This is part of an ExpatGo editorial series featuring creative architecture designs in Malaysia and the rest of Southeast Asia.
On the east coast of Koh Samui Island in Chaweng Noi, Thailand, you’ll find this funky boutique resort, Suan Kachamudee. The resort is perched on a hill with a stunning view of the surrounding waters. Built on and around a slope, large granite rocks, and lush greenery, the resort makes the most of its natural surroundings.
The concept of this resort was to create a contrast between the structure and the rocks. The buildings are irregularly shaped sharp white blocks that contracts with the massive round black granite stones. The designs of the white structures aren’t just aesthetically driven but are also created to afford protection from the sun in the tropical climate.
The reception area has an incredible view of the sea and each bedroom is fitted with a private terrace. This small resort has a total of 8 bedrooms, a large swimming pool, and a living area – covering a total of 1,000 sqm on a 2,500 sqm compound.
If you’d like to spend some time in this resort, you can check out their listing on AirBnB. The price for this hilltop perch is a whopping RM4084 per night – but that’s for the whole villa. According to the listing, you had to book the entire space which can accomodate up to 16 people in its 8 bedrooms. The villa also has 8 bathrooms, a pool, air conditioning, laundry facilities, a kitchen, wireless internet, and is pet friendly.