Situated on bang por's white sandy beach on the north coast of samui, banyan villas are enclosed within tropical walled gardens, each villa with their own 10 metre pool providing luxury accommodation for up to 8 guests.
Banyan Villas are located 30 seconds walk to the palm-fringed white sands of Bang Por Beach, facing the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan. The beach itself stretches some 4km between Ban Tai in the east and Bang Por in the west, with beach restaurants an easy stroll along the shore.
The calm shallow waters in this part of the Gulf of Thailand offer excellent snorkelling opportunities with shallow coral reefs and many colourful fish within easy reach of the shore.
Quiet and lacking the mass-tourism development found in other areas of the island, there is no noisy nightlife in the immediate vicinity to disturb the tranquillity, and only small neighbourhood shopping outlets.
On an island of this size, however, nothing is ever very far away. Just a 5 minute stroll down the beach you will find yourself at Jun Hom beach restaurant offering excellent Thai cuisine. Nightlife in the old fisherman's village of Bophut is a mere 10 minute drive and the main tourist centre of Chaeweng just 25 minutes away.
Banyan Villa 1 is a 4 bedroomed private pool villa that sits within a private walled tropical garden, only 30 seconds walk down the garden path to the soft sands of Bang Por Beach.
Villa 1 provides spacious accommodation for up to 8 guests and with its own private pool and jacuzzi set in a secluded garden it allows guests to relax in quiet privacy. Alternatively, located a mere half minute stroll through lush tropical gardens and right next to the beach, a larger shared pool is also available to Banyan Villas guests.
The property can be rented together with Villa 2 doubling the space available, catering for groups of up to 14 people who can enjoy the quiet seclusion of the villas' two pools and jacuzzis.
Banyan Villas, built in the Balinese style were completed in 2006. The two villas are almost mirror images of each other in terms of both size and general living arrangements. Both Banyan Villas are identically furnished, combining elements of western and Asian style, providing high levels of comfort and practicality.
Villa 1 is accessed from the garden and is raised 3 steps above garden level. The Villa is tastefully furnished throughout in Chinese style teakwood and bamboo with ceiling fans to most rooms, air-conditioned bedroom accommodation is found on the ground floor whilst the sea breezes can be enjoyed in the first floor living, bar and balcony areas.
Accommodation in detail
Entry to the villa is through the front porch that then leads into the kitchen. The European style kitchen is fitted out with modern cooking appliances including oven and separate hotplates, microwave, fridge-freezer, coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster and cooking utensils. A full complement of premium crockery, glassware and cutlery is also provided.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room; the teak dining table will accommodate 8 in comfort and has views over the pool and garden. If al-fresco dining is preferred patio dining can be enjoyed just through the dining room doors. A guest powder room is located just off the dining room.
Stairs lead from the dining room to the upstairs living area. Again furnished in teak and bamboo, the living area has a bar area, guest powder room and double doors leading onto the roof terrace and Sala with views out to sea and great for that evening sun-downer! The living room is equipped with a second bar fridge, satellite TV, DVD and stereo system.
Downstairs the 3 main bedrooms open onto the pool terrace. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and adjoining large en-suite with twin sinks, bath, shower and wc. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have a king sized bed and twin beds respectively, both have their own en-suite bathrooms. The 3 bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
A fourth bunk bedded room is located off the entrance porch, ideal for children yet large enough to accommodate adults; the bunk room is air-conditioned and has its own small en-suite bathroom.
Complimentary Wi Fi internet access is available throughout the villa.
The Villa is built around its own private pool surrounded by mature gardens filled with tropical colour and protected from outside disturbance by the surrounding wall. The pool is about 1.2 meters deep along its entire 10 meter length and features both a jacuzzi and a bar within the pool itself. Sun-loungers are available on the poolside terrace, along with a garden table and chairs.
The villa has under cover parking for one car with parking for further cars available in the parking area outside the villas. A pedestrian gate leads onto the drive and garden path to the beach and shared pool, where in the evening you can enjoy glorious sunsets in the direction of Ang Thong Marine Park.
At night, during certain seasons, a fleet of fishing boats will light up the horizon over the Gulf of Thailand, as they search for squid, crab, and other delicacies for your dining table. Banyan Villas, an idyllic location to experience Asia, Thailand and the holiday of a lifetime.
100 metres from the villas is the office of Coconut Resorts, our local managing agent. In addition to providing the twice weekly maid service they also provide a front desk service to Banyan's guests. They will assist with booking taxis, airport transfers, tourist trips and at extra cost can provide additional maid services, baby-sitting, car/motorbike hire and even a Thai cook if you wish to be catered for.
