5 luxury villas for your next island retreat

Updated on July 30 2017

If you’re looking into an island escape, chances are you want to go somewhere secluded and create unique travel experiences. And to turn a holiday into a lifetime high point, you don’t settle for canned itineraries and cookie-cutter hotels. We decided to do the research for you and find some of the best luxury villas in Thailand. Check out these five idyllic private villas listed under The Luxury Signature, from sun-drenched retreats to seaside residences.

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Villa Amarapura Phuket

A dramatic atrium with star chandeliers lend Villa Amarapura elegant chic and contemporary flair. Located on Phuket’s east coast, the seven-bedroom villa gives you direct access to the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. Besides a stunning infinity pool facing the golden-brown beach, the villa also includes a private cinema, multiple living rooms, a poolside pavilion, two Jacuzzis and game room with golf stimulator. Book a stay here and you’ll get a team of kitchen staff plus private chef too.

Villa Amarapura Phuket, 222/16-17, Moo 7, Paklok Thalang, Phuket, +852 8120 8488

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Villa Padma Phuket

Another prize choice is Villa Padma, an exquisite four-bedroom villa designed as an outdoor-living retreat. Situated on the eastern shores of Phuket, the private villa features contemporary art, traditional Thai wooden friezes and a 25-metre infinity pool with submerged beds. With its gabled high ceilings and pillars, the interior exudes grandeur and bespoke elegance. For those who enjoy basking in the warm sunshine, you’ll be thrilled to know that the villa has a sunken sala seating, barbecue pavilion and supersized poolside sofa.

Villa Padma Phuket, The Cape Residences, Cape Yamu 222 Moo 7, Thalang, Paklok, Phuket, +852 8120 8488

 

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Villa Horizon Phuket

A Phuket west coast wonder, Villa Horizon is a six-bedroom stunner that shines out even amongst the island’s glittering A-list properties. Facing the calm azure sea, the private villa is also set in the midst of an evergreen garden with interesting flora. Boasting views over the brilliant-blue waters, each of the rooms – even the bathroom – lets you soak up the tropical sunshine and seaside charm. The airy space is furnished with dark wood floors and earthy tones, enhancing their immersion within a natural setting.

Villa Horizon Phuket, Villa 28, Andara Estate, Kammala, Kathu District, Kammala, Kathu District, Phuket, +852 8120 8488

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Villa Katrani Koh Samui

Moroccan-inspired design, shaded walkways and gorgeous dark wood furnishing give this Villa Katrani sophisticated elegance. During the day, you can take advantage of the spa facilities, sauna room and the incredible al fresco dining area with comfy daybeds. With an in-villa nightclub, fully stocked bar and DJ booth, the villa will transform into a fun-filled night out. Offering six bedrooms plus stunning cliff-side vistas, the villa retreat is a perfect rental for private parties and special occasions.

Villa Katrani Koh Samui, 15/1 Moo 4, Tamboon Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Surat Than, +852 8120 8488

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Villa Praana Samui

Set in the midst of a tropical rainforest, Villa Praana promises calm and tranquillity. A six-bedroom hilltop retreat in the north of Koh Samui, the secluded villa offers views of the peaceful fisherman’s village of Bophut and evergreen mountains. With plenty of facilities, such as a tennis court and a muay Thai ring, this intimate oasis inspires an active wellness break for the mind and body. Meanwhile, it also features two infinity pools, an outdoor tub, sauna, steam room and in-villa spa with massage treatments. Get away from the bustling Bangkok and sync into perfect serenity.

Villa Praana Samui, 51/25 Moo 1 Bophut Koh Samui, Surathani, +852 8120 8488