Centara Villas Samui is a haven of peace and tranquillity on the island of Koh Samui. Located on the southern coast, this idyllic beach retreat has all the amenities you could want for a romantic holiday.
Spend your days relaxing by the pool or indulging in a pampering massage in Spa Cenvaree. Meander down to the beach and try your hand at windsurfing or don a snorkel and explore underwater delights. Enjoy a game of badminton or simply sip cocktails on the terrace and take in the views.
The stylish villas nestle in tropical gardens and cascade down a gentle hill to the beach. They each have a private terrace and some feature their own splash pool. Step indoors and discover a modern Thai-style decor and furnishings alongside air-conditioning, a satellite TV and Wi-Fi.
You'll find a tasty choice of dining venues, too. Sample themed buffets and freshly-caught seafood in Reef Cafe or tuck into barbecued fare in Coral Bar. After dinner, sit back with a drink in the chic Papillon Lounge or enjoy live entertainment on stage.
Centara Villas Samui is the perfect romantic hideaway on the beautiful island of Koh Samui.
The facilities at Centara Villas Samui include: three swimming pools, sun terraces, sun loungers, parasols, restaurant, two bars, lounge, spa, fitness centre, butterfly garden, playground, babysitting on request, DVD and book library, complimentary Wi-Fi in selected areas, PADI diving and water sports centre, long tail boat service, shuttle service to Lamai Beach and Chaweng Beach, tour desk, and 24-hour reception.
Food, drink & entertainment
Savour round-the-world dining at the on-site eateries. Reef Cafe boasts beach views and a menu of international cuisine, fresh seafood and themed buffets. The open-air Coral Bar is located poolside and serves freshly-grilled meats and seafood from the barbecue.
Choose from a selection of snacks and drinks at Papillon Lounge. Alternatively, make your choice from the room service menu. The evenings bring live entertainment six times a week.
Sport, games & activities
Start the day with a swim in one of three pools, or shape up in the fitness centre. Head down to the beach for games, table tennis and badminton. There is also a choice of water sports and scuba diving available from the PADI dive and water sports centre.
Book a long tail boat trip to neighbouring islands and go fishing or snorkelling, or borrow a bike to explore the local area.
Escape for a spot of pampering at Spa Cenvaree, where you'll discover a pedicure and manicure salon, steam bath, outdoor massage pavilion, menu of holistic experiences, massages, and therapeutic treatments.
There are 102 guest villas across eight categories. Garden Villa facilities include: signature king-size bed, deluxe bathroom (with shower), satellite television, Wi-Fi, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, safe, telephone, hairdryer, and private terrace.
White sandy beaches, crystal clear seas, lush green hills and mystical temples – that's Koh Samui holidays in a nutshell. Relax in peace and tranquillity in your own private bungalow, or check in to a 5-star haven with lush gardens and lavish pools. Spas in Koh Samui are especially good and many hotels have excellent ones in-house. If you happen (or plan) to be in town when the moon is full, you won't be able to miss the famous Full Moon Party. Tear yourself away from the pristine beaches and you'll discover a mesmerising world of cascading waterfalls, dense forests and hidden Buddhas. Families seeking idyllic beaches, groups of friends in search of vibrant nightlife and couples looking for a tropical escape – holidays to Koh Samui suit just about everyone. With flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui taking less than two hours, it's the perfect extension to a stay in the Thai capital.
The best time to take Koh Samui holidays is during the dry season, from February to late June.
It's tempting to park beneath a palm tree for the duration of holidays to Koh Samui, but you wouldn't want to stay put. The beaches and water sports are wonderful, but head inland and you'll discover much more. The Big Buddha is one of the main attractions but it's also worth the trek to the mystical Secret Buddha Gardens. Don't miss the Friday night market at Bophut's Fisherman's Village for street food and souvenirs. Families and grown-ups alike love day trips to Koh Samui's many attractions, which include a butterfly park, tiger zoo and water park. There's a huge array of watersports here, as well as plenty of sports on dry land – think golf, quad biking and watching Thai boxing. And some of Samui's spas are so good, that they're attractions in their own right.
Food is big news on Koh Samui holidays. As well as the seafood and spices for which Thailand is famous, Samui also takes influence from Malay, Indonesian and Indian flavours. Try satay sticks straight from a food stall, or take a table at a restaurant with a gorgeous beach view. It's not all local dishes here though – you'll find international names like McDonalds and Starbucks, too.
Koh Samui comes to life after dark. There's a heady mix of cabaret shows, karaoke bars, pubs, clubs and ladyboy shows. And if the timing's right, you'll get to join in with one of the planet's most famous parties: the Full Moon bash. If you prefer your evenings a little more sedate, simply enjoy dinner beneath the stars.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.