We have just returned from a week at Baan Samlarn and are already planning when we can return! It is the most -amazing place. The villa is stunning, immaculately appointed with fantastic bedrooms and bathrooms and lots of space for everyone, plus also lovely outdoor eating areas. The pool is gorgeous and leads onto straight onto the beach which is quiet and beautiful.
We ate so well thanks to the brilliant Thai chef, every meal was delicious and the staff couldn’t have been kinder or more helpful. We were so well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely day out on a boat and saw dolphins which was arranged by the housekeeper.
In short, it was the perfect holiday, and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
Camilla Albery - August 2019
Outstanding in every way. Such a gorgeous spot and setting and so peaceful. It's hard to imagine a more relaxing hideaway anywhere in the world. The property is 10 star and more - beautifully maintained with the most delightful warm and welcoming team taking care of your every need. The chef is outstanding - the best food on the island and every member makes you feel like they only have time for you and to ensure that your every need is met. The pool and garden are fantastic just breathtaking. I cannot wait to return and can only say if your reading this review - don't hesitate to go. It's amazing.
March 2019 - Liz Strange
IT IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES I HAVE STAYED IN DURING MY LONG LIFE
It is beautifully situated by the sea. The accommodation is luxurious and very comfortable. The facilities are first class even the wifi works better than back in UK. The food is exceptional and the service provided is of a very high standard indeed; one wants for nothing. If they don't have it on site they will get it in a very short time. There are few 5 star hotels of the same standard.I cannot wait to return.
March 2019 - Andrew & Wendy Dixon
We have just returned from eight nights in this beautiful villa and I could have stayed for eight months. It was complete and utter heaven! We were a party of nine friends and could not have had a better time. Everything was five star plus..from the beautifully decorated house, tropical gardens with exquisite flowers and birds to the (what felt like) private beach with a step down from the garden, you could not have wished for more. The service and staff were outstanding, the bedrooms and bathrooms spotless and the food incredible. We did manage to eat out a couple of times in very good local restaurants but the food in the villa could not be surpassed. The private chef caters for your every need, from cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices to delicate canapés and extraordinarily delicious Thai dishes all made with wonderfully fresh local ingredients....especially great shellfish and herbs.
K Fon and her perfectly trained and discreet team were there to cater for our every need, we had all travel, speedboat hire, shopping and in-house massages organised for us along with someone always there on hand to help with paddle boards/kayaks and fresh coconut drinks by the sea. My favourite time of day was sitting watching the sun go down while sipping a freshly made pina colada. There are lots of different areas to sit in and around the villa, plenty of space if you need some privacy to escape with a book and we even managed to have a movie night. Other highlights were our speedboat trip round the islands and some dolphin watching. It really was the most peaceful and restful holiday ever and I cant thank everyone enough for looking after us all so well. I cant wait to return someday!
February 2019 - Guy & Georgie Rowan-Hamilton
If you are reading this, you are thinking of going to Thailand. Go. It’s a magical place and Koh Samui has something for everyone, but to really enjoy it you must stay in a place where you can truly relax and be comfortable when you have done your sightseeing and shopping etc.
There is an oasis of bliss at Baan Samlarm. When you walk through the big wooden gate and see the beautiful buildings and garden right down to the sandy beach you will know you have made a very good decision. The pool has a jacuzzi one end and an ornamental waterfall, and the flowers from the frangipani trees float prettily on the surface. My room was spacious and the bathroom had everything you could want. The staff were helpful and polite and couldn’t have been more charming, every meal was a delight, nothing seemed too much trouble and the chef even showed us how he made some of the dishes.
We hired a boat and crew and toured the islands, well worthwhile doing, and all arranged by the house manageress Fon so no effort. The local ferry leaves from half way down the bay adding interest to the magnificent view of the five islands. We had massages regularly and drank delicious cocktails as the sun went down between the palms.
It was a place I would go back to whenever I had the chance.
February 2019 - Effie Andreae
Our third visit and forgot how beautiful the house and beach are. You are treated by Khun Fon the house manager as if you were a celebrity always ready to help and make your stay so enjoyable. The chef is outstanding offering fantastic Thai cuisine all day if you wanted it! We spent a week in total 5 star luxury watching the sunsets before dinner Fon's great cocktails and the chef's sushi/sashimi and morning walks on the deserted beach every morning before breakfast. Cannot wait to return!!
