Villa of the Week: Baan Chao Lay

The basics

Pass through the gates of Baan Chao Lay and be transported to a tropical world where stress melts away. Every element from the fish pond just behind the villa’s gates and the 12-metre infinity pool and hot tub, to the designer interiors and the shaded beachfront sala, has been carefully considered to give this five-bedroom and five-bathroom retreat for up to ten people a unique sense of calm.

Quick facts – Baan Chao Lay

  • Baan Chao Lay features five bedrooms and five bathrooms with one powder room.
  • Four of the five bedrooms are set in two pavilions on either side of a stunning fish pond. The fifth bedroom faces the ocean.
  • Each of the five bedrooms has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with a stand-alone rain shower, and a private garden.
  • The villa features direct beach access, a 12 x 5-metre pool, a hot tub, beachfront sala and fish pond.

Who Baan Chao Lay is for

With direct beach access, five-bedroom suites, and open plan living, Baan Chao Lay is an ideal retreat for a family reunion, anniversary or birthday celebration, or a getaway.

Read also: Kid-Friendly Activities in Samui


Baan Chao Lay is on Koh Samui’s quiet Western Coast and the white sands of Lipa Noi – one of the island’s few year-round swimmable beaches. Western positioning is perfect for enjoying the island’s sunsets.

The villa is ten minutes from the ferry port of Nathon, where you can find markets and plenty of local restaurants. It is also 35-kilometres from the airport.

What’s nearby

The area around Baan Chao Lay may be quiet and the beach as Instagram-worthy as they come, but there is plenty else in the area to enjoy. Several restaurants and cafés are a five-minute drive from the villa. The attractions in the Lipa Noi and neighbouring Taling Ngam region include the Samui Zipline, Na Mueang Waterfalls and Secret Buddha Garden.

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

Food & drink

Private chef and in-villa wine selection! With breakfast included in rates and a phenomenal chef skilled in Thai cuisine and western and Chinese favourites, you’ll never go hungry. When you’re feeling like dinner under the stars, the chef can grill you delicious meals on the BBQ while you sample them within the beachside sala.

If you feel like a romantic night (or group date) on the town, a short drive will bring you to the markets and restaurants of Nathon.

The bedrooms

Each of Baan Chao Lay’s five bedrooms is spacious, with high, vaulted ceilings, king-sized beds and sitting areas. Four of the bedrooms are housed in two pavilions on either side of the villa’s fish pond, with the fifth looking out to the ocean.

The master bedroom – which looks out onto the ocean – features such luxuries as the ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower & bathtub and dual vanity. It also comes with a lounge area and direct access to a private terrace. The lounge area is so large that you can arrange for in-room spa treatments.

The other four bedrooms also feature ensuite bathrooms with stand-alone rain showers, lounge areas and private terraces.

The best bits

The 12 x 5-metre pool looks directly out onto the beach and features this gorgeous hot tub. Six sun loungers also guarantee excellent relaxation time.

The master bathroom. Wow.

The white sand beach of Lipa Noi is right on your doorstep. There’s a kayak available for your use too!

Rates start at USD 750 nett per night.

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