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Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We spent nine wonderful nights in Villa Hibiscus with our friends from Singapore, what an experience...........the setting is magnificent, the facilities are without doubt...top notch!! There were five adults and four kids, even with this amount of people we had plenty of room to party or find a quiet space for relaxation. You won't get sick of the view, it is the centre piece of your everyday activities!! The service and customer care was brilliant, they were very attentive and nothing was too hard!!! Be prepared to eat like a King, the food was beautiful, we found ourselves eating in for most meals. Thankyou Miskawaan, we had an experience we will never forget.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I celebrated my 40th birthday at Miskawaan (Villa Lotus, Champak and Waterlily) from the 21st to the 24th of July 2012. We were a total of 30 people.

The Miskawaan experience begins much before you actually arrive. In my e.mail communications with various people like Victoria, Jah and Meenapat, all my queries were answered succinctly and the information provided was extremely helpful in allowing me to better organize the celebrations.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by an amazingly efficient and polite team of staff that run each villa, led by an in-villa manager who was like a walking encyclopedia on Koh Samui. Everything was organized by them with effortless ease and in a manner that made all decision-making a breeze. My special thanks to Tal who looked after us so well in Villa Lotus.

The villas themselves are spectacular. Each room is different, but none disappoints. The beds are huge, comfortable and the linen is of excellent quality. The bathrooms are spotless, cleaned twice a day and well maintained. The airconditioning is thankfully over-engineered which is a much relief from the heat. Each room is beautifully appointed and honestly on par (if not better) than any hotel room i have stayed at in the Four Seasons or the Banyan Tree properties. The master bedrooms in the villas are certainly much larger that any room in any hotel i have stayed at, in fact they are huge. The villas have flat screen TVs, are wi-fi enabled, have extremely modern kitchens with huge refrigerators, and even coffee machines to deliver the perfect brew and chillers besides the bar counters to keep beers, wines and champagne ice cold.

The rooms have all the right amenities such as ample closet space, safety deposit box, and much as in any good hotel, they provide excellent quality bath soaps, shampoos and hygiene kits. An ironing board can be provided is required.

The villas themselves are set right on Maenam beach which although being a bit narrower that other beaches on Koh Samui is certainly quieter and much prettier. The villa gardners sweep the beach in front of the villas each morning as a result you wake up to a spectacularly clean beach each morning. These guys have thought of everything!

Golf at Santiburi was organized at the drop of a hat and each evening the in-villa manager would organize masseuse ladies as well as hair-dressers for the ladies. We had minivans organized for our local transport right through our stay and not once were we left floundering for want of anything.

The food was amazing. The breakfast (although we didn't really surface in time), was elaborate and ample. There is a wide selection of fruits served alongwith breads / danish pastries, and eggs to order. The in-villa chefs are higly trained and we also had a cooking class for some of my guests. The overall quality of the food is of the highest standard as is the freshness of the ingredients. The presentation, is detailed and thought through. The recently joined Belgian head chef is creative and is probably a starred Michelin chef. He looked after us wonderfully and was always available to us for the three days.

For my birthday dinner, the villa managers and chef had set up a stunning natural decoration of bamboo, palm leaves and jasmine flowers right on the beach in front of the villas. This was a perfect execution of the "barefoot dinner on the beach" experience that I wanted to create for all my friends. The food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian was sumptuous and the seafood BBQ is especially recommended. The staff attended to us until quite late at night, organized for all our drinks to be set-up on a make-shift bar on the lawns, and even sent someone out to get soda water at 2am! Amazing!!

I could go on and on with the praises and trust me the team at Miskawaan certainly deserve each one. Everything was perfect, my friends had a blast, we loved the place and will certainly go back. The experience of Miskawaan will live long in my memories and for a perfect weekend, i really have to thank them once again.

I personally can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Just spent a hectic 3 day weekend celebrating a friend's 40th b'day at this property. Bottom line - worth a second and even a third visit.

The property is beautiful and every attention to detail is maintained. The staff go out of their way to make sure you have everything - even getting you a top-up card for your phone from the nearby 7-11. The on-site Chef can cook and therefore the Thai food prepared for us was very good. Even the breakfast had everything one could ask for. And they always had a couple of baskets of crisps/wafers. cookies, etc. for the guests plus the kitchen was always stocked with coffee, tea, ice cream, soft drinks, etc.

The rooms are of various sizes so depending on family size you can choose your villa. I think in order to have a truly pvt villa experience it's best to be in at least a group of 12 so that you can occupy an entire villa. Each villas has its own private pool with some larger given the number of rooms.

The rooms were nice though the single beds were a little small. The bathroom was large with twin wash basins, a shower area and a separate bathtub. Didn't really use any of the amenities but they had provided for all.

Some of the larger villa room had their own flat screen TV and game areas too. There is also a common sitting (with cable TV, library) and dining area, large kitchen and an outdoor dining area as well as poolside seating area. All very comfortable and required. And the staff is there to bring you anything you want through the day and evening. WiFi and breakfast are included in the rate.

The property is right on the beach which is great. The beach was clean and the water was perfect. We were lucky and got some great weather. We even managed a round of golf at the Santiburi Course (10 mins away) which was very worth the effort. Outstanding course and very difficult. Especially for a high handicapper like myself.