March 2018 - Nick & Hattie Boden
We have just returned from our eighth visit to Baan Samlarn, where we spent the most relaxing seven days. We loved the renovations inside the villa and, as every year, enjoyed the swimming, beautiful greenery and the tranquil almost private beach. There is nothing as perfect as watching the sunset, listening to the waves and feeling the wind in your hair, with a plate of the most delicious Thai fruit in front of you.
There is an ever increasing number of hotels, restaurants and activities, in the area, for people who want adventure and to discover beautiful Koh Samui.
We would like to thank Khun Fon for her outstanding villa management and Dear Chef for her delicious food!
We can't wait for our next visit!
August 2017 - Reema Al Ahbabi
I could not recommend Baan Samlarn more highly. A combination of beautiful surroundings, incredible staff and delicious food allow one to be transported away from any strains and stresses one may be feeling at the time. I always come back feeling horizontally laid back and revitalised.
April 2017 - Peter Eckersley
There cannot be many more perfect places to spend a holiday. The house is incredibly comfortable, nothing is too much trouble for the staff and the food so good that you never want to eat out! We came home relaxed and feeling thoroughly spoilt.
March 2017 - Philip & Clarissa de Pass
Baan Samlarn is truly a little slice of paradise. There is nowhere quite like the west coast of Samui for peace, tranquility and relaxation. The villa itself is exceptional - very unique and special thanks to the palatial rooms,
garden and pool, wonderful staff, picturesque setting, delicious home-cooked food and all the small and beautiful touches (from flowers, to table settings to incredibly sun-sets). I could not recommend Baan Samlarn highly enough!
March 2017 - Justin & Louise Greene
Baan Samlarn Villa is truly a paradise home away from home. The entire staff are simply incredible in every way, from the delicious food to the extraordinary way they pay so much attention to every detail. This is a MUST visit villa.
March 2017 - Tod & Joanne Nickles
This is a truly beautiful home from home. Friendly and efficient staff, beautiful garden with lap pool and an outdoor dining sala with unobscured views of the ocean and direct beach access. The rooms are spacious and the in-villa massage was a real treat on arrival.
June 2016 - Melissa Matthews
What a wonderful treat it is to spend time at Baan Samlarn. From the moment you arrive Khun Fon and her excellent team look after your every need, allowing you to relax and concentrate on enjoying your holiday. The food is superb and the service faultless. The villa works perfectly for a group of friends or family who want to spend time together without being on top of each other. Highly recommended.
March 2016 - Julian & Christina Taylor
What a magnificent experience! Baan Samlarn has it all: attentive and caring staff, superb food, a beautiful setting and blissful luxury. The property is large enough for five couples to 'lose themselves' quite easily, and offers different locations for every meal.
We would unhesitatingly recommend Baan Sanlarm to families, groups of friends or even a couple who want the ultimate in luxurious 'get away from it all' experiences.
March 2016 - Charles & Donna Scott
Baan Samlarn provides a private and luxurious home for your holiday in a fashion that would befit a scene from a major blockbuster film! By this I mean that the place provides unimaginable luxury but with privacy and space even when the house is running at full capacity. Every area of comfort has been considered by the owners right down to excellent wifi and plentiful hot water right the way through to fabulous in house cooking and an exacting attention to detail both inside and outdoor areas.
The property is staffed by long standing members of the team who absolutely make the holiday complete. Not only do they look after the guests superbly in every aspect from cuisine to beach towels but they light the space up with amazing decor and colour to show it at its very best. Don't be surprised if you find yourself not using the private beach at the bottom of the garden as you want for nothing outside the walls of this slice of Paradise.
