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Panacea Retreat - Avasara Residence

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Sophisticated luxury sums-up this exceptional private villa in the lush green hills above the popular resort of Bophut.

Part of the exclusive Panacea Retreat collection of five individual villas in a magnificent gated community, Avasara Residence enjoys stunning views over the Gulf of Thailand and outlying islands from sunrise to sunset.

Avasara, meaning ‘opportunity and chance’, takes every opportunity to showcase its views wherever you are in the villa.

Through an ornate gateway into an astonishing living space running virtually the whole length of the villa, a captivating experience unfolds from the moment you step in.

This is your social hub – a soaring space with wood vaulted ceiling and wraparound wall of glass opening onto the terrace and breathtaking vista. At one end a comfortable tropical lounge with Thai artefacts, lamps, curiosities and large rattan sofas and chairs is set around a flat screen TV for a warm and homely ambiance.  An impressive pedestal dining table – a piece of art in itself – is served by a sophisticated show kitchen with an island bar for breakfast, casual dinners and social gatherings.

Five ensuite double-bedrooms on the pool and garden level feature king-size beds, bathrooms with rain shower, and terrazzo bathtubs opening onto the pool from two master suites. Pale wood and rattan furnishing continues the theme in the main living pavilion, combining natural finishes and fabrics for a breezy, comforting ambiance. Flat-screen TV and modern AV accessories make each room far more than a place to sleep.

Centre stage is the generous infinity pool with its whimsical bronze sculptures. At one end, sunken stools serve a swim-up bar at the sala with dining table and cushioned seats – an ideal spot for lazy lunches, taking a little respite from the sun or for your own private pool party.

The hallmark of this beautiful villa is the elegant combination of its natural sandstone surfaces, complemented by light wood and rattan furnishing with splashes of vivid colour such as the red on the pool loungers contrasting against lush garden greenery. This luxurious tropical paradise simply can’t fail to charm.

    Exceptional views
    Style and comfort at its finest
    Impeccable 5-star service
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12-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2020

"We would like to say how grateful we are to Baw, Noai, Zac, Luck, Oh. They are the best at the best. We would like to write that the villa is amazing, the staff is wonderful and friendly, very good food and drinking. Thank you so much for this holiday. See you soon. From Russia, With Love"

Yury A, Russia

Rates and availability

  • Family Staycation

    Family Staycation

    • Stays of 2 nights or more enjoy 30% off from now until 30 June 2021.
    • Stays of 3 nights or more enjoy 30% plus early check-in or late check-out, complimentary welcome amenities and a Thai family-style dinner.
    • Stays of 5 nights or more enjoy 35% off, the inclusions above, plus a day trip to Pig Island.
    • Stays of 7 nights or more enjoy all of the inclusions above, plus in-villa babysitting service, children's gift pack and complimentary roundtrip airport transfers.
    • Additional discounts available for stays of 10 nights or longer. Contact for longer stay prices.

    At Elite Havens, we understand that flexibility is required for travel planning in the current COVID-19 scenario, so should your flights be cancelled or a government travel advisory require you to be quarantined, we guarantee a full refund. Terms and conditions apply. Book with confidence and stay safe, book an elite haven.

    Terms and conditions:
    - Valid for new bookings received from now until 28 June 2021
    - Valid for stays from now until 30 June 2021
    - Minimum stays of 2 nights
    - May not be combined with other discounts and/or special offers
    - Early check-in/late check-out is subject to availability
    - Complimentary welcome amenities include a fruit and snacks basket, and a signature cocktail or glass of wine per guest
    - One-time Thai family-style dinner per stay for all guests staying at the villa, excluding beverages
    - One-time complimentary day trip to Pig Island for all guests staying at the villa
    - One-time complimentary in-villa babysitting service for 8 hours
    - Guaranteed refund conditions apply at the time of booking

  • Early bird enjoys up to 15% discount when booking 120 days in advance.
  • Last minute bookings enjoy up to 10% discount when checking in before 30-Mar-2021.
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Quick facts

