Tawantok is Thai for “sunset”, a totally apt name for this west-facing Koh Samui retreat. Looking out across the lawn and pools, the main rooms have huge glass doors that open to let the sunshine and tropical breezes in.
Just beyond the pools is the talcum-soft white sand of Lipa Noi Beach, arguably one of Samui’s and possibly Thailand’s most beautiful yet quietest beaches. Beyond that, one’s gaze is drawn to the warm, sapphire-blue sea and the indigo silhouettes of islands on the horizon, the perfect setting for each evening’s sunset spectacular.
Ensuring that guests have every opportunity to appreciate the delights of Tawantok Beach Villas to the full, the staff seem to be equipped with emotion sensors that tell them what you want before you yourself know.
The chef caters to your every culinary whimsy with a delicious selection of Thai and international dishes. Indeed, his skills are such that many guests never feel the need to go beyond Tawantok Beach Villas to eat. Between meals, choose to lounge in or around the pool, play a game of tennis on the villas’ superbly maintained court, or order up a masseuse to iron out any kinks in your body or psyche. Or, of course, you can take full advantage of the beach and ocean. Enjoy a book under the shade of a palm tree, or a gentle surf on one of the villas’ stand-up paddleboards.
The possibilities are many and all of them deeply tempting. Welcome to Tawantok Beach Villas.