If the luscious tropical jungles and stunning golden-sand beaches aren’t enough to draw you to Ko Samui, this charming Thai island is also brimming with iconic Buddhist monuments, rushing waterfalls, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Spend the days hiking through the jungle, exploring the island’s rich history, or just lounging on the beach, and reserve the nights for strolling through night markets and attending any of the vibrant nightlife venues.
However you choose to spend your trip, make the most of it with a stay in one of the best Airbnbs in Ko Samui. The following list was carefully curated to include top-rated rentals with stylish designs that take advantage of the island’s magical natural scenery. What’s more, all of the following listings are hosted by superhosts and come with a full selection of modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and TV, and many of the rentals also boast Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are hosts with a proven track record of offering exceptional accommodation, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive status reserved for stylish rentals that have been verified through in-person inspection.
Stunning Sanctuary on the Beach
Relax in the triangular saltwater pool or step onto the sands and enjoy private beach access with this exclusive villa on Pang Ka Bay.
The traditional Thai beach house is beautifully finished with gorgeous wooden furniture, wood-planked walls and ceilings, and granite countertops. Large walls of glass in the spacious living and dining room offer refreshing views of the surrounding greenery, and outside there is a beautiful pool deck with a hammock, sun loungers, and an open-air rain shower. The space also boasts two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds and terrace access, and the rental comes with one convenient half bathroom and one luxurious full bathroom with a relaxing soaking tub. The rental is also pet-friendly, the modern full kitchen makes cooking a breeze, and additional amenities include a washer and dryer and baby gear available upon request.
Pang Ka Bay offers a quiet atmosphere with beautiful natural scenery, calm beaches, and walkable roads, and this incredible Ko Samui Airbnb is nestled directly on the beach.
Beachfront Garden Villa
No list of the best Airbnbs in Ko Samui would be complete without mention of this idyllic vacation home on the beach.
This little slice of paradise is perfect for enjoying the island’s incredible natural scenery with French doors that open up to expose panoramic views of the gulf. There is also a beautiful grassy terrace with a private inground pool, a covered dining area, and a relaxing lounge hut with a daybed. The terrace leads directly onto the white-sand shores of the beach, and the home is just steps away from the shimmering waters.
Up to six guests can sleep comfortably in the spacious three-bedroom villa, which is furnished with two king-size beds and one queen-size bed. Each of the bedrooms comes with a private full bathroom, and the master bathroom boasts a luxurious Jacuzzi tub. Large glass doors in the tranquil living room open up to a ton of fresh air and natural light, and the home comes with a formal dining table and a full kitchen with a dishwasher.
The charming villa boasts a tropical resort setting within walking distance of Fisherman’s Village, where you’ll find an abundance of boutique shops and charming restaurants.
Upscale Home Near the Beach
This high-end house rental boasts Airbnb Plus status and makes another great option for a luxurious vacation rental near the shore.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa is furnished with one king-size bed, one queen-size bed, and a sumptuous living room sofa where an extra guest can comfortably crash. The living room and each of the bedrooms comes with a wall-mounted TV, and the rental comes with the convenience of an in-unit washer and dryer. Soft gray tones and light wood accents make the chic interior nice and relaxing, and full walls of glass doors open up to create an open-air atmosphere. There is also a formal dining area and a full kitchen with a breakfast bar, and outdoor space includes access to a shared infinity pool and a spacious patio.
Nestled among the island’s gorgeous tropical nature, this paradisal Airbnb in Ko Samui offers a serene stay with an ideal location. Guests can find plenty of hiking trails nearby as well as cozy towns and pristine beaches.
Private Pool Villa With Sea Views
Gaze out at the vibrant and colorful sunset from your luxurious infinity pool with this magnificent villa in the hills.
The villa is set in a cul-de-sac with seven other homes and features a luxurious private pool, where you can enjoy surreal views of the jungle and the sea. Inside, there is one master bedroom with a king-size bed, a second bedroom with one queen-size bed and one single bed, and 2.5 bathrooms, making the space suitable for up to five guests. The modern interior is decorated with a beautiful selection of wicker and wood furnishings, and the open-concept living area is bright and airy with a large wall of glass doors leading onto a private patio. There is also a comfy lounge area with high ceilings, a dining table, and a modern full kitchen. Long-term stays are welcome with discounts available for monthly stays, and pets are allowed in the rental.
Nestled within the jungle and elevated in the hills, this vacation rental in Ko Samui boasts a private location with incredible views and easy access to the town and the beach. There are plenty of fun bars and beach clubs within walking distance of the villa in addition to great local restaurants, some of which are set among the treetops.
Luxurious Villa Surrounded by a Nature Reserve
For a super private stay that takes full advantage of the surrounding nature, this Ko Samui Airbnb is a true gem.
