Southern Thailand Villas and Holiday Rentals in Phuket and Samui
The South of Thailand stretches down towards Malaysia, and is renowned for its tropical beaches, verdant islands, excellent diving waters, dense rubber plantations and some startlingly spicy indigenous dishes. The region is home to numerous holiday rentals offering a wealth of different kinds of Thailand holidays.
The West coast on the Andaman Sea is home to the famous islands of Phuket and Phi Phi, to Khao Lak, Krabi and Phang Nga, with its strange and impressive limestone karsts.
Off the East coast lie the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, where, until tourism became a major focus, coconuts and fishing were the mainstay of these island communities.
Further south is the town of Hat Yai, which is popular with Malaysian tourists. The Deep South, home to Songkhla, Yala and Pattani, is probably best avoided by the casual holidaymaker, as frequent disruptions are caused by the insurgency there.
Home cooking and Southern Thai cuisine
A quick glance at a map will help underline why seafood and coconut milk feature prominently in Southern Thai food, and may also explain why the chili (originally an import into Thailand) is used so generously here in searing dishes such as "gaeng liang" or "gaeng tai pla". The thick, sweet peanut based Massaman curry also evokes an Indian influence. When in season, southerners enjoy the bitter tasting green sataw bean, but this passions is often not adopted by visitors..
With panoramic ocean views, this modern 6 bedroom Chaweng villla radiates light and tropical island living.
Sleeping up to 12 guests in comfort, this villa is an excellent choice for family holidays or larger groups who want to be cocooned in privacy and luxury, whilst all the while being within minutes of the island's main beach resort area of Chaweng, with all its shops, restaurants, bars and more.
Do the maths - hire this six bedroom villa at a nightly rate that is so much lower than 6 standard hotel rooms on Koh Samui!
Directly on the beach, this stunning, contemporary Thai holiday villa showcases the best of Koh Samui and tropical island life.
Ideal for a family reunion or for a group of friends planning a once in a lifetime Thai holiday, this breathtaking and unique Thai villa sleeps up to ten in utter comfort. Guests at this beachfront villa may also enjoy the facilities of the adjoining resort and the in-villa spa and wine bar.
With commanding eagle's nest views, this luxurious six bedroom pool villa near Ban Phor sleeps up to 16 guests
Successfully blending modern design and architecture with breathtaking views of nature and the sea, this spacious Samui villa comfortably welcomes larger groups of friends or family travelling together and seeking an exceptional Samui experience. The villa staff will do all they can to make your holiday here a one of a kind vacation. Come inside to see all of the unique facilities that this villa has to offer you...
This holiday villa on Koh Samui island offers a private pool and tropical gardens a stone's throw from the beach. The property sleeps 2-4 guests. Guests at this beachfront villa may also enjoy the facilities of the adjoining resort.
This Samui villa for rent offers three bedrooms and a private swimming pool on Samui's Bang Po Beach, which it shares with the Four Seasons Resort. It boats a clean modern design, and amenities including free broadband internet and complimentary breakfasts.
This modern, four bedroom, Phuket holiday villa boasts a private pool, and offers privacy whilst enjoying easy access to Patong beach. The villa is offered with a full time maid, and a Thai chef may also be organized. The villa is equipped with modern appliances and has WiFi throughout.
This dramatic 5 bedroom private pool villa in Rawai is the ideal choice for family holidays in Phuket or for a group of friends planning a Phuket break at a vacation rental. The villa is ideally situated in a peaceful area with panoramic sea views, whilst also being only 5 minutes away from shops, restaurants and a plethora of activities and beaches. Golfers and divers will also find it to be an ideal choice. This Rawai villa sleeps 10 - 15 guests, is fully air-conditioned, has a large private pool and offers free Wi-Fi throughout.
This bedroom private pool villa on Koh Phangan island enjoys romantic and relaxing ocean views. It is located on Thong Nai Pan beach amidst flowering gardens and coconut groves.
The house is staffed, and constitutes an excellent base from which to explore this tropical island whilst on an extended beach holiday in Thailand's south.