Akuvara, in the ancient Sanskrit language, means “The Sea” and this absolute beachfront Samui villa has as much sea as anyone could wish for. Akuvara lounges next to the island's most delightful yet quietest beach, Lipa Noi. With its ultra-modern design featuring huge expanses of glass to make the most of the view, the villa can sleep up to eight people in four pavilions. It's perfect for families or for groups of friends intent on a lazy tropical beach holiday, with five-star meals made to order and every whim met by the superbly trained staff with their big welcoming smiles. Akuvara sits at the quieter south side of the Lipa Noi peninsular. There is nothing of consequence in the immediate vicinity of the villa, which ensures complete peace and quiet. The soft sandy beach is secluded and the sea is deep enough for swimming for most of the year. A small jetty for ferries to the mainland sits a few hundred metres left of the villa, its only impact being the occasional announcement of a departure. Local life centres on a small fishing village towards the end of the bay, which is also the chef's source of fresh seafood.