Arcadia at Cape Laem Sor Estate - Amazing location

The Locale

Cape Laem Sor Estate is situated at one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful spots, at the south-west tip of the island overlooking the idyllic palm-fringed bay of Laem Sor and its outlying islands of Koh Tan and Koh Mad Sum. A relaxed 45-minute drive through the vibrant urban areas of Chaweng and Lamai brings you to the south coast, dotted with coconut and rubber plantations.

The setting is peaceful and mesmerising. The estate’s hillside position allows it to enjoy views across the Gulf of Siam towards myriad outlying islands and even the Thai mainland.

Distances

Raja Ferry Port
1 km
Nikki Beach
2 km
Magic Alambic Rum Distillery
4 km
Nathon Town
6 km
Namuang Waterfall
10 km
Lamai Beach
15 km
Big Buddha
29 km
Chaweng Shopping Centre
31.50 km
Samui International Airport
32.50 km
Samui International Airport
32.50 km
Santiburi Golf Club
33 km

Things to Do

Although still relatively undeveloped, this part of the island has become increasingly popular in recent years and the area is now home to a number of 5-star resorts such as the Conrad and InterContinental Resorts, as well as a wide choice of charming and rustic beachside bistros and bars serving some of the best Thai and international food on the island. The area is also renowned for fabulous views of Samui’s blazing orange sunsets.

The Elite Concierge is well connected with the local dining and entertainment scene and can advise on how best to enjoy your stay. They will gladly assist with restaurant bookings and transportation too. Meanwhile, here are some suggestions for things to do while staying at Cape Laem Sor Estate.

Spend a day out on the water. Samui offers a wide choice of power and sailboat trips to the many islands which surround it. Choose between half or full-day excursions including lunch and snorkelling; sunset cruises; traditional wooden gulets or junks and even super-luxury yachts for private charter.

Explore the magical underwater world of the tropics by taking scuba diving courses and snorkelling tours. The beach is literally minutes’ walk from the villa, and depending on the tide, there is plenty of snorkelling to be enjoyed just off-shore at Cape Laem Sor.

Something new and exciting for food lovers, the island’s latest cooking school takes to the jungle to offer you an authentic and immersive experience. The Tamarind Tree Cooking School located high up in the mountains above Mae Nam invites you to pick your own ingredients and cook with them to prepare delicious dishes using traditional Thai techniques and recipes unchanged over the centuries.

Described as one of the most scenic and challenging courses in Asia, overlooking spectacular views of Samui’s north coast, the 18-hole championship Santiburi Golf Course invites you to work on your handicap on its stunning hillside fairways set amidst a preserved coconut palm plantation.

Indulge your adventurous side by taking a cable ride above the luscious canopy of Thailand's most beautiful rainforests. Or for more of an adrenaline rush, the island offers many other sports and adventure activities for all ages; from kite surfing and ATVs to 4WD jungle safaris and ziplines - all of them thrilling ways to enjoy Samui’s stunning, mountainous terrain and lush nature.

A wonderful retirement home for elephants who have worked exhausting hours in the logging and tourism industries, the Samui Elephant Sanctuary invites you to get up, close and personal with these beautiful gentle beasts. Feed then with bottomless baskets of bananas, walk with, and observe them as they roam, socialise, frolic in the mud and enjoy a peaceful happy life.

Of the few rum distilleries in Thailand, Magic Alambic Rum Distillery is the only one producing a Caribbean Agricole-style spirit. They offer a true island experience - local rum tasting. This style of rum is made from 100% pure, first-press sugarcane juice, which gives it a dynamic and delicate taste. There’s also a swimming pool and a shaded alfresco dining area serving Thai and French food. Reservations are advised and all ages are welcome.

Element of 8 - Pleasurable holiday

Villa Arcadia

Arcadia is a model tropical island hideaway. Snuggled into a jungle-clad hillside along Koh Samui’s dramatic southern coastline at Laem Sor, it has magnificent views over the Gulf of Siam to the neighbouring islands of Koh Tan and Koh Madsum.

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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