Villa of the Week: Upni Duniya

The basics

With a name meaning ‘Our World’, you would expect Upni Duniya to be a world unto itself. And that is exactly what you get here – you could get lost in this beachfront villa, with its palatial proportions and tasteful opulence.

The villa features nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus one powder room spread across six pavilions, which are connected by a stunning water feature walkway. By the beach, there is a sleek 14-metre infinity pool with a floating sundeck and a jacuzzi with room for eight. There’s also a private gym, private cinema room and grotto!

Quick facts – Upni Duniya

  • Upni Duniya is a nine bedroom, nine bathroom villa for eighteen people. Seven of the bedrooms have king size beds, and two have twin beds.
  • The villa comes with a 14-metre infinity pool with a floating sundeck and a jacuzzi with room for eight. There is also a private gym, private cinema room and grotto.
  • The bedrooms are split over five pavilions with another dining/living pavilion.
  • You can book four-, five-, six-, seven-, or eight of the bedrooms if nine is too many for your group.
  • Upni Duniya is ideally positioned near the airport and between the two major restaurant and shopping areas of Chaweng and Bophut.
  • The villa has fourteen staff members, including a private chef, so you’ll always be well taken care of!

Who it’s for

Upni Duniya is perfect for large groups, gourmands, and high-end holidaymakers looking to relax in their own little world. The villa is family-friendly (babysitting services are available on request), making it a great place for groups of friends with children to gather, or to enjoy a stylish family reunion.

Read also: Everything you need to know about Samui before you go


Located in the town of Bang Rak, Upni Duniya sits directly on a beach along Koh Samui’s northern shore and between the shopping, entertainment and foodie hubs of Chaweng and Fisherman’s Village.

It’s an easy trek from the airport as well, just 3.2 km away!

What’s Nearby

Fisherman’s Village, a 17th-century fishing village and historical gem that maintains Koh Samui’s original Thai-Chinese culture and is famous for its street markets, is less than three kilometres away. As well, Chaweng, which is famous for its dining, beach clubs and nightlife is just 5.5 kilometres from the villa.

The beautiful Big Buddha temple is an easy two-kilometre walk away. If you don’t want to make the trek over, don’t worry – you’ll be able to see the temple from the villa!

If you’re more into golf, the world-class Santiburi Golf Course is a mere 12 kilometres away.

Food & drink

Between Fisherman’s Village and Chaweng, you’ll never be lacking for food, but as the name suggests, Upni Duniya is its own world – and that means you don’t need to go anywhere for gourmet meals. At this villa, there is a 5-star Executive Chef at your service.

The chef excels at Thai and Indian cuisine and is experienced in Western, Chinese, Vegetarian and children’s dishes. Special requests can be accommodated. 

Note: Meals are charged to the guests at market food costs + 20% + 7% VAT, with a minimum charge of 650 THB.

Read also: Dine your way through Koh Samui’s Fisherman’s Village at these 12 Eateries

The best bits

You’ll adore the bedrooms with the teak flooring, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and oversized rain showers. Seriously, palatial.

You’ll kill to use these in-pool loungers with that exquisite view of the ocean.

Who wouldn’t love walking this path to get to breakfast each morning or to the pool for a morning soak?

The villa can also host the most gorgeous weddings!

Read also: How to have the perfect Koh Samui beach wedding

Also, meals on the beach. Perfection.

For the complimentary concierge and the best rates, book your stay with The Luxe Nomad here!

Elisabeth Forsman

Our predictably unpredictable adventure nomad, Elisabeth is the yogi who wants it fast, the ultra-runner who prefers taking a hike, and the swimmer with a fear of lap pools. A consummate lover of all things outdoors, she’s on a perpetual quest to get those around her outside and moving.

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