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.