We didn't want to leave Baan Gina. I have stayed in villas a few times but this was a unique villa with some really cool, flavorful wall art/painting. Highly recommended if you want something out of the ordinary.
The villa was worth every single cent cos it was so nice. We had a great few days and the workers were extremely nice - they also cooked amazingly, we ordered a BBQ and it was big and delicious. I will never go back to a 'normal' hotel again.
Where do I begin? We got into Koh Samui unfortunately the weekend when the country was in mourning, so the entertainment was limited all across the place. Thank heavens for this gorgeous property that we booked. Four bedrooms, two pools and a view to die for. We were picked up by the villa taxi and Manu the owner, received us at the house. We had his staff Snow and Meaw who were simply wonderful, always at our disposal and ready to help us figure everything. Their English isn't very good but they mostly get what is required and for the rest you can call the manager Jazz, who would help with everything. She was on her holiday but was available on the phone to solve any problem. The view from the villa is something I can't stop raving about. Two rooms on the top floor and two rooms at the basement. One of the top floor room opens up to the swimming pool and has a great view while the other room has the back view. The rooms at the bottom floor are larger. There is a huge gym and a lounge area in the basement floor too. The air conditioners in each room work well and the water is always hot for a nice shower. The bathrooms are well designed and super spacious. They provide for toiletries as well. The linens are changed once every three nights. We partied hard at the villa the first night but we woke up to an amazing breakfast spread and a super clean villa the very next morning.
Some of the cons are: The power in the villa went off on our last day for about five hours and there was no back up or water. But Jazz tried to get things fixed as soon as possible. Though not having water was a bit of an issue, and being hungover and sorting the water issue wasn't a very holiday experience.
The villa is on the hills so be ready to shell out 500 baht every time you want to go to chaweng and 600 to lamai. But the good thing is the villa driver is available 24 hours at your disposal. Be it at six am or three pm, all you have to do is call him. However we easily spent a good amount of money on travel to and from the villa.
One other con was the restaurants across the villa. Though there are some great options, we didn't particular enjoy the Thai food at the Sunrise resort. The Thai food around chaweng is way better. So spend the extra five hundred and go to Chaweng to eat.
Would I stay here again? In a heartbeat. This was the highlight of our trip.
Not walking distance to the beach or shopping centers and had to rely on expensive shuttle services. But the view was amazing and the rooms were great.
What a perfect Villa to holiday in. As 7 adults we were all very private yet all together in this beautiful spot. The views are stunning and sunrise did not disappoint!! The service from Jaz was fantastic and she coordinated our needs beautifully from advice, directions, getting transport and scooters to private chefs. Walking distance to 1 restaurant and minimart and easy scooter to Chaweng. Our housekeepers were attentive and discreet. I would recommend this Villa to others as a perfect getaway. Thanks Baan Gina
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