and stylish villas perfect for families visiting Koh Samui. Set on picturesque and vibrant Maenam Beach you’ll have easy access to local eats, boho beach bars, and ferries to neighboring islands during your stay. Our two bedroom beachfront private pool villa was spacious, decadent, and had plenty if space for a family. Complete with two sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, inviting lounge and dining area, outdoor entertaining space and a generous private pool you’ll feel right at home in the modern five star surroundings. Our children loved being just steps from the sandy stretch of beach and the delicious food that was served each day in villa. We were completely spoilt by the friendly and accommodating staff who went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of throughout our stay. Perfect for short or long term stays if you are looking for modern comfort, five star resort amenities, and optimal location.


August 25, 2020 0 comment
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The drive to Quartz House is steep and winding, lifting you out of the bustling street to a secluded paradise. Our children were giddy as they tumbled out of the 4×4 jeep to find sweeping 360° panoramic views and a spectacular house perched at the top of Koh Samui. Quartz House is one of the most unique properties we have experienced on the island. The large, spacious villa incorporates five ensuite bedrooms, 10,000m2 of garden, indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, a fully equipped kitchen, refreshing swimming pool and jacuzzi, and a dining table fit for dinner parties. We loved relaxing in the breezy hammocks or sumptuous sala area and the kids found so much to do as the spaces are incredibly family friendly. Each bedroom has plenty of privacy and can accommodate extra beds or cots for those travelling with small children. Each day we prepared meals as a family in the rustic and inviting kitchen and enjoyed sea views and starry nights. The kids made full use of all the green grassy spaces, and there were even toys and slides available. The tranquil ambiance ensured all our troubles melted away and it was an amazing experience to be in such peaceful surroundings as a family. We highly recommend Quartz House to families or groups looking for a serene and unique property to unwind and isolate. Perfect for both short term and long term stays while visiting Koh Samui.


August 16, 2020 0 comment
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Baan Leelawadee is the ideal fusion of luxury villa, home comforts, and optimal location. Bophut Beach is easily one of the most popular beaches on Koh Samui for families due to its soft white sand and shallow waters and Baan Leelawadee is only steps from this vibrant sandy stretch. The area is home to many popular restaurants and beach bars while still holding plenty of local charm. Baan Leelawadee features four sumptuous en-suite bedrooms that could be shared with friends or a big family, a large private swimming pool with sea views, and comfortable indoor and outdoor lounge spaces.

The cozy living room can be left open or closed with air conditioning and was a useful space for our children to watch their favorite tv shows or work on homeschool assignments during their stay. We loved family dinners prepared by the private chef at the large dining table, and sunset gazing each evening on the outdoor terrace. Baan Leelawadee is fully staffed which means you have all the benefits of five star hotel service in the privacy of your own villa. Housekeeping was twice a day with turndown service each evening, a villa manager is available to help with questions or bookings around the island, and the talented in villa chef can create mouthwatering menus for you throughout your stay. We truly couldn’t fault any of the service and felt right at home. I would highly recommend this villa for both long term or short term stays as it has all the usual home comforts with a decadent touch of luxury.

Our stay was arranged by The Luxe Nomad who are currently offering discounts for short and long term stays at Baan Leelawadee with 30% off on stays from now until October 31, 2020 and 50% off on long-term (monthly) stays from now until September 30, 2020.


August 14, 2020 0 comment
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Belmond Napasai is one of Koh Samui’s most family friendly resorts. I instantly fell for the beautiful, palm tree filled grounds, incredible staff, and decadent pool villas. The rustic wood design and sumptuous touches were just what we needed to relax and unwind. Our private pool villa was spacious with separate sleeping quarters for us and the children and a huge dreamy bathtub. The indoor and outdoor dining areas were great for family breakfasts and we loved a refreshing swim in our pool after a day at the beach.

Belmond Napasai is located on picturesque Maenam Beach and has a stunning private stretch for luxurious sun loungers, a romantic restaurant, and plenty of water sports. All the dining destinations in the resort face the crystal blue sea views as well as a large main pool. The kids loved all the activities on offer from paddle boarding and Muay Thai to bike rides and sunset gazing. The most popular activity was their on site farm where the kids visited each day to feed the resident animals. Dan and I couldn’t get enough of the ambient and tranquil spa and the mouthwatering Thai fare at both restaurants.

Everything from service to design and comfort were perfect throughout our stay. We loved every moment as a family and found no reason to leave. An ideal place to enjoy Koh Samui’s beauty and bond as a family.


August 12, 2020 0 comment
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The Headland Villas, located on the southwestern corner of Koh Samui, features a collection of some of the most luxurious villas on the island. We were lucky enough to stay at Headland Villa 3 and the property was everything I wanted out of a dream home and more. The clean white beach wood design, sumptuous details, and use of indoor and outdoor space felt both romantic and serene. Designed with style, comfort, and luxury in mind, you’ll relax from the minute you set foot on the property. We loved the family friendly bedrooms with a connecting master bedroom and children’s room both featuring en-suite bathrooms and floor to ceiling glass doors where you could enjoy sea views. We spent most of our days in the idyllic infinity pool admiring the expansive sea views and white sand beaches. Only a few steps down a well maintained stairwell, we found the softest white sand, crystal clear waters, and even a small coral where we spotted plenty of colourful fish. The villa is fully staffed which means everything from a private chef or in-villa massage is right at your fingertips. The third bedroom is perched above the living area for maximum privacy, and where I enjoyed massages and time alone to read and write. Ever and River felt right at home in the large open lounge and dining area and every evening we were treated to incredible sunsets from the outdoor terrace. Every corner of Villa 3 is perfectly placed and utilized for the guest to enjoy its luxury and tranquility. We loved it as a family stay but couples would equally fall for the stylish space and picturesque location. I can’t recommend The Headland Villas more and truly believe it’s an amazing alternative to staying at a five star hotel. You’ll receive all the service and decadence you crave while finding peace and beauty in a unique villa and stunning locale.


