Akuvara

9.8/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)

4 5 8

from

USD 883

per night

Latest reviews

Average rating of 9.8/10 over 9 reviews from 1 source(s)
10/10
tripadvisor
Graham M
Graham M

Stayed: February 2018

Wonderful family beachfront getaway

Beautiful location with a fantastic staff. Our party had four adults and three children ages 5, 3, and 3. Between the sand toys, the pool, and the nicely shaded beach with swing and calm shallow water it was the perfect location to relax. Food was excellent and easily the best part of the trip for the adults. If you choose to go here, it's best to stay local and enjoy everything on the villa menu! Joy the manager took great care of us and provided us with tour excursions, shopping recommendations, grocery support, and everything else we could think of. I have stayed in multiple villas in Bali, Thailand, and the USA but this is the best one yet. If I am lucky enough I will try to return with more of my family!
Stayed: February 2018
10/10
tripadvisor
M M
M M

Stayed: March 2017

paradise found

Our family stayed at Akuvara for our spring holiday. The villa is absolutely magnificent. The pictures are very accurate of the setting yet don't capture what it's like to be there. The layout of the different rooms ensures plenty of room and privacy for all, and the combination of the pool, deck, sala and beach are fantastic. If you've ever wanted to get away from it all and be pampered on a beautiful beach, this is the place for you. We got good use of the sea kayak, the beach was pristine and very uncrowded. The food was great, the staff were very accommodating of our needs. Quite a bit removed from the more, shall we say, 'colorful' parts of Samui, which was a good thing, but if you want to go into Lamai or Chaweng it's not too much of a bother.
Stayed: March 2017
10/10
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Renata B
Renata B

Stayed: February 2016

Perfect beach escape

Yes, that's right, a perfect beach escape in Koh Samui is possible; away from the crowds, wonderful empty beach, surprisingly idyllic. It is staffed, it is easy, it is oh-so-relaxing. The owners are obliging, the staff are professional, the food on a white-clothed table a marvel. The biggest problem we had every day was to decide on our custom menu for the day., filled with local fish and seasonal fruit. Perfectly cooked, so even our fussy 8yo succumbed to Thai cuisine (crispy fried fish, oh yes). The special mention should also go to the villa manager, who really deserves five stars for the professionalism on par with the best hotels. Excellent advice and quiet swift way of materialising our wishes. Four months that passed since our stay erased his name from my memory, but he was unquestionably fantastic. Thank you to the owners and staff for a perfect holiday for a family with a child and grandma.
Stayed: February 2016
10/10
tripadvisor
Angela G
Angela G

Stayed: September 2012

If you want to unwind this is the place to go.

We have just returned from the most relaxing holiday in this most beautiful villa in a very tranquil part of Koh Samui. The villa is most stylishly decorated but is not at all pretentious, the bedrooms are all very spacious and airy and if you are travelling in a group the other bedrooms are set a little way apart from each other so that you are not getting in each other's way. The garden is very peaceful. The outside area around the pool is fantastic and when it gets a little too hot there is an amazing elevated "cabana" with lounges that is just perfect for a little afternoon snooze with the breezes wafting through as you listen to the ocean lap the shore. That is after you have eaten some of the best lunches (in our case Thai Food) but Western is also on the menu. I don't think we could fault the food even if we wanted to. For us the food was faultless. Fresh fish caught in the morning served for dinner, amazing Thai salads and curries not to mention the best fruit smoothies served around the pool that the amazing staff (totally unobtrusive) made for us without having to ask. The housekeeper set the most beautiful floral decorations every night for dinner that would not have been out of place in a 5 star hotel. We ate outside most nights. The food for us was just one of the highlights. A sunset at akuvara is not to be missed the colours are just so vibrant. The perfect start to an evening sitting outside. The whole experience was by far one of the most relaxing and enjoyable beach holidays we have had. We barely moved from the Villa. If you do feel the need to do something the local town is only a 10 min drive away. Our children aged 15 and 13 equally enjoyed it. There is a canoe, volley ball net, snorkelling exploring the beach/reef. The service was professional and friendly, the villa just beautiful we would certainly love to go back again. I would certainly recommend this for either a family or couples destination.
Stayed: September 2012
10/10
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A FlipKey verified reviewer

Stayed: September 2012

Extraordinarily Indulgent - Ultimate Family Holiday

We had 3 adults and 3 children under the age of two, and for our hectic entourage we felt so relaxed and so well looked after for the whole week we spent at akuvara. The pool was heavenly and the basically private beach (no one else was on the beach) was wonderful, especially with children. However the highlight must be the so attentive conceirge and the amazing chef, plus the gorgeous sala within which we enjoyed nightly massages. From the moment we arrived we were treated to such impeccable service and warmth. We got to choose our menu for the day each morning and we were served the freshest and most delightful food. A truly extradordinary experience. When you are able to experience bliss with young children you know you have stumbled across a gem. Whatever we wanted, day trips, massages, manicures, everything was possible and arranged. I can not recommend this accommodation enough.
Stayed: September 2012

