The property is absolutely stunning! This beach-front villa spans several acres with separate building which flow gracefully together. This provides a feeling of togetherness, and also of privacy when needed. The kid's bunk room was an extra special treat for my kids, and also for us. The property has it all - pools, a jacuzzi, the beach, a 'rave' (think floating dock/trampoline), amazing snorkeling, etc... Our family had the most memorable trip - and the perfect weather was an added bonus! First-class top-rate experience all around!
Samsara Villa exceeded all expectations! First class accommodations, an idyllic setting, and top-notch staff all added to the five-star experience. The villa is in the perfect location, within a 10-minute drive of the airport, following a direct flight (under 3.5hrs) from NYC. Our family spent a week enjoying the silky white sandy beach, the numerous pools, hot-tub, snorkeling (amazing snorkeling right from the house), sailing, tennis, yoga. Something for everyone! We will treasure the memories made at Samsara for a lifetime! We will surely be back!
We spent a magical week at Samsara with three other families with children aging six to sixteen. It was a truly special experience - the pavilion style design meant we could socialize in the common areas but also had our own private space.
We were hesitant to order the "Samsara experience" but my goodness we were not disappointed. I would recommend it to anyone staying here.
The chefs were fantastic - giving choices for my gluten/lactose free wife, a non-seafood eater and the tastes of young children for the same meal! All the meals were varied and tasty. The only meal we didn't love was at a local restaurant.
Staff are five star Asian-resort standard. Attentive, anticipatory but not intrusive. We really favour this style.
This was our second time here and will come again.
We absolutely loved our week at Samsara. The property was amazing - spacious, safe and secluded with wonderful views and a great beach area. The staff were absolutely full service - with catered meals, tons of activities on property and around the islands. Our kids will never forget the amazing week we had here, and my wife and I will go home fully relaxed and recharged.
Samsara is an exquisitely beautiful place. The view of the glittering turquoise ocean with the surf breaking on the reef on the horizon as you walk through the front door simply takes your breath away. The property is perched above a stunning white sand private beach within a protected marine area hosting coral and tropical fish which are accessible with basic snorkeling gear. The position means the villa benefits from a cooling ocean breeze.
The accommodation is stunning and finished to a very high standard. Every aspect of the design of this property has been carefully thought through. It looks different from every angle. One of my favorite places is the dining room with its fabulous beaded wooden ceiling and stunning views over the pool and out to sea. The infinity edge pool is crystal clear and stunning. The separate bedrooms provide a wonderful private space away from the main house as do the decks above the beach. And the separate rooms for the kids are great fun. The staff were super and looked after our every need – always there to provide a beer or a cocktail. Sitting in the jacuzzi watching the sun go down with a glass of wine or retiring there after dinner to enjoy the stars was just special.
The host has great local knowledge and was able to fix up all sorts of things for us like a diving trip, kite surfing and tennis lessons on the court in the grounds and massage and beauty treatments. There are great local yoga and fitness classes and on-site sessions can be arranged.
We also have great memories of the island – running along the stunning beaches, fabulous exercise classes, bike rides, lunch at Boogaloo’s. All in all an extraordinarily special place.
Spectacular home, amazing views, superb amenities and a staff beyond fantastic makes Samsara perfect