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Praana Residence at Panacea Retreat - Impeccable design
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Panacea Retreat - Praana Residence

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Sleeps 12 Adults

Like your own private hotel, Praana Residence is one of Koh Samui’s finest private luxury retreats – an extravagant 6-bedroom villa with 360-degree panoramic sea views from the verdant Bophut Hills.

Praana, which means ‘vital force’, is the jewel in the crown of Panacea Retreat, an exclusive gated community of five contemporary Thai-style private villas on the island’s popular north-east coast.

Through the grand entrance, you’re greeted by Buddhist statues and water features lining a stone walkway to embark on your discovery of this extraordinary place. From the villa apex, the spectacular view over infinity pools to the Gulf of Thailand and offshore islands is simply mesmerising.  

Your main living and dining pavilion is vast yet inviting – with a soaring cathedral ceiling hung with crystal chandeliers, sumptuous lounge, elegant dining table and show kitchen. Wrap-around glass doors open onto a terrace and garden for socialising and special events, such as weddings.     

Six outstanding double-bedrooms overlook the spectacular location from every aspect.  Three master suites have their own private pavilions; and in some cases, their own private garden with a pool and outdoor bathtub.

This remarkable villa is all about luxury and design, with the ambiance of extreme comfort from warm woods and natural fibres, tasteful wooden and rattan furniture, richly colourful fabrics and Thai artworks.  

Praana Residence is also a unique pleasure palace without parallel in Samui – with one entire floor dedicated to your pleasures, health and fitness. Your own private nightclub with karaoke, wine cellar, 10-seater private cinema with Apple TV and over 1,000 movies, and billiards and gaming room share this hedonistic space with a massage and sauna room, fully-equipped gym and nursery wonderland for the youngsters. 

You also have your own floodlit tennis court and two infinity pools – and if you’re feeling extremely energetic, you can even try your hand at Muay Thai boxing in an open-air ring!

In this exclusive party paradise within 15 minutes of the island’s delightful airport, a dedicated staff of seven looks after all your wishes and whims, organising everything and anything to make your stay relaxed and enjoyable – from delicious cuisine served anywhere you like around the villa, including catering for special dietary requests and children’s meals, to personal health and fitness training, excursions and all that beautiful Samui has to offer. 

Quite simply, Praana Residence is the ultimate villa for large family gatherings, groups of friends and special occasions or events. The sheer size and space make it perfect for great occasions – and impressive amenities and services add up to the finest luxury experience in Samui.

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This haven includes

StaffedPrivate ChefPrivate PoolElite ConciergeDaily BreakfastSpa ServicesFree Wifi
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Unique features

Near the beach
Gym Facilities
Tennis Court
Media/Games Room
Private Spa
Estate/Resort Facilities
Kids Club
Event Facilities
Airport Transfer

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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.

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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.


Shake off the stress of holiday planning. Let the Elite Concierge take care of all your bookings and arrangements, from transport, tours and restaurant reservations, to any special requests for your arrival. We’re here to make your holiday experience extraordinary.

Quick facts

Bophut Hills, Koh Samui, Thailand.
12 adults (6 ensuite double-bedrooms: 5 with king-size beds and 1 with twin beds).  Extra beds are available for an additional cost.
Living Areas
Living and dining pavilion; modern open-plan kitchen with breakfast bar; casual lounge; study; outdoor dining sala with barbecue grill; sunset sala; pool deck and terraces.
Main pool 25m x 6m x 2m; Secondary pool 12m x 5m x1.2m
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/Pilates/tennis or a Muay Thai instructor) are available upon request for an extra charge.
Praana 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). Food provision is charged at grocery cost.
Complimentary WiFi in all areas of the villa; mobile phone for guest use; landline for local calls.
Private 10-seater cinema with library of over 1,000 DVDs; Satellite TV; Apple TV 4K; PS2; Wii; iPod and dock; Bluetooth speakers in all rooms; table tennis; billiard table; gaming table, nightclub with karaoke and dance floor.  Magicians, Thai dancers, cabaret acts, fireworks and more can be arranged.
For families    
Praana Residence is well prepared to welcome families with children of all ages.  For youngsters, a dedicated nursery comes with a wide range of toys and attractions.  Other amenities include pool toys; high chairs; baby cots, baby monitor; play-mats and playpens.
The villa’s gym has an outstanding range of equipment from rowing machines, cycles and Stairmasters to running machines, weights and others.
Spa treatments can be carried out in the villa’s private massage room by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
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 60 guests can be arranged at Praana Residence with prior notice (event fee applies). Please click here to view event guidelines
Additional facilities
Tennis court; Muay Thai boxing ring; barbecue facilities; personal safe and fully-stocked mini bar in all bedrooms.
Property area
3,200sqm (land).