Bophut Hills, Koh Samui, Thailand.
10 adults (5 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds).  Extra beds are available at additional cost.
Living areas
Living and dining room; modern open show kitchen with breakfast bar; outdoor living and dining sala with barbecue grill; pool deck and terrace with variety of loungers.
Main pool is 20m x 5m x1.6m
Villa Manager; housekeeping attendants; central kitchen for the estate, helmed by a skilled chef and his team; 24-hour security. Additional staff (e.g. babysitter, masseuse, yoga instructor) are available upon request for an extra charge.
Avasara Residence is serviced by the estate’s central kitchen, run by a highly skilled chef and his team. The kitchen is adept in the preparation of Thai and western cuisines, which are served hot in the villa. Guest requests are accommodated as far as possible (including special diets and children’s menu). A suggestion priced menu is available for you to choose from. Alternatively, groceries are charged at cost plus 30% handling fee which is subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.
Complimentary WiFi in all areas of the villa; mobile phone for guest use.
Satellite and cable TV; Apple TV; DVD player; digital movie library; Sonos speakers; iPod docks.
For families
Avasara Residence is well-equipped for families with children of all ages.  Amenities include pool toys, high chairs and baby cots.
Spa treatments selected from a comprehensive menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies), by arrangement with the villa manager.
Complimentary one-way airport pickup and dropoff. Car hire and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged with your villa manager at small cost.
Weddings and events
Events for up to 40 guests can be held at Avasara Residence with prior notice (event fee applies).
Additional facilities
Barbecue; personal safes and fully-stocked mini bar in all bedrooms.
Property area
2,000sqm (land).
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The layout

Indoor Living

  • The main lounge and dining area is serviced by a full-equipped open show kitchen for breakfast and social gatherings, located on the top level of the villa, overlooking the pool and views of the ocean and offshore islands
  • Contemporary Asian-inspired architecture and interior design with emphasis on tropical luxury with natural finishes and fabrics, light rattan furnishings and Thai accents. 
  • Large flat-screen Smart TV in the main lounge.
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms, with beside controls in each room.

Outdoor Living

  • The villa has been designed to maximize on the spectacular views of the island’s north-east coastline and ocean from every aspect of the villa.
  • 20-metre infinity pool with mounted bronze sculptures.
  • Pool deck and terrace with a variety of comfortable loungers and sun umbrellas. 
  • Outdoor dining sala with barbecue at one end of the pool with swim-up bar and pool stools. 
  • Luxuriant mature garden with palm trees and lawn.
  • Car parking.

The rooms

Master Bedroom 1

  • Separate pavilion adjacent to the main living and dining pavilion. 
  • King-size bed with views of the pool, ocean and offshore islands. 
  • Ensuite bathroom with rain shower, double vanity and terrazzo bathtub.
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe.
  • Smart, flat-screen TV and sound system.
  • Fully-stocked mini-bar.
  • Air-conditioned with bedside controls.

Master Bedroom 2

  • Separate pavilion on the pool and garden level. 
  • King-size bed with views of the pool, ocean and poolside sala.
  • Ensuite bathroom with rain shower, double vanity and terrazzo bathtub. 
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe. 
  • Smart, flat-screen TV and sound system.
  • Fully-stocked mini-bar.
  • Air-conditioned with bedside controls.

Deluxe Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5

  • Located on pool and garden level with shared covered terrace.
  • King-size beds with garden, pool and ocean views.
  • Ensuite bathroom with double vanity and rain shower. 
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe. 
  • Flat-screen TV, DVD and sound system.
  • Fully-stocked mini-bar.
  • Air-conditioned with bedside controls.


Located high in the lush green hills above Koh Samui’s popular resort of Bophut and charming Fisherman’s Village, Panacea Retreat is just a 15-minute drive from the island’s international airport and 10-15 minutes away from the white sandy beaches of Bophut, Big Buddha and the island’s main tourist centre, Chaweng.

All five Panacea Retreat villas have spectacular views over Samui’s north-east coastline and the Gulf of Thailand, to mystical islands such as Koh Phangan, popularly known as ‘Full Moon Island’, as well as Samui’s striking interior with its jungle-clad hills and dramatic waterfalls.

Circumnavigating Koh Samui by car takes just over an hour, so nothing is very far away.  The main ferry port of Nathon, with connections to the Thai mainland, is around 30 minutes’ drive and the key jumping off point for boat excursions to offshore islands is a mere 10 minutes away at Big Buddha.

Panacea Retreat is a peaceful sanctuary far above the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui’s coastal resorts, and always ready to welcome you back.

