YL Residence is comprised of 10 individual villas set within a stunning lush tropical landscape directly on the beach. All villas vary in size to suit individual vacation needs and have been carefully furnished with specially designed pieces by Antonio “Budji” Layug. All of our villas boast ocean facing views with the highest level of personal service to ensure your stay is nothing less than exceptional.
A concierge service is on offer for guests convenience as we strive to personalize every guest stay, making sure your holiday is tailored to your needs.
We provide a check list to make your villa suite more personalized and feel just like a home away from home - you can choose which aromatherapy scents are used, what type of flowers you would like, newspapers you are interested in reading every morning and we can also customize the content of your mini bar and even which pillow you wish to sleep on.
• Living room with selection of books & magazines
• Games room with table tennis, Nintendo Wii
and board games
• Restaurant 7am to 10pm (or later if desired by request)
• Club house with bar and dining area
• Pool house with cocktail bar
• Volley ball, badminton, takaw
• Kayaks and paddle boards
• Snorkeling equipment
• Running track
• Swimming pool
• iPod docking stations
• Satellite television & DVD players
• Electronic digital safes in rooms
• Pillow menu
• Choice of aromatherapy scent in room
• Use of steamer, iron and ironing board on request
• Hair dryer
• Fresh flowers daily
• Complimentary tropical fruit daily
• Turn down treat
YL Residence provide an in house all day menu of both Thai and International cuisine prepared by our European and Thai chefs.
Our Executive Chef Reuben Kimber is from England (Babington House, Gidleigh Park Hotel) and has constructed an all-day dining menu to suit all tastes and is always on hand to suggest what is fresh in the market and to take requests. Our resident Thai Chefs specialise in different regions of Thai cuisine with one coming from the Central region and the other from Southern Thailand.
We go out of our way to make sure that the food we create is authentic and not diluted to suit Western palates. We use seasonal locally sourced produce wherever possible with some produce grown on site under organic guidelines.
An extensive list of wines and Champagnes are available and our resident bartender mixes classic cocktails as well as his own specialties such as his signature Mango Mojito using freshly picked organic mint and mangos from the gardens of YL.
Dine under the sun or stars on the teak beachfront terrace that has a purpose built barbecue. The YL terrace can accommodate an intimate gathering with a few friends or a large party depending on your needs be it a wedding, a private dining event or a celebration.
The Beachside Clubhouse opens at 7am until 11pm for food and the bar closes when you want to retire with late night bites always available. Our menus act more as a guide and we encourage you to discuss with our Chefs to create your own YL culinary adventure!
Koh Samui is blessed with one of the finest golf courses in Thailand.
Santi Buri Samui Country Club, designed by Pirapon Namatra and Edward Thiele, is a championship world class golf course landscaped on the mountain side of Mae Nam in the north of the island.
Each of the 18 holes on this 6,930 yards, par-72 course, has its own unique character, challenges and the sea is visible from each hole.
From steep uphill and downhill slopes to winding fairways that cut into the coconut forest to cliffs and mountain creeks. Santi Buri Samui Country Club is simply one of the most unique golf courses and is built in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings and a must if you are a fan of golf.
YL Residence dive team work as part of an award winning 5 Star PADI Dive Centre that provides exclusive diving and training with highly qualified & experienced dive instructors, committed to the delivery of quality in a relaxed and safe environment.
Samui's original PADI Go Eco Operator is committed to providing dive experiences that enhance visitor awareness, appreciation and understanding of the local aquatic environment.
We adopt a continuous reef awareness program in all our activities and specialise in small groups, resulting in low environmental impact to the underwater world.
We provide the best 5 star training on the island, with PADI courses from beginner to instructor, and have been honoured by PADI with their "Outstanding Commitment to the PADI System of Education Award" in recognition of exceeding standards of educational excellence.
YL Residence is the ultimate beachside destination for couples that really want do something spectacular on their wedding day.
As it is the largest beach mansion in Thailand it makes an unforgettable impression.
There are several areas that can be used for the actual ceremony from the lush lawn in the centre of YL, on the virtually private beach, the beachfront teak terrace or under the coconut trees. All locations have their own personal charm and appeal.
There are a variety of different menus and drink packages in place that can be used as a guide for you to create your own tailor made menu.
We can arrange a lavish Champagne and caviar breakfast followed by a spa session at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary fot the bride and groom.
We do not have any set "wedding packages" as such, as we feel every wedding is unique and deserves a personal touch whether is be a small intimate affair or a large production. We are happy to coordinate with you or your chosen planner.
YL is often used as a destination for events, parties, launches and special gatherings.
We have arranged everything from small intimate get togethers to large full scale parties with live stages, D.Js, fireworks, entertainment and can organise all lighting, audio or visual requests.
The advantage of hosting an event/party at YL is the freedom, as we do not have an early curfew as you would do in a hotel or other villas.
YL Residence is an ideal location for corporate events, retreats and team buiding days due the size, space and privacy.
Our in-house team can assist you or your organiser in preparation for your event.
Audio visual equipment can be arranged and anything else required to ensure that the meeting, team building or incentive group is a great success.
Clients who have chosen YL Residence to host their events include: Red Bull F1 Team, Coke Cola, Ogilvy & Mather, Volvo and Fuji/Xerox amongst others.
YL and all of our staff are very much looking forward to your pending arrival. To ensure we give you the best possible stay with us, we would like to know some of your preferences so when you arrive and during your stay, everything is to your liking.
Please take the time to fill out the below and return it to us at least a week prior to your arrival and we will take care of the rest.
Thank you and we will be seeing you very soon,
All the team at YL Residence
YL Residence No.17. The largest and most distinguished beachside villa in Thailand is now available for exclusive hire.
Set on 12.5 acres of frangipani landscaped gardens with a 450-meter beachfront and situated at Natien beach on the Southern coast of Koh Samui with a virtually private beach. This extraordinary property is able to accommodate parties of up to 20 guests.
Designed by esteemed architect Martin Palleros and described by Elle Décor magazine as ”A place to truly experience a piece of heaven”.
The aesthetic is clean, minimalist with a nod to Southern Thai design. The furnishings have all been specially created by Antonio “Budji” Layug, which emphasise the use of sustainable, renewable resources that has made “Budji” a pioneer in eco furniture and design. The result is a harmonious balance between ethnic grace, cosmopolitan elegance and simplicity.
Spacious elegant communal areas compliment the ten individual dwellings with a 22 meter inky black pool on the beachfront. The pool house, club house, games room, main house, restaurant and cocktail bar all provide the perfect environment in which to relax or indeed party.
With a full time staff of 25, YL Residence’s team include villa hosts, European chef, two Thai chefs, bartender, concierge service, butlers, masseuses, housekeepers, chauffeurs and 24 hour security.
As only one group can stay at YL Residence at any time, all attention is focused on that group with everything tailor made around their desires and requests.
It is in effect a private hotel, but a hotel where the guests are not restricted by normal hotel regulations. The advantages of staying at YL over even the most opulent hotel are quite simple and afford guests the freedom to do what they want, when they want. This philosophy covers every aspect of their stay.