Sila is an ancient Sanskrit word from Buddhist texts meaning virtue, good conduct, and moral discipline, and is part of the Buddhist Eightfold Path to Enlightenment. High in the Chaweng Hills on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand, the Chaweng Sila luxury villa development certainly transcends it to higher heights with its illuminating blend of traditional Thai and modern contemporary architecture.

The Chaweng Sila development comprises a number of 3, 4 and 5-bedroom Samui luxury villas and a similar number of 2-bedroom duplex apartment units available for sale and holiday rental. Set in a commanding position, the villas sit high on the Chaweng hillside, with truly stunning and commanding panoramic views over Chaweng to the seas, islands and horizon beyond. The villas are built in a modern contemporary design with hints of traditional Thai architecture including curved wood tiled ceilings and high vaulted ceilings.

The villas are luxurious throughout with sublime architectural features such as sunken poolside rooms (covered pavilions), carp fish ponds, and a striking use of natural materials and earth tones that allow the villas to blend in with their natural surroundings.

The overall layout of the villas consists of a central poolside living and dining room with a fully equipped modern kitchen, an indoor dining table and an entertainment area with an oversized comfortable L-shaped sofa facing a large LCD screen and top of the rack audio system. This luxurious living room opens onto a spacious infinity pool terrace with comfortable modern outdoor furniture and a shaded sunken lounge area where you can enjoy a drink, snack or just relax and take in the amazing views. .

Stunning 180 degree panoramic views of the sea and the island can be seen from every corner of each villa. Panoramic views incorporate the town of Chaweng, the entire east coast from Choeng Mon to Lamai, and the crystal clear waters and emerald green islands beyond. At night, the bright and shimmering lights of Chaweng Beach can be seen far below and are a breathtaking sight to behold from the peaceful and serene hillside of Chaweng Sila.

All the rooms in the villa boast fabulous sea views, are luxuriously appointed and feature luxurious private en-suite bathrooms with double sinks, modern rain showers and bathtubs. Each room also has its own entertainment center with LCD TV, separate satellite system and CD/DVD player.

If you are looking for an enlightening Koh Samui villa rental experience, then Chaweng Sila may be just what you are looking for.