March 2016 - Alexander Moncrieff
Baan Samlarn was the most fabulous house to stay with a large group. We were a total of 10 for the whole 12 nights, and were taken care of in style. The house itself, the accommodation (wonderfully comfortable beds), the large living room that opens onto the pool area, the pool itself, and the dining area overlooking the beach and ocean..... all perfection incarnate, but only outdone by the staff. Ms Fon and her team are nothing less than outstanding! The chef who takes suggestions for lunch and dinner, then shoots off on his motorbike to shop for supplies in the local market, or pick-up seafood from the fishermen... The domestic staff who patter around so quietly that you'd never know they were there but for the care thy take in ensuring the rooms are perfectly made, laundry done and delivered back to the wardrobes.... Nothing is too much trouble for the team who on top of all this make top cocktails with nibbles before dinner. I can't recommend this house more strongly, and will definitely be looking into a return booking in the not too distance future I hope....possibly renting the house next door as
well so we can have a bigger group!
Rolf Kurth - February 2016
We had a wonderful stay. The villa was very comfortable with a beautiful garden and pool and there were great outdoors areas for dining and sitting. We were looked after marvellously by Khun Fon and the staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious and the weather amazing. A really enjoyable time!
Quentin & Lucy Baer - February 2016
Most of us are lucky enough to have experienced some of the best Asian, beach hotels. Baan Samlarn, however, is a subtly different experience. The beautiful gardens; the clean, empty, sandy beach; the comfort and style of the rooms, the delicious meals, and wonderful staff are more than equal to any hotel. The key difference is that Baan Samlarn is not a hotel, where one is competing with other guests for beach or restaurant reservations, and anxiously considering the mounting room service charges. It is a private home where Khun Fon and her unfailingly delightful staff are part of the family, devoted to making our holiday as relaxed and enjoyable as they can.
We cannot recommend it highly enough for families or groups of any age.
March 2016 - Peter & Caro Lord
Had a very enjoyable stay at the lovely Baan Samlarn. Many thanks Khun Fon for looking after us - didn't have to lift a finger the entire time we were there! Also thanks for organising the yoga! Highly recommend staying at Baan Samlarn, great scenery and the team there do their very best to cater to your needs, I couldn't have wished for more, will be returning as soon as I am able.
Fred Baring - August 2015
August 2015 Baan Samlarn, also known as complete paradise, is a heavenly villa beside a heavenly beach. Our ten days spent here were so relaxing and luxurious it was incredibly hard to leave. We were so well looked after by Khun Fon and her team who provided delicious food and delectable drinks to enjoy in the beautiful garden and beside the gorgeous pool. A truly magnificent holiday in a wonderful location.
February 2015 - There really cannot be many better places to stay for a ten day break from UK February weather. We wish we were still there! Perfect layout for a beach-side villa - very comfortable bedrooms, wonderful pool and heavenly garden. We could not have been better looked after by the excellent team who were always on hand with delicious food and many drinks.
Tom & Alex Loyd
February 2015. How spoilt can one be? Baan Samlarn sets a new level in luxury with its fabulous beach-side location, its lovely gardens and refreshing swimming pool, and its comfortable rooms. All this is enhanced by the amazing Khun Fon and her team who between them ensure that one is pampered and fed with delicious locally-sourced fresh food. We loved every moment of our ten days there.
Nigel & Cathy Johnson-Hill
We spent 10 days at the beginning of Feb 2015. We have stayed in many locations in our travels over the years and yet it is easy to say that the setting by the beach, the design and placing of the buildings together with the gardens and the pool make Baan Samlarn one of the best ever. You then add the quality of service of Khun Fon and her team and the superb Asian cuisine we dined on twice a day. The result is a five star establishment that sits very comfortably alongside some of the best resort hotels in Asia.
Andrew & Wendy Dixon
We had a brilliant week of total relaxation looked after magnificently by the ultra-efficient Khun Fon. A beautiful location, delicious food, stunning house - all first class. Happy to recommend unreservedly to anyone considering a visit.
Henry Sallitt & Family (Christmas 2014)
Baan Samlarn is a stunning villa set on a quiet beach, positioned for beautiful breeze and enjoying the best climate in Koh Samui. In September 2014, we enjoyed a 10 day fantastic holiday in Baan Samlarn. It was our 5th visit (every trip we add a few more days) of pure relaxation and pampering from Khun Fon and the villa staff. Despite traveling all around the world there is nowhere we enjoy as much as Baan Samlarn. We have happily recomended the villa to extended family and they enjoyed their July 2014 stay as much us. Thanks so much, we are looking forward to our next visit!
