Villa Waimarie

Lipa Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand.
14 people (10 adults and 4 kids in six ensuite bedrooms: 3 king-bedded guest rooms, 2 guest rooms with twin beds that convert to king, and a kids' room with bunk beds)
Waimarie is Maori for "peaceful water", and the name is entirely apt for this villa where, for most of the year the sea is flat as glass and as warm as a mother's hug. This is Lipa Noi Beach, and when you stay at Villa Waimarie you will have it almost to yourself.

The rooms at this glorious Samui villa are secluded in the tropical gardens where guests are woken each day with birdsong from the resident mynahs, sunbirds and bulbuls. As you meander along winding brick paths, inhale the scent of frangipani and delight in the colourful splashes of brilliant tropical flowers.

Then, as you walk through an elegant archway, the sea greets you. Drink in the view. The sand is white and powdery. Next to the shore the sea is pale green, giving way to a band of dark amethyst, then aquamarine stretching to the horizon. Islands reflect the morning sunlight and behind them the mountains of the Thai mainland form a blue-grey graph against the sky.


Villa Waimarie's chef is on hand throughout your stay to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The villa has an extensive menu of home-cooked dishes to choose from, ranging from Thai and other Asia cuisines to western favourites, as well as children's specials and vegetarian choices. Or, off-menu, the chef is always happy to cook up something different requested by guests, including catering for special diets.

Do make sure you eat some fish during your stay; it is bought from local fishermen who land their catches every morning, so it's always super-fresh. The villa's signature Thai dish is Pla Tort Kamin – grilled turmeric-marinaded fish. Don't miss it. It's superb.

There is no charge for breakfast, which is included in the villa's daily rate. For drinks and other meals, supplies are charged at market price plus a 20% handling fee and a government tax, with a minimum shopping fee of THB 750.

Staff will do the shopping and provide receipts for reference. To ensure this can be done in a timely manner, we advise you to plan your meals the evening before.


What would a luxury holiday be without some serious spa time? At Waimarie you can pick and choose from a full menu of spa and beauty treatments administered by experts, in the privacy of your room, poolside or even on the beach. From a foot scrub to a facial, let yourself be pampered for few hours.

Here's a few examples of what's on the menu:

Thai massage is a widely recognised and admired art that sees the masseuse twisting and bending body, head and limbs in ways that might at first seem impossible. Follow this with a hot herbal compress and you'll be as relaxed as a strand of al dente spaghetti.

Or you can opt for a head and shoulders massage, or a reflexology foot massage. Add a touch of aromatic oil or aloe vera to make it even more exotic.

And finally, nails. Spoil your hands and feet with a mani-pedi, polished off with acrylic or gel nails.

  • Capacity
    14 people (10 adults and 4 kids in six ensuite bedrooms: 3 king-bedded guest rooms, 2 guest rooms with twin beds that convert to king, and a kids' room with bunk beds). Two extra beds may be set up on guest's request at small extra charge.
  • Staff
    Villa manager, chef, housekeeping and service staff, 24-hour security. Additional staff (nanny/babysitter, masseuse, pilates/tennis/muay Thai instructor) available on request for extra charge.
  • Living Areas
    Dining room with breakfast bar; poolside lounge; poolside TV and video room; huge beachside sala.
  • Dining
    Rates include daily breakfast; Villa Waimarie's chef is expert at both Thai food and western cuisines. Guest requests are accommodated as far as possible (including special diets). Groceries are charged 20% handling fee which is subject to 7% government tax.
  • Pool
    Beachside pool 15m x 5m x 2.5m.
  • Communication
    Complimentary WiFi in all areas, reaching onto the beach. Mobile phone service.
  • Entertainment
    Satellite TV, DVD players with selection of discs; Apple TV 4K; library; iPod dock; Bluetooth speakers in lounges and the sala; table tennis; two kayaks and two stand-up paddleboards; basketball hoop in corner of the tennis court; beach volleyball net and ball available. For parties, magicians, Thai dancers, cabaret acts and more can be arranged.
  • For Families
    Villa Waimarie is extremely well-equipped and located for families with children of all ages. Facilities include: Pool toys; beach toys; beach swing; slides; high chairs; baby cots; bottle steriliser; children's DVDs and books.
  • Transport
    Complimentary one day use of minivan with driver is available for up to 8 hours. Roundtrip airport transfers included. Your villa manager can arrange chauffeured or self-drive cars. There is parking space for three vehicles at the villa.
  • Additional Facilities
    Tennis court and equipment available; barbecue; safes in all bedrooms.
  • Gym
    Access to the nearby Chai Talay Gym at a special rate of THB 500++/day or THB2,000++/week. Gym is open from 7am to 7pm.
You arrive at Waimarie through the main gate into the brick-paved courtyard and parking area, with the tennis court on the left. From there, a brick path leads through an elegant archway into the gardens and past the rooms, on left and right, and then to the main focus of the villa: the beachside pool with the huge sala to the left, lounge and entertainment room facing the ocean, dining and kitchen pavilion to the right. Just a couple of steps away is the beach itself.
Prices and availability
The most impressive of half a dozen high-end absolute beachfront villas on the southern stretch of Koh Samui's most beautiful yet quietest beach, Lipa Noi, this Samui villa looks west across the Gulf of Siam. It is six minutes from the nearest town, Nathon (good for some easy basic shopping) and 50 minutes from Chaweng, the island's main nexus for shopping, dining and nightlife. The airport is 50 minutes' drive, while the car ferry jetty is 6 minutes away.

Chaweng Beach and Shopping 31.50 km
Lamai Beach 15 km
Nathon 6 km
Nikki Beach Club 2 km
Samui International Airport 32.50 km