Located on Koh Samui’s peaceful west coast, the spacious 5-bedroom Baan Ora Chon sits on the white sands of Lipa Noi, one of the island’s few year-round swimming beaches. Baan Ora Chon seamlessly merges Lipa Noi’s natural beauty with its exquisite tropical and traditional architecture. The villa has been designed to incorporate the palm trees that were there long before Baan Ora Chon was, and yet, the villa is strikingly modern. Think a grand stone-wall entrance, high vaulted ceilings, intricate layouts which link different levels and spaces, a plethora of design elements that ensure you notice something new from Baan Ora Chon’s every angle, and the use of natural materials to enhance the contemporary space. It is not just the architectural detailing that makes the villa, so special – the cathedral windows frame stunning views of Lipa Noi and the famous Five Islands. Then there are the fabulous sunsets.
Baan Ora Chon is a beachfront property with direct access to white sand beaches of Lipa Noi and amazing views of the ocean and nearby islands.
It is perfect for couples travelling in a group who like contemporary living spaces with direct access to the finest white sands in Samui.
A villa dedicated to Wellness, Baan Ora Chon is fully wheelchair accessible and comes with a fabulous 18-metre beachfront pool in which you can do some morning laps. By the pool is a fully equipped beachfront sala, from which you can enjoy all-day dining, sunset cocktails, a massage, or your yoga practice. There is a world-class gym on-site, and everything from private Muay Thai lessons to spa treatments can be organised by the Villa Manager and concierge team. Baan Ora Chon is not just dedicated to your Wellness, but to the planet’s as the villa is entirely plastic free.
Year-round yacht anchorage is ideal for those whose perfect holiday involves sailing or who want to charter a boat directly to the Ang Thong Marine Park.
Within the villa, wherever you look, there is the sense of the outdoor seamlessly merging with the indoors. Baan Ora Chon’s grand entrance does not open onto indoor space, but rather a garden framed by tall stone pillars.
It is only by crossing the garden that you come across the main living pavilion. Although you may become distracted by the elevated living and dining area and its high vaulted ceiling, central water feature and adjacent chef’s kitchen featuring impeccable black granite surfaces and breakfast bar, you’ll never forget the surrounding nature as glass doors and windows stretch across the space giving you those breathtaking views of the ocean beyond.
Above this pavilion, you’ll find one of the most incredible bedrooms, with its private dressing area, en-suite bathroom and outdoor terrazzo tub. This bedroom is surrounded by vibrant greens and ocean blues as it looks out onto garden in one direction and sea in another.
One other bedroom sits beneath the elevated dining and living area, but this is not to say that it lacks in beauty. This bedroom with its en-suite shower room has a private covered terrace which looks across garden, pool and sea. One floor up, you’ll find a bunk room, perfect for children who want to spend their time together.
Beyond the living pavilion, you’ll find two more bedrooms to relish. Within its pavilion, these two bedrooms are separated by an inner garden so you will continue to lose yourself in nature. These two bedrooms each come with dressing area, en-suite bathroom and outdoor terrazzo bathtub from which you can watch the heavens above.
Bedroom 1: 1 king bed and 1 single with trundle bed (pull-out bed), bathroom ensuite with dual vanity, bathtub and rain shower, satellite TV, safety deposit box, fan, air conditioning
Bedroom 2: 1 king bed and a day bed, bathroom ensuite with dual vanity, bathtub and rain shower, satellite TV, safety deposit box, fan, air conditioning
Bedroom 3: Twin beds with option to convert to king bed, bathroom ensuite with dual vanity, bathtub and rain shower, walk-in wardrobe, safety deposit box, fan, air conditioning
Bedroom 4: Twin beds with option to convert to king bed, bathroom ensuite with dual vanity and rain shower, walk-in wardrobe, satellite TV, safety deposit box, fan, air conditioning
Bedroom 5: Kid’s Bunk room – 1 single with trundle bed (pull-out bed)
Beachfront – 10 m
Nikki Beach Club – 2.2 km
Na Mueang-1 Waterfall – 10.2 km
Kamalaya Beach – 16.3 km
Lamai Beach – 17.3 km
Santiburi Golf Course – 21.8 km
Fisherman’s Village – 24.7 km
Central Festival Samui – 29.1 km
Big Buddha Temple – 30.0 km
Chaweng Night Market Center – 30.7 km
Samui International Airport – 31.2 km
THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
– Lipa Noi Beach has beautiful fine white sand with fantastic living reefs in the water, and it is safe for swimming even for young children, all year-round, which is not possible in most parts of Samui. Guests can explore the beauty of the local reefs and sea water with beach kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkels. They can also play volleyball, and water polo by the beach or simply choose to have a relaxing evening dip at the villa pool while enjoying the beautiful sunset into the horizon.