Reema Al Hosani
“It was an amazing holiday... my heaven on earth..Baan Samlarn is an excellent villa with respect to its location and floor layout.. it was a home away from home for us. The villa employees were all very helpful and are in a class of their own..special thanks to the Chef, the Villa Manager and the two Villa staffs...food was excellent and we loved every one of the items prepared especially the Fried Banana! We would like to propose for laundry service to be included in the Villa rate as it is more convenient. Another room for improvement is that if a few bicycles could be included”
Aida Ramli via Luxury Retreats 10 DEC 2014
A spectacular location and house catering for all ages....we couldn't have been more comfortable or well looked after, and we returned to the UK winter refreshed and relaxed thanks to Khun Fon and her excellent staff.
Andrew & Angelica Salvesen - January 2014
On behalf of all of the guests at Baan Samlarn (March 15-19), we want to sincerely thank you for arranging our stay. Your professional and timely reply to address all of our needs was greatly appreciated by all. From the first day to being greeted warmly by the villa staff to the amazing meals, truly 5-star service and thoughtful decor, Baan Samlarn surpassed all of our expectations.
We would not hesitate too book again with our families and friends next time we visit Koh Samui. It was a genuinely memorable experience. Thank you.
Ten days of utter bliss with Khun Fon doing everything to make sure our stay was as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Khun Da seemed to send more delicious things out of the kitchen and everything was done with such pleasure and smiles. We will definitely go back and hopefully take some children and grandchildren - a perfect setting for a family holiday . Loved it.
Richard & Lulu Cowen February 2013
It's hard to put into words the amazing 10 days we have just spent at Baan Samlarn. On arrival the view and splendour that greet you is second to none. It's truly like walking into a James Bond film! The attention to detail provided by Khun Fon and her team was breathtaking, absolutely delicious food cooked to the highest standard possible by Khun Da, nothing was too much trouble. Immaculately clean, with fresh flowers everywhere, including gorgeous nightly arrangements on your bed! This is a holiday home and destination to beat all others, we will never forget it.
Jo & Georgie Wood - Feb 2013
My family spent a blissful 5 days at Baan Samlarn, and wish we had booked a longer holiday. Our thanks to Housekeeper Fon and her untiring staff for making this the best holiday ever. Everything we read in the testimonials is true..beautiful villa and pool, a private beach, delicious food, attentive and helpful service. Location is a little remote from mainstream holiday Koh Samui with its activities, but perfect for privacy, or a family get-together without outside distractions.
A highly recommended holiday retreat!
Azlina Izlan July 2012
We have been to many beach resorts (Malives, Seychelles,South of France and the Caribbean) but we keep returning to Baan Samlarn on Koh Samui. We have just completed our third visit (June 2012) and hope to return soon! Villa:luxurious, food:delicious, beach:beautiful, weather:perfect. Baan Samlarn is perfect for fun family time or as a romantic getaway for couples. It is a home away from home with absolute privacy! Thank you Fon and see you soon Inshallah!!!!
The Al Hosani Family 2012
Beautiful, gained 2kilos and needed a detox, can't wait to return! Absolute paradise!
Jeremy+Serena Hawkins 2012
We had the most amazing holiday at Baan Samlarn, truly a wonderful
and equisite location. All the staff were amazing and the food was completely
delicious! A wonderful, spoiling retreat which was the holiday of a life
Simon+Jules Haldon 2012
Simply the perfect Winter break ! Our two families have just returned from the most incredible fortnight at Baan Samlarn. Idyllic location,stunningly luxurious house , attentive staff and the best Thai food ever ! We could not recommend it more.
The Atkinson+Pickard families 2012
Breathtaking. Heavenly villa, with kind, obliging staff and delicious food. A really great holiday experience.
An unbelievable house in the most incredible setting. You won't find a better place to go on holiday.
A perfect start to 2011. Not only a beautiful place but delicious food and cocktails too! NO detox for us. Massage on the beach, Pedicures, Market shopping with delightful Khun Fon and Cooking lessons with the talented Khun Da for the girls. Golf, Fishing, Shooting and Cock fighting for the boys. ALL night partying and recovery by the pool for the teens. We loved it all and wish we were back there now!
