A cultural shift is upon us. Generations are maturing, expectations are evolving and luxury travel adapting to cater to newfound desires. Where traditionally, the 5-star hotel was the domain of the jet-set often looking to experience multiple destinations during a trip, travel experiences have edged towards more relaxed periods away where wellness, independence, and privacy are key. For family groups eager to avoid multiple disconnected rooms, crowded swimming pools, expensive food and beverages and surcharges on almost anything, villas are proving the ideal solution. For increasingly affluent younger generations – imagine reams of self-made professionals and frequent travelers looking to spend days of downtime amidst like-minded individuals – it is no surprise that the luxury villas for rental in Asia tempt them with offers of exotic locations, privacy, chefs and attentive staff. Here are 8 reasons that should convince you to choose a luxury villa rental for your next vacation in Koh Samui.
There is a level of personalization when staying at a villa that hotels just can’t match. Essentially, you have your own personal hotel for your rental vacation. With facilities ranging from spas, saunas, massage rooms to tennis courts, table tennis and even private cinemas, the incredible experience is unique to each villa and guests can customize their villa facilities entirely to their tastes. Looking to shape up? Find a villa with a bespoke gym, then pre-arrange an on-site trainer to create your own daily workout. Here to unwind? Elect for the more remote, hill-side dwelling with its own built-in spa, picking from an array of specialist treatments and watch as the world melts away at the hands of your very own specialist wellness therapist.
From the second you book your luxury villa for rental, it’s as if the vacation has organized itself. Pre-arrival, liaise with professional staff at SILK who can advise on any queries, allaying concerns if traveling with younger family members and establishing the perfect menu for in-villa dining. Once on the ground, enlist the support of your villa manager. A local expert, they are more than willing to arrange that a temple or local market tour. They can even secure you a reservation at the most desirable beach clubs and restaurants. Visiting such a culturally rich environment as Thailand, one can often become overwhelmed with cultural options. Let your villa staff guide you into the unique local experiences that will enrich your vacation and create unforgettable moments.
Villa vacations always pose a few awkward queries. How many children can it sleep? Is it appropriate for young couples? How much privacy will we have? Questions abound from the moment the group is corralled into action. Thankfully, Koh Samui is the island that holds all the answers, as its variety of lodgings are ideally suited to group travel with villas catering for couples, families, large parties – and everything in between. Whether searching for two or seven bedrooms, rest safe in the knowledge that there is a property tailored to your requirements. And for those special occasions – or when privacy is at a premium – opt for neighboring villas and relish the exclusivity afforded within your own four walls.
Each family group has a unique combination of ages, genders, and needs and a villa specialist will find the ideal villa for you and your family. Baby equipment, food choices, bunk beds, games rooms, cinemas and more will keep your family members entertained. True luxury is the quality time you spend with the ones you love and a villa rental creates those unforgettable family moments in total relaxation and privacy.
The biggest misconception in luxury vacations is the assumption that hotels offer the best deals. Yet, when traveling with groups and booking an extended stay, few hotels can compete with the level of service offered across luxury villa rentals. Not only will you receive a superior service, the room rates are often more affordable than a 5-star hotel. You will also save significantly on hotels expensive charges for food, drink, laundry and other amenities. Add to this the personalization, the exclusivity of your own residence and an unrivaled luxury travel experience, and there is little reason not to choose this exponentially better option.
Typically, rental villas are private homes where your neighbors are not on the other side of the wall, as in a hotel. Your villa’s pool, beachfront, dock, etc. are not shared. And your parking spot is right there.
Luxury holiday villas are often impressive, one-of-a-kind properties such as mansions, ocean view villas, or modern beach houses.
As private homes, villas tend to be more welcoming to furry visitors than all but the most pet-friendly hotels.