An impressive entrance with ample parking greets you on arrival at the magnificent Praana Residence. Buddha statues and water features line a stone walkway that leads past a private tennis court to a grand central staircase running through the centre of this extraordinary villa.
On the upper level, the main living and dining pavilion opens onto a wide terrace. In a separate pavilion on the same level, are two master bedrooms, one with a view of the sea and the other with a mountain view.
The 25-metre infinity pool, sauna and steam rooms, another master bedroom with sea view and three double guest bedrooms are on the next level down, as well as another lounge area and a study.
Below, an entire floor is dedicated to leisure, fitness, and a nursery, and on the villa’s lowermost floor is the Muay Thai boxing ring with adjoining 12-metre swimming pool.
The crowning glory of this exceptional villa is an enormous living and dining pavilion with a soaring nine-metre-high ‘cathedral’ ceiling hung with custom-designed chandeliers. This luxurious space features wrap-around glass doors that fold back onto a wide terrace overlooking the pool, one level below, and spectacular birds- eye views. Cool cream terrazzo tiled floors merge with sandstone of the terrace to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living space.
On one side of this pavilion is a lounge with large comfortable sofas and stylish easy chairs set before a wide flat-screen TV. A grand piano separates the lounge from the dining area, which can seat up to 14 guests, and a western-style kitchen with island bar.
An office/study and a more informal lounge and TV area are located on the floor below, at pool level, overlooking the garden and dining sala, together with a sauna and steam room.
A highlight of this outstanding villa is a lifestyle area devoted to a plush private nightclub with karaoke, cinema entertainment room with full-size billiard table and gaming table, wine cellar, massage room, extensive gymnasium and a nursery.
Elegant furnishings, finishes and design features, as well as a curated collection of Thai sculptures and art pieces, complement the sophisticated style of the villa.
At Praana Residence, the view is ever present. Whether you’re relaxing in the comfort of your room, sunning yourself by the pool or lounging on a daybed admiring the jungle-clad hills that surround you, the scene is mesmerizing day or night.
Stretching across the entire width of the villa grounds is the 25-metre infinity pool. Wide terraces are set with sun loungers and umbrellas, and designer daybeds are positioned around the pool to catch the cooling breezes.
Two salas are located at either end of the pool - one for alfresco poolside dining with a large table and barbecue grill, and the other a stunning location for socialising and relaxing – especially at sunset.
A luxuriant lawned garden filled with palms, frangipani and other fragrant tropical trees and flowers makes an ideal venue for weddings and other grand celebrations.
Praana Residence’s six spacious and supremely luxurious double bedrooms all offer spectacular views of the sea or surrounding mountains. Tasteful design creates an ambience of stylish comfort with the presence of rich, warm woods and natural fabrics on walls and floors, elegant rattan and wooden furniture, richly colourful silk accents and Thai artworks. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and feature generous wardrobe space with personal safes, flat-screen smart TVs, sound systems and fully stocked mini-bars.
Master Bedroom 1
Set in a glass-enclosed pavilion adjacent to the main living and dining area on the villa’s upper floor, Master Bedroom 1 offers panoramic garden, pool and ocean views from its king-size bed. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a rain shower and double vanity, and outside a private rooftop garden boasts a terrazzo tub for starlit bathing.
Master Bedroom 2
Occupying another stand-alone pavilion on the upper level, Master Bedroom 2 faces Koh Samui’s spectacular mountainous interior. The room is furnished with a king-size bed and its ensuite bathroom is fitted with a rain shower and double vanity. Outside is a private rooftop garden with terrazzo tub and private terrace.
Master Bedroom 3
Located on the same level as the pool and garden, with panoramic ocean views, Master Bedroom 3 is furnished with a king-size bed and adjoined by an ensuite bathroom with rain shower and double vanity. In the private rooftop garden is a large round terrazzo tub and sun terrace furnished with an oval lounger.
Deluxe Bedrooms 4 & 5
These two spacious guest bedrooms are located on the villa’s pool and garden level, each with a covered terrace. King-size beds look out over garden, pool and ocean views. Ensuite bathrooms are fitted with double vanities, rain showers and open-air terrazzo bathtubs.
Deluxe Bedroom 6
Guest bedroom 6 is also on the pool and garden level, offering panoramic mountain views from its covered terrace and furnished with twin beds. This room’s large ensuite bathroom offers double vanities, a rain shower and a terrazzo tub.
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 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; chef; housekeeping and service staff; 24-hour security. Additional staff (nanny/babysitter, masseuse, Pilates, tennis or Muay Thai instructor) available on request at extra charge.
Praana Residence’s chef and his team are skilled in preparing both Thai and Western cuisines. Guest requests are accommodated as far as possible (including special diets and children’s menus). 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.
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.
Events for up to 60 guests can be arranged at Praana Residence with prior notice (event fee applies).
Tennis court; Muay Thai boxing ring; barbecue facilities; personal safe and fully-stocked mini bar in all bedrooms.