Thailand’s most luxurious new retreat, Panacea Koh Samui
Nestled high on a hilltop surrounded by nature’s beauty, the Panacea Koh Samui private villa estate offers something deeply unique in both design and intention. Its creation has set a new landmark standard in the ultra-luxury villa experience. The residences of all five villas enjoy breath taking panoramas of the surrounding natural beauty, maximised by high-vaulted open ceilings and sliding doors.
The luxurious villas were conceived and designed by leading architect David Clark with stylishly landscaped gardens by Bill Bensley. Reflecting the influences of local artists and craftsmen, the stylish, comfortable interiors are filled with handmade woven fabrics, traditionally carved wooden furniture and one-off commissioned pieces ensure that each individually decorated residence is in complete harmony with the location.
All five villas at Panacea Koh Samui, are resplendent in their luxury and scale, but it is Praana that is their most sumptuous and indeed one of the most extraordinary villas in the world. Praana, measures 50,600 sq ft, with 20 full time staff, and has an HD cinema room with 10 reclining seats, a 300 bottle wine cellar, 6 en-suite bedrooms, 2 infinity pools, (25m & 10m long respectively) a Muay Thai boxing ring, private tennis court, 75 sqm gym, steam room, sauna & massage room, its own nightclub, computer games room, billiard room, nursery & kids club.
The other four outstanding villas at Panacea Koh Samui are also incredibly stylish and generously equipped with amenities designed to create the most relaxing and enjoyable stay. Ranging from 13,450 sq ft and 15,800 sq ft with five and four en-suite double bedrooms, these stunning residences have 20m infinity pools, 10 full time staff, a Sonos sound system, (which is accessible indoors and out on the generous terraces), and a complete home entertainment system.
The chefs at Panacea Koh Samui are experts at healthy, delicious cuisine. Trained by Chef Alessandro Verdenelli of KX Health Club in London they focus on simplicity, freshness of produce and seasonal ingredients to produce a sophisticated range of Thai and Western dishes, which you can savour alfresco in the poolside sala or in the high ceilinged dining area of the private villas. During the day your wellbeing is looked after with a tempting selection of detox and power juices, fresh smoothies topped with superseeds or nutrition rich shakes made just for you.
With a focus on the active Panacea Koh Samui offers the opportunity to enjoy a myriad of exciting activities beyond the retreat. Jet-skiing, scuba diving, kite boarding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and zip lining are just some of the many experiences that can be arranged. Or enjoy the island’s colourful culture with days visiting temples and local villages or be enchanted by the surrounding nature. Koh Samui is a paradise island offering an irresistible combination of natural beauty, inspiring culture, pristine waters and charming people. This unique destination brings together adventure, comfort and unforgettable Thai hospitality to create an experiential luxury retreat that has reinvented the private villa experience.
For eight guests B&B accommodation with various complimentary services starts at £1,365 per night, or about £170 per person.
The Praana Residence costs from £4,175 per night, sleeping 12 people. It includes a la carte breakfast, in-room mini bar, daily fresh juices and cookies, limousine airport transfers to and from Samui, concierge service, beach/shopping transfers, unlimited daily laundry service and a baby-sitting service. All other food and drinks are charged separately.
How to get there:
Major airlines fly direct to Bangkok followed by a short internal flight to Koh Samui island. Panacea is a 10 minute drive from the local airport.