By Gystilyn O’Brien – 6/29/2019

Written as copy for Hotel Shiva Samui, Ko Samui Thailand under Archipelago Communications – UK English. Unpublished. Baan Chai Haat, Shiva Samui.

Sawadee-ka and welcome to Baan Chaai Haat, your personal slice of paradise. From the moment of your arrival, your comfort is our guarantee. This private ocean side villa is just steps away from the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand and miles of white sand beach. This 5-star resort-inspired home beckons and pampers the cultured traveler with four chicly appointed bedrooms, each with their own spacious ensuites. Step outside your bay doors for a long romantic walk on the soft sands; relax in the comfort of your spacious terrace to the gentle song notes of Asian Fairy Bluebirds; or simply close out the world for some much-deserved chill time alone. Whichever you choose, Baan Chaai Haat is guaranteed to fulfill that once-in-a-lifetime fantasy. 

The Space

There is a particular balance one strives for when escaping to a tropical island. It is that sweet combination of peaceful relaxation filled with luxury and indulgence, and an experience punctuated with the fascinatingly unfamiliar, adventure, and fun. Baan Chaai Haat is that rare and unique paradise escape, where you and your crew can finally reap the rewards of the game called life. It is a place to kick back and unwind; a place let your passions run free; a place to follow your curiosity as you venture into realms once only dreamed of.

Your Thailand adventure has all of that…but first, let’s explore your home base. Baan Chaai Haat sits on the Nahai Beach near coconut jungles and is only minutes away from the entertainment of street fairs and nightlife enticements.

In this sanctuary, every room is filled with a chill ambiance of casual elegance and decorated by nature’s softly filtered light. Baan Chaai Haat is spread over an expansive open-floor plan featuring three master suites with king beds and spacious ensuite bathrooms with jacuzzi bathtubs. An additional junior suite with a queen bed provides a quieter, more reflective space. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and has French doors that open to your private poolside terrace. 

From the master bedroom, open your bay doors to the beach–literally–just step outside and bury your toes in some of the softest sands on the island. Baan Chaai Haat is exclusive and very private, with lavish gardens of bamboo, bright plumeria, and shady palm trees defining your space–so inviting you won’t ever want to leave.


Step out onto your private terrace and lounge beneath the gently billowing sheets of your cabana or take a refreshing dip in your private pool. Dine outside under the twilight sky and enjoy a warm night dancing under the palm trees and a sky filled with stars. These are just some of the joys that await you.

If you enjoy cooking, you’ll love this expansive modern kitchen featuring a teak island at the heart of this lovely home. It is stocked with all the amenities any chef could desire. It’s your dream vacation, so if you prefer to leave the cooking to others, just request one of our fabulous private chefs who will come to your villa and delight your palate with authentic Thai or Thai/French fusion cuisine. With seating for eight and French doors that open to the pool, dining has rarely been so intimate or lavish. 

The large sunny terrace, complete with a sala and BBQ, is as perfect for a poolside party as it is for a family gathering. Let loose in the evenings with the crew and sleep through the morning. Awake to a basket of fresh fruits, juices and baked goods, available on request, to start your day. And while you’re away, our friendly team will ensure that your space is returned to the perfection you deserve. 

For those who still want to stay connected–even when on holiday–Baan Chaai Haat is fully outfitted with 100mbs fiber-optic WiFi, satellite television and a DVD player. There is even an X-Box games console to keep the kids (young and old, alike) entertained while you slip out to the spa for some much-need pampering. 

Speaking of spas, Shiva Samui’s spa is just the place to rejuvenate with an assortment of full treatment packages. The Total Bliss package is one you’ll never forget–steam, body scrub, Thai, oil, back-neck-shoulder or Prakop massage. But that’s not all. It includes a foot, head or facial massage, and a manicure or pedicure, culminating in three hours of an utter full-body makeover. If that’s a bit extravagant, the services are offered à la carte. You can even get selected service delivered to your villa.

When you travel to a tropical island, we know it’s all about the beach. We’ve told you already that Chaai Haat sits on the white sands just steps away from the Gulf. Obviously, there’s swimming and sunbathing to be had. But if you want more recreation, you’ll receive VIP treatment at Shiva Samui Beach Club, just a short walk down the beach. Shiva has all the toys to entertain the gang. There’s equipment for snorkeling, paddle boards, and kayaks to explore the clear calm waters of the reef. Or enjoy the soft sands with beach volleyball, beach football, or cricket. Need a little more exercise? Check out the full gym facilities and take some Muay Thai lessons. Mountain bikes are available for island exploration and yoga on the beach is a great way to start the day. A free children’s club for the little one’s enjoyment will give you the time to relax and unwind.

If we haven’t mentioned your favourite pastime in this extensive list, the Shiva Samui Concierge is ready and available to arrange whatever you wish. Want an afternoon yachting trip, reef diving, or a guided waterfall hike? We’ll be happy to arrange that for you. 

Baan Chaai Haat is the perfect accommodation for a fabulous vacation with all the comforts of home–truly a once in a lifetime experience of which many dream but only a few make it happen.