The Brooks Family
Another fantastic stay at Baan Samlarn, everything was just perfect. I wish I was still there, I am already longing to return!
From the minute you walk in the door and look out over the pool to the sea, all your worries disappear. Khun Fon (villa manager) and her team did a fantastic job of looking after us, the food was superb.
From the exquisite views, to the fresh, mouthwatering food, Baan Samlarn cannot be faulted. It is a place where you can completely relax, its idyllic nature makes it very hard to leave.
Khun Fon and her wonderfully groomed, smiley team were more than welcoming, and their service was impeccable, in fact, spoiling. If you need a place to wind down with family or friends, Baan Samlarn is the answer, I wouldn't turn down a chance to return again for anything.
Thank you for sharing your little bit of paradise.
Scarlet A Crawley
Spent five magical nights of our honeymoon in Baan Samlarn. The staff were fantastic and made our stay very special. The food was out of this world....had great fun learning to cook some of our favourite Thai dishes. A wonderful place to relax and get away from it all, highly recommend it.
Very good post, thanks a lot.
An absolutely wonderful time. The villa at Dhevatara Cove is fantastic and the staff were incredible.
The only downside was we did not spend more time there...
Baan Samlarn has set the benchmark for future holidays and it will take a lot to match. The villa is truly amazing with incredible staff who look after you so well and nothing is ever too much trouble. The location is just perfect and I long to return! Thank you for such a fun and memorable stay.
Fantastic hospitality over the 4 days we were there. Khun Joy & the team were the perfect hosts, friendly & switched on and they didn't miss a thing.
Great setting & accomodation, see you all soon
Superlatives do not suffice for the splendour of this place. The location is idyllic - on the beach, facing the stunning sunsets. The rooms were amazing, the pool was like something out of a Disney film and the rest of the facilites, not to mention the service, were first class. My only regret is that now all my holidays will have to be judged by the high watermark set by Dhevatara Cove and I fear they might pail in comparison. Thank you for a fantastic time!
Max von Etzdorf
Fantastic location, Brilliant Service, Sunsets to Die for... Overall the Perfect Location for a long weekend or a 2 week break!! Have been back 3 times and hope to make it a yearly visit. The #1 place to stay in Koh Samui! Do it!!
Just got back from having spent eight days in Baan Sanlarn. Awsome place, great food and the beach at the end of the garden is amazing. We went to lots of cool clubs on the island and was also a great base for access to Koh Phangan and its full moon parties. Wish I was still there.
a wonderful experience - in the midst of a credit crunch - the stay in Baan Samlarn allowed us all to think of the important things in life such as being with the people you love and thinking through priorities in life. The stay gave us all space to think through these issues and make plans for the future. We came back, after just 7 days, refreshed, invigorated and ready to take the next steps. Go there and see for yourself! Khun Fon and the team looked after us in a way that cannot be surpassed.
Edward and Lucinda Hall
Words fail us!! It's amazing...we have had the most wonderful week where we have been looked after exceptionally well. The Chef was truly incredible and the dishes he prepared were the best Thai food ever! A beautiful location, relaxing in incredible luxury and looked after by friendly staff..with a wondeful group of friends - memories to be 'stashed' away forever!!
Simon and Jules Halden
Dhevatara Cove really is one of the most exquisite places to stay on the whole of Koh Samui! I found Baan Samlarn to be more than 5* and enjoyed a very relaxing, pampered and tranquil holiday. The staff are extremely friendly, discreet and helpful and the private chefs culinary skills are unmatched. I highly recommend Baan Samlarn and will definitely visit again!
Spent 10 days last April at Baan Sanlarn, best food I have had in Thailand, wonderful setting and beautifully and comfortably furnished with friendly attentive staff, could not recommend it more highly for anyone wanting a first class break in a stunning surrounding.
10 days of 5 star luxury what more could you ask for. Staff incredibly friendly and helpful chef fantastic house beautiful and once we had arrived it took only hours to totally relax and enjoy it all. We felt we had been away for a month!!
David and Suzie Empson
Wonderful villa in idyllic position overlooking fabulous beach. The most luxurious holiday imaginable with very friendly staff, delicious food and gorgeous surroundings - a little bit of paradise - highly recommended.
Robert and Frankie Louth