Ban Suriya - Outstanding villa setting

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Villa Layout

Ban Suriya faces west across the sea, it’s elegant sleeping and living pavilions set within palm-tree shaded gardens, oriented around the 20-metre swimming pool. Entering the two-storey, split-level living pavilion, one arrives first in the dining area. To the right are two lounges (one upstairs and one down) and to the front is the well-stocked library. The modern kitchen lies to the left of the dining area. Enormous glass doors open onto a huge wooden deck, the garden and the pool. Four of the villa’s bedrooms face the pool, the fifth is privately positioned at the front of the garden – almost on the beach. Tucked away to the right of the living pavilion, are the sixth bedroom, the games room and the gym.

Living Areas

Indoor living

Ban Suriya’s large, airy, two-storey living pavilion is fronted by huge glass doors looking out onto the gardens and the sea view beyond. Meals are served (unless otherwise requested) at a 12-seat glass-topped table set below a delicate sculpture of a dandelion flower. The room also has a well-stocked drinks fridge and a coffee maker.

A few steps from the dining area is the beautifully equipped kitchen, open on two sides and with a huge worktop and stools for casual breakfasts or Thai cooking lessons from the villa’s supremely capable chef. Guests are welcome to cook if they wish – though, understandably, very few choose to do so.

Baan Suriya - Living room
Ban Suriya - Library

Down a couple of steps from the entrance hall is the library, with its wide comfortable sofas and a stock of about 300 books. But bookworms may find themselves distracted by the underwater view of the pool through a wide window in the library.

Next to the dining area, the lower-level lounge is furnished with an armchair and soft sofas, and equipped with a huge TV with DVD player, a satellite TV connection, an iPod dock and an Apple TV 4K box for use by guests who have Apple movie accounts.

Above the lounge is a mezzanine room of similar size which doubles as a second sitting room or office, with comfortable lounging chairs and a desk for those who simply cannot tear themselves away from their computer. The villa has an iMac computer and a printer at the mezzanine for guest use. WiFi is available in every room and throughout the grounds and onto the beach. Tucked behind the lounge is a spa room, with full bathroom and massage bed.

The villa’s large gym, with its wall-to-wall glass doors that open onto a metre-deep plunge pool, is well equipped with weights, exercise balls and a punchbag for boxers. Guests can have lessons in Thai boxing, or sessions of yoga, Pilates or other exercise regimes from an expert. Just ask the villa manager to make an appointment for you.

Next to the gym, the games room has comfortable sofas but – more important for kids – a foosball table along with Wii and PS2 handsets that connect to a huge TV. There’s also a big selection of DVDs, including plenty of children’s favourites.

Outdoor living

The villa is arranged around a huge wooden deck with sun loungers for all guests, and a sunken area with a tree-shaded table for alfresco eating. This area can be – and frequently is – used for large weddings or other social events.

No villa is complete without a pool, and Ban Suriya’s is large and inviting – a blue-tiled infinity-edge delight measuring 20 metres by five. To one side, between the pool and the deck, is a swim-up bar.

The land Ban Suriya is built on used to be a coconut plantation, and many of the stately trees were preserved, now presiding over the expanse of lawn between the deck and the beach. In one corner is a sacred Tonsai tree while in the opposite corner is the Tree House, the perfect place for an open-air massage or a game of pirates, perhaps.

Ban Suriya - Pool area
Ban Suriya - The tree house

For those who just can’t lie in the sun or lounge in the pool all day, the villa has a swing hanging over the beach, a ping pong table, a pool table, and a giant outdoor chess set on an upstairs terrace. For the more energetic there are two kayaks and a stand-up paddleboard.

And then there’s the beach. Lipa Noi Beach has to be one of the world’s most delightful yet little known tropical gems. Soft white sand with almost no one on it. Warm blue sea with islands in the distance. And at sunset, the perfect venue for a sundowner or two.

Bedrooms

Ban Suriya - Master bedroom setting

Suriya master suite

On the polished timber floor of the Suriya Room (the “Sunshine Room”) an uber-comfortable king-size four-poster bed surveys the garden and beach through huge glass doors. Below, down a couple of steps, is the lounge area with an enormous armchair and wide-screen HD TV with DVD player. The room also has a Bluetooth sound system.

To one side of the bed is a massage table and, beyond that, a massive freestanding bathtub. Blinds can be raised so that guests in the suite can enjoy a massage or a soak in the bath with a view of the garden and the ocean beyond. The master’s ensuite bathroom is fitted with an indoor-outdoor rain shower and double vanity.

Ban Suriya - Spacious butterfly room

Butterfly room

There’s no mistaking the cheerful Butterfly Room – the entire wall behind the bedhead is covered in images of butterflies. This room, which is located next to the Suriya suite, has a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with indoor-outdoor rain shower and double vanity. It is equipped with an HD TV with DVD player and Bluetooth sound system.

