5 ocean view Samui villas you’ll want to return to

We get it – sometimes, you need a bit of variety in your life. You’ve already sampled a lifetime’s worth of beachfront villas, and now you just want something a little further from the coast, without sacrificing the requisite ocean views. You’re in Koh Samui, after all, so don’t let the blue horizon go to waste. Meet your future hillside ocean-view stays.

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#1 Baan Bua Sawan

Where: Bophut, facing north

What: 4-bed, 3-bath villa, sleeps up to 8 people

Why we love it: The villa’s bathtub game is on fleek, and there’s an open-plan kitchen that opens up to a spacious dining room.

What’s nearby: Fisherman’s Village, Maenam Beach, Bophut Beach

Book here from USD 400++ per night.

#2 The Headland Villa 5

Where: Taling Ngam, facing west

What: 4-bed, 4-bath villa, sleeps up to 8 people

Why we love it: You can chill in the outdoor patio and soak in the view of the Five Islands on the horizon, and there’s also that Instagrammable standalone bathtub everyone will fight for.

What’s nearby: Taling Ngam Beach, Taling Ngam Caves, The Elephant Gate,

Book here from USD 600++ per night.

#3 Baan Maliwan

Where: Bophut, facing north

What: 3-bed, 3-bath villa, sleeps up to 6 people

Why we love it: Panoramic views from the bathtub and poolside beanbags (who doesn’t love poolside beanbags?)

What’s nearby: Fisherman’s Village, Maenam Beach, Bophut Beach

Book here from USD 300++ per night.

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#4 Baan Fan Noi

Where: Chaweng, facing east

What: 4-bed, 4-bath villa, sleeps up to 8 people

Why we love it: A pretty semi-outdoor bathroom and wraparound balcony to let in all the sea breeze we want. We’d happily take an afternoon nap in that living room.

What’s nearby: Chaweng Beach, Samui International Airport, Big Buddha

Book here from USD 490++ per night.

#5 Baan Ratree

Where: Bophut, facing northwest

What: 4-bed, 4-bath villa, sleeps up to 8 people

Why we love it: The bedrooms open up to balconies facing the ocean. It’s all about maximising your eye contact with Samui’s big blue.

What’s nearby: Fisherman’s Village, Maenam Beach, Bophut Beach

Book here from USD 400++ per night.

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Andrea Tim

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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