Occupying a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s picturesque port town of Nathon, Villa Zest at Lime Samui affords guests some of the most spectacular coastal views in Thailand; the wide vistas take in the striking limestone peaks of the National Marine Park, the legendary Five Islands and set the stage for memorable, crimson sunsets which slip right into the horizon, trailing blue and crimson skies.
The striking, ingenious design by Bali Based GFAB Architects features open plan living spaces that slide open onto the generous pool and dreamy views — form and function cleverly combined to create a distinctive, modern tropical ambience. Moving away from more familiar villa layouts, the rooms and terraces occupy a single, multi-storied building, staggered with the lay of the land and surrounded by tropical greenery and thriving coconut palms for the ultimate private island hideaway.
The spacious, multifunctional living area slides open directly onto the wide pool decks and generous infinity edge pool, its rippling blue waters reaching for the horizon and calmly reflecting the surrounding natural beauty. The borderless interior and outdoor spaces offering inspired luxury living.
Villa Zest at Lime Samui extends over three separate levels offering guests an impressive choice of private and communal areas to relax and enjoy the surroundings in style. The expansive property features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a pool sala, a fully equipped gym, and a study with its own comfortable terrace and built in sofas, offering a fabulous spot to relax in the tropical warmth.
With the huge pool as a focal point, the rooms open onto outdoor terraces at Villa Zest at Lime Samui merge in- and outdoor areas to create a real sense of space and freedom. The Great Room combines a comfortable lounge, dining area and fully fitted western kitchen, each one positioned at different levels connected by steps. Comfortable sofas in the sunken living space are poised before a wall mounted, flat screen TV, while a 10-seater dining table awaits evening meals prepared in the modern, luxury fitted kitchen and fine vintage kept cool in the enormous wine fridge. The entire space slides open onto the pool deck maintaining a constant connection with the dramatic ocean views, and in addition to the indoor dining space, the villa also features an outside dining Sala with BBQ area for the ultimate al fresco feast.
Sleep comes easily at Villa Zest at Lime Samui with bright, breezy bedrooms, stylishly furnished with comfortable beds, flat screen TVs, built-in storage and personal safes. Four out of five bedrooms boast free standing bathtubs and all have rain showers. There’s also a dedicated children’s room close to the living and dining area, which has been kitted out with flat screen TV suitable for 3D movies, as well as several large beanbags for the kids to laze around on. Outside, a trampoline and play area will keep the children happy for hours.
A choice of outdoor terraces offer endless options to enjoy the sun drenched Samui climate, one connecting to the Great Room and pool, another to the side of the villa and furnished with cushioned sun loungers for lazy days dipping and reclining before the views. The lower floor bedrooms boast their own private balconies for cosseted retreat and the surrounding slopes are carpeted with palm trees, complemented by the villa’s planted gardens to create a supremely private tropical escape.
Staying at the Villa
This stunning, synchronous private residence makes the most of the jaw-dropping location and the expansive, open design is ideal for families or groups in search of a sophisticated personal retreat. The clever combination of communal and private space means there’s more than enough space for everyone to enjoy the facilities in relaxed comfort, lounging by the pool or chilling in peace in the cool, comfortable living areas. Active guests scan make the most of the private gym between laps in the pool, and evening diversions are easily enjoyed with a movie on one of the flat scene TVs or with drinks on the terrace beneath the stars. The hillside location offers a supreme sense of personal space and freedom, constantly bathed in the outstanding views, which more than compensates for the lack of immediate beach. The attentive, hospitable staff are ready to serve and meet individual requests, and for a additional charge, the daily breakfast (included) can be followed by sumptuous meals prepared by a private chef or a relaxed barbecue by the pool. A “luxury seater” (Isuzu Mu-7) comes with a driver, all inclusive in the daily rates (capacity 6 passengers plus a driver), which means it’s easy to explore everything Samui has to offer – from waterfalls and elephant rides to nightlife and boat trips to the outlying islands that pepper the villa’s amazing views.