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Samui Holiday Villa Rental provide professional villa rental services with Koh Samui's definitive portfolio of holiday rental property listings on Thailand's premiere tropical island destination.

Koh Samui Villa Rental FAQ

Koh Samui Holiday Rental and Travel Advice

A private villa gives you, your friends and family more privacy, space, comfort and personal service than staying in a luxury four or five star hotel, giving you a true luxury Thai holiday experience. Renting a villa is considerably cheaper value than staying in a hotel, especially when worked out as a per bedroom or per person rate and hotels cannot possibly compare with the private luxury villa rental experience. Private villa rates in Thailand are very reasonable when compared to similar villas in other parts of the world.


What happens after I make an enquiry?
We will contact the villa owners/representatives, confirming availability and rates, and get back to you as quickly as possible (certainly within 24 hours).

How do I make a booking?
Fill in the Booking Inquiry form, send us an email or give us a call. We are also available to call through our Skype account. See the Contact Us page for more information.

How do I pay?
We only accept payment by international bank transfer to Thailand as it is the safest and cheapest way to send funds abroad. Nowadays, all major banks allow you to send funds through your online account at the click of a button. Please ensure that all funds arrive in our account free from bank charges and remittance by instructing your bank that you wish to pay both transfer charges on your side and to the overseas bank. Full bank details will be sent to you when you make a booking.

When is the booking confirmed
The booking is confirmed when the booking form has been returned along with copy of passport from the principal guest and the deposit payment has been collected.

Are there any extra costs when renting a villa?
For daily rentals cleaning and all utilities are usually free, though this may vary from villa to villa. For monthly rentals the customer usually pays for utilities, though again this varies from villa to villa.

Do I need to pay a security deposit?
Most villas require a security deposit which is usually paid upon check-in to the villa. Some villa owners may want the security deposit paid before your arrival.

Is airport transfer included?
Depending on which villa you choose, airport transfer may or may not be included in the rental rates. This depends on the individual villa owners or villa management.

Can I make a monthly booking for a villa?
We welcome enquiries for monthly rentals and will get back to you as soon as possible with the information you require.


How can I travel to Koh Samui?
The best way to reach Koh Samui is by air to Koh Samui Airport by Bangkok Airways or Thai Air who fly from Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore. If flights to Samui airport are full, you could try flying to Surat Thani airport (about 3 hours from Koh Samui by bus and ferry boat). Find out more with our Koh Samui Flight Guide.

Can you supply cots and baby chairs?
Most villa owners will be happy to supply cots or high chairs without additional cost, though you should tell us in advance to ensure availability.

Is smoking allowed in the villas?
Smoking is not allowed inside the villas, though there are ample outside areas to smoke in.

Do I require any vaccinations before arriving in Koh Samui?
There are no vaccinations required for visa purposes, but it is always a good idea to see you family doctor before travelling to a tropical country especially when travelling with children.

Do I need an entry visa for Thailand?
Citizens of the EU and North America no longer require a visa to enter Thailand and are provided with a one month visa on entry. For longer stays, a visa may be obtained from the Thai embassy of any country. Visa regulations are prone to change quickly in Thailand, so you should look up current regulations before travelling. Try for up-to-date information.

Should I get travel insurance before coming to Samui?
You should always take out medical insurance when travelling to areas outside your existing coverage. Ensure that your policy covers any ‘dangerous’ activities you may wish to pursue, such as diving or driving motorcycles. We recommend buying comprehensive travel insurance for peace of mind thoughout your stay.

Should I exchange my cash for Thai Baht before coming to Thailand?
ATMs accept most credit and debit cards, and give better rates than money changers abroad (as much as 10%). You can find ATMs in Bangkok airport and at dozens of locations on Koh Samui. Most shops and restaurants accept payment by credit or debit card.

Is it safe to drink tap water on Koh Samui?
The government supplied tap water is chlorinated and clean but with many villas and holiday rental properties depending on deep wells, which tap underground reservoirs of water, it's best to not drink tap water without boiling. Bottled mineral water and treated water is freely available on the island.


What is the best way to get around Koh Samui?
The best way of getting around Koh Samui is by car or scooter. The only public transport on Samui are Songtaews (pickup trucks with seats on the back), which drive around the island's ring road. There are taxis, but they can be expensive and unreliable. Please note that most taxis on Koh Samui are not metered and so are a lot more expensive than everywhere else in Thailand.

How much does car rental cost?
Car rental costs from about 8000 Thai Baht to 2,300 Thai Baht per day and deals are often available for longer rentals ofmore than 3 weeks.


How can I get internet access on Koh Samui?
High-speed internet access is installed in most villas. There is high-speed WiFi in many cafes and restaurants and there are also numerous internet cafes.

What electrical system is used in Thailand?
The electrical system is 220v with 2-pin 'shaver' type adaptors or Thai 3 pin adaptors. They are available for purchase from few outlets and so you should buy your adaptors before arriving in Samui.


What do I need to know about Thai Culture?
In Thailand, shoes are not worn inside houses, but taken off at the front door. It is very impolite to touch Thai people on the head, and to touch or point with your feet. Tolerance is often extended to the cultural ignorance of visitors, although if you insist on being rude, aggressive, or abusive, you will cause offence. The most revered figures in Thailand are Buddha and the King and behaving improperly towards their images may result in police charges. Do not act disrespectfully to any Buddha figures, especially in temples. It is not advised to criticise the King (in fact it is illegal), or to deface any image of him.

Related Articles and Resources by Samui Holiday Villa Rental
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Koh Samui Flight Guide (article)

Thailand Visa Information (website)

Getting Around Koh Samui Guide (article)

Koh Samui Car rental (article)