As one of the largest rentals on our list, the six-bedroom, five-bathroom villa can sleep up to 11 guests. The gorgeous interior is decked out in sleek modern finishes and brand-new amenities, and the open-air living space features sliding glass doors that connect the interior with the luxurious pool deck. All of the furniture in the villa was handcrafted with superior attention to detail, and the spacious common areas include a cozy lounge area, a large dining table, and a modern full kitchen. With a private saltwater infinity pool and sweeping views of the ocean and the lush green hillside, the villa’s outdoor space is just as impressive as its gorgeous interior. The rental also comes with housekeeping services, and additional amenities include an optional chef, three TVs, and laundry facilities.
Nestled on a nature reserve in a quiet area on the south side of the island, the villa is private and serene but is still within walking distance of several convenient shops and restaurants.
Beach View Villa
Another top-rated Airbnb in Ko Samui with awe-inspiring views, this luxury villa offers an elegant interior and a perfect position overlooking the sea and the sunset.
With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the villa can very comfortably accommodate large groups of up to eight guests. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home allow you to take full advantage of the unrivaled views, and there is a private infinity pool overlooking the beach. Both the outdoor and indoor lounge areas are extremely spacious and comfy with high-end furnishings and a ton of open space. In the large open-concept living room, white marble accents contrast tastefully with striking black details, and the open full kitchen boasts a long breakfast bar and stainless-steel appliances. Three of the bedrooms also offer spectacular sea views, two come with access to a private terrace, and the luxurious master bathroom comes with a relaxing Jacuzzi tub. Additional amenities include a washer and dryer, a 65-inch TV, and a Bluetooth sound system.
With a prime location in an exclusive and partially gated residential area, this picturesque villa is very safe and completely private. The nearest beach can be reached by a short stroll, and the villa offers easy access to nearby resort restaurants and facilities. The main shopping, dining, and nightlife area of Chaweng is just a short drive away, as is Fisherman’s Village.
Luxurious Villa With Panoramic Views
This spacious beachfront villa is another top-tier option if you’re looking to take your Ko Samui trip to the next level.
Inside, glistening chandeliers, ivory finishes, and tasteful blue accents work well with the stunning sea views, which are visible through the massive walls of windows. There is also a private elevated terrace that is incredibly spacious and features a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking expansive turquoise waters. The villa comes with three bright bedrooms and 4.5 luxurious bathrooms, making the space suitable for larger families and groups of friends. There is also an extensive interior living space along with an open full kitchen, the villa is pet-friendly, and additional amenities include a laundry room, beach essentials, and baby gear.
The villa sits between the Six Senses Resort and the Ritz Carlton Hotel and is just five minutes away from the beach and 10 minutes away from the airport. With a luxurious interior, a desirable location in an upscale neighborhood, and a perfect position overlooking the sea, this private Ko Samui Airbnb has it all.
Beachside Villa in an Exclusive Neighborhood
Yet another stylish villa offering a five-star stay, this top-rated vacation home is one of the best Ko Samui Airbnbs for a luxurious retreat with easy beach access.
The all-white interior is simple and serene to highlight the jaw-dropping beauty that lies just beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows. In the spacious living room, you’ll find a super-comfy lounge area with a fun hanging chair and glass doors that connect the space with the private terrace and a luxurious pool. There is also a covered outdoor dining area and kitchen, so you can enjoy a meal as you take full advantage of the paradisal Ko Samui weather. Up to eight guests can stay in the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home, which is furnished with three king-size beds, two single beds, and extra cots and cribs for children. There is also an open full kitchen connected to the living area, and extra features include in-unit laundry facilities, an outdoor shower, included beach essentials, and private balcony access from the bedrooms.
This private oasis is so close to the beach that you can even fall asleep to the soothing sounds of waves crashing against the shore.
Secluded Bamboo Guesthouse
If you’re looking for a top-rated vacation apartment for rent in Ko Samui that offers luxurious add-ons and a ton of privacy, check out this hidden gem on Tongson Bay Beach.
The stunning cliffside guesthouse is tucked away at the end of a private road and boasts panoramic sea views. The unique interior features bamboo ceilings and can sleep up to six guests with two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and features a panoramic display of windows that provide dramatic sea views. Four guests can crash in the guest bedroom, which boasts two single beds and a large sofa bed, and the luxurious full bathroom features an oversized walk-in shower with granite finishes and bamboo accents. There is also a cozy living room that opens up to the private terrace and a pool, and additional features include a kitchenette and paid laundry facilities. Guests can also select from luxurious extra services like jet skiing and kayaking excursions, scuba diving trips, and in-house massages.
The area is known to offer some of the best beach views on the island, and the golden-sand shores are just a five-minute walk away from the home. More nearby attractions include high-end hotels and the famous Big Buddha monument.
Resort-Style Retreat in the Hillside
Equipped with high-end finishes and top-of-the-line amenities, this serviced Airbnb in Ko Samui is one of the most luxurious rentals on the market.
