Thailand is becoming an increasingly popular destination for British tourists with 987,456 arrivals recorded by the Thai Tourism Board last year with Koh Samui counting as one of the top destinations. There is also a growing demand for villa rentals, rather than hotel stays, with visitors looking more and more for independently owned villas.
Samujana, the pre-eminent, owner-managed gated estate in Koh Samui has as an enviable international reputation for twenty-three stunning villas for rent (and sale) with mesmerising ocean panoramas, award-winning architecture, and five-star service. With multigenerational travel topping the list of 2019 trends, Samujana with expansive villas offering from three to eight bedrooms, is the perfect holiday setting to create long-lasting memories with all the family.
It is positioned only a 10 minutes’ drive from the airport and close to the major beaches, restaurants and shopping areas in the North Eastern part of the island. The estate has its own dedicated professional General Manager, John Dopéré, and his hospitality and management team are on hand to deliver 24/7, ﬁve-star highly personalised service for rental guests as well as villa owners, who enjoy a nine-month season. Samujana’s motto is “Your Place, Your Time,” because guests can choose to tailor their stay with as little or as much personal service as they require.
From the ﬁrst villa’s completion in 2004, the 18-acre estate has become one of the leading tropical private villa estates in the world. Each villa has been designed by multi-award-winning architect Gary Fell to have open living spaces that embrace the spectacular ocean view, while being sympathetic to the surrounding environment. Unlike other villa developments, every villa is bespoke, but maintains thematic and uniform elements of architectural composition that have led to the creation of a unique, hillside estate masterpiece – which from the seaside appears as a discreet, urban jungle.
John Dopéré, General Manager of Samujana commented: “There is a significant shortage of superior quality residences for rental on the island of Koh Samui. Our exquisite hillside villas commanding some of the best views on Samui and beautifully established landscaping provides shade and unrivalled privacy. Unlike many other developments, Samujana is not owned or controlled by an international property or resort group, which helps to give the estate its truly unique character.”
Samujana’s lavish villas are beautifully equipped to the highest standards. Each has a private infinity edge pool with a stunning panorama of the ocean, air-conditioned bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, TV lounges with DVD players and international satellite channels, sun loungers, pool toys, sounds systems, and allocated parking, and many have fully equipped gyms, private cinemas, BBQ terraces, Jacuzzies, pool tables, games rooms, and indoor spa treatment rooms. All villas have access to a secluded and intimate beach, which is shared by two other small resorts, and shuttle service to the family friendly Choengmon Beach less than a five minutes’ drive away or the busier Chaweng Beach, approximately a ten-minutes’ drive.
Connected to each villa is also a dedicated team of managers and staff, regular maintenance 24-hour security and the use of the common areas including a beach bar. Optional services include private chefs, nannies, personal assistants, drivers and business support.
Many activities are available for those who wish to explore Koh Samui, such as booking a full day island cruise on-board Samujana’s luxury catamaran, the ‘Kindred Spirit’ to Koh Phangan for lunch or around Samui to find secret coves. Guests can also visit waterfalls, temples, street markets, and Ang Thong National Park, an archipelago of 42 islands, mostly covered with tropical forests and home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife.
For those in need of a reinvigorating stay, and balancing the body, mind and soul, Samujana also has an array of private, in-villa wellbeing activities such as Yoga, Pilates and chakra balancing meditation. The fitness conscious can look forward to local martial art Muay Thai, or Cross Training and Bootcamps, whereas those more interested in nutrition might prefer the Juicing, Detox and Raw Food programs and workshops. Samujana is also the ideal venue for spectacular wedding, group events, and corporate and executive workshops, and special family occasions.