Facilities

Available for longterm
Available for weddings
Suitable for children
Suitable for elderly
Suitable for wheelchairs
Smoking allowed
Pets allowed
Security
Maid
Chef
Swimming pool
Internet/Wifi

Bedroom facilities

  • Personal safe
  • TV
  • Air Condition
  • King Size bed
  • Twin bed

Bathroom facilities

  • En-suite bathroom

Business facilities

  • Computer available
  • Telephone

Dining facilities

  • Gas stove
  • Dish washer
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Breakfast bar

Living facilities

  • Sofabed
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite
  • DVD
  • CD player
  • Hi-Fi system
  • Electronic Media Center

Outdoor facilities

  • Garden
  • Parking available
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Sun beds / chairs
  • Gazebo or pergola

Location

Located at Lipa Noi beach, 30 minutes from the airport and 40 minutes from Chaweng. There is a snorkeling reef conveniently located just 50 metres from the beach directly in front of the villa. In the summer low tide season there is the added advantage when the tide can go out almost to the reef, leaving an expanse of white sand exposed as a summer playground. This opens the beach and reef up to all sorts of other activities such as beach volleyball or simply exploring the rock pools and collecting shellfish, a safe and enjoyable activity for children.

Rates

Include all taxes - No booking fees

Season Dates Bedrooms Daily Rental Minimum Stay
Standard Rate (4BR) 23 Apr 2019
30 Jun 2019
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 1 Jul 2019
31 Aug 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 1 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 27 Sep 2019
7 Oct 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 8 Oct 2019
12 Dec 2019
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 13 Dec 2019
19 Dec 2019
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 20 Dec 2019
11 Jan 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,413 10 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 12 Jan 2020
22 Jan 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 23 Jan 2020
1 Feb 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,119 5 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 2 Feb 2020
27 Mar 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 28 Mar 2020
25 Apr 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,119 5 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 26 Apr 2020
30 Jun 2020
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 1 Jul 2020
31 Aug 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 1 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 26 Sep 2020
7 Oct 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,036 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 8 Oct 2020
10 Dec 2020
4 bedroom USD 883 3 nights
Standard Rate (4BR) 11 Dec 2020
17 Dec 2020
4 bedroom USD 1,119 3 nights

Rates Include

* Daily Rates and Extra Beds include 10% service charge and 7% tax.
* Daily rates include a full time Thai Chef (food cost on Guests account)
* Minimum stay of 3 nights (7 to 10 nights over Christmas and New Year, 5 nights for Chinese New Year, 7 nights for Easter)
* Rates shown are for a maximum of eight (8) Guests (including children) or four (4) with reduced occupancy.
* Baby cot provided free of charge
* Rates include daily Continental breakfast

Rates Exclude

* For weddings and private parties, surcharge may be applicable depending on number of guests (a maximum number of guests also applies)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of a booking includes but is not limited to:
* Cancellation of one or more days of a booking.
* An amendment of a booking so that none of the dates of the booking once amended fall within the same dates that originally constituted the booking.
* Failure of all Guests to provide the required documentation on arrival (eg. Passports or suitable identification).
* Attempt by the Guest, their party or visitors to hold an event at the Property in breach of these Terms and Conditions or breach of any rules applicable to the Guest's chosen Property.

In the event that the Guest cancels a confirmed booking, the following cancellation fees will generally apply:
* 20% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made more than 60 days before the start of the rental period.
* 50% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made between 30 and 60 days before the start of the rental period.
* 100% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made between 1 and 29 days before the start of the rental period.

The applicable amount will be deducted from the deposit and sums paid, and the manager will refund any remaining balance to the Guest.

Please note that these cancellation terms apply for regular booking periods. Special cancellation terms may apply for peak/high seasons and will be stated in the Property description, booking confirmation or reservation voucher.

Payment Terms

When the Guest makes a booking request, the Guest must make the appropriate deposit payment within 5 working days of availability confirmation. If the required deposit payment is not received within the 5 working day period, the villa reserves the right to void the Guest's booking request.

- For rentals beginning more than 75 days after the date of the booking request – a deposit of 20% of the total rental amount is payable.
- For rentals beginning 75 days or less after the date of the booking request – the total rental amount is payable as a deposit.
- Where a 20% deposit applies to the booking, the Guest must pay the remaining 80% balance not less than 75 days before the scheduled arrival date.

Kindly inform upon confirmation of your reservation, which form of payment would be preferred.
* Payments may be made by Telegraphic Transfer to our company bank account or through an online payment gateway with your credit card (visa,master card or Amex).
* If payment by credit card is preferred this will incur a 3.9% admin fee.

