The choice of villa accommodation on Koh Samui is now broad-ranging. In addition to popular mid-range 2-bed detached family homes, there are also plenty of exclusive high-end 4+ bedroom villas for sale and rent on Samui.
The busier south-east side of the island including Lamai, Chaweng and Bohput hosts most of the mid-range villas, with the relatively untouched north and west coasts proving popular for more exclusive villa's boasting private beachfront, or panoramic ocean views. With the increasing difficulty in obtaining beachfront land, hillside plots are becoming popular and can provide stunning sea-views.
With prices varying widely from 3-4 million baht at the budget end of the spectrum, for compact 1-2 bed bungalow-style villas within residential developments, going right on up to 40 million and beyond at the high-end.
Prices are generally cheaper than those in Phuket, and certainly represent value in comparison to Europe and other western markets.
Contemporary Asian/Balinese architectural styles are prevalent with emphasis on open plan interiors, maximizing outdoor spaces and a combined use of natural materials and globally sourced interior fittings.
Resident interior designers and landscapers are also adding individualism to the islands housing stock, so it is possible to find tasteful and well-priced villas on Koh Samui.