Element of 8 - Perfect tropical escape

About

Hugging the lush hillside in south-west Samui, Element of 8 is a contemporary holiday home for large groups. Enjoy stunning sea views from its clifftop pool deck, or the many indoor-outdoor living areas spread across the villa. Each of the six bedrooms boasts magnificent sea views, connected by wraparound terraces and hidden staircases. Built over three levels, the villa poetically tumbles down the hill, the last level featuring a private gym and beachfront barbecue area. Element of 8 is all about the sea views, which can be enjoyed from every corner of the villa. With a capable team of staff tending to your every wish, this is a hidden paradise for peaceful and luxurious island vacations in Koh Samui.

Element of 8 - Living area overlooking to the pool

Layout

Element of 8 is designed over three descending levels. A boardwalk leads from the car park to the topmost level with a lawned garden cradling a swimming pool, a thatched sala and the main living and dining rooms.

A wide, covered terrace extends the entire length of the villa, connecting the sitting area and show kitchen to the master suite which enjoys secluded privacy at the far end of the villa. The professional kitchen for staff use is at the rear of the building.

A staircase leads down to the lower level terrace, with access to four spacious, ensuite double bedrooms. A sixth bedroom is located in a separate pavilion, reachable through the garden. Further down, the lowest level accommodates an impressive private gym and from here a natural stone staircase leads down to a beachfront barbecue area.

Living Areas

Indoor living

The main living and dining room is bathed with natural light, featuring bleached wood vaulted ceilings, white walls and full-length glass doors. Overhead fans and air conditioning keep the indoors cool, and you can always pull back the white louvred panels to let in the cool sea breeze while enjoying the breathtaking views.

White hues continue in the sitting area, which is furnished with sumptuous sofas, armchairs and ottomans, and has creamy terrazzo floors complemented by soft sandstone tiling on the terrace.

Eclectic Southeast Asian decor and monochrome motifs decorate cushions and carpets, while a large wall-mounted photographic triptych is a striking backdrop for the show kitchen. Three large, beaten silver lampshades are suspended above a rich dark-wood counter with bar stools and a service area for casual dining and socialising.

Though you may prefer stargazing, the kids are sure to love movie nights in the living room which has surround sound audio and a 72-inch LCD flat-screen satellite TV.

Outdoor living

Indoor and outdoor living merge effortlessly throughout the villa, as full-length glass doors and white louvred panels slide away to reveal covered terraces with splendid views. On the main wraparound terrace, you will find a solid wood dining table with rattan seating for 8, setting the scene for meals with a view.

There are plenty of terraces throughout the villa, furnished with comfortable and inviting rattan daybeds and sofas, ideal for quiet reflection as you contemplate the beauty around.

Meanwhile, for sun lovers, a 21-metre lap pool is surrounded by a lawned sun terrace with relaxing sunbeds and umbrellas. A thatched Balinese sala nearby is furnished with large comfortable cushions and a low wooden coffee table, a lovely and shaded spot to enjoy a casual lunch or to relax and recharge with a massage.

For a unique experience, enjoy private barbecues at the beachfront spot designed for this use. Built around a central grill with comfortable cushioned seating, it makes for some memorable evenings under the stars, by the surf.

Element of 8 - Living area design
Element of 8 - Relax yourself in paradise

Bedrooms

Each of the six ensuite bedrooms is bright and elegant. They feature full-length glass doors and white louvred panels which open onto terraces with sea views. Bleached wood panelling, ceiling fans, cushioned rattan sofas and daybeds, and terrazzo floors are common themes that run through all the rooms. King-size beds are made inviting with an eye-catching array of Southeast Asia-inspired black and white cushions and throws. All the rooms are fully air-conditioned, with a personal safe, WiFi and satellite TV with high-definition LCD screens.

Master Bedroom 1

Occupying the far end of the villa, the master bedroom is supremely private, with a high vaulted ceiling, an overhead fan and mesmerising sea views.

A king-size bed is positioned for you to wake up to amazing views. The room has an adjoining study and dressing room, which leads to the ensuite bathroom with a double vanity and rain shower. And with a flat-screen TV facing the luxurious, standalone bathtub, this is one dreamy room.

