The luxurious, modern 5-bedroom Villa Malabar plus 2 kids’ bedrooms is located next to the Golden Pagoda on Laem Sor Beach, on the quiet, picturesque south coast of Samui. This beachfront villa’s design epitomises indoor-outdoor living, with living spaces opening up completely to the gorgeous surroundings, and making the most of the sea breeze. Malabar’s design reflects its beautiful natural surroundings, by using elements and finishes that blend in, rather than stand out. The use of materials such as stone, wood, polished concrete, sandblasted glass, travertine and terrazzo, as well as fabrics in neutral shades with splashes of colour for accent, means that the view and environment are cleverly highlighted, rather than compromised.
The villa’s layout is designed for easy living, and sprawls across several pavilions, which are joined by lawn areas and stone walkways. The spacious villa allows plenty of areas for dining and socialising together, both indoors and outdoors; yet offers ample private areas too.
With 5 well-proportioned en-suite bedrooms plus 2 kid’s bedrooms, Villa Malabar makes an ideal fair-share option for groups of friends or family holidaying together. The villa sleeps up to 10 adults and 8 kids.
At Villa Malabar, the outdoor living spaces are equally as inviting, and a generous rim-flow swimming pool lies on the front lawn leading down to the beach. The pool is ample enough to exercise in, yet offers a shallow section for children to play. A wooden deck with plenty of sun-loungers and seating flanks the pool, and a beautiful shady tree on the beach has a swing for little ones to enjoy the view. Tall palm trees and giant boulders form features in the tropical garden, with its lush, green lawns, and frangipani trees with hanging orchids. A sala to the side of the pool offers a sunken seating area as well as an outdoor kitchen, complete with fridges, prep area and barbeque, and makes the ideal spot to enjoy evening cocktails and alfresco dining – perhaps locally caught seafood grilled by the chef.
Villa Malabar’s prime seafront position means guests have front row seats to Samui’s famous sunsets, with views across to the small islands and onward to the mainland. Adults can enjoy sun-downers, while the children can run about on the sprawling lawns or play on the protected, quiet beach below. When it’s quiet time, little ones can recline to the TV room, yet still be in line of sight of the parents, making this an ideal family holiday option.
Villa Malabar comes complete with a fitness room consisting of treadmill, step machine and dumb bells. The villa’s media room is furnished with plenty of comfortable seating for everyone to enjoy a movie together on the large plasma TV with Apple TV and DVD player.
The villa’s lawns, swaying palm trees and sunset views also make it the perfect venue for intimate weddings and other special events. With a dedicated staff area, the unobtrusive staff are there when you need them, yet they disappear out of sight when guests prefer privacy. Our concierge service can assist you with any boat trips or activities … should you manage to draw yourself away from the villa for a day!
Villa Malabar is perfect for infants and children and its facilities include a bouncy castle, paddling pool and inflatables, baby mat, toys including board games and lego, badminton set, croquet set, football goals, beach toys and UV sun tents. Though not a swimming beach directly in front of the villa, snorkelling trips to the nearby island of Koh Taen can be arranged as a day excursion and also there are exciting activities for children such as crabbing in rock pools and shell collecting. If you would like to swim then you can by taking a 5 minute leisurely stroll further along the beach.
Lamai, 10km away, is the closest big town to Laem Sor, and is a quick 15 minute drive should you crave some night life or are in need of shopping. The neighbouring villages of Thong Krut and Taling Ngam offer several options for seaside dining, from quaint, local beachfront eateries, to restaurants in five-star resorts. Laem Sor Beach is home to only handful of private villas, and is void of vendors and crowds. The quieter south coast offers visitors a taste of the old Samui and local village life.