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What are the advantages of renting a private villa?

A private villa offers you, your family and friends a true Thailand experience: more space, more comfort, more informality, more privacy, and more personal service. Renting a private villa or apartment is great value as expenses for food and drink, snacks, laundry, overseas telephone and fax etc. are charged at cost and are therefore much lower compared with a hotel where their inclusion could double or triple your hotel bill! Calculated on a per bedroom or per person basis there is quite a considerable saving to be realized by renting a private villa in comparison with what you would have to pay for staying in a 4 or 5 star hotel, and a hotel can't even come close to the experience of renting your very own private villa. Our Thailand rental rates are extremely attractive when compared with elsewhere in the world for similar high quality accommodation. The reputation of the quality of the service provided by Thai people is world-renowned and you will always be greeted with a smile.


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How can I make a reservation?

After submitting your request, we will advise you of availability. To make a reservation we require a deposit of 50% of the rental fee, with the remainder payable within 30 days prior to your arrival. For bookings of less than one week, full payment is required at the time of reservation.

What methods of payment do you accept?

Payments should be made by telegraphic transfer, directly to our account on Samui. Full details will be provided on reservation request.

How can I get to Koh Samui?

Koh Samui is best reached by air on Bangkok Air flights, from Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong or Singapore, a full schedule of which, together with online reservations, can be found at www.bangkokair.com.

How can I get from the airport to my rental property?

We will arrange for you to be collected from the airport, and driven to your rental property.

Can I rent a car on Koh Samui?

We can arrange for a rental vehicle to be delivered to you at your chosen villa, or at the airport if you prefer. All vehicles are fully insured and air-conditioned. We have selected the best rates for a range of rental vehicles from several companies on Koh Samui.

Can I drive on Koh Samui?

In order to drive on Samui, you require a valid international driving license, together with your national driving license. Always ensure that the vehicle you hire is insured and remember that seatbelts and helmets are mandatory safety measures. If you have been drinking, don’t risk ruining your stay, or the lives of others by driving under the influence.

How can I access the internet on Koh Samui?

Internet cafes are everywhere on Samui, including many restaurants, bars, and shops. If you use a laptop, and your rental home has a landline, there are several local ISPs who sell credit at most computer shops and 7-eleven stores.

What is the domestic electrical voltage in Thailand?

Electrical voltage on Samui is 220v, and power outlets are 2-pin shaver-type sockets. European adapters are widely available to 3-pin, although we recommend bringing your own if coming from the UK.


Should I have medical insurance for a visit to Koh Samui?

You should always take out medical insurance when traveling to areas outside your existing coverage. Ensure that your policy covers any ‘dangerous’ activities you may wish to pursue, such as diving or driving. We recommend buying comprehensive travel insurance for peace of mind during your visit.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Koh Samui?

No vaccinations are required or advised when visiting Koh Samui.

Do I need a visa to visit Koh Samui?

Citizens of the EU, and North America no longer require a visa to enter Thailand, and are provided with a one month visa on entry. For longer stays, a visa may be obtained from the Thai embassy of any country. Overstaying your visa incurs a fine of 200 Baht per day, up to a maximum of 20000 Baht. The latest facts and requirements on all types of visa requirements can be found at www.thaivisa.com.

Does Koh Samui have a hospital?

Samui has five modern hospitals, all employing Western doctors, and capable of dealing with any emergency or ailment. Surgery is now a major international attraction in Thailand, with excellent facilities, appealing rates, and an ideal location for recovery.

Is it safe to drink the tap water on Koh Samui?

Although much of the tap water on the island comes from deep wells, which tap underground reservoirs of mineral water, which is perfectly safe, we don’t recommend drinking tap water without boiling. Bottled mineral water and treated water is available all over the island.

Are there any social taboos I should know about?

In Thailand, shoes are never worn inside the house, but left at the front door. It is considered offensive to touch Thai people on the head, and to point or touch with the foot. Tolerance is generally extended to the cultural ignorance of visitors, although if you insist on being rude, aggressive, or abusive, you will succeed in causing offence.

Are there any unusual crimes I should know not to inadvertently commit?

The most revered figures in Thailand are Buddha and the King. There have been cases of visitors behaving inappropriately towards their images, resulting in criminal charges. Do not climb on or vandalize any Buddha figures, especially in temples. It is not advised to criticize the King, or to deface any depiction of him.

Do I need to order local currency before coming to Thailand?

ATMs accept most credit and debit cards, and offer better rates than money changers abroad. You can find ATMs in Bangkok airport, and at dozens of locations on Samui. Most shops and restaurants accept payment by credit or debit card.


 

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