Does a Thai Luxury Villa Holiday in Thailand sound like a dream come true to you? Imagine waking up in a gorgeously decorated villa, with modern style as well as traditional accents, hearing the sea breeze and then heading out to the immaculate garden to laze by the pool. Thailand has so much to offer to travellers – with beautiful beaches, many cultural attractions and absolutely delicious food as well as the warm and hospitable Thai culture. Staying in a luxury villa is surprisingly affordable. Here are some top tips on how to find the Thai luxury villa holiday of your dreams – for a great price!
One of the things that will make the biggest difference to the overall cost is the location. Phuket and Koh Samui are both gorgeous tropical islands with many stunning villas – however Koh Samui is considerably cheaper than Phuket. Therefore, if you’re looking for a good deal, consider staying in a beautiful Koh Samui Villa.
2. Time of Year
Another way to get an excellent deal is to travel outside of the high season for travel to Thailand. Thailand enjoys beautiful weather all year round, so you can still enjoy its beauty, but without the crowds (and for less!). April and May are great times to travel to Thailand, as are June and September as long as you don’t mind some afternoon showers.
3. Book Early
Booking everything (including the flights and villa) early will mean that you get the best possible deal. Many villas run great early bird discounts if you lock your dates in early, and flight prices are generally much cheaper if you book further out.
4. Type of Villa
Although direct beach access from your villa is wonderful, it will mean that the price is significantly higher than if you book a villa that is nestled in the hillside. The lush greenery of Koh Samui is absolutely beautiful, and plus, the beach is just a very short trip away anyway. So, consider a garden villa for your stay.
5. Level of Service
Most villas come staffed as standard, with a small team who will assist with tasks like housekeeping. There is also the option to have additional staff such as a full-time private chef, however this comes at a cost. Thailand has so many amazing restaurants and street food options that you may prefer to skip the extra services and find more affordable options instead.
6. Research, Research, Research!
There are many websites out there, but not all of them are equal! Be careful, as some websites don’t show the best prices or haven’t personally checked the villas they list. The best websites with affordable offers on Koh Samui seem surprisingly affordable! There are lead-in deals from just 34 SGD per person, per night!
7. Go with a Group
A villa is even better when you have a group of friends to enjoy it with! Not only is it great fun to share a villa holiday with your loved ones, but it also means that the cost of a villa can be split between multiple people, making it a lot more affordable. Villas get cheaper the more bedrooms you use, and if you have a group of friends, you may find it’s significantly cheaper to stay in a villa than in a hotel.
Although most villas advertise a price, you can always try to negotiate to get a better deal. This is especially the case if you are travelling in the off-season. There’s certainly no harm in asking!