Villas right next to beaches are rare. Tawantok Beach Villa 1 is just such a rarity, sitting next to one of the world's most glorious beaches. With room to sleep up to 12 family and friends in blissful comfort, the villa has a large infinity-edge pool, an inviting dining-and-living room, a jaw-droppingly beautiful master suite and four more guest rooms. The villa also has a super-attentive staff, who seem to know what you want before even you do. And all of this is just a step from the super-soft sand of Lipa Noi Beach. Life just doesn't get any better. Tawantok Beach Villas 1 and 2 are located on a quiet stretch of Lipa Noi beach, with another private villa on one side and an open area of land on the other. A short distance to the left, is the Samui naval harbour, but this is fairly low key and creates little disturbance. Further along the beach to the right are a few private villas and boutique resorts, and (about a kilometre from Baan Tawantok) the Nikki Beach Club, the liveliest spot along Lipa Noi Beach where the hip and happening crowd hang out and excellent Sunday Brunches can be enjoyed. On the main road just before the entrance to the villas are a few stands selling local fishermen's catches of the day.