Hotel Review – Baan Sijan Villa Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

Hotel Review

Baan Sijan Villa Resort

Koh Samui, Thailand


Baan Sijan Villa Resort is one of our favourite places to stay when we visit Koh Samui, an island off the east coast of Thailand.  We had our 5th visit in February 2016.

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Beautiful sunsets

Baan Sijan is a wonderful small villa resort run by a lovely couple, Simon who is English and Janya who is Thai. The villa is of a very high standard, and rated 4 stars.

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Room 4 Bedroom at Baan Sijan

The Rooms at Baan Sijan

There are 5 rooms at Baan Sijan furnished in typical thai style on the second floor, all with large ensuite bathrooms. Each room has a fridge, tea/coffee facilities, a safe and a stereo system that is compatible with phones/iPods and tablets. We have stayed in both the double rooms and the family suite and have always been very impressed.

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Family Suite

The rooms lead onto a wrap around balcony area where you can enjoy your morning coffee, whilst watching the Monkey’s collect the coconuts and the buffalo wandering by!

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Perfect peaceful balcony


Facilities at Baan Sijan

On the first floor is a huge kitchen, and a lounge with a TV.  You will also find the swimming pool, and a huge area which consists of a honesty bar, pool table and numerous sitting areas. We spent a lot of time here playing pool and chilling on the bean bags.

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Bar lounge area at Baan Sijan

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Sunny lounge area

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Chilling on the bean bags

At the front of the lounge bar area is a balcony with sunbeds where you can enjoy the sunshine, and then cool off in the swimming pool.

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Sunbeds on the balcony

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The pool at Baan Sijan

There is also an outdoor kitchen area that you can utilise or Simon and Janya can arrange to have thai cooking demonstrations.

On the ground floor there is a sauna room, massage room, a gym and a table tennis table, and outside there is a laundry room where your washing can be done before you go home.

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The Gym

Take a look at our tour of the whole of Baan Sijan resort…

The Hosts

The hosts Simon, Janya and Luke (not forgetting Max the dog!) are a lovely family and have now become great friends.

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My surprise birthday party!

On our last stay at Baan Sijan, Janya and her friends pretending they were setting up for a cookery demonstration for some guests, but were in fact preparing food and the villa to help celebrate my birthday! It was a great surprise and a wonderful night thar we will never forget.

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Wonderful food at my party

The friends we have met during our time in Koh Samui hold a special place in our hearts, we will always remember their kindness and these memories will last a lifetime.

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Ray and Anny

Simon and Janya’s knowledge of the area enabled us to find places we would of otherwise missed. They have also introduced us to Nikki Beach which is worth a visit.

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Simon and Janya, great owners and hosts of Baan Sijan


Baan Sijan Villa Resort is surrounded by coconut trees and is in a secluded position that is perfect for getting away from it all. We have been lucky enough on 3 occasions to watch the monkeys come and collect the coconuts.

It is situated on the quieter side of Koh Samui, just outside the capital Nathon, but within easy reach of the unspoilt west coast of the island. The busier resort areas such as Chaweng and Lamai are not to far away and easy to get to by taxi or the local transportation. See our post The cost of transport in Koh Samui for more information.

Getting to Koh Samui is easy we have flown via Bangkok and Singapore.  If you are stopping off in Bangkok, see our post ‘What to do and what not to do in Bangkok post’ for some guidance.

We definitely recommend staying at Baan Sijan Villa Resort, if you visit Koh Samui. If you have never visited Thailand before and are unsure of where to start, Simon and Janya will look after you well and point you in the right direction. We know you will not be disappointed.

The villa can be rented as a complete resort, you can contact Simon and Janya here or Individual rooms can also be booked via  Check out their facebook page here too.

Have you stayed at Baan Sijan? Is there any thing you would add? Do you have any questions? We would love to hear in the comments below.


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Sunset view from the first floor of Baan Sijan

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57 Responses to Hotel Review – Baan Sijan Villa Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

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  2. Frank says:

    Very nice looking spot. I remember not falling in love with Ko Samui, probably because we stayed on Lamai beach which we just found really too touristy (enjoyed Chawang much more). If we ever came back it would be in a small place like this.

