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Property investment paradise: a weekender in Koh Samui

Property investment paradise: a weekender in Koh Samui

By Hamish McDougall

Let us now all bask in the consideration of a Koh Samui weekend retreat… Those endless, island-dotted sea views. Betel leaf-wrapped snacks washed down by poolside Aperols. Long weekends evolving into a sun-drenched retirement plan.

And all of it just a couple of hours from Singapore.

The gorgeous waters of the Gulf of Thailand; photo by Ragnar Vorel
Photo by Ragnar Vorel

Here are three Koh Samui weekenders slash strategic property investments to whet your appetites…

Thong Krut (South-West Samui) villa for sale

One of the top properties on the island, this extraordinary villa combines opulent facilities with laid-back local design in an unbeatable setting looking out over the sea.

The huge 103,000 sqft estate commands panoramic views across the water to neighbouring islands, and offers exceptional landscaping along with a pool and tennis court, as well as a dining pavilion.

The seven-bedroom main building is a showstopper, with highlights including a sumptuous master suite, large top-floor office with distracting views, spa and hammam, and this unbelievable “night club” with bar and elevated DJ booth…

Additional facilities include:

  • Wine cellar
  • Gym
  • TV room & games room
  • Commercial kitchen
  • All the carp ponds you could ask for

It’s set back from the Thong Krut coastline, a 20-minute drive from the larger towns of Lamai and Nathon. And it’s yours for US $9.51m.

Go further with this Thong Krut villa.

Samujana luxury villas, Choeng Mon (North-East Samui)

Epic poolscapes at the Samujana villas in Koh Samui

Where the infinity pools meet the sea… The Samujana collection offers 24 villas designed within an inch of their lives – and entirely to die for.

Set on the sublime Choeng Mon coastline, a mere 10 to 15 minutes from the airport, Samujana marries surprisingly private living and entertaining areas with the level of service associated with higher-end rentals.

Stunning living areas meet stunning views at Samujana villas, Koh Samui


  • One to eight bedroom villas
  • What are lushly described as “oversized” infinity pools
  • Designed by Gary Fell of Gfab Architects
  • Some villas include water features, gym and home theatre

Go further with Samujana villas.

Laem Sor (South Samui) villa for sale

Stunning views from this Koh Samui villa property

Everything in Samui is a-perch one hillside or another, but this stunning six-bedroom villa is enjoys a south-facing headland – which implies not only the obligatory, sweeping sea views, but also an enviable privacy with not a soul in sight.

Laem Sor is an exclusive area combining magnificent views with golf courses and the like, and this particular headland is largely owned by a local temple, ensuring a minimum of future development.

Light-filled living areas in this Koh Samui holiday home


  • Six double bedrooms all with ensuite
  • Freehold (Chanote) plot occupying 24,500 square feet
  • 10,904 square feet of luxury living space
  • US $3.5m negotiable

Go further with this Laem Sor villa.

SOLD: Laem Set (South Samui) villa estate

The Laem Set, Koh Samui villa enjoys a huge estate and beach frontage

And for reference only as this property recently transacted…

Less a villa and more an estate, this stunning Laem Set property takes in an astonishing 10,000 square metres of beachfront land, including a 180-metre beach frontage scattered with Samui’s signature water-etched rocks.

A sublime poolside setting at your Koh Samui weekender

Set within a gated estate, the Asian-inspired architecture features century-old teak shingles and a Balinese temple building, surrounded by lush greenery and granite outcrops. And yes, endless sea views.

Stunning views from the Laem Set, Koh Samui villa

The bullets:

  • 7 bedrooms; 6 bathrooms
  • Numerous living and entertaining areas including “the Octagon” pavillion
  • Established rental villa with rates up to $2,650 / day
  • Asking US $5.75m

Where to next

108 Thomson Rd lobby

Thomson Road$11,000,000

  • 7
  • 10+4
  • 4
  • 8,626 sqft
Nouvel 18 condo 4br unit dining

Nouvel 18$9,479,200

  • 4.5
  • 3.5
  • 2,476 sqft