Ban Mekkala

Ban Mekkala
Country: Thailand
City: Laem Sor
Price: from USD 800++
Bedroom: 6
Sleeps: 12

The Villa

Ban Mekkala offers a homeliness that's quite rare on an island increasingly peppered with ultra-contemporary villas. A proliferation of teakwood floors, doors and vaulted ceilings, plus a liberal scattering of Asian antiques and artefacts gives the living spaces and bedrooms a distinctive, almost heritage, air. And although some of the fixtures are showing signs of age (the villa was built in 2006), everything works well for the comfort and convenience of guests. A mature, flowering beachside garden frames the soothing sea views which can be enjoyed from virtually every point in the villa; from the bedroom terraces and the huge dining sala (gazebo) to the planter's chairs on the wide balcony that fronts the roomy upper-floor lounge. An appealing balance of indoor and outdoor spaces makes Ban Mekkala an ideal choice for a large family or group holiday and also for staging weddings and other special celebrations. It's easy to slip into zen holiday mode here, not only because of the peaceful and secluded surroundings, but also thanks to the willing and able staff team, several of whom have been working at the villa since it was built. Smiling and efficient, they fetch and carry, clean and tidy, almost invisibly. The villa manager is constantly available to make sure no guest's need is left unmet and the chef can turn his hand to virtually every culinary request (provisions are charged at cost plus 15% for service/shopping). Ban Mekkala's relatively remote location on the island's south-west coast will make it more appealing to those looking for a private retreat than a base for holiday shopping and nightlife. But the villa is well-equipped to keep guests entertained, with audio visual gear in every room and an excellent music system that can pipe tunes throughout the property. The private spa and outdoor jacuzzi add indulgence to the list of on-site pleasures and although the sea is too shallow for swimming for much of the year, the beach is a treasure trove of rock pools, and kayaks are available for marine adventures.


Location

This is one of the few remaining beaches on Koh Samui where development has yet to change a tranquil total escape. A handful of private villas and local houses share the beachfront, but there are no resorts or tourist facilities to speak of, apart from the modest Easy Time Resort and Italian restaurant, located a kilometre back from the beach towards the main road, and Yoga Thailand retreat, which is a short walk south along the beach. Mor Din, a traditional Thai restaurant serving local delicacies, is hidden away in the palms around 500m inland. The beach itself is clean and quiet, but quite rocky in places with very shallow water at low tide. It's great for walks and exploring the rock pools, but not the ideal swimming beach for much of the year.

Places Of Interest

Laem Sor Pagoda
1.00 km

Tong Krut Fisherman's Village
3.00 km

Lamai
10.00 km

Nathon
10.00 km

Chaweng
15.00 km

Airport
25.00 km

Rooms

Through a wooden gate from the car park and office, steps pass over a carp-filled pond into the upper-floor living, dining and kitchen pavilion. The entire spacious, fan-cooled area slides open onto a wide, ocean-view balcony furnished with planter's chairs and refreshed by constant sea breezes. The lounge area is furnished with comfortable sofas poised before a huge flat-screen TV (Satellite, DVD and XBox), plus wall-mounted speakers for movie nights. In the dining space a 12-seater wooden table is served by a fully fitted western kitchen (including two large fridge freezers) and a five-seater breakfast bar. An attached washroom with shower caters for visitors. Sand-washed stairs lead down to the beachfront garden where all six bedrooms open onto the lawn and pool. The two master suites sit closest to the beach, with sea views from their king-sized beds. Each room boasts folding wood-and-glass doors on three sides, high ceilings and a walk-through dressing area behind the bed. The generous ensuite bathrooms are fitted with huge tubs, plus a choice of indoor and outdoor showers. Two guest bedrooms sit behind the master suites and open onto covered garden terraces. Both offer king-size beds, plenty of space, built-in storage and large bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers (but no tubs). The remaining two guest bedrooms are situated below the living area, with twin beds that can be joined to form kings, built-in storage and ensuite bathrooms with showers and terrazzo tubs. A walled courtyard houses an indulgent sunken jacuzzi fed by a trickling waterfall, and a door from here leads to a quiet, private spa with massage bed, steam room and changing area with attached bathroom. The mature, lawned garden extends through the centre of the property towards the pool and beach. Fronting the pool is a large, sunken dining sala furnished with a 14-seater dining table and equipped with a wall-mounted TV. Left of the pool, a kitchenette is fitted with a fridge and barbecue unit, while an outdoor shower and guest bathroom is conveniently situated by the beach. In the pool is a shallow area which is ideal for smaller children and a modest pool bar with sunken stools. The main section of the pool runs parallel to the beach and features two sunken loungers with ocean views right from the water’s edge. Steps from the garden lead down to the sand and sea.

