It’s all in the name: The View is a 6-bedroom stunner with the most incredible view. The sprawling property is located on the Taling Ngam coastline, with its own beachfront, pool and extensive grounds. With the villa’s impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, each bedroom has its own expansive 180-degree view of the ocean and wraparound balcony – and the kids are tucked up in their own wing.
Who it’s for
We’ve definitely heard The View described as ‘the party house’, and it’s not hard to see why – this is a villa made for entertaining, with sweeping areas across multiple levels made for mingling and dining. But it’s also just as great as a family-friendly base, with an excellent custom-built kids room and facilities.
The surrounding grounds include a 16.5m saltwater pool, gym facilities, table tennis, croquet and cricket equipment, bikes to take out, and plenty of space for yoga or just lounging.
The View is perched on the southwest coast of the island, with its own stretch of quiet beach. The villa is 45 minutes from the airport.
The best bits
We love the floating glass stairs that lead up to the master suite and make you feel like you’re walking on air, and the cosy living spaces for when you just want to relax indoors in the evenings (three pull-down projector screens!). Spend your evenings out on the beachside terrace (another projector screen here, too) or book a massage on the seaview sala. Also: fulltime chef and butler, so you never have to lift a finger.