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Panacea Retreat - Purana Residence

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On a lush hillside on Koh Samui’s popular northern coast, this striking holiday villa in the exclusive Panacea Retreat gated community maximises breathtaking panoramic views from sunrise to sunset.

Purana means ‘stories’ in ancient Sanskrit – and it's just waiting for you to write your own memorable stories about this beautiful tropical island.

Through a large wooden gate you enter an astonishing living area with a soaring wood-lined, vaulted ceiling and glass walls running virtually the entire width of the villa – opening onto an expansive terrace soaking-up the view.

At one end is a lounge with comfortable sofas, easy chairs and wall-mounted TV surrounding a natural wood coffee table – tastefully decorated with contemporary ornaments and works of art.  An eye-catching rectangular dining table takes center stage, served by a modern show kitchen with island bar for breakfast and casual meals, and built-in wine cooler.

Four ensuite double-bedrooms are on the pool and garden level, with king-size beds, bathrooms with rain shower, and in the case of the master bedroom, terrazzo bathtubs opening onto the pool.  Pale woods and natural finishes and fabrics create a light, comfortable ambiance with tasteful occasional chairs and Thai art pieces.  Flat-screen TV and modern AV accessories make each room far more than a place to sleep.

Beside the welcoming blue-tiled infinity pool, a swim-up bar with sunken stools adjoins the sala – where a dining table and cushioned seating is ideal for lazy lunches by the pool, resting in the shade or for your own private pool party.

Lying by the pool, sipping a cocktail under the stars or just gazing at the breathtaking views, your imagination is freed for your own stories to unfold in this gorgeous private retreat.

    Spacious, contemporary design
    Modern show kitchen with island breakfast bar
    Tasteful furniture and Thai art pieces
Need more info on this villa? Floor plans, services, images and reviews. Click here to view the owner's comprehensive website www.panacearetreatsamui.com
28-Feb-2020 - 09-Mar-2020

"What a lovely holiday, the best ever. Thanks to your great team Bow, Noey and the others. They did a great job. All the details, the food, the rooms, the complete villa, the help with BBQ. Thank you so much. "

Koen D, Netherlands

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    - Low season rates and discounts applicable for new bookings received from 22 June 2020, and for stays before 17 December 2020
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  • 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 09-Sep-2020.
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Quick facts


Location
Bophut Hills, Koh Samui, Thailand.
Capacity
8 adults (4 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds).  Extra beds are available at and additional charge.
Living area
Living and dining room; modern open-plan kitchen with breakfast bar; outdoor living and dining sala with barbecue grill; pool deck and terrace with a variety of loungers and sun umbrellas.
Pool
20m x 5m x 1.6m
Staff
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.
Dining
Purana 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 7% government tax.
Communication
Complimentary WiFi in all areas of the villa; mobile phone for guest use.
Entertainment
Satellite and cable TV; Apple TV; DVD player; digital movie library; Sonos speakers; iPod docks.
For Families
Purana Residence is equipped to welcome families with children of all ages.  Amenities include pool toys, high chairs and baby cots.
Spa
Spa treatments selected from a comprehensive menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists by arrangement with the villa manager (extra cost applies).
Transport
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 & Events
Events for up to 40 guests standing can be hosted at Purana Residence with prior notice (event fee applies). Please click here to view event guidelines
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 socialising, 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 luxury and comfort with natural fabrics and finishes, warm woods 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 on the pool and garden level.
  • 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.

Deluxe bedrooms 2, 3 and 4

  • 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.

Location

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 (4)

Koen D, Netherlands, 28-Feb-2020 - 09-Mar-2020

What a lovely holiday, the best ever. Thanks to your great team Bow, Noey and the others. They did a great job. All the details, the food, the rooms, the complete villa, the help with BBQ. Thank you so much.

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

Thank you! This was the perfect holiday. The service was excellent. Thank you so much Bella, Noi and Oh for loving and making us feel wonderful. You guys were amazing and servicing each point. We won't forget our stay at Panacea. Too bad that the time is now over, we have to leave! if we could, we would want to stay.

Vladimir P, Russia, 07-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020

Thanks a lot for the unbelievable service and fabulous care for all our needs, even a little bit mad at times. We were grateful! Keep it up!

Alex R, United States, 11-Aug-2019 - 14-Aug-2019

Dear Panacea, This was the stay of our dreams. Anything that topped the stunning views and the beautiful villa was the incomparable stuff. Everyone was so kind and welcoming, we truly felt that was a home away from home. We hope to be back soon, anyone who stays here is lucky.
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