If there were ever a place to remain forever, it would be Baan Kilee. Located on Koh Samui’s unspoiled western coast, the 8-bedroom sanctuary sits on 1.5 acres and 30-metres of beach frontage on the white sands of Lipa Noi, one of Koh Samui’s few year-round swimming beaches. The villa takes open-plan design to a new level as it seamlessly blurs the lines between the indoor and outdoor world. Think lily ponds and orchid covered walkways, stone pillars, wood detailing, and doors and windows specifically designed to be folded back and out of the way to let the natural world in,and cedar roofs that subtly blend the pavilions of Baan Kilee in with its surroundings.
Baan Kilee’s surroundings are exquisite, as the villa features stunning panoramic vistas of Samui’s famous Five Islands and heavenly sunsets. Dedicated to family and wellness, Baan Kilee is an unparalleled retreat for the entire family, no matter how young or old. The property is wheelchair accessible and comes with a vast 22-metre infinity pool ideal for relaxing on its sunken pool loungers, playing water polo or simply enjoying some laps as the sun comes up. A second pool lies to the side and you can enjoy a drink at the swim up bar or even an outdoor movie as this sunken pool comes complete with a pull-down projector.
A shaded sala too is wonderful for all-day dining and lounging, while the massage deck is ideal for your mid-day spa treatment. There is a world-class gym on-site, and everything from private Muay Thai lessons to spa treatments can be organised by the Villa Manager and concierge team. Baan Kilee is not just dedicated to your Wellness, but to the planet’s as the villa is entirely plastic free.
The Master Suite with its high cathedral ceilings is on an upper floor, above the formal dining space, affording it with gorgeous views of Lipa Noi Bay and the Five Islands through the floor to ceiling glass doors which open out onto the Suite’s private terrace. The crowning aspect of Master Suite’s en-suite bathroom is a sunken terrazzo bath, and a stunning glass wall that separates the bathroom from the main bedroom. The Master Suite also features a separate air-conditioned room in an alcove for children or for use as a day spa massage room. Glass walls on two sides of the Beachside Suite keep this living space connected to the surrounding world as one wall looks to the pool and one to the sea. The Garden Suite is encircled by vivid green gardens. Both the Garden and Beachside Suites feature breathtaking outdoor bathrooms, with sunken tubs perfect for stargazing. Guests in the Garden Suite can access the Beachside Suite, via an adjoining garden, with an interconnecting and lockable door, excellent for larger families with younger children. Opening onto garden, the two Mezzanine Suites are exquisite two-story buildings with white wood vaulted ceilings coupled with vibrant colours.
Featuring an attic style stairwell for pure adventure, the upper level of each of the Mezzanine Suite is ideal for children over 8 years old, young adults, singles or friends. At the upper level of the Mezzanine Suite, there’s a trap door to stop the kids from falling down. Should guests prefer not to use the upper level, the guests/kids can sleep downstairs where mattresses (from the upper level) can be set up on the floor.
Children will adore Baan Kilee as they have space that is wholly their own. There is a dedicated Kids Zone which features a playground with heat resistant climbing frames, swings, and an all-weather table tennis table. The Twin Bedroom or the Lily Suite is home to both green and water views and boasts a wrap-around terrace with seating area so as to help supervise the kids in the playground. It also has a connecting door to the kids’ pool beside the suite. The lawn will surely be a favourite for their daily football games. You, however, might want to use it for your yoga practice or private fitness classes.
Part of the Chai Talay Estate, which consists of three exclusive beachfront villas, Baan Kilee a fantastic retreat amid organic gardens and stillwaters that you’ll never want to leave. It can be rented with the other two villas of the Chai Talay Estate, making it the perfect retreat whether you’re looking for a small family affair or weddings, corporate getaways, wellness retreats and events. Note: Bedding may be flexible in the accommodation but varies from bedroom to bedroom.