Perched on an idyllic Samui hillside, this engaging villa provides the perfect retreat for those looking to relax in style surrounded by unspoilt natural splendour
Situated approximately 20 minutes from Samui’s bustling tourist town of Lamai and just 15 minutes from the more peaceful Taling Ngam beach, L2 Residence is one of the island’s rare private hideaways. The property enjoys an exclusive hillside position within the exclusive Santhikiri Estate, a hidden residential community on the south western coast of the island. Home to just 19 homes, the community features lush tropical gardens, a central swimming pool and a yoga pavilion, and guests that stay at this stunning ocean-view villa can truly live the tropical high-life.
With three bedrooms, the villa can comfortably accommodate six guests – making it the perfect residence for a family getaway, or even for couples who are happy to share the villa. Each of the bedrooms can be found in a multi-level pavilion which seamlessly connects to the beautiful garden and courtyard. As well as the spacious open-plan communal living areas, there is also a modern, fully-equipped kitchen for guests to exercise their culinary skills or try out new techniques learned at a Thai cooking class. Other highlights include a private plunge pool with a spectacular garden waterfall, as well as a deck overlooking the ocean. The villa also boasts its fair share of gadgets, including a state-of-the-art Sonos sound system that enables guests to play music from their phone throughout the villa. Guests also have access to the estate’s communal facilities, which include a peaceful swimming pool and a yoga sala.
Thanks to its lofty vantage point, L2 Residence enjoys superb views over the Gulf of Siam. The overall design of the property makes the most of these splendid views, with a stepped layout that blends perfectly into the slope of the hillside. A selection of open-plan spaces connect to create a fresh, airy space for guests to enjoy and relax in. Thanks to large swathes of glazing and a selection of sliding doors that open to the villa’s outdoor areas, ocean vistas are on permanent show in many of the villas indoor spaces. Chic, funky décor characterizes much of the interior, with large pop-art style prints adorning the walls and brightly coloured fabrics and cushions adding colour and personality. In addition to these modern flourishes, the property also exudes a distinctly Thai feel thanks to the rich, polished wooden floors, high ceilings and elegant stone fittings – particularly in each of the bathing zones.
Thanks to its exclusive position within the Santhikiri Estate, guests at L2 Residence can relax in the knowledge that the development has its own 24/7 security and site management team. The villa also has a team of three full-time staff, including a live-in couple and a day maid. The Luxury Villas and Home guest relations and concierge team will check-in with guests the day after their arrival, and can help them plan excursions to sites of interest around Koh Samui and make recommendations based upon their extensive local knowledge. For those that simply want to enjoy relaxing nights in, the services of a professional chef are available for hire on request. Guests can also arrange for a professional baby sitter or even hire a masseuse to come to the villa for a private pamper session.
Thanks to a prime position close to Laem Set beach on the south coast of Koh Samui, L2 Residence is the ideal base for those that want to make the most of the island’s stunning natural beauty. The Laem Set peninsula is particularly well known or its stunning laid back bays and authentic Thai villages. It’s also the perfect place to sample some of the best seafood that the island has to offer, and guests can choose from a wealth of local restaurants that serve up the catch of the day. If you’re travelling with children, the Samui Butterfly Garden isn’t too far away and elephant rides can be booked at the nearby Namuang Waterfalls. For an unbeatable Sunday brunch, head north to Nikki Beach and book one of their day beds for the afternoon so you can enjoy the ocean views whilst indulging in gourmet bites and sipping on chilled Prosecco.