Cushioned rattan sofas and a soft natural rug add comfortable touches, while on the terrace, sun loungers are laid out for guests to enjoy their own private corner of the villa.

Master Bedroom 2

One level below, a guest bedroom channels the master suite with similarly spacious spaces and an ensuite bathroom opening onto a private corner of the terrace. A large double-sided dressing area leads to the bathroom with double vanity and a rain shower set above a striking black and white chequered base. This bathroom too features a freestanding bathtub facing a flat-screen TV.

Large cushioned rattan sofas and armchairs, as well as a striking black and white lounger sitting on a soft rug invite you to relax and enjoy the view. On the terrace, a small dining table is the natural place to order breakfast for two.

Guest Bedrooms 1 & 2

Sharing the same lower terrace, guest bedrooms 1 and 2 are similar in layout and décor. Spacious and bright, the rooms have king-size double beds, a double-sided dressing room with generous wardrobe space and an adjoining bathroom featuring a rain shower, single vanity and partitioned WC.

Comfortable rattan chairs and loungers, soft natural rugs and a collection of rustic Southeast Asian wooden furniture and figurines create a distinct sense of place.

Element of 8 - Bedroom three with magnificent view
Element of 8 - Comfortable bedroom two
Element of 8 - Bedroom five with stunning scenery

Guest Bedroom 3

At the far end of the lower terrace, guest bedroom 4 occupies its own private area with wraparound full-length windows, white louvred panels or drapes opening onto the terrace and views of the lush tropical landscape and the sea beyond.

This charming bedroom has a king-size double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a single vanity and rain shower, an antique wardrobe and a collection of rattan easy chairs, both indoors and on the terrace.

Studio Apartment

Cocooned in a separate pavilion, privacy is assured to guests staying in guest bedroom 5. It can be reached via stairs from the main pool terrace, and even has a private entrance from the car park. Enclosed by full-length windows and louvred panels which open up to views of the sea and surrounding landscape, the suite features a king-size double bed and ensuite bathroom with a rain shower as well as a bathtub with sea views.

A freestanding kitchen and service bar with stools, a hob, sink and refrigerator make this a convenient self-contained space for casual dining, drinks and fabulous sunsets.

Quick facts

Location

Laem Sor, Taling-Ngam, Koh Samui, Thailand.

Capacity

12 adults and 2 children (6 ensuite king-size bedrooms); 2 extra beds are available (extra charge).

Living areas

Lounge with 72-inch flat-screen TV; open-plan show kitchen with an island bar and wine fridge; dining table with seating for 8 on the covered terrace; lounge-style seating on upper and lower terraces; lawned sun terrace with 6 loungers and umbrellas; thatched Balinese-style outdoor sala.

Pool

Saltwater pool - 14m (long) x 4m (wide) x 1.6m (deep).

Staff

Villa Manager; private chef; housekeeper; gardener and estate security.

Dining

Complimentary breakfast. Other meals on request. Grocery is charged at cost plus 20% handling fee, which is subject to service and tax at the prevailing rate.

Communication

WiFi internet access; mobile phone coverage; mobile phone for guest use.

Entertainment

Satellite TV in the main living area and each bedroom; digital music library and Bluetooth Sonos speakers and board games. Pool, billiards, snooker and table tennis available on request.

For Families

Element of 8 is well-appointed for families with young children, with items such as baby cot and high chair. A collection of DVD/CDs for children as well as a range of pool toys, sea kayaks and paddle boards are available.

Spa & Fitness

An outstanding private gym with state-of-the-art training machines, weights, yoga mats and other equipment. Villa staff can arrange for fitness trainers, yoga instructors and spa therapists to visit the villa on request (extra charge).

Transport

Complimentary one-way airport pickup and drop-off. Taxis or rental cars, with or without a driver can be arranged by the Elite Concierge (extra cost applies).

Weddings & Events

Events with up to 40 guests (seated) and 60 guests (standing) can be arranged at the villa with prior permission (event fee applies). The villa also features an impressive restaurant-standard kitchen built to cater for larger events.

Additional Facilities

Barbecue; safety deposit boxes in all bedrooms.

Property area

1,400sqm (land).

Managed & marketed by

The Elite Havens Group.