– Yacht anchorage is possible directly outside the Chai Talay villas. You can charter a yacht to visit the famous Ang Thong Marine Park which covers 42 islands in a total area of 102 km2, of which about 50 km2 is land, and the rest is water. The park features towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white-sand beaches, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes, which is great for dive excursions to enjoy the exotic wildlife and sea creatures.
– Alternatively, you can visit Koh Tean or Koh Mat Sum, two lovely islands south of Samui. You can go snorkelling in the reef around the islands, or just enjoy the near-deserted white-sand beaches and explore the lush greenery. The boats heading for these islands typically depart from the fishing village of Thong Krut in Taling Ngam; your villa manager can recommend tour companies for you.
– Chai Talay villas are ideal for guests who are in their pursuit of fitness and wellness. There is a myriad of exercise opportunities around the villas including the indoor/outdoor world class gym facilities. One can choose to do yoga with unfolding views to the coast or sign up for private Muay Thai boxing training with boxing bag and equipment all arranged at the villas.
– If you are keen on food and culture and wish to learn how to cook famous Thai dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment, small classes can be conducted in the villa led by certified Thai cooks, making for a highly personalised and rewarding experience. A Thai cooking class would be the best way to experience the culture as you get to indulge in the rich and unique flavours and smells of Thai cooking.
– A trip to Samui would not be complete without experiencing world renowned spa treatments in the comfort of Baan Ora Chon itself or at one of the many spas dotted throughout the island. Guests are presented with a wide array of unique spa experiences as well as an extensive spa menu which can be catered to your needs.
– Eat, drink, tan and dance the day (or night) away at one of Samui’s most prestigious and trendy beach clubs. Whether you find yourself at Nikki Beach Club, Beach Republic, or even the W Hotel (if you’re willing to venture out farther) you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to daytime activities. The guest experience team will be able to help secure a prime spot at any one of these venues for your holiday pleasure.
– Venture further inland to visit the Na Mueang Waterfalls, some of the most scenic waterfalls in Samui. There’s no entry fee required to visit the waterfalls and the path from the entrance of the park to the falls is easy to follow.
– Visit Fisherman’s Village, Bophut Beach, the dining hub of Koh Samui with over 40 restaurants, many of them beachfront or on the sand itself. Most shops and restaurants are open from late morning or early afternoon. The Village becomes a vibrant “Walking Street” and is closed to traffic from 5pm on Fridays.
– The Samui Elephant Sanctuary is a haven for elephants just enjoying life in their natural habitat. These include elephants that were previously exploited by the tourism and logging industries.
– The 12-metre tall seated Buddha statue represents Buddha’s journey to enlightenment and is a symbol of meditation and purity.
– Enjoy golfing at Santiburi Golf Course. The world-class course is set amidst a reserved coconut palm plantation with panoramic views of the Gulf of Siam.
– The “Grandpa and Grandma” rocks also known as the Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks are a sight you’re going to need to see to believe – no photoshop here! These rock formations resemble the male and female genitalia.
– Silver Beach, otherwise called Crystal Beach, sits along the cliffs that separate Lamai from the Chaweng area.
– Adventure seekers should definitely try zip-lining across Samui’s rainforests. There are two ziplines in the area: Canopy Adventures Secret Falls and the Treetop Zipline are both around 15 to 20 minutes from Maenam Beach, and let you experience a rush of adrenaline while taking in views of the Samui rainforest.
– There are a few beaches in the area, including ‘twins’ Thongson Bay and Samrong Beach, both of which provide visitors with shallow waters for wading around and very peaceful surroundings.
– Also visit Lamai Viewpoint, which offers tours to natural attractions in the area, as well as an exciting zipline ride for the daring.
RENT PER DAY (Rates are subject to 17.7% tax & service charge)
20th December – 5th January: 1.700$
6th January – 22nd January: 1000$
23rd January – 1st February: 1.100$
2nd February – 27th March: 1.000$
28th March – 25th April: 1.100$
26th April – 30th June: 900$
1st July – 31st August: 1.000$
1st September – 25th September: 900$
26th September – 7th October: 1.000$
8th October – 10th December: 900$
11th December – 17th December: 1.100$