Soft white sand, the caress of the sun, warm, glittering blue sea dotted with islands, two opulent infinity-edge pools and two stunning villas from which to enjoy it all. What more could a person want? Ah, tropical sunsets? Tawantok Beach Villas on Lipa Noi Beach, Koh Samui, have those, too. In fact, that’s what tawantok means – “sunset”. Tawantok Beach Villas is two wonderful Samui villas – adjacent mirror-image twins – evoke the era, not long ago, when all homes in Thailand, no matter how grand, were built in timber, and craftsmanship was at a zenith.
All rooms, from the stunning master suites to the lounge and dining pavilions, sit beneath traditionally elegant Thai roofs. Most of the walls are glass, opening to the garden and letting in the astonishing ocean view. Together, the villas offer 10 bedrooms – two master suites with mezzanine bedrooms above (making ideal family suites), and behind them eight guest rooms. With extra beds, up to 32 guests can be comfortably accommodated. The living-and-dining areas, with their large rustic tables and sink-into-a-reverie sofas, are centres for communal pleasure. And if you prefer open air tropical lounging and dining, there are two spacious salas next to the sea.
Tawantok Beach Villas staff – villa manager, chef, housekeepers, gardeners and security guard – seem to know what you want before you even realise you want it. For more energetic guests, the villas share a beautifully maintained tennis court, and are equipped with kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, beach volleyball and goals for beach football. The villas are perfect for families, with children of all ages catered for. They are also ideal for events such as intimate weddings, or birthday parties with friends. Then there’s the rest of Samui to explore – if you can ever tear yourself away from these delightful Lipa Noi villas.
Villa 1 & 2 – Bedrooms
The master suite at this luxury Lipa Noi villa is huge, its bright airy bedroom boasting panoramic views of the ocean. Behind the sleeping area is a spacious living and dressing room with comfortable chairs, a large TV and a capacious wardrobe with safe. To one side of this space is the large bathroom, with rain shower, large vanity and freestanding bathtub. Bathers can open the frosted glass doors next to their tub to enjoy sea views while they soak.
Under the sloping eaves above the master suite is a mezzanine bedroom furnished with a queen-size bed. This room shares the master suite’s bathroom and, together, they are perfect for families.
The four guest bedrooms at Tawantok Beach Villa 1 are identical with the exception that three are king-bedded and one has twin beds. Each also has a desk area and an armchair and, outside on the veranda, chairs for enjoying that first coffee of the day. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with rain shower, twin vanities and a large wardrobe with safe.
All Tawantok Beach Villa 1’s bedrooms are fully air-conditioned.
Villa 1 & 2 – Living Areas
The social heart of Tawantok Beach Villa 1 is the bright living and dining pavilion, with its huge rustic wooden table, large comfortable sofas facing a wall-mounted TV screen and broad glass doors opening onto the garden and sea views from two sides. Above the dining area, under the eaves of the traditional Thai peaked roof, and reached via a spiral staircase, is a multi-purpose mezzanine room that could be designated as a children’s play area or massage room.
The villa’s 11-metre infinity-edge pool has a spacious deck furnished with sunbeds for admiring the wide sea view while topping up your tan. The beautifully maintained garden is ornamented with richly scented frangipani trees and pots of brilliant bougainvillea and royal lotuses, and alfresco dining is a treat in the beachside sala, just a few steps away.
Service and Facilities
Tawantok Beach Villas comprises adjoining twin villas capable of sleeping a total of up to 32 people. Mirror images of each other, each of the villas has a master suite and four ensuite bedrooms with king-size or twin beds, plus a queen-bedded mezzanine room above the master suite). Extra beds may be set up on guest request at extra charge.
Each villa has a large living and dining room, a children’s play room, an open-air dining sala next to the pool and a study (in the master suite).
The villas have identical beachside infinity-edge pools measuring 11m x 4.5 x 1.7m.
Villa staff include a manager; chef; housekeeping and service staff, plus security. Additional staff (nanny/babysitter, masseuse, yoga/Muay Thai/tennis instructor) are available on request for extra charge.
Tawantok Beach Villas’ chef is expert at both Thai food and Western cuisines. Guest requests are accommodated as far as possible (including special diets).
Complimentary WiFi in all areas, reaching onto the beach. Complimentary mobile phone for guest use (local calls). Printer.
The villas share a tennis court (tennis equipment also available). There’s a beach volleyball net; beach football nets and balls; satellite TV; DVD player and film library; Apple TV; a small library in each of the master suites; table tennis; two kayaks and two stand-up paddleboards. For parties, magicians, Thai dancers, cabaret acts and more can be arranged on request.
Tawantok Beach Villas are exceptionally well equipped for families. Facilities include toys; pool toys; children’s DVDs and books; high chairs; baby cots; baby monitor and bottle steriliser.
Events for up to 60 guests can be arranged at Tawantok Beach Villas with prior notice (event fee applies).
Airport transfers; car or minibus hire and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged by the villa manager (on guest account). Parking space for four cars.
Barbecue; safes in 10 bedrooms.
Turn Down service
Exclusive use whole villa facilities
Wi-Fi internet connection
Personal service by the villa staff
Welcome drink and fruit basket
Rates in USD
*Rates are subject to 17,7 percent government tax & service charge. All prices and season period are subject to change without prior notice.
23 Apr – 30 Jun
01 Sep – 26 Sep
08 Oct – 12 Dec
01 Jul – 31 Aug
27 Sep – 07 Oct
13 Dec – 19 Dec
01 Feb – 10 Feb (CNY)
29 Mar – 22 Apr (Easter)
20 Dec – 05 Jan
26 Apr – 30 Jun
01 Sep – 25 Sep
08 Oct – 10 Dec
06 Jan – 22 Jan
02 Feb – 27 Mar
01 Jul – 31 Aug
26 Sep – 07 Oct
23 Jan – 01 Feb (CNY)
28 Mar – 25 Apr (Easter)
11 Dec – 17 Dec