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February 2, 2024

21 private pool villas on Koh Samui

From plunge pools to infinity pool palaces, there's a tremendous range of choice and lots of new options for returning visitors, too. Enjoy!

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21 Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui

Introverts need no convincing: the fewer people, the better (please). If you're planning for Koh Samui and know that you'll be happier with your own space, consider any of these resorts with private pool options. Their advantage over Airbnb-style home rental is that you have all the resort amenities there when you want them (extrovert field trips) – and can pull up the drawbridge when you've had enough Human.

Quick tip: The pool villas below range in size from 40 m² to 2044 m² (a villa so large you could even vacation with people you don't like). They accommodate from two to ten people. Most options include one- and two-bedroom options.

Metric math tip: If you prefer to work in square feet, you can more or less add a zero and then a little bit more; for example, 100 square metres is 1076 square feet. It's not exact, but it's quick. Ready to try it? The pool villas below range in size from ... 40 m² to 2044 m² = 430 square feet to 22,000 square feet.

1. SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort:
SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort, Choeng Mon, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Choeng Mon
  • Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Your options: With two people, choose from Garden Pool Villas (100 m²) or the fractionally bigger SALA Pool Villas. With a group you can book two interconnecting Pool Villas. Larger still are one- and two-bedroom private pool villas (176 m²). For the most space, choose SALA Signature Villa One (326 m²).

Worth knowing: Need more pools? There's a separate adults' pool and a family pool – both are beachfront.

2. Sea Dance Resort

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Sea Dance Resort:
Sea Dance Resort, Choeng Mon, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Location: Choeng Mon
  • Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Your options: Some superb choices. As a couple (or a couple and a child), choose betweenVilla with Private Pool, Deluxe Villa with Private Pool, Beachfront Villa (all 40 m²) or Pool Villa with Rooftop Terrace (50 m²). With four or five people, choose between Two-Bedroom Villa (80 m²) and Two Bedroom Pool Villa with Rooftop Terrace (100 m²).

Worth knowing: In a word – Sea Dance is lovely. If you’re looking for fuss – head elsewhere. It’s calm, quiet, and did I say lovely? Graph fuss and formality on one axis, with cost on the other, and Sea Dance Resort hits the sweet spot – a perfectly casual island beach resort at a moderate cost.

3. Garrya Tongsai Bay

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: The Tongsai Bay:
Garrya Tongsai Bay, Choeng Mon, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Choeng Mon
  • Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Your options: Three choices, in increasing order of size: Seaview Hillside Pool Suite (98 m²), Tongsai Seaview Pool Villa (185 m²) and Wellbeing Seafront Pool Villas (189 m²). That's approximately 1100sqft to 2000 sqft.

Worth knowing: Tongsai Seaview Pool Villas and Wellbeing Seafront Pool Villas have 3.3m x 7.3m private pools and can be linked together for larger groups. All 83 rooms have private outdoor bathtubs.

4. Cielo Boutique Hotel & Spa Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Cielo Boutique Hotel & Spa Samui:
Cielo Boutique Hotel & Spa Samui, Bophut, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Location: Bophut
  • Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Your options: Duplex suites (170 m²), two-bedroom villas (180 m²), three-bedroom villas (200 m²) or the Superior Villa (200 m²) for a group of up to eight.

Worth knowing: A brand new boutique resort on Bophut Beach.

5. SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort:
SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort, Chaweng, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Chaweng
  • Rating: 9.3 out of 10

Your options: Some very cool options. Garden view pool suites (74 m²) and villas, oceanfront pool suits and villas, up to the enormous SALA Signature Villa One (286 m²) and Garden Two Bedroom Family & Friend Grand Villa (329 m²).

Worth knowing: A garden lap pool is available for swimmers, plus kayaks and paddleboards at the beach. SALA Samui Chaweng opened in 2019, so the equipment is relatively new.

6. Casa De Mar

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Casa De Mar:
Casa De Mar, Chaweng, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Location: Chaweng
  • Rating: 8.6 out of 10

Your options: Beachfront pool villas for two (or two plus a child)

Worth knowing: An absolute reader favourite. Casa de Mar is on the quieter north end of Chaweng Beach, with an infinity pool, good breakfast and a small gym.

7. Royal Muang Samui Villas

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Royal Muang Samui Villas:
Royal Muang Samui Villas, Choeng Mon, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Choeng Mon
  • Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Your options: Pool Suite with Garden View (125 m²), a family pool suite (125 m²) and a family pool villa with a kitchenette (160 m²).

8. Kimpton Kitalay Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Kimpton Kitalay Samui:
Kimpton Kitalay Samui, Choeng Mon, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Choeng Mon
  • Rating: 8.8 out of 10

Your options: One- and two-bedroom pool villas with garden views or oceanfront. From 171 m² to 628 m².

Worth knowing: Brand new! Kimpton Kitalay Samui has just opened next door to SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort (described above)

9. Centara Reserve Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Centara Reserve Samui:
Centara Reserve Samui, Chaweng, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Chaweng
  • Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Your options: Reserve pool suites (67 m²) or the enormous Reserve Pool Villa (256 m²), pictured above.

