Secluded Delights at Ban Mekkala
A six-bedroom beachfront vacation villa that offers guests a stunning location on the southern coast of Koh Samui, where soft sand beaches, emerald palms and the glistening blue ocean unite to create the perfect spot for an exotic hideaway.
Nestled on the southern tip of Koh Samui, Ban Mekkala enjoys a convenient location, just 35 minutes by car from the international airport and 15 minutes to the varied tourist amenities around Lamai – Samui’s second largest beach. Thanks to its tucked-away position, this stunning villa feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Samui’s busier tourist hotspots. Direct access to Laem Sor Beach and fabulous ocean vistas looking out towards Thailand’s Ang Thong Marine Park have ensured the property’s reputation as a favourite tropical holiday hideaway.
With six bedrooms spread through the villa, Ban Mekkala is the ideal property for an extended family getaway or even for two families sharing. Thanks to the spacious communal living areas, both in- and outdoors, the villa also boasts plenty of space for guests who want to host special occasions such as birthday parties or weddings. A generous kitchen area and twelve-seater dining table provides plenty of space for opulent dinner parties and a state-of-the-art audio visual system has also been installed, so guests can enjoy surround sound tunes throughout the house – inside and out. Another of the villa’s major draws is its private spa room for those that want to indulge in a massage without even leaving their holiday house. A large swimming pool, steam room and walk-in outdoor showers enhance the property’s heavenly spa-like feel.
Ban Mekkala offers a contemporary luxury living environment, but is infused with authentic Thai touches. Each of the rooms boasts an airy feel, with bright spaces flowing seamlessly into one another to create a uniquely relaxing ambience. The open plan layout of the villa means that superb ocean vistas can be enjoyed throughout, and plenty of floor-to-ceiling glass helps establish a strong connection between indoor and outdoor areas. Rich mahogany-coloured wood and vivid accents of colourful Thai silk add a traditional flourish to the property. The use of natural materials such as stone also highlight Ban Mekkala’s allure, nestled within Koh Samui’s tropical surroundings and a far cry from the more built-up resort enclaves. The soft cascading sound of the water feature in the courtyard and the serene koi pond positioned near the entrance of the compound also help establish a blissfully relaxed atmosphere.
Guests can also look forward a supremely comfortable stay at Ban Mekkala thanks to the property’s professional on-site staff. The friendly maintenance team ensures the villa is kept in order and the housekeepers keep things tidy, with linens changed and towels replenished regularly. Guest can also make use of a knowledgeable concierge team who are able to advise them on the best places to visit whilst on vacation in Koh Samui, whether it’s the local beach club or a nearby temple. The villa manager can organize excursions, arrange car hire and make reservations on the guests’ behalf and the resident chef is on hand to spoil guests with delectable dishes – from authentic Thai favourites to Western comfort food. It’s also possible to arrange for the chef to fire up the barbecue for an al-fresco feast in Ban Mekkala’s outdoor dining pavilion, or even for a picnic on the beach. A number of in-villa spa treatments are also available, and can be easily arranged with the assistance of the villa manager.
Ban Mekkala is the ideal choice for those that want to try out a few watersports. The villa comes with sea kayaks and a stand-up paddle board for guests adventurous enough to head out into the ocean. Closer to land, the stretch of private sand directly in front of the villa is the ideal spot for a game of seaside volleyball or beach tennis. For a dose of culture, Wat Kunaram – the permanent residence of Koh Samui’s famous mummified monk – is situated a short drive form the property en route to Lamai. Ban Mekkala is also within easy reach of Taling Ngam, another of the island’s most picturesque coastal spots, which offers a laid-back island vibe a handful of restaurants and splendid views of the famous Five Islands.