From the moment we stepped into the Villa of the Rising Sun we were amazed!! The views are unbelievable and the villa itself is gorgeous. The photos on the website don't do this villa and the views justice - it is far better in person.
My husband, myself and a friend stayed here for 5 nights in March and the stay was the absolute best stay of our trip (and we did spend a lot more money to stay in 5 star resorts on Samui and in Bangkok which were no where near as good as this villa). The villa is huge, with the largest day-bed I have ever seen. We spent many hours lounging on this day-bed with the views, and jumping in the pool.
Everything explained to us prior to our stay was accurate. We knew exactly what to expect in regards to the road coming up the hillside to the villas, and to be honest, after one trip on a scooter with my husband we found it no problem at all and actually lots of fun. You don't get these views anywhere else on the island, and you definitely won't get these views without having to drive up a hill.
Natalia the manager was welcoming and warm! She greeted us on our arrival and was always available when we had questions and provided lots of helpful local info about the island.
We much preferred to stay in a private villa and have our own privacy and comforts of home. By far, this was the most relaxing and stylish stay during our trip to Thailand. I will be recommending this villa to anyone going to Thailand!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With stunning views of the open ocean, island landscape and tropical sunsets, Casas del Sol are four individually designed boutique villas that offer serviced accommodation in an ideal location of Koh Tao that is both central and convenient yet private and tranquil. Each villa features understated luxury with a modern tropical design that offers plenty of relaxation space in which to turn off, tune in and chill out. ... more less