The green hills of Thailand’s beautiful island of Samui create an emerald-oasis; contrasting dramatically against the cobalt-blue skies, turquoise seas, and white sand beaches. A luxury stay in a gorgeous hillside setting promises a blissful sense of privacy and panoramic views.
With the soft sands of the island’sbeaches never too far away, as well as attractions, bars, and restaurants, you might want to consider one of these hillside Koh Samui villa retreats, each with million-dollar views.
Bird’s-eye view of Villa Sangkachai in Choeng Mon
The incredible surrounding landscape as seen from Villa Sangkachai’s dining area
A four-bedroom villa idyll in Choeng Mon, with views out to the West on three levels. The outdoor space impresses with dining and lounging possibilities on an extensive terrace, with a state-of-the-art sound system providing a soundtrack to a lofty vacation lifestyle looking out over the blue waters. An infinity pool, cinema, fitness, and a games room create a perfect vacation pad that is open-plan yet completely private at the same time. A quiet beach is easily reached, promising the best of both worlds, while there is also a wine cellar to toast your exquisite hillside stay.
Villa Anvaya’s pool area is one of the many vantage points within the villa to witness stunning views of the surrounding vista
A six-bedroom beauty in Choeng Mon, with a west-coast aspect promising spectacular sunset views. The fresh, white style exudes Hollywood-chic with an L-shaped saltwater infinity pool and whirlpool plus an al fresco lounge and dining, with a cocktail bar and a barbeque grill kitchen too. Inside, there is an in-villa theatre for the ultimate movie night, plus a fitness area. The villa is the highest on an exclusive estate that includes a tennis court and even access to the beach.
Villa Spice in Nathon offers a splendid view of the Ang Thong National Park and its nearby islets
Sunbeds flanking Villa Spice’s pool area
A five-bedroom, three-storey family-friendly escape overlooking Nathon and looking out to Ang Thong National Park on the horizon with amazing views as the sun goes down. Nestled in a jungle hillside setting close to one of Koh Samui’s many hidden waterfalls, the outdoor terrace complements a green lawn, creating a wonderful al fresco vacation lifestyle. As well as an infinity pool and kids’ pool, there is a whirlpool for up to eight people. Indoors reveals a cinema, spa area, and a gym.
Set amidst a lush tropical forest in Nathon, Villa Zest gazes out into northwestern side of the island
Villa Zest’s living, dining and pool area all offer picturesque views of the turquoise waters and beyond
A five-bedroom villa, including a kids’ room with bunk beds, on the quiet western side of the island at Nathon. Surrounded by a rich green forest landscape, the modern architectural design adds a gleaming, almost futuristic look. With views out over the sea, the outdoor terrace borders an infinity pool with a kids’ paddling area too. The white interiors and natural woods are sublimely soothing, while even the freestanding bathtub offers a priceless view with sliding glass doors. Outdoors there is a play area for youngsters and indoors a gym for grown-ups.
Villa Arcadia, as seen from above, is secludedly tucked away along a jungle-clad hillside in Laem Sor
Villa Arcadia’s pool area overlooks the Gulf of Siam and its nearby islands
A five-bedroom contemporary vacation rental with touches of Thai architectural style in the southern part of the island, on an unspoilt hillside in Laem Sor, close to the chilled-out beachfront resort destination of Lamai. The homely yet open interiors connect beautifully to the outdoors with a beach-house ambiance in a secret garden setting. Wooden chairs outside, al fresco dining, and an infinity pool complete the hillside hideaway vibe.
Villa Celadon’s infinity swimming pool teeters over the edge of the hill it sits on
Villa Celadon’s sunken lounge offers a wraparound view of the incredible landscape
A four-bedroom marvel that seems to be set on high in its own secret world in quiet Mae Nam, taking in vistas out over the water and surrounding islands. The clean, white lines of modern architecture are vibrantly brought to life with artistic pieces, with views from all three levels, including the living room space on the top floor. A salt-water infinity pool is flanked by a dining table, with a spa room on site, and a sunken lounge too.
Villa Praana’s pool area and the surrounding lush jungle
A man looks over the magnificent rolling hills of Bophut from Villa Praana’s infinity pool
A six-bedroom villa that exudes uniqueness in every way, nestled in the jungle scenery of Bophut in the north-eastern part of the island. Boasting nine bathrooms, grand gabled roofs, with terraces and stone stairways, the features amaze with two infinity pools, a whirlpool, and outdoor space with forest and ocean views. The villa even has a nightclub with a wine cellar, bar, and professional light and sound system, plus a boxing ring, sauna, steam room, and games room as well as a cinema.