Koh Samui has so much to offer if you truly explore it. Whether you are looking to relax in luxury hotels and villas, go adventuring in nature or even go on a week-long party bender, it has something for everyone.

However, what most don’t realize is that Koh Samui is also an ideal destination for digital nomads and work-from-anywhere professionals. With so many types of accommodation style and decreased cost of living, more and more people are choosing Samui as a hub for their work.

If you are looking for a work and play environment while staying in one of the gorgeous villas on the island, then you are in for a surprise. Koh Samui has a plethora of villas of all shape, style, size and budgets.

While there are definitely some exceptionally spectacular luxury rentals in Koh Samui, we are going to focus on more affordable, yet still wonderful AirBnB villas.

Instead of dreaming of villas that rack up to over $1000 a night, let’s look at spaces around the $100 - $200 a night range. *Prices vary depending on the booking season.

Here are our top 5 picks of beautiful Koh Samui villas on AirBnB that are perfect for work, play and stay.

Tropical Private Villa Nomad II with Infinity Pool

The clue is right in the name of this villa. A tropical hideaway, perfect for digital nomads to hunker down and work on their craft while still enjoying beautiful panoramic views.

This 2-bedroom villa boasts a private infinity pool with a terrace and a spacious rooftop patio – both excellent places to set up your workspace if one of the bedrooms or living room ever get too boring.

Style-wise, we absolutely love the use of natural materials to create a tropical, minimal space that gives a warm and tranquil ambiance.

4 guests · 2bedrooms · 2 baths

3 nights minimum

Approximately 95USD / night *

2 Bed Pool Villa with Private Bar & Cinema

When it comes to work and play, this 2-BR villa in Koh Samui is the perfect place to stay. It has everything you need and can dream of. Private infinity pool – check. Private bar – check. Your very own cinema –double check!

When it comes to work, there are dedicated spaces for that too in the living room. If you want some sun and beautiful views as you work, the terrace is a good option.

The owners of this villa have done a really great job of making it a home away from home while also creating a luxury-like experience.

The only caveat is that there is a minimum booking requirement of 30 days, which can set you back a little over $5000 for a month.


4 guests · 2bedrooms · 2.5 baths

30 days minimum

Approximately 5,100USD / month *


Villa Sail 2BR+PrivatePool-Sea and Phangan View

A cute and modern 2BR villa is located in the lush hills of Koh Samui near Thongson Beach. Apart from a comfortable living space, the villa also features a large terrace, a private swimming pool and a Sala with outdoor dining overlooking the ocean and views of Koh Phangan.

It is as aesthetic as it is cozy and relaxed. For just about$70 a night, it is absolutely worth the stay if you just need a place to live and work.

4 guests · 2bedrooms · 2.5 baths

3 nights minimum

Approximately 68USD / night *

Villa Josakathaï3BR-Private Pool & Sea View

If you are looking for a place to stay with a large family or a group of friends while setting up space to do some work, Villa Josakathai looks like the idyllic space.

This 3 BR villa exudes contemporary Thai architecture and interior design if that is something you are into. It is equipped with an outdoor Sala, a private pool, and a garden. Truly a tropical paradise that should entice that work-life balance.


6 guests · 3 bedrooms· 3.5 baths

3 nights minimum

Approximately 84USD / night *

Villa Jade 2BR - Private Pool & Seaview

Minimal, chic and stylish are just some of the ways to describe Villa Jade. Equipped with a balcony and patio that overlooks the lush tropics of Samui and the ocean beyond.

This is a well decorated and spacious accommodation, with colors and style resembling the architectures of Santorini. It is undoubtedly a lively space to live and work at.


4 guests · 2bedrooms · 2.5 baths

3 nights minimum

Approximately 54USD / night *


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