Family-friendly villas in Koh Samui you need to know about

The View

For the family who loves: Amazing views

Why we love it: This 5-bedroom clifftop villa has direct beach access, but its elevated floors mean you get unobstructed views of the Koh Samui sunset. Bedrooms have wrap-around balconies, and the children’s bedroom includes 3 bunk beds. The kids will be very much entertained with table tennis, croquet and a 16.5m-long saltwater pool (adult supervision advised). Indoor entertainment includes movies, Lego, board games and a Wii console.

Child policies: Baby cots, play pens, high chair, children’s potties, baby monitors, bottle sterilisers are available upon request.

What’s nearby: Taling Ngam Beach, neighbourhood restaurants

Baan Asan

For the family who loves: Pool day, all day

Why we love it: This 5-bedroom beachfront villa was designed so that the four bedrooms and the main house (where the master bedroom is located) are separate pavilions that surround the pool. It’s perfect if you want to get out of bed and immediately take a plunge. Two guest suites each have an adjacent children’s room with a bunk bed and ensuite bathroom. There’s also a kids’ pool, games room and cinema room.

Child policies: Baby cot free of charge upon request, extra charge for babysitting services, extra bed available at USD50++ per night

What’s nearby: Various neighbourhood restaurants, The Elephant Gate, Taling Ngam Beach

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Baan Kilee

For the family who loves: Garden parties

Why we love it: Family reunions have never sounded better in this 8-bedroom beachfront villa that accommodates up to 20 people. Enjoy evening drinks and dinner together on the garden, which lights up very prettily at night. There’s a kids’ pool, an in-pool bar/cinema and a fun kids’ playroom that can double as a bedroom (subject to T&C).

Child policies: One baby cot and high chair provided free of charge upon request, extra charge for babysitting services

What’s nearby: Lipa Noi Pier, Lipa Noi Beach, neighbourhood restaurants

Ban Sairee

For the family who loves: Traditional Ayutthaya-style houses

Why we love it: Located in a semi-private secluded bay, Ban Sairee has four master bedrooms, two bunk rooms for kids (linked to the master bedrooms) and one suite. Every room has a view of the ocean. There’s plenty of space to run around in the garden, and there’s even a trampoline outside. The villa’s Rice Barn serves as a kids’ playroom and is available upon request at an extra charge. Keep the little ones entertained with a TV, children’s DVDs, Wii console, toys and boardgames.

Child policies: Baby cot provided free of charge, babysitting available upon request at extra cost

What’s nearby: Wat Khao Chedi, Laem Sor Pagoda, neighbourhood beach bars and restaurants

The Headland Villa 3

For the family who loves: Ocean sunsets

Why we love it: This one isn’t exactly a beachfront villa (though it still has access to the nearby beach), so if you’re not planning to go full sun-and-sand, the Headland still lets you enjoy the sunset from the comfort of the living room. The 12m-long infinity pool has a shallow end which is great for kids or for lounging with a book and cocktail in hand. For convenience, the master bedroom is connected to a twin/kids’ bunk room.

Child policies: Baby cot is available upon request, babysitting available at extra cost. Extra bed available at USD50++ per person per night.

What’s nearby: Taling Ngam Beach, neighbourhood restaurants, I-Talay Beach Bar & Cottage

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Andrea is a serial kopi peng drinker (for fun, not for the caffeine; coffee doesn't wake her up) and believer in keyboard shortcuts. She sees The Dress as blue and black, and hears both Yanny and Laurel. Make of that what you will.

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