Up to six guests can stay comfortably in the villa, which offers three bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Folding doors in the spacious living room allow the walls to open up fully onto the gorgeous private terrace. From the terrace, guests can take in the salty ocean breeze or go for a refreshing dip in the luxurious saltwater pool and warm up in one of the spa-like walk-in showers. The open-air living area is the focal point of the home and comes with a large lounge area, a formal dining table, and a modern full kitchen. The villa also offers a private gym, a daily housekeeping service, and an in-unit washing machine.
Nestled in the hills of Chaweng Noi, the villa offers a private and tranquil stay with jungle surroundings and expansive sea views. There are beaches, shops, and restaurants within walking distance of the rental, and the center of Chaweng is only 10 minutes away.
Sea Views Villa Near Fisherman’s Village
This oceanfront villa combines the pristine facilities of a five-star hotel with the total privacy of your own home.
The focal point of the rental is the gorgeous private pool, which is completely surrounded by tropical jungle and overlooks the sea and the distant mountains. The rental also comes with plenty of private green space and a wrap-around terrace for enjoying the beautiful views. Inside, you’ll find a refreshing and open space with exposed wooden beams and unique design elements. With two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, the space is perfectly suited for a small family or a group of four friends. Additional features include a full kitchen and a beautiful live edge dining table.
This Ko Samui Airbnb is conveniently set within walking distance of Fisherman’s Village, Bophut Beach, and Maenam Beach.
Convenient Villa Near Bophut
Ideally situated on the peninsula between Bophut and Bangrak, this short-term rental in Ko Samui offers incredible views and easy access to popular sites.
Outdoor space includes a private swimming pool, a gorgeous accompanying reflecting pool, and a terrace surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Up to six guests can sleep comfortably in the home, which comes with three spacious bedrooms, each with a king-size bed and a private full bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are located poolside and the master bedroom is on its own floor with a private sundeck. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home take full advantage of the property’s lovely island views, and the spacious common areas and full kitchen make this a great choice for both shorter trips and long-term stays.
Nearby attractions include Fisherman’s Village, the airport, and plenty of local shops, restaurants, and bars. On Friday nights, there is a buzzing walking market nearby, and Chaweng Beach is just 15 minutes away.
Sky Villa on the Hills of Chaweng Noi
For a dreamlike stay that you’ll have to see to believe, this Airbnb in Ko Samui offers a unique architectural design and unparalleled luxury.
The incredible villa boasts an elevated position and a towering glass facade that provides one-of-a-kind panoramic views over the bay. Whether you’re cozy in bed, lounging in the living room, or enjoying a meal in the dining room, you’ll be completely surrounded by Ko Samui’s breathtaking blue waters and lush natural scenery. From a relaxing Jacuzzi tub overlooking the sea, to a Zen garden at the entryway, this villa is perfect for a high-end luxury experience. Up to ten guests can stay in the four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom villa, and children and pets are welcome. Of course, the luxurious retreat also comes with a private oceanfront pool, and there is even a private gaming lounge and fitness center inside of the villa. The rental also has an in-villa staff to assist with your stay, and additional features include complimentary breakfast and housekeeping service.
From the villa, guests can easily walk to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches, and the staff can help you organize day trips and excursions.
Beachfront Apartment Rental in Ko Samui
If you’re interested in renting an apartment in Ko Samui, this beachfront beauty is the perfect choice for solo travelers and couples.
The spacious studio rental is one of seven luxurious suites and comes equipped with a shared pool on the beach, a concierge, and maid service. Large glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows expose stunning panoramic views and lead onto the apartment’s private terrace, and the rental comes with a plush king-size bed and a luxurious full bathroom. There is also a cozy lounge area with a TV, a convenient kitchenette, and a small dining table. Long-term stays are welcome, and a baby cot is available upon request.
The apartment boasts a premier location in the heart of Fisherman’s Village, and there are plenty of trendy bars and restaurants nearby. Private shuttle service to the property’s own beach bar and restaurant is also included in your stay.
Sunset Villa With Private Beach Access
Wrapping up our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Ko Samui is a luxurious four-bedroom villa with an exclusive location on the beach.
The interior is classy and elegant with high-end furnishings, a modern Western-style kitchen, and sumptuous seating options. There are four bedrooms in the villa, each of which comes with a king-size bed, a ton of storage space, and a private en suite bathroom, and two of the bedrooms even offer a luxurious outdoor bathtub so that you can enjoy a relaxing soak while taking in the stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. Outside, you’ll find a covered terrace, a sunbathing spot with daybeds, and a private infinity pool overlooking the beach.
The villa is set next to the prestigious Six Senses Hotel, where guests can enjoy access to the award-winning restaurant, Dining on the Rocks. The shore can easily be reached by a private 30-meter path, shared only by two other villas. If you plan on spending most of your trip at the beach, this may be the perfect villa for you.
Whether you’re looking for a carefree stay in a luxurious rental apartment in Ko Samui or a private piece of nature where you can rest and rejuvenate, Airbnb has you covered.