As more holiday villas offer the same facilities and services as five-star hotels, it’s become harder to narrow it down to which villas actually deliver the luxury experience we crave while on vacation. Luckily, you can always count on The Luxe Nomad to guide you in the right direction–and that’s straight through the doors of some of the world’s finest villas. The luxury villa booking portal prides itself on showcasing only the best villas in the world, from a chic farmhouse in Provence to contemporary clifftop masterpieces in Cape Town. Below, we've picked 10 of the finest villas in three favourite Southeast Asian destinations: Bali, Phuket and Koh Samui

1. Villa Vedas, Bali, Indonesia

Best for: A chic tropical getaway

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests, five bedrooms 

From the minute you arrive, Villa Vedas takes your breath away. The villa’s modern architecture is met with hints of Balinese heritage, like carved teak steps that lead to the main swimming pool—there are three in total—and local flora that adds to the island atmosphere. 

Villa Vedas also boasts its own bar, and is equipped with integrated home tech that allows you to control everything from lighting and music to air-conditioning through your smartphone. The well-manicured gardens feature a dramatic gazebo area facing the beach with BBQ facilities including gas, and USB connection for DJs.

Around the clock staff, including your own private chef, are dedicated to ensuring that all of your needs are met. You can also request to have a driver, should you choose to leave this stunning sanctuary. Villa Vedas is an easy 25-minute drive to Canggu, Bali’s bohemian-chic beachside area that’s filled with healthy eateries, yoga studios and quirky bars.

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2. Villa Suami, Bali, Indonesia

Best for: From a simple family holiday to lavish special occasions, including weddings

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests, five bedrooms 

Originally designed by a world-renowned architect as his private home, Villa Suami is now available to rent for your next trip to Bali. Its five spacious en-suite bedrooms boast impressive modern-meets-rustic design, but the pièce de résistance of this stunning villa is the T-shaped swimming pool, which appears to be floating over a stretch of rice fields. 

Amongst its open and airy design and impressive collection of contemporary artworks, flourishing bougainvillea and manicured gardens lend a romantic touch to the lush tropical feel of this beautiful property.

Villa Suami's dedicated staff offer assistance beyond the villa walls, from surf and yoga instructors to personal trainers and the island’s top beauticians and therapists.

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3. Villa Tantangan, Bali, Indonesia

Best for: A secluded hideaway for design lovers

Sleeps: Up to six guests, three bedrooms

Accessed through paddy fields and located on 7700 sqm of elevated headland, you’d never guess that this peaceful property is just 30 minutes from the bustle of chic Seminyak. Privacy certainly is the name of the game at this villa; though sprawling in size, there are just three bedrooms so each guest can enjoy some much-needed alone time. 

Open-air common areas and earthy elements like bamboo and solar panels bring the outside in, while panoramic views of the Indian Ocean promise guests front row seats to some of Bali’s best sunsets.

Make the most of Villa Tantangan's various indoor-meets-outdoor seating areas and lovely staff by hosting a few long, lazy meals or soirées. 

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4. Benyasiri, Phuket, Thailand

Best for: An effortlessly luxurious break with the ones you love

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests, five bedrooms

This majestic villa is perched atop the private Samsara peninsula, facing a seemingly endless vista of the Andaman Sea.

These postcard-perfect views can be enjoyed from the villa's various outdoor seating areas or framed by the spacious lounges vaulted ceilings and glass facade panels, which fold open onto the infinity pool and Phuket's stunning technicolour sunsets. On rainy days, make use of the cosy home theatre. 

When not doing laps in the 13 metre infinity pool or relaxing with a book in your room, gather family and loved ones for exquisite meals by the resident private chef. 

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5. The Aquila, Phuket, Thailand

Best for: Nature lovers and adventure seekers who still want a touch of luxe

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests, seven bedrooms 

This sprawling villa in Kamala is located in a private estate on Millionaire’s Mile, with not a single neighbour in sight. And with direct access to a coral reef in the cove in front of the villa, the Andaman Sea becomes your very own private playground.

All seven-bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms and balconies that open to views of the rugged coastline. The property also features a spa, exercise rooms, a wet-bar, pool tables, sound system and a library.

