Baan Chao Lay is one of those properties that wows you the moment you step in: a beautifully landscaped outdoor compound stretches out all the way towards the beach, the private infinity pool sparkles under the sun and each of the living spaces are elegantly appointed.
Service is impeccable, with a villa manager and on-site team at hand to attend to your holiday needs. You’ll be within easy access to the restaurants and local amenities in Lipa Noi - but chances are you may just wind up staying in!
10 guests are comfortably accommodated in five capacious bedrooms. The master suite opens out to a private terrace, and comes outfitted with a plush king bed, ensuite bathroom with rain shower, bathtub and twin vanities, lounge area, TV and writing desk. The guest bedrooms offer similar amenities, save for a bathtub in the ensuite bathroom.
Spend your days lazing by the turquoise infinity pool and hot tub, relaxing under the shade of the beachfront sala (the space is outfitted with dining amenities to accommodate alfresco meals) or feasting on scrumptious grilled items served piping hot, straight off the barbecue pit. With views out to the ocean, you’ll feel at one with the sea while taking a dip in the pool. Dry off while you lay back against the loungers, and soak up the breezy Samui vibes!
The living spaces at Baan Chao Lay are spread out across multiple pavilions. The main living area features an open plan layout, with a lounge area that flows seamlessly to include a dining area and fully equipped kitchen. The bi-folding doors can be pulled back to create an indoor-outdoor space - just perfect for tropical living! The interiors are cosy and inviting, with lofty ceilings, wood-dominated decor and clean-lined furnishings.
Your stay at Baan Chao Lay includes 24/7 security services, personal guest services, housekeeping service, airport transfers, personal driver services and personal chef services. A baby cot and child minding services will be provided at request, although the latter is subject to availability.
In-villa spa treatments, as well as activities and excursions are available at additional cost. Guests will bear the cost of groceries for in-villa dining and villa pre-stocking services.
Baan Chao Lay is located in Lipa Noi, a quiet area along the west coast of Samui. Its spectacular sunsets, extensive coconut plantations and remoteness makes Lipa Noi an ideal destination for vacationers seeking a relaxing getaway. Lipa Noi Beach is just in front of your villa. Incredibly scenic, with white sand shores and picture-perfect sunsets, the beach is perfect for leisurely strolls and sunbathing.
In the surrounding vicinity are attractions like Nathon Walking Street. Held at the seafront plaza in Nathon, the venue comes alive every Saturday evening with myriad street food and souvenir stalls. In-villa yoga and spa sessions can be arranged at your request, but venues like Marga Yoga, a beachfront yoga studio or the clifftop Baan Thai Spa also offer incredible experiences.
Nikki Beach Club, known for its impressive Sunday brunches is just four minutes’ drive away. We’d also recommend Big John’s Restaurant and The Virgin Coast Restaurant for beachfront dining, as well as The Island View Restaurant and The Five Islands for fine dining experiences accompanied by breathtaking sea views. For some of the freshest seafood dishes on the island, take a 20-minute drive down south to Thongkrut Fisherman’s Village, where you’ll find a variety of seafood restos and eateries.
We could not fault our one week stay at Baan Chao Lay. It is ideal for anyone wanting to holiday in a quiet location that is only 20 minutes from the more touristy areas of Koh Samui. The villa is maintained and managed very well and the staff were all excellent, especially our full-time chef. He cooked the best Thai food we have ever eaten day after day. The villa manager was a delightful lady who offered plenty of local advice and was generally a helpful person. The beach is not ideal for swimming in July, but we spent all our time in the pool anyway. It was a very child-friendly villa and the staff were all extremely pleasant.
Hey Anna, We had an absolutely lovely time at Baan Chao Lay and would definitely recommend it to other friends. We'd also very much like to come back again or in one of your other villas. The staff were all really lovely. Overall there was a really nice balance of having them around when we needed them, but also having some time where we had the place to ourselves. Stand outs were Lek who was friendly and very helpful. She also took the time to look out for the kids when we (the adults) were having our meals. She also made the effort to go over and above, giving us smoothies/drinks throughout the day. Also Chef... The food was truly 6 star. We were thoroughly treated. The villa and beach were both kept immaculately. Looking forward to coming back! Cheers Lisa