I would definitely recommend this property for all travellers in a group. Would go there again myself.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

What a wonderful experience! We rented Villa Lotus and Champak for our wedding and it was absolutely perfect! Our villa managers Kae and Tal were both excellent as well as all the staff at Miskawaan made our stay very memorable. Mandeep was awesome and helped arrange menus for our guests and other wedding arrangements. All the meals were delicious and the villas were kept impeccably clean. The beach was quiet and beautifully kept. We had so much fun and will definitely return! Miskawaan is 5 stars!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We can not rave enough about Miskawaan on Samui island, Thailand. Everything from the booking to the drop off at the airport went by smoothly by the highly organised and friendly staff.

Our 5 bedroom villa was literally paradise on earth. We had a villa manager who kindly coordinated our plans (from dinner, to airport transfer, massages, etc), 2 housekeepers and a very talented chef. We originally were booked for a 3 bedroom villa and were generouslly upgraded to a 5 bedroom villa to accomodate our extra person at no extra charge!

The villa itself had uninterupted beach view and access and a private swimming pool. The kitchen, dining room and living room area were extremely spacious and inviting and served us a big family very well.

We traveled with a 6 week old baby, although we were slightly nervous at first, Miskawaan had provided a lovely cot for the baby and offered babysitting services.

The villa was beyong excellent that we felt no need to leave. It was more convenient to have dinner every night at the villa, cooked by the chef than to leave and deal with mosquitos and travel with a newborn baby. The food prices were reasonable and cooked to perfection everytime. The morning breakfast was a feast and so scrumptious that we felt no need for lunch!

We highly recommed Miskawaan to any family with or without children and to big groups of people for this fantastic experience. We hope to go back soon, and thank Miskawaan for their generous hospitality and grace.

Room Tip: Massages, laundry and motorcycle rentals can be arranged for you by your villa manager, as Miskawaan...
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday and it was awesome......the villas, the beach, the warmth of the staff and homely atmosphere.....they made everything so easy, the jet ski, the banana boat, the sail boat, the DJ, the sky paper lanterns and the cabaret.....wish to actually return to revel in their hospitality set in such a stunning location.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed at Miskawaan for our wedding, and really can't fault the experience in any way.

Initially we chose Miskawaan because we knew we would have some guests with kids attending the wedding, but didn't want to pick a family resort for our friends without kids who would want to be able to relax without kids running around and screaming. We have a baby ourselves and when we were looking for a place to stay found that many of the nicer venues don't allow kids under a certain age (and fair enough, too).

It is a shame for Miskawaan that it is not listed under the general hotels section of TA because then it would probably get a lot more visitors, but I am glad I stumbled across it in the specialty lodging section because it made it seem like more of a secret hidden gem.

I was convinced that I would be let down when I arrived, even just a little bit, because of the glowing reviews about this place but not only wasn't I disappointed, but my expectations were surpassed.

It is not just the villas - they are amazing, spotless, spacious, well-designed, elegant and comfortable - but there is certainly more luxurious accommodation out there if gold taps are your kind of thing.

It is the staff that make this place so wonderful. Our Villa Manager was Pooki who greeted us at the airport and from that moment on made our stay stress free. But although my loyalty is with the delightful and helpful Pooki, our wedding party took up four of the villas and all the guests had a soft spot for their particular villa manager.

I also really liked the fact that the staff went home in the evening after dinner (after letting you know they were only a phone call and a short distance away should you need anything) - it really added to the impression that you were staying in your own private hideaway, which in fact we were.

The location is also good - while there isn't anything particularly exciting about Mae Nam (that we found, anyway) the beach is the best we saw on Samui, spotless and beautiful. It is also well located on the island so if you get scooters it is fun to zip around to different areas, nowhere is too far away.

This review is probably too long already so I will just recommend you read what all the other reviewers have said, in summary: nothing is too much trouble, anything can be arranged, the food is out of this world, and the prices for all in house services compared to what you would pay at any other hotel/resort are excellent value.

This is not the place for those who want to stay in a 600 room mega-resort with hundreds of staff faking smiles as they open the door for you, just another one of the thousands of guests they see every day. Miskawaan is a place to go for a truly memorable, special, one of a kind, personal holiday, tailored especially for you (and your family and friends).

We will be back!! Hopefully sooner rather than later.

A huge thanks to everyone at Miskawaan including Maria, Jah and especially Pooki and her lovely team xx

PS the wedding was out of this world, amazing, outstanding but I wont go into too much detail as I have gone on long enough and others have written about their weddings...feel free to contact me though if you are thinking of having a wedding or celebration at Miskawaan.

Room Tip: Villa Lotus is the largest and where we stayed for the first part of our stay, it has the biggest po...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 67/28 Moo 1, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Mae Nam
Price Range: $1,011 - $3,104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hidden treasure of 11 stunning and luxurious beachfront villas on Maenam Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand, is the Miskawaan Estate. Your personal Thai Chef and Vehicle with a Driver are wonderful options to consider. Not to mention each villa has its own private pol, private team of staff, the latest WIFI / HIFI and 24 hour monitored security. Our sister property Baan Tamarind also provides similar sophistication and privacy right on Buddha Beach. ... more   less 
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