The layout

Indoor Living

  • The main lounge and dining area, with modern show kitchen with breakfast bar, is located on the top level of the villa, overlooking the pool and panoramic views of the sea and offshore islands
  • Contemporary Thai-inspired architecture and interior design with emphasis on natural fabrics and finishes, warm woods and Thai design accents.
  • Spacious separate lounge on the pool and garden level
  • Study and library
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Dedicated entertainment and fitness floor with nightclub and karaoke, billiard and gaming room, state-of-the art gym, massage room and children’s nursery
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms, with beside controls in each room

Outdoor living

  • The villa has been designed to maximize on the spectacular views available from every aspect – to the north the coastline and ocean and to the south and west, the mountains and Anthong National Marine Park in the far distance
  • 25-metre infinity pool
  • Outdoor dining sala with barbecue at one end of the pool and for massage and multi-use at the other
  • Pool deck and terraces on different levels with a variety of comfortable loungers and bright orange sun umbrellas
  • Luxuriant garden with palm trees and lawn for parties and weddings. 
  • Flood-lit tennis court
  • Outdoor Muay Thai boxing ring
  • Gated car parking

The rooms

Panacea Retreat - Praana Residence bedroom

Master Bedroom 1

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

Master Bedroom 2

  • Separate pavilion adjacent to the main living and dining pavilion. 
  • King-size bed with panoramic mountain views.
  • Ensuite bathroom with rain shower and double vanity.
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe. 
  • Private rooftop garden with large round terrazzo bathtub and private terrace with oval lounger.
  • Smart, flat-screen TV and sound system.
  • Fully-stocked mini-bar.
  • Air-conditioned with bedside controls.

Master Bedroom 3

  • Located on the pool and garden level.
  • King-size bed with panoramic garden, pool and ocean views.
  • Generous wardrobe space with personal safe. 
  • Ensuite bathroom with rain shower and double vanity.
  • Private rooftop garden with terrazzo bathtub and private terrace.
  • Smart, flat-screen TV and sound system.
  • Fully-stocked mini-bar.
  • Air-conditioned with bedside controls.

Deluxe Bedrooms 4 & 5

  • Located on pool and garden level with covered terrace.
  • King-size bed with garden, pool and ocean views.
  • Ensuite bathroom with double vanity and rain shower, with private outdoor 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 Bedroom 6

  • Located on pool and garden level with covered terrace.
  • Twin-bedded with panoramic mountain views.
  • Large ensuite bathroom with double vanities, rain shower 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.


Thai cuisine is the highlight of any holiday in Koh Samui. At Panacea Retreat, a skilled Thai chef and his team oversee a professional central kitchen, providing fresh and healthy meals to all villas within the estate. The chefs can prepare Thai and international favourites on order.

Carefully conceived menus with varied options are guaranteed to leave you spoilt for choice. From fine dining to casual poolside lunches and barbecues, our chef and his central team will be happy to create the perfect dining experience for you and your group.

Start your day with a hearty complimentary breakfast of local and international favourites. For a lazy lunch by the pool, the central kitchen can prepare Thai delicacies such as Phad Thai (Thai noodles), Satay, Yum Woon Sen (glass noodle salad) or Som Tam (green papaya salad), accompanied by a light coconut curry, or western dishes ranging from salads and pastas to pizzas and grills. Though prepared centrally, the meal is served hot and with style, within your villa, either in an alfresco setting or in air-conditioned comfort.

In the evenings, you may prefer a more formal Thai or western dinner served in your villa’s dining pavilion. Alternatively, breezy evenings demand a casual barbecue on the pool terrace, or a candlelit dinner beneath a starry sky, both of which can be arranged for you.

Grocery and beverage shopping is charged at market price (plus a 30% handling fee, 10% service charge and 7% VAT). Alternatively, a priced menu of various dishes is available. Praana Residence charges grocery bills at cost.

View a sample menu


Beautiful view and great service. Lovely barbecue.

31-Mar-2023 - 03-Apr-2023 Callista L

All of them ere very helpful. Everything is very excellent, the Residence service, they are amazing

16-Nov-2022 - 20-Nov-2022 Ryan Jay F

To Noie, Nan and Sunny, Thank you for taking care of us and the family, your professionalism is sincerely appreciated. We all love you! We really enjoyed our stay, everyone was so nice to us and make us feel at home. We can not wait until we come visit again.

21-Feb-2020 - 24-Feb-2020 Ran W
United States

Dear everyone at Panacea, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The whole family had the best time in the villas and we could not have asked for a better team of staff to look after us. They have really made our holiday! We will definitely be back, thank you so much once again. Siradej D

03-May-2019 - 06-May-2019 Siradej D

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