Description

A treat for the style conscious visitor

Akuvara is Sanskrit for "The Sea". This architecturally designed elegant villa is a beachfront paradise offering a stylish seaside living environment. Contemporary designs blended with tropical calm delivers a relaxing and fresh atmosphere. It's clear that this is a property which has been designed with modern elegance as the focus.

Throughout the villa natural and modern materials have been used in harmony. The blend of modern designs with natural materials is a theme that's extended to the furnishings. Chic furniture fashioned out of dark wood, water hyacinth, teak and bamboo is complemented by luxurious soft furnishings to ensure a relaxed mood. This luxury also includes top quality bed linens used throughout the villa.

On arrival you approach the gated entrance to Akuvara via a private courtyard. On entering the property, a pathway fringed with pebbles and tropical plants leads to a garden Sala. Adjacent to the sala is a two storey building, the first floor housing a self-contained suite which is reached by a stone staircase. There's a king-bedroom with a flat screen LCD TV, complete with an electronic media centre containing a wide selection of music, movies and TV series. The en-suite bathroom has a rain shower to indulge you. There is a kitchen area with all amenities including a breakfast bar or if you prefer, you can enjoy breakfast on the wide balcony which has expansive views over the property to the sea.

As you move down the stairs, beyond the garden sala and the two stone "Sawadee" statues that welcome you, nestled in the garden is a stand alone, stylishly furnished en-suite king bedroom with TV/DVD and rain shower.

The stone pathway continues to the next living pavilion which runs across the width of the property. The custom designed wooden doors open up to a central covered walkway to offer a striking view of the sea as you move further into the property. True to its name 'Akuvara' you can't help but to feel as though you are part of the ocean expanse that opens up as you move to the beachfront section of this stunning villa. On the left of the walkway is an en-suite bedroom with twin beds, a TV/DVD and a terrace leading onto a lawn area with views through the property to the sea.

On the right is an exquisite dining room with large teak and bamboo dining table, bamboo buffet cabinet and eye-catching original contemporary artworks.

Moving towards the pool terrace and beach are landscaped gardens and the final two pavilions. The pavilion on the left is the master-suite. The en-suite bathroom has twin basins mounted on a stone topped cabinet. The extra large walk-in shower features an expansive wall recess decorated with exquisite Bisazza mosaic tiles and you have the choice of a wall-mounted shower or the central overhead rain shower - pure indulgence. Glass doors lead to an outdoor terrazzo bathtub, designed for 2, which has views to the sea when the wooden doors of the private courtyard are opened. The master suite opens onto the pool terrace and has stunning uninterrupted sea views - even whilst lying in the king sized bed. There is a large flat screen LCD TV, including an electronic media centre containing an extensive selection of movies, TV series and music. This room was designed by the owners to be an opulent private sanctuary.

To the right is the main living area and this pavilion is the centre piece for eating, relaxing and entertaining. There are three distinct areas, one designed for the kids and kids at heart with a flat screen LCD TV and media centre containing a selection of movies and TV shows appropriate for children's viewing. At the front of the pavilion is the main living room which opens onto the pool terrace and the al-fresco dining area. Both rooms have elegant large comfy sofas. The front entertaining area is best devoted to enjoying the pool terrace and watching stunning sunsets over the sea. It is also a fantastic place to relax in front of the 46' flat screen LCD TV and enjoy the wide selection of movies, TV series and music from the electronic media centre.

In the centre of the two rooms is a staircase which leads to the third and most amazing feature at Akuvara - a mezzanine viewing deck. This room has been built specifically to relax and enjoy the astonishing view. With a vaulted wooden ceiling, two large comfortable daybeds positioned directly in front of the sliding doors that lead onto a balcony it embraces views over the pool, the beach and out to the famous Five Islands.

This pavilion also contains a modern well-equipped kitchen with quality Italian appliances. White cabinetry with black high-gloss granite surfaces give the kitchen a crisp contemporary feel and a large service hatch at the far end incorporates a breakfast bar linking it to the front entertaining area and ultimately the ocean beyond.

The pool terrace is the perfect size for entertaining, outdoor dining and soaking up the Samui sunshine. The large blue-tiled swimming pool runs parallel to the ocean and to the right is a gated entrance onto the beach. To the left is a natural stone waterfall feature with stepping stones leading over the pool to a beachside Sala which has two large day beds.

The beach in front of this villa is one of the finest on the island, it has soft white sand, excellent swimming and snorkelling conditions, outstanding views, and it's perfectly positioned for Samui's legendary sunsets. Start each day right here with breakfast served by the pool, virtually on the beach. Let the smiling staff at Akuvara pamper you.

Akuvara epitomises contemporary sophistication whilst combining the perfect amount of natural touches to ensure that it sits comfortably in its beautiful tropical surroundings.

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