WHERE IS IT?
As well as being one of Thailand’s longest established holiday islands, Koh Samui is also among the classiest in the Kingdom. Resisting the temptation to market itself squarely at mass-market tourism, Samui has stepped things up a notch and is home to a liberal sprinkling of unrivalled resorts, spas and destination restaurants. Samujana is located in the epicentre of the action just minutes from the island’s international airport.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Conceptualised as a fusion of high architectural ideals as well as exemplary personalised service for both villa owners and guests, Samujana has been one of the most eagerly anticipated projects on Koh Samui. Aimed at the highest level of the market, the development’s villas range from three to a whopping eight bedrooms, all of which command spectacular sea views over the Gulf of Thailand.
Samui’s inherent beauty is the star of the show, but the award-winning architecture of Gary Fell of Gfab Architects ensures it is a close run thing. Using the natural topography of the site to full effect, Fell has incorporated natural features such as mature trees and rock formations into either the living areas, the gardens or the pools imbuing each villa with unique individualism.
With all villas featuring TV lounges, infinity edge private pools and state-of-the-art sound systems, there’s no call to venture very far. Communal facilities, however, include an all weather floodlit tennis court and direct beach access.
The most luxurious villas feature private Jacuzzis, fully equipped gyms, gas BBQ grills, pool tables, games rooms and yoga or massage salas.
Perfectly poised on a coral cove and just minutes from Koh Samui’s international airport and the hotspots of Chaweng and Choengmon, Samujana is ideally located, offering the benefits of a luxury resort along with the flexibility of home ownership. In terms of rental yield, if an owner agrees to rent the villa out over the key peak periods they could expect to receive an average return of at least 5 percent.