Thailand’s Top 10 Design Villas

While Thailand may be best known for its temptingly tropical natural scenery, you’ll find this corner of Southeast Asia also offers the utmost in luxury living - with a serious selection of dreamy design villas to cater to those who demand aesthetic perfection. From chic, clifftop retreats nestled amongst pristine rainforest to sleek beachfront abodes, these minimalist masterpieces are works of architectural wonder. Here’s our hand-picked selection of the most stylish retreats around…


1. Villa Chan Grajang - Luxury Villa in Phuket

Standing high above Surin Beach on the west coast of Phuket, this ultra-chic villa is the epitome of high-end luxury living with stunning views over the Andaman Sea. Villa Chan Grajang is part of the Ayara Hilltops estate on Surin Hill, west-coast Phuket. The largest and most majestic of the villas within this estate.

Villa Chan Grajang


2. Villa Bellevue - Luxury Villa in Koh Samui

Designed by award-winning GFAB architects, Villa Bellevue is a work of minimalist brilliance - cool, clean lines seamlessly set into the island’s hillside, oversized outdoor decking and infinity pool framing all-engulfing ocean views. A sunken outdoor Sala echoes a stylish 70s vibe, while the jacuzzi and private cinema were made for entertaining.



3. Celadon - Koh Samui Luxury Villa

A heady combination of cutting-edge architecture and Instagram-worthy interiors, this sleek design villa is perched on a secluded hilltop along Koh Samui’s north coast, boasting breathtaking sunset vistas.



4. Baan Sarawaan - Phuket Luxury Villa

Part of the exclusive private development of Cape Yamu, a collaboration by accomplished architects Jean-Michel Gathy and Phillipe Starck, Villa Sarawaan is a perfect fusion of contemporary and oriental design. Spread over three acres of beachfront land overlooking Phang Nga Bay, this ultra-luxe villa offers guests a 24-metre infinity pool, spa, boathouse and golf green.



5. Villa Lime Zest - Luxury Koh Samui Villa

Designed by Bali-based GFAB architects, Lime Zest features open plan interiors that slide open for a seamless indoor-outdoor feel, while the infinity-edge pool is the ideal spot to sink into the sweeping jungle views.



6. Iniala Penthouse - Luxury Villa in Phang Nga

Overlooking the Andaman sea, architect Graham Lamb’s futuristic vision makes for an otherworldly experience, with suspended beds and cushioned flooring that feels as though you’re walking on sand. An oversized swimming pool features a spectacular fishtail sculpture, while the roof terrace is the perfect spot for stargazers.



7. The Divya Villa - Private Luxury Villa in Koh Samui

Fusing indoor and outdoor living, Villa Divya’s sleek minimal beauty reflects award-winning architects GFAB’s signature design. Clean white interiors contrast with vibrant green vistas and panoramic ocean blues, while an expansive open-air living and dining Sala.



8. Villa Wang Nam Jai - Phuket Luxe Villa

Wang Nam Jai’s sense of tranquillity extends into every corner of the villa, both inside and out, from the Buddhist and Hindu paintings, statues and wall frescoes to the koi pond and the sounds of birdsong and ocean waves.

Wang Nam Jai


9. The Collector's Villa - Phang Nga Beachfront Villa

The Collectors Villa is arranged around dazzling outdoor spaces, dotted with gold-accented pagodas and fringed with palm trees. Its stunning interiors have been created for maximum aesthetic appeal, with a central courtyard designed by acclaimed Brazilian designers the Campana Brothers.



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