One of the great joys of staying at Tawantok Beach Villas is the dedicated, highly trained staff whose attentive service means that guests never have to lift a finger. Thais have a worldwide reputation for their warm welcome and caring character and will do everything they can to ensure you enjoy your stay, but the level of staff presence is entirely up to you. Would you prefer staff to be around at mealtimes only? Or would you like them to be on hand to serve cold drinks and snacks throughout the day? Just let your villa manager know how much attention you are comfortable with.
Tawantok Beach Villas’ manager is your main point of contact with staff. She is the go-to person for any of your needs and wants.
The villa’s chef excels in the preparation of Thai, Asian and Western favourites. He will suggest dishes from the villa’s wide menu, or can prepare special dishes on request, also taking care of health and dietary requirements. He is also happy to give cookery lessons.
Tawantok Beach Villas’ housekeepers keep eveything spotless and tidy. They can also help in the kitchen and with serving meals or drinks.
The villas have two gardeners to look after the lush gardens and the pools.
Guests’ safety is assured by security staff working from 7pm to 5am.
Tawantok Beach Villas’ 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 special requests.
Fish is bought from local fishermen who land their catches on the beach nearby, so it’s always super-fresh. And do try the villas’ signature Thai dish, Yam Som O (a pomelo-and-prawn salad). It’s really refreshing and very special.
Daily breakfast is included in the villa’s daily rate. Drinks, along with groceries for the other meals, are charged at market price (plus a 20% handling fee which is subject to service and tax at the prevailing rate) and guests are politely requested to provide the chef with grocery money in advance. 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.
Villa holidays are family-friendly, especially so for those with small children, and Tawantok Beach Villas – with its predominantly ground-floor layout, wide lawned gardens and beautiful beach with warm shallow sea – is a safe, happy, relaxing environment for kids and their parents.
The friendly staff are terrific with children and are often able to help entertain the kids during the day to give mums and dads a little break. Full-time babysitting can also be arranged through your villa manager (extra charges apply). Between the beach, pool, tennis court and playroom, there’s plenty to keep children busy all day.
No need to use up your luggage allowance on kids’ equipment either. Tawantok Beach Villas has cots, high chairs, baby baths, bottle sterilisers and baby monitors, as well as plates and cutlery for small people. Other equipment can be hired. Just let us know what you need when you make your reservation and we’ll take care of it.
And if the excitement of playing in the villa or building sandcastles on the beach ever shows any sign of wearing off, check out our Things To Do page. There are plenty of sea- and land-based activities on Koh Samui to keep all the family amused.
What would a luxury holiday be without some serious spa time? Pick and choose from a full menu of spa treatments administered by experts, in the privacy of your room, poolside or even on the beach. Be warned. Your family may not recognise the shiny new you!
Here’s 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.
From a foot scrub to a facial, let yourself be pampered for few hours. Spoil your hands and feet with a mani-pedi, polished off with with acrylic or gel nails.
Keep in shape by following your usual fitness regime in the garden or on the beach (which is also great for jogging or brisk walk), or ask your villa manager to organise a session with our fitness trainer. He can lead hour-long personal training, yoga or Pilates sessions for as many people as you like.
You can also take lessons in Muay Thai – Thailand’s renowned martial art. In this case classes are limited to three people.
And then, of course, there’s always the villas’ private tennis court.
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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.