Shell room

The Shell room lies to the rear of the gardens, next to the games room, gym and plunge pool. This marine-themed room has twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with indoor-outdoor rain shower and double vanity, HD TV with DVD player and Bluetooth sound system. It is also connected to the games room with its Wii and PS2 sets and, through another door, to the villa’s gym and metre-deep pool. This is an ideal complex for kids.

Ban Suriya - Shell room
Ban Suriya - Peacock room outlook

Aqua and Peacock rooms

These rooms, each with king-size bed and ensuite bathroom, are right next to the pool. In fact, guests in Aqua can simply slide open a glass door and fall into the water. From Peacock a little more effort is required – four or five steps across a sun deck before falling into the water. Both have HD TVs with DVD players and Bluetooth sound systems.

Wave room

Aptly named, the Wave Room is the closest to the sea; shaded by a large sacred tonsai tree, its feet are almost in the sand. It, too, has an ensuite bathroom with rain shower, HD TV with DVD player and Bluetooth sound system.

Ban Suriya - Spacious wave room

Guest Reviews

  • July 9th, 2018 - July 14th, 2018

    None of summers is as good as this one. Thank you Tik and your crew. One more thing - noodles provided in breakfast is AWESOME! Best noodles ever!

    Chen and family, China
  • July 3rd, 2018 - July 8th, 2018

    Wow! What can I say, we had the most amazing stay in Ban Suriya. An incredible villa with even more incredible staff. Thank you for being such amazing and attentive hosts. We had the best time celebrating Mr and Mrs Lemmon's wedding! Also the chef cooked us delicious food every evening. We especially enjoyed the Massaman Curry! Thank you so much.

    Hayley M, Thailand
  • June 28th, 2018 - July 3rd, 2018

    I loved the house - it is very nice. Liked our activities - it was fun. I enjoyed it here a lot. I wish I can come back soon, this has been a lovely holiday! Thanks a lot for this memorable holiday.

    Ekhlas A, Oman
  • May 31st, 2018 - June 3rd, 2018

    Thank you very much to you and your team for your wonderful hospitality! You have been very accommodating and helpful to us and our family and we can't be happier with your service. Ban Suriya is a beautiful location and we wouldn't hesitate recommending this villa to our friends. Take care, hope you manage to find a nice home for the kitties and hope to see you again!

    Darrin and Fiona, Thailand
  • May 26th, 2018 - May 28th, 2018

    Dear Tik, Kai, Max, Nom and Oy, thank you so much for taking such good care of us. We've had the most wonderful couple of days and hope to come back again, Thank you for all the recipes and the chicken satay packs! Our tummies will be eternally grateful. Such an amazing few days, we will miss Ban Suriya and it's people.

    Kirsty M, Australia
  • March 30th, 2018 - April 5th, 2018

    It was so wonderful to come back to this beautiful place again. You Tik and your fabulous team made our holiday for us and our friends really special and unforgettable - especially your marvelous Thai cuisine (yummy yummy). Your warm hospitality and your lovely decorations made our holiday extraordinary, thank you so much!

    Niewodniczanski P, Germany
  • March 24th, 2018 - March 29th, 2018

    Thank you sooo much for making this holiday a fantastic one. Tik, Kai, Mohammed and everyone else that has worked so hard this week to make our stay unforgettable. We loved everything here - from the food, service, property to the friendly security guard that made us feel very safe while sleeping through the night. This place is definitely one of our favorites and you will see us again. Thank you for all the mangoes!

    Arun A, Oman
  • March 12th, 2018 - March 17th, 2018

    Thanks to Tik and the amazing team. The most magnificent location on the planet crowned the most magnificent wedding! Five days of bliss made splendidly effortless by a great team. Thanks for your warm hospitality, excellent cooking - Pueng was Fantastic! Can't wait to come back.

    Heather L, Philippines
  • March 1st, 2018 - March 8th, 2018

    Can't believe how time just flies in Ban Suriya. The Villa is amazing but what makes it more special is the crew! They are warm and inviting and they treat us like family. They absolutely adore our twins and in return, all of us had a fantastic time. Their attentiveness to all of our requests is incredible. Two thumbs up for the delicious food! We will definitely miss this villa and the most kind and gracious crew, We don't want to go back home. All the best Ban Suriya, keep being special!

    Jon P, Singapore
  • February 13th, 2018 - February 18th, 2018

    We love your place. A wonderful home and facilities. Yours staff are very professional and very nice. Please thanks them for us. And we hope to come back soon. Thank you for your kindness. Please don't forget my recipe of the spaghetti!!

    Ons Sidi A, Philippines
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