|Flight time||from UK: 12hrs 30mins; from US: 21hrs 30mins|
|Ideal length||7 Nights|
|Price||From £1,450 pp|
|When to go||November - March|
Watching the sunset over the stunning Gulf of Thailand on your own teak deck sipping a cocktail brought by your personal maid.
Exploring rock pools and waterfalls in lush tropical surroundings.
Taking a boat to the sandbar beaches of nearby Koh Tao for some technicolour snorkelling in pristine waters.
The world-famous full moon party on neighbouring Koh Pha Ngan.
Funnily enough, we know just the place. Eden Rock Villa is a private hideaway overlooking Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui. It's set in its own landscaped tropical garden and nestled into the mountainside, giving you an uninterrupted view over the Gulf of Thailand. Sounds pretty good, right?
The Villa is built and furnished in a traditional Balinese style and blends
seamlessly with its lush surroundings. The polished teak and white linen interiors are the embodiment of island chic whilst the natural thatch roofing maintains a traditional Thai feel. The entire upper level is wrapped in a spacious deck, perfect for watching the sun go down and there’s more al fresco space for your BBQ and dining area.
When the sun comes up again there's nothing better than chilling out in your personal paradise. The garden is laced with quiet pathways to explore and rock pools and waterfalls to discover. You also have an infinity pool and spa to unwind in (the best way to dissolve the last of your winter blues). We know you'll feel miles away from it all, but when you're ready to rejoin humanity, Koh Samui's laidback attractions are all close by. Beaches, bars and shops (grab a postcard or two to send to the poor souls back at home) are just ten minutes away. And if you're feeling particularly energetic, Eden Rock is the perfect base from which to explore neighbouring islands.
We reckon you can't beat hangout time Samui-style: it's natural, it's idyllic and it couldn't be farther away from your desk.