Part of the prestigious Panacea development on Samui's popular northern coast, this striking villa sits high on a forested hillside with spectacular views down to stunning stretches of soft sand beach.
Purana means 'stories' in ancient Sanskrit, and as soon as you approach this impressive property a tale of intrigue and luxury begins. As you enter the compound a feeling of exclusivity and opulence prevails with external walls of natural stone adding absolute privacy to the surroundings, while lovingly tended tropical gardens enhance the overall living environment.
Inside Purana Residence, stylish, comfortable furnishings complement the villa's striking architectural features. Carefully selected natural materials give the villa a powerful sense of place and guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views from all the rooms. The villa's intelligent design opens onto wide terraces and a generous infinity pool making it easy to spend hours just relaxing and enjoying the pristine surroundings.
Large wooden doors at Purana Residence open into an astonishing elevated living area. This expansive room runs virtually the whole width of the property and boasts a high, wood-lined, vaulted ceiling with windows on both sides that extend the space into the views and add to the unique ambience of an already impressive room.
An eye-catching rectangular dining table takes centre stage, served by a well equipped, modern kitchen area with breakfast bar, which is the perfect place for more casual meals. All the high-end branded appliances are fitted and the kitchen not only looks fabulous, with wooden units, chrome fittings and marble surfaces, but is also well designed to include everything guests might need during their stay. There’s even a built-in wine cooler for chilled refreshments.
On the opposite side of the dining table, the expansive lounge area features a wall-mounted, flat screen TV surrounded by comfortable sofas and chairs, with the entire space decorated with contemporary ornaments and works of art. Running the entire length of the room, a covered balcony with an almost invisible glass barrier looks out over the garden and pool. All-weather chairs are positioned to take in the views and also offer the perfect spot for afternoon repose or a sundowner at dusk.
Stairs on both sides of the balcony lead down to the lower level of the villa where three appealing guest bedrooms face out across the garden, pool and the views. A covered walkway connects the rooms and doubles as a shaded outdoor terrace.
Each of the three bedrooms has ample built-in storage space and an en-suite rain shower room. All the rooms have king size double beds, making this an ideal family or group villa. High-quality furnishings and accessories, plush and stylish interiors make the bedrooms far more than simple sleeping spaces.
In front of this bedroom level a lawned garden leads to the pool terrace. To one side of the pool, sunken stools are served by a built in bar , incorporated into a covered sala or gazebo, which also houses a dining table and cushioned bench seats.
On the other side of the pool, the master suite offers an experience to remember. A vaulted wooden ceiling with glass at the front and back creates an airy, light atmosphere with doors opening directly onto the pool terrace and drawing in the spectacular views. A separate dressing area behind the king sized bed leads into an en-suite bathroom with twin sinks, a rain shower and an indulgent terrazzo bathtub with windows looking directly out to the ocean beyond.
Purana Residence offers complete quality and unrivalled luxury in a truly dramatic island setting. The finish, the furniture and the layout are all perfectly planned to make staying here a practical and enjoyable experience. The house also boasts a warm and comfortable atmosphere that immediately makes guests feel at home. A full team of dedicated staff is on hand to cater to guests' needs, including a full time chef who prepares delicious meals to order and an experienced villa manager to answer special requests and assist with bookings and travel arrangements.
CONCEPT By reinventing the ultra-luxury hospitality offerings in the high-end travel space, Panacea is aiming to
define and create a new concept through focusing on the following key aspects.
EXCLUSIVITY Being firm believers that genuine luxury requires true exclusivity; our properties comprise less than 6
suites, allowing us to provide each of our guests with the undivided attention needed to treat them
as if they were the owners.
INDIVIDUALITY Through identifying the individual profiles of our guests, we are able to anticipate their expectations
and embark on an on-going quest to adapt and provide intuitive service at any moment, thus crafting
truly bespoke journeys.
SUBSTANCE In essence, we aim to add substance to the luxury experience. As such, we operate unique active
lavish retreats that offer guests customized leisure and physical activities making their stay intensely
PHILOSOPHY We are passionate artisans offering to the world’s most demanding clientele a refreshing hospitality
experience that unites exclusive substance and bespoke luxury, tailored around and reaching beyond
our guests’ highest expectations.