Worth knowing: Centara Reserve Samui opened in late 2021 following a total renovation of another Centara property (Centara Grand Resort).

10. Peace Resort Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Peace Resort Samui:
Peace Resort Samui, Bophut, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Location: Bophut
  • Rating: 9.0 out of 10

Your options: Tons of options. Every size and configuration from a deluxe room with a plunge pool (70 m²) up to a Two Bedroom Presidential Beachfront Pool Villa (230 m²).

Worth knowing: Peace Resort is superb for families and is in a great location on Bophut Beach.

11. U Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: U Samui:
U Samui, Bang Rak, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Bang Rak
  • Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Your options: Pool Villa (64 m²) and Beachfront Pool Villa (72 m²)

Worth knowing: Brand new! Opened late last year, with 51 rooms and villas (all with an ocean view).

12. Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort:
Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort, Chaweng, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Location: Chaweng
  • Rating: 8.6 out of 10

Your options: Beachfront, sea-view and garden pool villas

13. The Lamai

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: The Lamai:
The Lamai, Lamai, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Lamai
  • Rating: 9.1 out of 10

Your options: The choices: King Suite with Plunge Pool (50 m²), The Pavilion Pool Villa (105 m²) and The Ocean Pool Villa (165 m²)

Worth knowing: Formerly Le Meridien Koh Samui

14. Six Senses Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Six Senses Samui:
Six Senses Samui, Choeng Mon, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Choeng Mon
  • Rating: 9.2 out of 10

Your options: Four choices: Pool Villa, Ocean View Pool Villa and Ocean Front Pool Villa (160 m²) and, for more space, Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite (300 m²)

Worth knowing: 52 of the 66 villas have private pools, and many are split-level so you have more space and privacy. Both the villa pools and main resort pools are infinity-edge

15. The Library

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: The Library:
The Library, Chaweng, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Chaweng
  • Rating: 8.7 out of 10

Your options: The Library's pool villas are really big. Choose between a One-Bedroom Secret Pool Villa (225 m²) and Two-Bedroom Secret Pool Villa (338 m²).

Worth knowing: The pools are saltwater.

16. Conrad Koh Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Conrad Koh Samui:
Conrad Koh Samui, Taling Ngam, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Taling Ngam
  • Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Your options: Tons of options. One-, two- and three-bedroom pool villas with ocean views (and here a choice of sunset views or Five Islands views). Sizes range from 130 m² to 766 m² for the three-bedroom.

Worth knowing: Conrad Koh Samui won #1 Luxury Honeymoon Hotel in South East Asia at last year's World Luxury Hotel Awards. For lots of space, book a Two-Bedroom King Ocean View Pool Villa. It's split over two levels, with two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchenette and – like every villa at Conrad – a private infinity pool (12 metres/40 feet).

17. Tango Luxe Beach Villa

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Tango Luxe Beach Villa:
Tango Luxe Beach Villa, Bang Rak, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Location: Bang Rak
  • Rating: 9.0 out of 10

Your options: Four choices, in increasing order of size: Junior Suite with Private Plunge Pool (64 m²), Sala Villa with Private Plunge Pool (80 m²), Grand Sala with Private Pool (138 m²) and Grand Sunset Suite Pool Villa (154 m²)

Worth knowing: Tango Luxe has incredible sunsets and is a perfect spot for couples.

18. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui:
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Koh Samui, Lipa Noi, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Lipa Noi
  • Rating: 8.4 out of 10

Your options: Beachfront 2 Bedroom Private Pool Villa (300 m²)

Worth knowing: Superb sunsets.

19. Samui Blue Orchid

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Samui Blue Orchid:
Samui Blue Orchid, Choeng Mon, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Location: Choeng Mon
  • Rating: 8.6 out of 10

Your options: One-Bedroom Villa with Private Pool (150 m²)

Worth knowing: Adults only.

20. W Koh Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: W Koh Samui:
W Koh Samui, Maenam, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Location: Maenam
  • Rating: 9.3 out of 10

Your options: Perhaps the most choices of all. In increasing order of size choose from Jungle Oasis and Ocean View Escape (both 163 m²), Tropical Oasis and Ocean Front Haven (both 223 m²), Wow Jungle Oasis and Wow Ocean Haven (both 350 m²), Extreme Wow Ocean Haven (888 m²) or the completely enormous Seascape Escape with Private Pool Villa (2044 m² including a kitchen and dining room). The latter has four bedrooms and sleeps up to ten people.

Worth knowing: Don't miss W Koh Samui's complimentary water polo, body combat, pilates, sunset yoga, tai chi and muay Thai.

21. Buri Rasa Village Samui

Private Pool Villas on Koh Samui: Buri Rasa Village Samui:
Buri Rasa Village Samui, Chaweng, Koh Samui
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Location: Chaweng
  • Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Your options: Garden pool villas are 80 m²

Worth knowing: Buri Rasa Village won 12th place in the 2021 Travellers' Choice Awards for Top 25 Hotels‚ Thailand.

Private pool villas on Koh Samui

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