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For some of us who come from Chinese heritage, the lunar new year is more significant than the December 31-January 1. While Chinese New Year is not an official holiday in Thailand, many do take days off to spend quality time with family. So why not spend some of it in sheer tranquility, surrounded by the natural beauty of pristine beaches and with your own private villa for a change? We've gathered six luxurious beach villas on the top of our minds right now for a quick #CNY family getaway. 

1. Baan Benjamart, Koh Samui

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Baan Benjamart's four-bedroom villa offers contemporary, spacious rooms that bleed out to breathtaking coastal views. The biggest thinking you'll be doing here is whether to while away the time at your pristine private beach or massive infinity pool. This stunning villa and its location is perfect for island-loving families or a laid-back company of friends looking for a tranquil and luxurious beachfront retreat.

2. Ban Kinaree, Koh Samui

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Nestled in trees high within Samui's Bophut Hills is Ban Kinaree, a luxurious retreat for those who want to get away from big city life and enjoy some much needed R&R in nature. A secluded property comprising three pavilions with five bedrooms, Ban Kinaree also includes a 20-metre terrace and an expansive infinity pool overlooking the plush green surroundings and bay below. 

3. Ban Mekkala, Koh Samui

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Host your New Year's retreat along azure seascapes in laid-back sophistication and cosmopolitan living at Ben Mekkala. Situated on the golden beaches of Laem Sor in Koh Samui, this spacious single-story retreat was designed by renowned architect David Clark and includes three distinctive pavilions containing six bedrooms and six bathrooms fitted with both walk-in showers and bathtubs. 

4. Villa Arawan, Phuket

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Come for a group retreat, stay for the ocean views. This hillside villa offers five bedrooms, an infinity pool, and stunning sunset views overlooking Phuket's Surin and Bang Tao beaches. Luxe nomads who crave a vacation of leisure will adore the villa's mix of Thai and Western styling with large indoor living spaces and outdoor terracing. 

5.  Villa Manggala, Bali

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Just 15 minutes away from the trendy area of Seminyak, this traditional Javanese styled villa features three bedrooms and bathrooms with gorgeous modern and minimalist accents. Outside of the plush rooms, guests can enjoy a private lawned garden and beautiful swimming pool. With sun, surf and activities for kids and adults alike, this is the perfect villa to celebrate your holidays with family and friends.

6. Villa Suami, Bali

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Featuring stunning modern design with big open spaces, Villa Suami in Bali is ideal for hosting family activities while also providing enough room for everyone to have their own personal space—because that's important too! There are two pools and a newly refurbished playroom for young children.

Tatler Tips: meals are free for children under six!

Book any of the mentioned villas or discover more options of luxury villas at theluxenomad.com, Asia-Pacific’s leading luxury villa booking portal.

(See also: Stay At Banyan Tree Residences And Receive Hotel Guest Privileges)

Tags: Travel, Villas, Getaway, Vacation, Island Paradise, Private Villa, Luxe Nomad, Luxury, Samui, Koh Samui, Phuket, Bali