We have been so lucky to stay at White Palm 2 for a week in July. It is the most gorgeous accommodation I have ever stayed in. We were so excited about our holiday and it certainly has not disappointed. From the booking process, communication prior to our trip, collection from the airport and welcome at the villa - no detail was missed.
We were given ample suggestions on what to do on the island to make the most of our trip and to research beforehand. I booked an in house massage from the guide book in the villa and it was the best massage I have ever had! We had so much fun at Canopy Treetop Adventures; remember to wear trainers not flip flops for this!
The villa itself is perfect. The owners have made it so homely and there was everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, especially the BBQ!! A team of cleaners even came twice during the week to bring fresh towels and give the place a spruce. The views from the villa are stunning. I loved sitting in the infinity pool over looking a quiet beach and watching the boats go past.
We hired a moped for the week from the shop at the end of the road and highly recommend this. We explored the island - mountains, harbours, beaches and local villages. This has been one of the highlights of the trip.
Fishermans Village was my favourite place to visit for dinner with a wide range of restaurants to eat at from traditional Thai, Indian, Italian, steak houses and Irish bars. The best night market is in the fishermans village on a Friday night.
I hope you enjoy your holiday and your stay at White Palm Villas as much as we have.
My wife and I stayed here for 5 days on a trip to Ko Samui in April 2017. Our stay was amazing. The house is beautiful, in idyllic location, and the thought and effort and taste that went into the decor and interior design is just beyond words. The owner, Claire, is a wonderful person and has gone out of her way much farther than any owner need to, for our comfort. Our stay was terrific, and that was in no small part because of all the preparations and hands-on involvement Claire has made to make us prepared, and to make everything easier and more convenient for us. Below are some more specific feedback points:
1-) The location on the Northern tip of the island is perfect. A calm and serene neighbourhood and section of the coastline, apart from the more noisy attraction spots, yet only a fifteen minute drive away from the airport and all the tourist attractions. A perfect location to get the best of both worlds.
2-) Supermarkets and restaurants nearby that deliver, so perfect if you just want to have a quiet day at home and need only some groceries and perhaps a meal delivered to you.
3-) Complimentary transportation was provided from the airport. It was punctual, clean, and we even managed to stop at a family market on the way to get some basic groceries.
4-) We were received by Roger, a gentleman who runs the villa on behalf of Claire. A truly friendly and helpful gentleman who gave us a very thorough handover from the previous visitors, gave us invaluable information for our stay on the island, and left us his contact incase we needed anything.
5-) There were other visitors who had just left the morning we arrived. Yet the staff (under Roger's supervision) had done such a perfect job that we received the place in impeccable condition.
6-) The house decor definitely stands out from everything else. Very modern and practical, yet classy with an unfailing attention to detail. Nothing less than world class interior design.
7-) The view is marvelous. And just looking out at the ocean and forest, while sitting int he pool, or on the comfy couch in the living room or on the bed in the master bedroom is something you could never get tired of.
8-) The kitchen is extremely well-equipped, and not just on minimum need. No expense was spared in the choice of appliances like refrigerator, microwave, toaster, etc. All were top notch. And the every little thing needed for basic cooking and eating (frying pans, casseroles, plates, tumblers, cups, cutlery, napkins, oil, salt, pepper, etc.) were available.
9- Air conditioners available in all rooms. A necessity in the tropical weather. But be careful as electricity is charged.
10-) Yoga and massage sessions available in the villa but you need to book in advance. The yoga instructor was a very nice and professional lady. And the massage service was excellent, even thought was very decently priced.
11-) Private cooking in the villa is also available, though sadly we couldn't get to try it as we didn't book well in advance.
12-) Housekeeping visit twice a week. They came once during our stay. Their job was fast but thorough.
Overall, it was a truly wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I DEFINITELY recommend it to any couple or family visiting the beautiful island of Ko Samui.