The refrigerator can be pre-stocked at your request in readiness for your arrival, simply ask us for an order form and let us know what you will need.
There is a minimum order of Bt.1,200.-, plus a service fee to cover the time required, typically a couple of hours for the round trip.
Electricity supply is 220volts; the villas are equipped with international sockets that will accept most national plug standards including UK and Europe.
The island of Koh Samui
At just 25 km x 21km Koh Samui is proof that good things do indeed come in small packages. Famous for the warmth of its welcome, fantastic Thai cuisine complemented by fine dining experiences from all corners of the world and a wealth of activities in and on the water and in the jungles of the interior, Koh Samui is a great place to spend a vacation.
Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand off the Surat Thani coast, a short ferry crossing from Donsak. With clear waters coming from the South China Sea there are numerous coral reefs to explore, with some of the best to be found around nearby islands such as Koh Tao, or the marine park of Ang Thong that lies just a short boat-trip away.
Being an island means that there is a great variety of water sports available all-round the island. Whether interested in sailing, wind-surfing, sea-kayaking, water skiing, parasailing, snorkelling or scuba diving, Koh Samui has something to offer. Day trips to neighbouring islands such as Koh Phangan, Koh Tao or the nearby Ang Thong Marine National Park offer further water-based excursions. For those wishing to remain near Banyan Villas the coral reefs of Bang Por can be accessed for snorkelling directly from the beach.
Koh Samui's interior is famous for its coconut plantations, being the major industry before tourism reached the island. Samui's jungle caters for elephant trekking, zip-wiring through the forest canopy and there are many rivers, paths and waterfalls to explore.
More mechanised enjoyment can be had with All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Go-karting. For those seeking more sedate pursuits there are numerous spas and the Santiburi International Golf-course and Spa is nearby.
Culturally around the island you will find many Buddhist Wats (temples) and shrines, but also elements of Brahman and Animist beliefs. The largest temple on the island is Wat Phra Yai (literally Big Buddha Temple), where the centre piece is a huge statue of a seated Buddha that dominates the skyline.
Shopping & Entertainment
The main tourist centres on the island are Chaeweng and Lamai that both lie to the south of the airport where many restaurants, bars and nightlife can be found. The restaurants of Bophut Fisherman's village on the north coast a mere 15 minutes away offer cuisine with flavours from around the world, although the local Thai cuisine, and especially seafood are to be recommended.
Nathon, the island's west coast capital is more traditional but also offers shopping, entertainment and good local flavour from its Thai restaurants.
Include All taxes - No booking fees - Best price guaranteed
* Rates include 10% service charge and 7% VAT
* Tour Desk
* Towels and bed linen
* Welcome pack
* Maid cleaning (twice a week)
* Utilities (water and electricity)
* Airport transfers included free of charge
* Guest laundry - at 60thb/kilo
* Refrigerator supplies - we will provide a fridge stocking service at cost +10%
- Deposit (non-refundable)
An initial deposit of 30% must be paid to confirm a booking. Payment should be made by direct bank transfer, account details will be provided when making your reservation.
No contract will exist between you and Banyan Villas until Banyan Villas has received and accepted the deposit payment. Your reservation will be confirmed upon payment of a deposit.
If payment has not been received within 10 banking days, Banyan Villas will assume that you have cancelled the reservation.
- Balance (non-refundable)
Payment of the outstanding balance is due 8 weeks before the arrival date and Banyan Villas will send out a reminder close to the due date. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of the arrival date, 100% of the cost of the property rental shall be due at the time of booking. Again payment should be made by direct bank transfer.
In the event that you have to cancel your booking at any time it should be noted that no refund can be made of either deposits or final payments under any circumstances.
It is a condition of the booking that the entire party is covered by comprehensive travel insurance, which you will need to provide separately to your booking, such insurance should provide compensation to you in the event of cancellation.
Banyan Villas Cancellation
Although it is unlikely that Banyan Villas will have to make any changes to confirmed arrangements, it is sometimes unavoidable in which case we will advise you at the earliest possible date.
If, for any reason beyond our control, we are unable to provide you with the property booked, Banyan Villas shall reserve the right to cancel the reservation. If the properties are damaged or rendered unusable Banyan Villas will try to locate an alternative property for the period required. However, if this is not possible, or you do not wish to be transferred, Banyan Villas will cancel the booking and refund you in full, less any bank transfer charges. Banyan Villas shall not be liable for any further obligations or claims by the client.
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