About Koh Samui

Since the first budget travelers discovered Koh Samui in the late 1970s, the island has become an increasingly popular choice for visitors from countries all over the world. Back then, the island's roads were little more than sand tracks and the only accommodation choices were homestays with local families.

In a relatively short period of time, Koh Samui has enjoyed phenomenal growth and is now one of the top boutique luxury holiday destinations is Asia.

Obviously, this also means the days of total escape from the world are past, but there are still plenty of opportunities for privacy and peaceful retreat, with small bays and secluded beaches such as the one at Villa Riva offering the ultimate luxury getaway.

Koh Samui's friendly topography actually makes it one of the few islands in Southeast Asia where direct beach access is possible for guests at a private villa, and this also means the spectacular sea views are constant, even right from your bed.

Despite considerable expansion and development the island's natural beauty remains a major part its appeal and the combination of natural and more sophisticated wonders is difficult to match anywhere else in the world.