Hole up in this exceptionally luxurious hideaway for a few days, where anything you need can be taken care of by The Aquila's dedicated team of staff, or venture out to nearby Kamala Beach which boasts some of Phuket's newest sophisticated restaurants and beach clubs. 

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6. Baan Banyan, Phuket, Thailand

Best for: Total privacy and five-star service at your fingertips 

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests, six bedrooms 

This tropical escape is anchored by open-plan living, dining and entertainment areas set in one large three-level pavilion, fronted by a spacious terrace and an infinity pool that melts into the horizon. 

You'll feel far from any city madness here, where features like a serene waterfall and earthy elements like stone and wood gently bring you closer to nature. A ‘floating’ shaded sala (gazebo) is perfect for sunset cocktails before a delicious poolside BBQ prepared by the resident chef and staff.

While inside, slide-away glass walls connect the outdoor living areas with indoor spaces so that you can enjoy the sea views, warm breezes and the calming sound of waves at all times. 

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7. Viman, Phuket, Thailand

Best for: Fun families travelling together

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests, six bedrooms 

Generous in space, Viman's multi-level design makes full use of the property's dramatic hillside and oceanfront location. Clear doors slide all the way open onto a wide pool terrace that wraps around an infinity pool, furnished with cushioned loungers in royal blue—this is a vacation home worthy of royalty, after all.

A series of cleverly designed open living spaces bring loved ones together for some quality time, including a an AV room with projector screen, large outside lounge with comfortable al fresco seating and a BBQ area, and a games room with a ping-pong table.

Meanwhile the six bedrooms serve as individual sanctuaries, complete with large ensuite bathrooms and private balconies. A playroom attached to the kids' twin bedroom keeps younger family members busy with a foosball table and large bean bags.

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8. Baan Celadon, Koh Samui, Thailand

Best for: Miami elegance meets Thai hospitality

Sleeps: Up to eight guests, four bedrooms 

At this luxurious hilltop villa, contemporary design melts into the rugged coastine which stretches out to panoramic vistas overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Offering absolute privacy, Celadon is situated on a private road only 300m from the sea and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens that perfectly complement its modern and minimalist architecture.

With two master bedrooms and two twin bedrooms, it's an ideal property for two families with children travelling together. And with plenty to do on site—including table tennis and badminton, and a media room complete with cinema seats—you can sit back and relax without having to worry about keeping the little ones occupied. 

After a morning swim, beat the midday heat in the sunken sofa area right next to the infinity pool before enjoying a fresh seafood lunch prepared by the in-house chef, who will work with you to prepare daily menus featuring anything from Western to Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. 

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9. The View Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand 

Best for: Families with flair, and special occassions such as weddings

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests, five bedrooms 

With a team of award-winning staff and all the facilities and service levels one would expect of an exclusive 5-star resort, you'll truly be lost in a world of your own in this expansive, contemporary clifftop villa.

A series of open living areas delivers a sense of being one with nature, while modern design elements keep the 'wow' factor alive at every turn; think floating glass stairs that lead up to the master suite, as well as down to the pool, lush grassy terrace, bar and lounge areas. 

Bringing the outside is a priority in The View's design, as all five ensuite bedrooms feature wraparound balconies for breathtaking views overlooking the famous "five islands". For the little ones, there's a separate, purpose built accommodation for up to six children. 

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10. Baan Raku, Koh Samui, Thailand

Best for: A cool, cocktail-and-sun-drenched trip with friends

Sleeps: Up to eight guests, four bedrooms 

Raku means "comfort and enjoyment" and this sleek villa certainly lives up to its name. The architect-designed residence leaves no stone unturned when it comes to detail; from the stunning contemporary interiors to the bespoke furnishings, to the many beautiful spaces from which guests can enjoy the sweeping sea and sunset views over the Angthong Marine Park, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Whether you want to sunbathe on the chic loungers that line the wooden deck surrounding the L-shaped infinity pool, or feel the grass beneath your feet in the courtyard complete with its own waterfall, it would be hard not to feel completely at ease at this earthy yet elegant villa; especially when you have a villa manager, live-in housekeeper, private chef and daily maid service on hand.

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