    Frank (bbqboy)

    • Hi Frank,
      Koh Samui changes every time we visit, in fact we preferred Lamai to Chaweng as we found Chaweng too touristy, we spent a lot of time at the north of the island around Bophut and Bangrak, which we really enjoyed. On a previous visit we loved Bang Por but this last visit we were really disappointed, so it will be interesting to see how we feel the next time we return. Baan Sijan is in a great spot on the quieter side of the island, and is definitely a place we would return too. We love Thailand and are the process of planning another trip but will be to somewhere we haven’t been before possibly Koh Sok or the Similian Islands.

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  6. Andrea says:

    I love all the outdoor patio space. Sometimes you just need to lounge in the shade between trip in the pool! Sounds like a great setup.
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  7. Looks absolutely fabulous! I will consider staying there if we ever get back to Koh Samui!
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  8. This does look like a lovely place to stay and I think it’s wonderful that the hosts left a lasting impression on you. When we go to Koh Samui, we will have to look at checking this place out .. a resort surrounded by coconut trees sounds perfect! #feetdotravel

    • Yes it was a great find, it really is a place to get away from it all, and Simon and Janya the hosts we now class as friends. It is always lovely to return. Thanks for your comment!

  9. Midori says:

    I will keep in mind! Thank you so much
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  10. Shona says:

    Baan Sijan looks like the perfect place to relax and unwind. It’s on my list!
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  11. Anna says:

    I love when hotels/villas make the effort to make their guests feel welcomed. How special that they make dinner for you on your birthday! This looks like a great place. I haven’t been to Koh Samui yet, but I’ll remember this if I ever get there. I like that it’s on the quieter side too!

  12. Anna Schlaht says:

    How cool! Looks like a great resort in an even better location. The rooms and facilities look welcoming, and I love how you got to know the owners a bit! It’s definitely a place we’d consider staying if we were make it to Thailand and Koh Samui. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Tracy says:

    Had a look for August! Can’t book yet as just waiting for my husband to secure a job in Australia but once he has I am getting on with booking our trip! This looks perfect and the price is good. Will check out your other posts on Thailand – may be asking lots of questions Carole!#feetdotravel
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    • It really is a beautiful place, and you will be very well looked after. If you do stay we would appreciate that you could mention to Janya and Anny that it was after reading our review. This is one place we will always return too. Thanks for your comment!

  14. Anisa says:

    Wow 5 visits! It does look lovely. I think it is so nice that they do the towel art and the pool looks so nice. I would love to visit myself one day. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard!

  15. Sarah says:

    This looks like such an incredible place! Wish I was there 🙂

  16. Anda says:

    Wow, quite luxurious! I almost went to Thailand last year, but my plans have been deterred by some unexpected events. I hope to go next year. #TheWeeklyPostcard

  17. eileen g says:

    you’ve succeeded in making me miss traveling in Asia. The resort looks very stylish and comfortable and no doubt very relaxing. #wkendtravelinspiration

  18. Travel Lexx says:

    Great spot and love the gym on site! I liked Koh Samui and got to explore a fair bit of it by bike! Thanks for sharing

  19. That does look like a great place to get away and unwind! The grounds look lovely.
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  20. Garth says:

    Thanks for sharing your hotel recommendation, it looks absolutely great ! Have already bookmarked this if we go to Koh Samui, we’ve been talking about going back to Thailand!
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  21. Thanks for the in depth review! How did you hear about this place? It looks marvelous
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  22. This resort looks so idyllic. I love the monkey video. I like staying in smaller places, so I would love this places.

  23. Barry says:

    Looks like a great place to stay. I always love the hotels in Thailand as they really make you feel welcome and look after you. On a side note the prices are also mega cheap Europe/Australia etc…

  24. David says:

    Looks like a really nice place to stay in Koh Samui. I really liked the island and found it easy to relax there, but stayed closer to Chaweng when I did. Would be nice to see some of the quieter parts of the island next time. Will keep it in mind for sure.

  25. Kreete says:

    This sounds awesome guys! How did you found out about this place in the first place? An honesty bar sounds interesting. Do you just serve yourself and then leave the money in a box somewhere? The place looks to be massive. I love that you rent it out as a whole. Becoming friends with the hosts is always nice too! And how nice of them to surprise you on your birthday!
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    • We met the owner in a bar and got chatting! The honesty bar was exactly that you wrote down in a pad what you had to drink and paid as you went along or at the end, it worked well. We have loved our stays here 😀

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  34. wow! what a great spot! sweet pics!
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