Who knew one could have so many things to want from a swimming pool? It’s one of our favourite villa features, and in Samui, any gorgeous pool is a strong contender for our vacation time. Here are some of the best.
If you like pools with a view
Stay here: Baan Kularb, Bophut
What: 4-bedroom, sleeps up to 8. From USD 550++ per night.
Take a dip in the infinity seaside pool, which has unhindered views of Bophut Bay, and have a million photos taken of you against the view.
If you like jacuzzis
Stay here: Baan Chao Lay, Lipa Noi
What: 5-bedroom villa, sleeps up to 10. From USD 525++ per night.
The jacuzzi flows straight out into the main pool, which is flanked by sunbeds and overlooks the ocean ahead.
If you like having TWO pools
Stay here: INASIA, Lipa Noi
What: 8-bedroom, sleeps up to 16. From USD 945++ per night.
There’s an infinity pool right by the beach, which means you can hop from one to the other easily, as well as another pool upstairs if you want a different vantage point of the ocean.
If you like watching a movie while you’re in the pool
Stay here: Baan Kilee, Lipa Noi
What: 8-bedroom villa, sleeps up to 16. From USD 945++ per night.
Nevermind that Baan Kilee has both a 22m pool and a children’s pool, there’s an outdoor cinema you can enjoy from the sofa or from the pool bar.
If you like your pool right outside your bedroom
Stay here: The Headland Villa 4, Taling Ngam
What: 3-bedroom villa, sleeps up to 6. From USD 405++ per night.
This cosy villa sports a pool that runs in between two of its pavilions, one of which is a bedroom – brace for fights over who gets that room.
If you like poolside fountains
Stay here: Villa Haineu, Lipa Noi
What: 5-bedroom villa, sleeps up to 10. From USD 560++ per night.
High Thai-style roofs give a distinct look to Villa Haineu’s pavilions, which tower over the pool area, where you’ll find many reasons to take photos with the fountain and foliage in the background.