August 8, 2020 0 comment
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Rustic and luxurious villas, a picturesque private beach, and five star service makes Centara Villas Samui the ideal family holiday choice. We loved our spacious and cozy villa with a sumptuous gigantic bed and refreshing private pool and spending our days at the serene and isolated resort. Boasting three main pools all with sweeping views, a tranquil spa, lush green paths, mouthwatering beachfront dining, and an idyllic white sand beach we found everything we needed and more during our stay. Centara are dedicated to impeccable health and safety standards due to the current situation and we not only felt safe, but comfortably isolated with accommodating staff and family friendly amenities. Perfect for families and couples wanting to enjoy Samui with a brand they can trust.


August 4, 2020 0 comment
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I would have never thought Nikki Beach Koh Samui would be a family friendly holiday destination but our stay at the luxury five star resort was not only loved by Dan and I but had the kids singing their praises. From lively and engaging Sunday Brunches to private pool villas, a stylish beach club, and amazing dining destinations you’ll be spoilt with things to do and amazing food to eat. We loved being on picturesque Lipa Noi Beach where you can truly enjoy the best sunsets on the island. Our decadent and isolated pool villa was ideal for a small family with sea views, large private pool, two sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, and an inviting outdoor dining area where we enjoyed decadent daily breakfasts and a mouthwatering in villa bbq prepared by their talented Executive Chef. Days can be spent enjoying the live DJ at their signature beach club and Ever and River never went without a daily visit to the fun and well equipped kids club. Parents can indulge in tranquil massages or a romantic date night as childcare is always available and we highly recommend Escape, the boho luxe beachfront restaurant where you’ll eat irresistible fare and enjoy crisp rose wine while watching the sky transform into a pink and orange dream. The staff consistently go out of their way to ensure each guest’s personalized needs are met and we loved all the luxurious details throughout the resort. Honeymooners should definitely book the Penthouse Suites boasting sweeping views and an indulgent bed and bathtub that will make it hard to leave the room. From big groups of friends to couples or those with kids, Nikki Beach Koh Samui will ensure you have a stay of a lifetime. If you want impeccable service, stunning scenery, luxury accommodation, and a chic, stylish touch look no further for your ideal getaway.


July 30, 2020 0 comment
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Unbeatable panoramic views, six luxurious bedrooms, dedicated area for outdoor dining, a variety of games, and a 14m infinity pool. What more could you want for the ideal isolated holiday? Baan View Talay is perfect for groups and families where you won’t be short of things to do or places to relax and lounge. We loved the sweeping views which can be seen throughout the villa and the inviting staff who ensured our stay ran smoothly. The Luxe Nomad’s villas are fully staffed and even give the option of a private chef so you can fully unwind and enjoy. The kids loved the large open spaces and and spent hours splashing in the refreshing pool. Family dinners and stunning sunsets were our favourite part of every evening and we slept so well being away from any crowds and noise. The best choice for groups and guests looking for privacy and beauty while staying in Koh Samui.


July 23, 2020 2 comments
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Stepping into Silavadee Resort is like entering a luxurious island dream. From the moment you are greeted upon arrival until the wave goodbye you are treated like royalty. The staff were eager and welcoming to our family and practiced the highest hygiene standards during check-in and throughout the resort. I instantly fell for traditional yet grand design and settled quickly into our luxurious Two Bedroom Oceanfront Pool Villa Suite. Boasting two large en-suite bedrooms, sumptuous king size beds, an insanely large bathtub with a view, refreshing outdoor shower overlooking the ocean, and spacious areas to dine and lounge, we found it hard to ever leave the villa. The expansive infinity pool was perched beautifully on a cliff edge overlooking Silavadee’s picturesque secret beach and the crystal waters crashing over Koh Samui’s famous boulders. It was a true escape from reality and a place our family could relax and unwind.

If you are looking to explore Samui, Silavadee offers a free shuttle into vibrant Lamai where you can visit the white sand beach and shop along the local food markets and cute boutiques. We found there was plenty to do at the resort itself. We highly recommend a family visit to Silavadee’s organic farm where you can see first hand where much of their produce is grown. The resort’s executive chef walked us through the grounds before leading a fun cooking session with the kids. Private lunches are also served on the tranquil grounds and Ever and River loved meeting the resident animals and sharing veggies with them throughout our visit.

The resort’s secret beach is another beautiful place to spend the day. It’s fully serviced with plenty of activities for adults and kids. Choose an immersive snorkeling session, afternoon boxing, or just enjoy a cocktail in a hammock under the palm trees. We signed the kids up for private Muay Thai lessons and they loved every minute before returning to the sea for a splash and swim. For true relaxation, the spa is an unbeatable choice. They even have a children’s spa menu, so River and I indulged in a Mother and Son massage. I loved seeing him find tranquility after a big, busy day and it was an amazing bonding experience for us both.

For foodie families like us, you won’t be disappointed by the many dining options at Silavadee. Make sure to order a picture perfect in villa breakfast, grab sundowners and admire panoramic views at Star Bar and sample the irresistible menu at Moon Restaurant. Every menu was family friendly and they were quick to learn ours and our children’s preferences. The homemade ice cream is a must have and will keep your kids begging for more.

The memories we created at Silavadee were some of the best during our long stay on Koh Samui. The staff and resort were able to adapt seamlessly during a time when travel is just picking up again and we felt completely safe and peaceful during our time at the stunning resort. I can’t recommend it more to families or couples looking for five star luxury and an idyllic stay in Koh Samui.


July 22, 2020 0 comment
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