At Panacea Retreat, guests are able to indulge themselves while discovering thrilling alternatives to
surpass, surprise, and seduce themselves.
Reaching beyond the soothing comfort of existing luxury resorts, we provide our guests with new
challenges to tackle, new experiences to live, new skills to acquire and new horizons to explore.
Our aim is to leave our guests with authentic, deep, and lasting impressions, creating memories of
distinctive moments alive through stirring and intimate emotions.
Recently delivered in 2012, the 4 to 6 suites’ Private Residences are each equipped with all of the
modern day amenities and state-of-the-art electronic equipment. Each Residence is groomed and
operated by its own team of hosts, striving to constantly and consistently impress you and ensure
your stay is memorable and hassle free.
Each Residence boasts a 20-meter infinity pool, apart from Praana Residence, which has two pools,
a 25m infinity pool with sea views as well as another panoramic 10 m infinity pool looking inland
towards Samui’s lush interior.
For the fitness minded guests, we offer a range of out of the beaten track activities but also an
impressive choice of pre and post work-out sports drinks, homemade energy bars and more.
Our Private Retreat is secured 24h/7 by a team of professional guards and enjoys extensive CCTV
network of high-res IR cameras monitoring the perimeter, while allowing guests privacy within the
grounds of each Residence.
POPULAR ISLAND ACTIVITIES At Panacea Retreats, your Resident Host will make necessary arrangements if you wish to take part
in any of the available activities on the island or even further afield. Here is a small sample of popular
activities and attractions.
BIG BUDDHA TEMPLE One of the better known landmarks on Samui, a 15m tall sitting Buddha Statue, situated on a man
made peninsula in Bang Rak beach.
NATIEN BUTTERFLY GARDENS These gardens house thousands of butterflies representing an extensive range of most species found
in the region.
SECRET GARDEN A hike to the waterfalls and a trek atop an elephant will take you to the Secret Garden. Situated on
one of the highest peaks in Samui it is the brainchild of a local farmer who dedicated his twilight
years to sculpting deities from Thai mythology.
HEALTHY GASTRONOMY Led by an experienced European Chef, our culinary team welcomes you with an impressive number
of healthy gourmet options.
In the morning, your very own breakfast buffet is displayed in your Residence, with a daily selection
of freshly baked cakes and pastries, imported cold cuts and cheeses, seasonal fruits and your favorite
egg preparations cooked to order by your private Chef.
Furthermore, for your pleasure and well-being, we have created a special selection of healthy juices
and energy drinks that will provide you with all the energy you need to fully enjoy your day, whether
you plan to be active, or just lay down by the swimming pool.
An impressive choice of pre and post work-out sports drinks, including protein or nutrition shakes,
detox and power juices, as well as many smoothies made from fresh fruits and vegetables and a
selection of the healthiest ingredients from around the world, including flax or pumpkin seeds,
Quinoa, Acai and Acerola.
For your lunches and dinners, let our culinary team delight you with meticulously prepared set menus
to be enjoyed with family and friends in your favorite location. These include all-time favorites from
authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, as well as the most eclectic western flair gastronomy where only the
best of local and imported ingredients are used.
We will also be delighted to assist you in creating your personal dietary program, meeting your
personal needs and preferences, combined with the respective physical activities.
To completely fulfill your senses, a careful selection of fine wines and beverages from all over the
world is always available to complement your meals and special moments.
At Panacea it’s always time to celebrate. With this in mind, our culinary team is here to assist you in
making your dreamed event come true.
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Hidden from the world for many years, Koh Samui became known as a bohemian paradise, where
carefree visitors could indulge in the endless sandy white beaches. Today it remains an isolated
escape for those seeking comfortable luxury in a breathtaking location.
Centrally located in South East Asia, Samui has one of the region’s most charming airports, with
multiple daily flights direct to Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Its small size
limits the number of incoming passengers, creating a highly exclusive niche for the world’s most
distinguished hotels and its most select travelers.
Nestled in a natural setting of breathtaking beauty, Panacea boasts commanding vistas of the
panorama from Koh Phangan, Plai Laem, the Big Buddha, to Chaweng. This top of the hill position
overlooking the magical coast of Bophut and the quaint Fisherman’s village, is a key plus as it benefits
from continuous refreshing breezes and provides an unparalleled sense of exclusivity and privacy.