Villa Sabai Jai – privacy, luxury and tranquility

Our exclusive boutique pool villas on the small tropical island Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand are situated on a cape 35 meters above the sea ”away from it all”, still only a ten minute ride down to town and nightlife. All villas have unobstructed spellbinding sea views and are facing south and southwest with lovely sunsets.
Sabai means ”laid back”, ”easy going”, ”peaceful feeling”. This is the feeling we wish our guests to experience while staying in our villas. Sabai jai literally means ”well heart”. This the Thai's use to express contentment, happiness and gratitude.
A tropical haven where you and your family or friends can enjoy a one-of-a-kind holiday experience.
Welcome to our little piece of paradise.

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Luxury Villas in Koh Tao

  • Services
  • How it All Started
  • Conservation

Service included in the price

  • Transfer from/to pier at arrival and departure
  • Daily bedding and cleaning 
  • Instant coffee and tea
  • WIFI
  • Parking under roof

Services available on request, at extra cost

  • Restaurant Barracudas chef Ed Jones will come up and cook and serve you an “in villa dinner”, which you choose from his menu (only Eagle Villa)
  • Take away food can be delivered to the villa from many restaurants
  • Scooters for rent
  • SPA treatments on our own massage beds
  • Education for diving certificates and fun dives can be arranged
  • Private longtail boat around the island
  • Private snorkeling trip with guide
  • Private big game fishing tour
  • Thai cooking class in the village
  • Laundry service
  • Baby cot

    How it Started

    The first time we (my wife, children and I) came to Thailand was 20 years ago. After this first trip we have visited the country at least once a year. Much has changed but the best is still there, the climate, the food and the friendly people. After having traveled around in almost every corner of the country for 15 years we started to become quite tired of staying in different hotels. For two years we were looking around in the areas we liked best to find our dream land where we could build our dream house and the best place to stay at Koh Tao.

    We were on our way to Koh Lanta to look at a plot that we were interested in, luckily we went even beyond Koh Tao to have a look what land was availabe there. After only 6 hours on the island, we had found our dream plot with an amazing location 35 meters above the sea, and it was for sale! Good was also that the ground was perfect for the dream project that we had in our minds for all these years. A villa facing south treating us with both sunrises and sunsets. Our wish was to have 3 bedrooms in separate buildings so that one can live undisturbed but close to rest of the family or friends, a main house with kitchen/dining/sitting areas, a large free form swiming pool and a private access to the sea from the large sundeck.

    After 2,5 years of planning and construction our dream project was finished and we could move in.

    It feels great to share this amazing villa with others that have the same feelings about it as we do. We try to spend as much time as possible in the villa, but since we have had more bookings than we ever thought we have now built two new pool villas (Gecko and Turtle Villas) on another cliff just 150 meters from Eagle Villa.

    As we mentioned we have been staying in many hotels around the country (and the world). Whenever you come to a new place you have to get to know the place and it takes time. Maybe you miss the best things because you didn´t know about them. That´s why we have prepared two binders, one about the villa and one about the island with redommendations of what to do, where to eat and what beaches to visit etc. So it will be easy for you to get a quick feeling about the island. We hope you find them useful!

    Make your dreams come true!

    Welcome to Villa Sabai Jai



    The villas are build almost only with natural materials and have an energy-efficient building technology installed in order to avoid waste of natural resources.

    For example the following:

    House building materials are concrete, building blocks, stones from the island, reused wood from old houses in northern Thailand and thatched roofs
    Only AA class electric house hold appliances
    Keycards in all houses, switches off the electricity automatically when taken out of the holder
    Low consuming water toilets
    Water tank for collecting rain water
    Low electricity consuming water heating (air heating pump) in Eagle Villa
    Solar panels on all villas
    LED lighting throughout Gecko and Turtle villas and more than halfway changed in Eagle Villa
    All wooden furniture made of old reused teak wood from northern Thailand
    Bulk dispensers for toiletries
    Recycling bins for cans, glass, paper, plastic and food waste
    Since there is a lack of water and the electricity is produced in local generators on the island, we ask you to use the water and electricity carefully whilst your stay in the villa.

    Don´t use more water than needed and ALWAYS switch off the AC when not needed and when leaving the house.