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Element of 8

Hugging the lush hillside in south-west Samui, Element of 8 is a contemporary holiday home for large groups. Enjoy stunning sea views from its clifftop pool deck, or the many indoor-outdoor living areas spread across the villa.

Guest Reviews

  • October 16th, 2020 - October 18th, 2020 Element of 8 at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    The place is beautiful, amazing view ever. We have wonderful time and the service is great. Every meal was made perfectly with great taste and fresh ingredients. The venue is very clean and caters to all our needs with a positive attitude. Would highly recommend this to others. Thanks for an amazing holiday.

    Nantachatr Y, Thailand
  • October 10th, 2020 - October 13th, 2020 Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    Villa Arcadia has it all, the view, the rooms, the space, The outdoors but the best of all was the staff. Attentive without being intrusive. We spend only three nights but every moment was wonderful which meant we had nice time here. We will come back with more friends, maybe next time we'll try Element of 8 villa. Thank you for making our trip one of the best we've had.

    Khun S, Thailand
  • September 18th, 2020 - September 20th, 2020 Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    Today is my son's birthday, we are coming to celebrate with our family here. We got a very good impression, good taking care, good service also delicious food. Thank you very much for taking care of us.

    Phicha K, Thailand
  • September 10th, 2020 - September 12th, 2020 Element of 8 at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    Fantastic place with fantastic service. Beautiful view. The villa has all facilities. We love to come back again.

    Oran O, Thailand
  • September 4th, 2020 - September 7th, 2020 Element of 8 at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    Our family had a wonderful time here with excellent view and very good serving with good food. Certainly will come hear again. Thanks

    Khun V, Thailand
  • July 24th, 2020 - July 28th, 2020 Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    We found a very peaceful place here since the first moment we arrived to the villa. I am wondering now whether it is the location, the amazing view, the well balanced decorations, the mountain where there is a beautiful temple or a mix of all this. Our family made up of 2 parents and 3 children could find a place to relax here, to laugh and to explore the flavors of the Thai food. I wish there is more time to be here, to spend more time relaxing a getting ready for work, but instead I am thinking that we may spend more time here for next year and perhaps combine work and relax in the villa. We loved it ! Thank you to the staff for all kindness with love.

    Alberto I, Thailand
  • July 2nd, 2020 - July 6th, 2020 Element of 8 at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    It is our first time here, and it is impressive! Service is very satisfactory in all aspects. The place is tastefully done - interior design, landscape, even lighting. Each item is well chosen. Staff is very attentive, friendly and hospitable. Dining here is perfect. Not only the panoramic view of the sea but also the dishes by the chef here are superb. We can see the ocean from very bedroom. What a clever architect! The villa is spacious with attention to every detail and sweeping view of the sea. Magnificent! To me, it is the best villa by the sea (overlooking the sea). We definitely will come back again!

    Chanyarat S, Thailand
  • June 24th, 2020 - June 27th, 2020 Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    Very good design, Very good taste - Love it ! First time after reopening we had the best time with the family. Thank you the staff, May, Chef, Ning, Bell, Tee made the best of the team for taking care of us. We will come back soon. Best holiday :)

    Mai Y, United States
  • February 10th, 2020 - February 20th, 2020 Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    Thank you very much for the holiday. Beautiful view and kind service! We love it here and we will come back.

    Ji Zhe J, China
  • December 21st, 2019 - December 28th, 2019 Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    A wonderful week in the villa with a big thank you to the staff for their alternate and kindness. The view is just spectacular and we had the best sunsets every night.

    Leila T, France
  • September 20th, 2019 - September 23rd, 2019 Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    What a wonderful holiday! We stayed in this villa for only three days. When I saw the view I knew that we had stayed for too little! Good view! Good service! The food delicious! Thanks a lot to all the staff. Everyday we can eat the Asian breakfast as delicious as I want. They help us to clean the bedroom as often as they can.

    FENG J, China
  • August 7th, 2019 - September 7th, 2019 Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate

    It was incredible and unforgettable month for us! We are so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful houses in the world. We will never forget this and our hearts will stay here forever. Thank you Tang and Simon and Elite Havens for everything! Amazing service and support!

    Dimitar S, Bulgaria
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