BEDROOM 1

King

7.5m x 5.5m


BEDROOM 2

Double

5.5m x 5.5m


BEDROOM 3

Twin

5.5m x 5.5m


BEDROOM 4

Twin

5.5m x 5.5m


BEDROOM 5

Double

5.5m x 5.5m


BEDROOM 6

King

7.5m x 5.5m

King - Master Bedroom
King - Master Bedroom
Bathroom - Master Bedroom
Bathroom - Master Bedroom
Rainshower - Bathroom - Master Bedroom
Rainshower - Bathroom - Master Bedroom
Bathtub - Bathroom - Master Bedroom
Bathtub - Bathroom - Master Bedroom
Double - Bedroom 2
Double - Bedroom 2
Outdoor Shower - Bedroom 2
Outdoor Shower - Bedroom 2

Rates and Availability

 



 
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Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
11-Oct-2021  to  12-Dec-2021 1,120++ 2 nights
13-Dec-2021  to  17-Dec-2021 1,260++ 3 nights
18-Dec-2021  to  31-Dec-2021 2,250++ 7 nights
Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
01-Jan-2022  to  05-Jan-2022 2,250++ 7 nights
06-Jan-2022  to  10-Jan-2022 1,260++ 3 nights
11-Jan-2022  to  27-Jan-2022 1,120++ 2 nights
28-Jan-2022  to  07-Feb-2022 1,405++ 5 nights
08-Feb-2022  to  31-Mar-2022 1,120++ 2 nights
01-Apr-2022  to  13-Apr-2022 1,260++ 3 nights
14-Apr-2022  to  25-Apr-2022 1,405++ 5 nights
26-Apr-2022  to  30-Jun-2022 1,120++ 2 nights
01-Jul-2022  to  31-Aug-2022 1,260++ 3 nights
01-Sep-2022  to  30-Sep-2022 1,120++ 2 nights
01-Oct-2022  to  07-Oct-2022 1,260++ 3 nights
08-Oct-2022  to  11-Dec-2022 1,120++ 2 nights
12-Dec-2022  to  16-Dec-2022 1,260++ 3 nights
17-Dec-2022  to  31-Dec-2022 2,250++ 7 nights
Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
01-Jan-2023  to  05-Jan-2023 2,250++ 7 nights
Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
11-Oct-2021  to  12-Dec-2021 960++ 2 nights
13-Dec-2021  to  17-Dec-2021 1,115++ 3 nights
18-Dec-2021  to  31-Dec-2021 2,100++ 7 nights
Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
01-Jan-2022  to  05-Jan-2022 2,100++ 7 nights
06-Jan-2022  to  10-Jan-2022 1,115++ 3 nights
11-Jan-2022  to  27-Jan-2022 960++ 2 nights
28-Jan-2022  to  07-Feb-2022 1,275++ 5 nights
08-Feb-2022  to  31-Mar-2022 960++ 2 nights
01-Apr-2022  to  13-Apr-2022 1,115++ 3 nights
14-Apr-2022  to  25-Apr-2022 1,275++ 5 nights
26-Apr-2022  to  30-Jun-2022 960++ 2 nights
01-Jul-2022  to  31-Aug-2022 1,115++ 3 nights
01-Sep-2022  to  30-Sep-2022 960++ 2 nights
01-Oct-2022  to  07-Oct-2022 1,115++ 3 nights
08-Oct-2022  to  11-Dec-2022 960++ 2 nights
12-Dec-2022  to  16-Dec-2022 1,115++ 3 nights
17-Dec-2022  to  31-Dec-2022 2,100++ 7 nights
Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
01-Jan-2023  to  05-Jan-2023 2,100++ 7 nights
Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
11-Oct-2021  to  12-Dec-2021 800++ 2 nights
13-Dec-2021  to  17-Dec-2021 950++ 3 nights
18-Dec-2021  to  31-Dec-2021 2,000++ 7 nights
Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
01-Jan-2022  to  05-Jan-2022 2,000++ 7 nights
06-Jan-2022  to  10-Jan-2022 950++ 3 nights
11-Jan-2022  to  27-Jan-2022 800++ 2 nights
28-Jan-2022  to  07-Feb-2022 1,105++ 5 nights
08-Feb-2022  to  31-Mar-2022 800++ 2 nights
01-Apr-2022  to  13-Apr-2022 950++ 3 nights
14-Apr-2022  to  25-Apr-2022 1,105++ 5 nights
26-Apr-2022  to  30-Jun-2022 800++ 2 nights
01-Jul-2022  to  31-Aug-2022 950++ 3 nights
01-Sep-2022  to  30-Sep-2022 800++ 2 nights
01-Oct-2022  to  07-Oct-2022 950++ 3 nights
08-Oct-2022  to  11-Dec-2022 800++ 2 nights
12-Dec-2022  to  16-Dec-2022 950++ 3 nights
17-Dec-2022  to  31-Dec-2022 2,000++ 7 nights
Period Price per night (USD) Min Stay Inclusions
01-Jan-2023  to  05-Jan-2023 2,000++ 7 nights