Ban Suriya - Tropical summer breeze

Lipa Noi Experience

The locale

Ban Suriya is an absolute beachfront villa on Koh Samui’s loveliest yet quietest beach, Lipa Noi. This Samui villa looks out west across the Gulf of Siam, with a huge ocean view dotted with islands. It is five minutes from Samui’s capital, Nathon (good for easy basic shopping) and 50 minutes from Chaweng, the island’s main nexus for shopping, dining and nightlife. Lipa Noi is 50 minutes drive from Koh Samui airport, while the jetty for the mainland car ferry is 12 minutes away.

Distances

Nikki Beach
0.50 km
Nathon
5 km
Lamai Beach
13 km
Chaweng Beach Shopping
30 km
Samui International Airport
31 km

Things to do

Koh Samui is not a big island – it’s just under 230 square kilometres, and much of that is still pristine forest-covered hillside – but it offers a wealth of fun and interesting things to do. Let your villa manager know what sort of activities you’re interested in and he or she will help guide your choices and can also arrange transport to take you there.

In the meantime, to whet your appetite, here are some suggestions.

Dusit Deva Cultural Centre is a slightly eccentric garden filled with creatures from Buddhist and Hindu myths. Kids will love it.
Koh Samui has two golf courses; Santiburi (18 holes and really distracting ocean views), and Bophut Hills (nine holes).
Treat the family to Sunday Brunch by the pool at the internationally famed Nikki Beach Club, just a few minutes away along the beach.
Visit nearby Nathon Walking Street Night Market on Thursdays or the bigger Fisherman’s Village Night Market in Bophut on Fridays.
Go island hopping! The Ang Thong National Marine Park encompasses a cluster of islands – the ones you can see from Ban Suriya. The heavily jungled islands are carefully controlled to keep them in pristine natural condition. A trip to them is a must.
There’s a kite surfing school on the beach at Nathon where you can rent a rig or learn how to do it.
Regular Thai boxing tournaments are staged at the largest stadium on the island, the Petch Buncha near Chaweng. These are not tourist demo fights; they are the real thing.
Samui has a number of spectacular waterfalls. We would recommend starting with the Namuang Falls. Take your bathing costume; there’s a very inviting pool at the base of the falls.
Have an adventure atop Khao Pom mountain on ATVs or the zipline, or just gaze out at the scenery below from the viewpoint.

Guest Reviews

  • 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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