We are Canadians living in Abu Dhabi, and we purchased our place in Koh Samui as a home away from home. We love our holiday stays there, and after having kept Ban Ton Mai to ourselves for several years, are now ready to let others share in its pleasure.
Richard Haan purchased this townhome in 2006
We first visited Koh Samui over twenty years ago, and made frequent visits back, lured by the scenic beauty of the island and the gentle and easy-going nature of the people. The island has changed of course, over the years, and while some people may bemoan the loss of the 'good old days' when electricity was supplied only by generators, and grass huts were standard accommodation, we appreciate the improved infrastructure and the addition of great restaurants and accessible commodities. And if we get up early enough and head out on our motorbike, we can still see the monks on their morning rounds, brass bowls in hand and saffron robes on body. The sunrises and sunsets are as beautiful as they ever were, and the beaches still beckon. It is a little piece of paradise, is Samui.
Ban Ton Mai is our sanctuary. We have all the creature comforts we need, including a big flat screen for my husband's viewing pleasure, and sharp Henckels knives for my forays into decent cooking. But more than that, we like the minimalist lines and design of the home, and our favorite spot of all, the terrace upstairs, hidden from view in a canopy of palm trees, with a constant breeze breathing calm on the beauty around us.