SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS Review: Anamaya Samui, Koh Samui
October 20, 2016 / Robbie Wilson
The beautiful tropical Thai island of Koh Samui lies 35 kilometers northeast of Surat Thani in the Gulf of Thailand. Nestled on its north east coast with striking panoramic views over the sea and surrounding countryside is Anamaya. A futuristic glimpse into high-end luxury coastal living.
Koh Samui’s property market grew exponentially over the past several years. The airport has expanded, allowing for more direct flights from overseas destinations and the amount of tourists from Asia has increased. Thus, what was typically a haven for European travelers looking for an upmarket holiday destination in Thailand, has now transpired over to travellers from Asia looking for their next luxury hideaway.
A 10-minute drive from Koh Samui International Airport sees you at Cheong Mon Beach just below the Anamaya development. As you wind your way up the hillside you find yourself at the site of the latest development by the team behind the award winning Samui development. Thought up by lead designer Misha Povstaniuk of architects A-MDM, he sought out to create a contemporary tropical living style. The villas show a glimpse of how to push the boundaries of design, style and functionality in this segment of the market, as they rest on twin peaks overlooking the clear blue seas below.
There are five different types of villas on offer, in up to 11 different layouts. Villa A at 26,759 sq. ft. is the grandest. With 7 + 2 bedrooms, these beautiful villas feature two infinity pools, enabling guests to view the sunrise and sunset from the water. There’s a gym with ocean views, digital cinema and recreation rooms. At 1,162 sq. ft., the master bedroom is larger than most city apartments and while all suites have ocean views, the master bedroom has views both east and west.
Villa B at 16,877 sq. ft. sits along the hilltop crest of the Anamaya Estate. With 6 +1 bedrooms and a contemporary flowing design, reminiscent to something Sir Norman Foster would be proud of, Villa B creates a private oasis with panoramic views of the beautiful sea below. Residents have the choice of having two infinity pools or one pool and an ornamental water feature with a sunken breakfast bar. Villa C ranges in size from 6,748 sq. ft. to 11,668 sq. ft. Boasts five large bedrooms.
Villa D ranges in size from 4,101 sq. ft. to 8,406 sq. ft. The four-bedroom villas are available in three different styles. Villa D1 is the largest, including a sizeable staff quarters. However, both D1 and D2 feature a digital cinema, gym, and recreation room. D3 is laid out over floor floor except for a private self-contained suite on the lower level.
Villa E ranges in size from 3,013 sq. ft. to 6,243 sq. ft. The three-bedroom villas feature an abundance of space. Available in two layouts, the property comes equipped with a recreation room, digital cinema and private terrace with a plunge pool a few footsteps away from the master bedroom.
Owners and guests will also have access to a number of facilities including the Anamaya Club. This will include all the amenities one would usually find at a 5-star hotel, including a world-class restaurant and bar, sports courts and gymnasium, rooftop pool with 270-degree sea views, health and beauty spas and a children’s day-care center to name a few.
Anamaya also offers property management services by In-Villa Luxuries, enabling owners to have their villa well maintained and if they choose, rented out. Set to be the next must have residential address in Koh Samui, Anamaya Samui looks to create a design style not yet seen in such a quality product on the island.
Property Anamaya Samui
Location Koh Samui, Thailand
Highlights Panoramic sea views, open-plan living, Up to 26,759 sq. ft., private infinity swimming pools, Private clubhouse with sports facilities, restaurant and bar, children’s day-care
Property Management Price From $940,000 – $5,900,000