Finding rental apartments in a vacation destination like Koh Samui can often be difficult, but we luckily stumbled upon a blog post by Freelancers On The Road which described the type of apartment we were looking for. Called Ban Sua Samui, these family-owned apartments seemed like our best bet, and we quickly enquired about availability, and booked our month long stay at what would become one of our favourite apartments to date.
Why We Loved It
Located on the slopes of a jungle covered mountain, in the quiet area of Chaweng noi, Ban Sua overlooks Coral Cove Beach. The location is perfectly placed between the crowds of Chaweng and Lamai with a less than five minute drive to either area.
With two routers to choose from, the connectivity in our apartment was excellent. During our month long stay we didn’t have a single problem with connectivity and throughly enjoyed working from our apartment.
There is really no other way to describe the views from Ban Sua than breathtaking. Being halfway up a mountainside, you get a 180 panoramic view of the bay with Chaweng in the distance. During the day we enjoyed watching boats sail by, and by night the entire bay is lit up with green lights from squid fishing boats.
Friendly Owners & Staff
From enquiring about availability and making our booking, to arriving at Ban Sua and throughout our stay, owners Klaus and Dara where so welcoming, and helpful. Whatever we needed they did a great job at assisting us. They provided scooter rentals, laundry services, and great restaurant recommendation. The staff where also professional, friendly and always willing to lend us a helpful hand.
Yes, Thailand has amazing beaches, but when it’s 38 degrees with high levels of humidity, it is far more refreshing (and convenient) to take a dip in one of the two infinity pools at Ban Sua than in the 28 degree ocean.
Ban Sua conveniently offers scooter rentals to its guests and we had no problems when it came to renting our scooter for a month.
Because Ban Sua isn’t a resort or hotel, you can expect a whole lot of privacy. With limited apartments, you’ll avoid the crowded pool, and noisy neighbours.
Most serviced apartments only offer weekly cleaning, but we were spoilt and had the staff come in and clean our apartment daily.
Things To Consider
Due to the apartment being halfway up a mountain on a very narrow, steep road, taxis, songthaews, and even tour company vehicles won’t travel up or down to pick you up or drop you off at Ban Sua. We often had to walk up and down this steep road when going on a tour. However, as mentioned above Ban Sua does offer scooter rentals, and there is plenty of parking for both scooters and cars.