The introduction to these fabulous villas says it all: “A tropical beach villa should celebrate sea, sun, and stars as well as shore-side chic. But finding the perfect beach villa in the tropics can be a difficult feat, because the dream of whispering waves and palm-shaded luxury becomes reality in only the most seldom of lucky places.” One of those “lucky places” is Casas del Sol, luxurious boutique villa accommodations for the discriminating traveler, located on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand. The villas are uncluttered and modern in decorating style: neutral colors, natural materials, and sleek low-slung lines are the order of the day. The other key ingredient here is indoor/outdoor living in seamless harmony that can have you forgetting where the indoors end and the outdoors begin.
The villa is bathed in glorious tropical light from walls of windows, sliding glass doors, and spacious terraces — light reflected off the inviting infinity pool and shot with breathtaking color at sunset. Open-plan spaces blend living/lounging and dining areas with a no-nonsense kitchen that’s fully equipped without being fussy. Lighted shelving supplies space for books, music, media, or art, and other storage is ample throughout the home. Beamed ceilings play off pristine white walls, an effect that’s both soothing and warm. Bedrooms feature platform beds, abundant pillows in colorful prints, and matching light fixtures (brown woven in one, red in another). A work area is tucked behind the dining table, should you want to stay in touch with the outside world; however, under the spell of a villa like this, you probably won’t want to for long.