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“Kalara Gardens Relaxation Holiday”
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Kalara Gardens
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“Kalara Gardens Relaxation Holiday”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have stayed twice in a villa at Kalara Gardens and we absolutely love it. The house is only 1km from the beach up a wooded hill. All the houses overlook the two large, infinity pools which service 11 villas and the elevated view towards the sea and Koh Pangan beyond is stunning. We love to sit on the balcony and watch cruise ships pass by, or the brightly lit fishing boats plying their trade at night. The only noise comes from the wildlife - crickets, monkeys, birds, etc.

The houses sit in a beautifully manicured garden setting which is lovingly tended by the resident grounds man, whose wife keeps the houses aired and clean and who launders clothes, towels and linens.

Kalara Gardens is the perfect place to really chill out, but it is a good idea to rent a car or moped so as not to feel isolated. The northwest corner of Koh Samui, where Kalara Gardens is situated, is tranquil and about 20-minutes drive from the busy Chaweng tourist district.

We will be back. This is the perfect "do nothing" vacation spot to catch up on reading and lounging about. Cook your own food, or go to one of the great beach-side local restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Try to get a villa in the middle of the line of 11 units to get the best views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Overall, I should give this place a 5 star. we stayed at Kalara gardens for 6 days 5 nights in a three bedroom villa. beautiful house, great pools, unbeatable view. It was perfect... other than the no room service. We should have done our research but kinda forgot to do so and assumed it was a resort. Villa should have tipped us off... it's self catered. To have the view that we did, we were up a hill... a very dark hill.

Cleanliness: walked around barefoot and our feet remained clean
Bathroom: our villa had two and a half, all were immaculate. you will need to bring your own shampoo conditioner soap toothbrush and toothpaste. We stayed in BKK before Samui so we had taken all this stuff just in case. Thank goodness we did!
Location: beautiful view. very quiet almost too quiet. definitely not chaweng beach.
Bed: very firm, at least in our villa
Food: none. bring or hire a chef or just drive down the hill. All the restaurants were great and cheap. We didn't even feel the need to venture out to Chaweng strip as there were great places to eat by us.

So, you definitely need a car. Which Anna, the staff who checked us in promptly organized for us. We were just going to rent for a couple of days but really, we had it for every day. I'm Canadian, and in Thailand they drive the British way, left side of the road, right side of the car. It was not a big deal. We piled in the car the first day to get food. At least breakfast and drinks and water... the TESCO in Nathon is only an express, the bigger ones in Chaweng and just north of that are much bigger and have way more selection. Driving in Samui is not the safest thing because of the tourists on motorcycles.

The villa itself is beautiful. We spent most mornings lounging by the pool. Drove down the hill for lunches and dinners and spent the afternoons at the beach or shopping. Someone came to clean everyday. The grounds are well kept.

Koh Samui is trying to be the French Riviera. It was really hard to bargain... the vendors were not budging at all... and for the same dress, you can find it in chatuchak market in BKK for a third of the price...

We had a great time. If you want the privacy, the room to have everyone together in a villa, then Kalara Gardens is perfect. We were just expecting room service but that's our own fault for not checking.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Kalara Gardens
Address: 80/15 Moo 6 Soi Kalara | Bang Por Soi 5, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
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Ranked #38 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Mae Nam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kalara Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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