Things to do

Although Koh Samui is renowned for its palm-fringed beaches and crystal blue seas, the island has much more to offer besides.  Families on holiday with toddlers or teenagers, groups of friends looking for shared fun and adventures, or nightbirds seeking out the island’s best beach clubs, will all find plenty to keep them amused here.  Just let your villa manager know what you’re looking for and he or she can make all the necessary arrangements.

In the meantime, here are some of our favourite Samui activities to give you a taste of what’s in store:

  • Shopping for chic island fashions, souvenirs and local arts and crafts in Chaweng – a seemingly endless strip of shops, boutiques and the island’s main shopping mall along Samui’s most famous beach. Stop for a refreshing local beer and Thai snacks at one of a myriad restaurants and bars.
  • The night market at Fisherman’s Village in Bophut is the scene of the island’s biggest night market. Every Friday evening and on certain holidays, literally hundreds of vendors set up shop to offer everything from Thai and international street food and snacks, to chic fashions, electronics and local souvenirs.  The atmosphere is buzzing and an absolute must-visit for locals and tourists alike.
  • Take a boat trip around the island and be amazed at how many beautiful beaches and coves you can count.  Book a trip on the Naga or the Baidee - two classic Turkish gullets which ply the seas around Samui, alternating between tours of island and trips to the famous Anthong National Marine Park a cluster of heavy jungled islands and the clearest of seas for snorkeling.  
  • Book a round of golf at Koh Samui’s championship golf course; Santiburi (18 holes with distracting ocean views).
  • Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch by the pool at the internationally famed Nikki Beach Club, or a close to home at Coast in the Centara Grand on Chaweng Beach.
  • There’s a kite surfing school on the beach at Nathon where you can rent a rig or learn how to do it.
  • Regular Thai boxing tournaments are staged at the largest stadium on the island, the Petch Buncha near Chaweng. These are not tourist demo fights; they are the real thing.
  • Samui has a number of spectacular waterfalls. We would recommend starting with the Namuang Falls. Take your bathing costume; there’s a very inviting pool at the base of the falls.
  • Have an adventure atop Khao Pom mountain on ATVs or the zipline, take a canopy walk through the rainforest, or just gaze out at the scenery below from the viewpoint.
  • Spend some time at Samui’s iconic Big Buddha. Visitors arriving by plane are greeted by the sight of the great Golden Buddha sitting there majestically as their aircraft swoops into land.  The island’s main tourist attraction occupies its own island connected by causeway, where a colourful collection of shops selling fashions and souvenirs, restaurants and nearby wats (temples) make it a must-see for visitors. 
  • Nature trails, elephant sanctuaries, a crocodile farm, tiger zoo and butterfly farm promise something to keep you amazed and entertained whether you’re young or just young at heart.

Guest reviews - View all reviews (6)

Yury A, Russia, 12-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2020

We would like to say how grateful we are to Baw, Noai, Zac, Luck, Oh. They are the best at the best. We would like to write that the villa is amazing, the staff is wonderful and friendly, very good food and drinking. Thank you so much for this holiday. See you soon. From Russia, With Love

Marc Y, Thailand, 08-Feb-2020 - 11-Feb-2020

Thank you for looking after us all so well! We have a fantastic celebration of our family wedding. Bella and her team did a great job looking for us. Thank you again! Best Wishes.

Deepak A, Hong Kong, 21-Jan-2020 - 27-Jan-2020

Dearest Panacea Retreat Team, We have had a fabulous time at the Avasara Residence. Bao and her team have been fantastic and we are so sad to have leave this beautiful villa! This villa has been perfect for us and our friends to celebrate our friendship as well as 30th wedding anniversary for 2 couples. The staff have been so accommodating and helpful and we look forward to caring back hear! Thank you so much for everything! WE LOVE BAO!

Mai W, United Kingdom, 02-Dec-2019 - 05-Dec-2019

Thank you Bao and Poki and their team for an excellent stay at Panacea lovely villa friendly and helpful service, amazing food. A fantastic stay overall and would definitely return. Best Wishes

Sasaya B, Singapore, 22-Nov-2019 - 24-Nov-2019

Thank you! Pocky and team for a wonderful time especially, when you are traveling with a two year old do you appreciate the caring service!

Ahkin T, Thailand, 01-Mar-2019 - 06-Mar-2019

Great stay, great service. We loved it from begin to the end.
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