Lime Samui - Villa Zest
Villa Zest is one of the three dazzling villas in Lime Samui Estate. This clifftop villa has commanding views of almost the entire length of the island’s west coast out to the islands of Ang Thong National Marine Park and the Thai mainland. Made up of five large and airy bedrooms appointed with king or queen-size beds while one is a family room with 2 queens and 2 bunk beds. Other facilities include a gym, private 18m swimming pool and a team of staff including a villa manager, chef, housekeepers, service staff and security.
Although Koh Samui is renowned for its palm fringed beaches and crystal blue seas, the island has much to offer to visitors of all ages. Whether on a family holiday with little ones or teenagers, a group of friends looking for shared experiences, or those seeking the action of the island’s beach clubs and nightlife, Samui has something for you.
Your villa manager can make all the necessary arrangements for you to enjoy your chosen pursuits. Here are some suggestions:
- The bustling seaport of Nathon, where car and passenger ferries sail between the island and mainland, has its own charm and appeal for visitors. The old town’s narrow streets offer a profusion of colourful clothing boutiques, local arts and craft stores, and souvenir shops. It also boasts of its own China Town where old Chinese shophouses bear witness to the town’s exotic history as a strategic trading port, and which now sell an eclectic range of bric-a-bracs. Dining at one of the waterfront seafood restaurants, you can experience a taste of authentic spicy, local cuisine, while the weekly walking street market has become an attraction with innumerable vendors selling local and international delicacies and goods.
- Friday is the ‘Night Market’ at Fisherman’s Village, just 30 minutes’ drive from your villa. Along the charming narrow beach road, traditional Thai wooden houses have been converted into chic boutique stores, trendy restaurants and bars. On Friday evenings, the village explodes into a riot of colour and activity as vendors from all over the island set up shop selling everything from Thai and international street food, to chic fashion, electronics, local souvenirs and much more. And don’t miss the fire-eating entertainment on the beach in front of Coco Tam.
- Spend a day at the beach with your toes in the sand at one of the island’s many beautiful sandy beaches. The largely deserted palm-fringed beaches of Bang Po and Laem Noi are nearby, popular for their rustic beachfront restaurants and stunning views of Ang Thong and Koh Phangan islands. A little further afield is the beach at Lipa Noi where you will find the ultra-cool Nikki Beach Club alongside a strip of local, family-run beachside restaurants for a lazy lunch by the sea.
- The pristine archipelago of Ang Thong National Marine Park is made up of 42 islands. Located merely 28km from Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, it is the place to go island hopping with your snorkel. Here, towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white sand beaches, fertile mangroves, waterfalls and soaring cliffs, hidden caves and lakes are waiting to be explored. Within sight of Koh Samui, Ang Thong is a protected area, home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea treasures. Day tours of the islands include lunch, refreshments and supervised snorkelling and kayaking excursions.
- Sports and adventure enthusiasts will be amazed by the variety of action activities available on Samui to get their adrenaline rush. From kite surfing at Nathon, off-road safaris on three and four-wheeled ATVs or 4WDs, bungee jumping, zip-lining through the rainforest, canopy walks and waterfall hikes to Muay Thai boxing tournaments and high-speed go-karts, it’s never dull at Koh Samui.
- Santiburi Samui Country Club is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Asia and the island’s only championship 18-hole, par-72 golf course. Stretching along the hills of the northern coastline with spectacular elevations from 25 to 180 meters above sea level, it is often called a ‘slice of heaven'. This challenging course is surrounded by natural rainforest and coconut-palm plantations, with distracting views of the mountains and ocean at every turn, which making it an oasis of pure golfing pleasure.
- Samui has a number of spectacular waterfalls of which nearby Na Muang is considered the most picturesque. The name Na Muang refers to the massive purple rocks at the waterfall. Rocks and tree roots form a natural staircase that leads to the base of Na Muang 1. A large natural pool sits under the waterfall so take your bathing costume. Ten minutes further up the mountain leads to Samui’s most beautiful waterfall, Na Muang 2.
- Treat your family or friends to a relaxed Sunday brunch at one of the popular venues around the island. Graze the fabulous buffet, lounge by the pool and listen to cool jazz at the internationally renowned Nikki Beach Club at Lipa Noi, check-out the new Chi Beach Club in Bang Rak, or Coast at the Centara Grand on Chaweng Beach. The perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday in Samui.