My family and I planned a late vacation and it was by pure coincidence that I came across the resort, the reservation staff was extremely helpful even with the short notice and accommodated all of our requests. Because of this, we were fortunate enough to experience not one villa but two. And to be very honest they were both excellent.
We booked the all inclusive package and it was great value for money, the food was delicious, the drinks flowing but most importantly the staff were like family, and the service was excellent and always with a smile. As a person who travels frequently, I find that this makes the perfect holiday, we were treated like family and friends by all at the resort including the owners, and to that I say Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
The resort is a little off the beaten track but that is what makes it unbeatable, especially since the resort provides complimentary shuttles to almost anywhere on the island. We opted for our own car (which the hotel provided) which gave us the freedom to explore the island at length, but at the end of our explorations we always ended up at the beach bar for the game of volley :-)
We were lucky enough to stay at the Ban Chanchai for most of our holiday, someone wrote a review claiming cracks and leakage and poor quality furnishings at the same villa ...I beg to differ, the villa to me was the perfect summer villa with great amenities.
Thank you to all the staff at Samui Beach Village and especially to Phil and Jane who made sure we felt welcome and treated us as old family.
I will definitely be returning to the resort and hopefully soon :-)