Good friendships weather the test of time and so will this amicable property located on a stunning ocean-view cliffside. With a bright, original design that fuses Thai innovations with western sensibilities, Headland Villa 3 has been gracefully incorporated into the natural wonders of its tree-studded environs.
A felicitous venue for a modest celebration or simply a place to spend some quality time with old friends, two tastefully appointed bedrooms combine personality with functionality. Even long-term cohorts need a little privacy during their holiday and despite its relative modesty, the villa provides plenty of opportunity to choose between the me and us. Two airy pavilions are separated by a central courtyard, while added brio comes from the fact that every room opens up to the elements, creating an ambiguous distinction between indoors and out. The open-plan living and dining area is presided over by a mezzanine TV lounge, also ideal for boardgame afternoons or lighthearted tête-à-têtes. If unexpected guests decide to gatecrash last minute, this room can be swiftly converted into an extra bedroom, its ensuite bathroom comfortably providing for such an eventuality. An outdoor dining area is a must in the tropics, and Headland Villa 3 delivers with panache. Not all properties on Samui can vaunt the view that's on display here. No telescope required to admire the brooding Five Islands or the spectacular sunset horizons over the Ang Thong Marine Park. All are thoughtfully placed in picture-postcard fashion right out front. If naughty skinny dips are on the bucket list, the infinity pool temptingly beckons; or skip down the steps at midnight to the secluded, sandy beach.
Despite the existence of subtle neighbours, the natural talents of abundant foliage create a feeling of absolute seclusion. Fraternity need never be tested at Headland Villa 3.