Ever wish you could buy an island and escape from it all? How about owning an exotic villa on a tropical island? Well maybe those aren’t realities unless you also own a personal jet but you can have the experience for a week in Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand. Samujana, an enclave of 25 luxury hillside villas are available not only for sale but also for rent. So even if you can’t cough up an extra $2-5,000,000, you can live the high life by renting a slice of it. Imagine lounging in your own personal infinity edge pool with an unobstructed sea view or walking to the stunning beaches of Choeng Mon and popular Chaweng. All while surrounded by the design of Asia’s celebrated Gary Fell of GFAB Architects. There’s even a property with five en-suite bedrooms, a state-of-the-art cinema and a private gym. Want a rain shower, a full service bar and rooftop BBQ deck to host your rock star dream get-away? How about a team of dedicated attendants looking after you during your stay. Then this is the place.
First opened only 3 years ago, Samajana was built with the idea of preserving the incredible beauty of it’s surrounds by building the villas around the nature encountered. Thus, several villas have mature trees and rock formations incorporated right into the living areas, gardens or the pools. The design itself offers clean lines and modern style.
Activities are plenty in Koh Samui, which is also home to the Angthong National Marine Park. You could spend an entire day exploring the archipelago of 40 protected islands and limestone cliffs. Prefer to ride an elephant? Trek through lush jungle and head to the scenic waterfall Nam Tok Na Muang, the tallest on Samui and located in the center of the island. No trip of course would be complete without visiting the island’s grandest sight, The ‘Big Budda’. Whether you decide to just simply decompress from the ‘real’ world or venture off to explore, this is one destination that’s worth putting on your bucket list.
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Note: Originally appeared in Embark Magazine in Travel With Nancy section. Photos Courtesy of Samajana.