Villa Tao, named after the nearby island of Koh Tao famous for its diving and snorkelling, is a luxurious 3-bedroom, ensuite villa that sleeps 6.
Located in the hills above Chaweng Noi on the east coast of Samui the early dawn is nothing less than spectacular as the sun rises above, changing the ocean colour from a light sky-blue to turquoise to a deep azure.
The arcing sun magnificently complements the incredible views of the surrounding hills, ocean and neighbouring islands as it bathes the villa in sunlight from dawn until dusk. The true beauty of the villa and the vista only becomes apparent as you enter the villa on to the substantial pool terrace.
Bedecked with sun-loungers, an outdoor table and chairs and potted plants and trees your first thought will be to jump straight into the infinity pool.
And why not? It’s the perfect place to spend the day, cooling off, perhaps swimming a little and enjoying an ice-cold drink as you take in the fabulous views.
Indoors there is a large air-conditioned, open-plan living room, dining room, downstairs bathroom and modern kitchen.
And no matter where you sit inside, the picture perfect view of the ocean is always there as the villa has floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
The sofas face a wall-mounted TV that streams Netflix and has an integrated sound system, there’s an ample sized dining table for six and a fully-fitted western-style kitchen.
It has a cooking hob, an oven, a coffee machine, dishwasher, a large fridge-freezer and all the cutlery, crockery and utensils you could ever need.
The first master bedroom is above the lounge and like all 3 bedrooms it faces the ocean. Bedroom 2 is adjacent to the pool and bedroom 3 is just below the second bedroom. They are all exceptionally spacious with double beds in bedrooms one and 2 and twin-beds in the third bedroom.
All of the bedrooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fans, have sofas, a work desk for a laptop, plenty of storage space, a safe for your valuables and a private balcony to relax in the shade.
The open-plan ensuite bathrooms have a double sink, a powerful rain shower, toilet and further storage space and bedroom one also has a deep bathtub for soaking in or if you have young children, it can quickly become an indoor pool!