Tropical Bliss at Baan Puri
Sitting pretty just a pebble’s throw from the golden sands of Koh Samui’s tranquil Lipa Noi Beach, Baan Purl is a tempting choice for those that want to make the most of Thailand’s fabulous seascapes and tropical sunsets from the comfort and privacy of their own private villa.
Nestled on the west coast of Samui, Baan Puri Luxury Beach Villa is one of only a handful of exclusive villas hidden away in one of the island’s less developed resort areas. The property benefits from stunning ocean vistas stretching towards the famous Five Islands and out to Thailand’s picturesque Ang Thong Marine Park. Despite its secluded location, Baan Puri is still only a 40-minute drive from Koh Samui International Airport and the bustling tourist town of Chaweng.
Baan Puri is the perfect vacation property for visitors seeking to settle quickly into a relaxed but luxurious tropical lifestyle. With six bedrooms, including one twin room, the villa is also the ideal accommodation choice for a family holiday. There’s a host of private facilities for everyone to enjoy, including a large swimming pool, complete with a swim up bar for guests that want to sip on a refreshing beverage in between laps. Baan Puri’s landscaped outdoor spaces are another of its precious assets, as the grounds have been planted with a rainbow of colourful, fragrant, indigenous tropical flowers and plants. The stunning grounds are beautifully lit at night, making the villa perfect for a party, and the spacious, partially-covered outdoor terrace is an inviting place to dine in style. To accompany a fine meal, the villa’s extravagant wine cellar holds up to 400 bottles, another cause for celebration.
Baan Puri is an impressive example of contemporary Thai design with plenty of stylish, architectural additions. When you arrive at the villa, stone pillars guide you to a tranquil lily pond, which sits in the delightfully exotic gardens. The accommodation is then spread through two generous buildings, both of which open onto the pool area in the centre of the villa grounds. The sleek exterior palette of richly-hued timber enhances the tropical ambiance, and vaulted ceilings help create light, airy spaces throughout. Splashes of colour emerge in traditional artwork, attractive wall finishes and plush furniture. Two bedrooms feature doors that open directly onto the waters of the pool, while the upstairs bedrooms in the main building enjoy access to a sizable private balcony and an outdoor staircase that leads down to the pool area.
In terms of personalized hospitality services, Baan Puri is on a par with Koh Samui’s best private residences. The resident in-villa staff team is led by an efficient villa manager, who is on hand to answer individual requests and share local knowledge of the island so that guests can craft their perfect holiday itinerary. The villa manager can also organise private transportation or make restaurant reservations, so guests don’t really need to lift an organisational finger for the duration of their stay. Taking the private indulgence one step further, Baan Puri’s professional chef prepares delicious meals or snacks on request, and all the dishes are cooked with the freshest produce sourced from local markets, with some herbs even picked directly from the villa’s own garden. Guests can request a range of delicious Thai and international dishes, and they also have the chance to sample some truly authentic local cuisine. Throughout the stay, Baan Puri’s friendly service staff keep a low profile whilst ensuring that the villa remains as clean and tidy as the day guests first arrive. Baby sitting services can be arranged for groups travelling with small children, and an in-villa spa treatment menu is also available.
During the low tide season, the beach directly in front of Baan Puri is perfect for beach games such as volleyball, badminton or even shell collecting. The villa also has its own family-sized kayaks for guests that want to explore the coast. In addition to the sea and sand, other nearby attractions include a pleasing selection of local restaurants for guests that enjoy eating out from time to time. Also nearby is Nikki Beach Club, where guests can pass a day (and evening) relaxing on their own day bed with a bottle and a selection of gourmet snacks accompanied by professional DJ sets and sparkling ocean views. Baan Puri’s position on the west coast of Koh Samui also makes it an ideal base for day trips to the Ang Thong Marine Park, whether on snorkelling, diving or kayaking excursions.