Set on a very scenic and peaceful mountainside, Aqualina boasts cutting-edge design and contemporary appearance. It is well connected to the ring road by a few hundred meters making it very accessible to the rest of the island, yet remote. It is positioned between Bophut and Maenam villages and within easy reach of restaurants and bars. Approach the stone-walled driveway and you will immediately sense the luxury that awaits you. The design is very unconventional â€“ it avoids straight walls and traditional architecture and represents a futuristic design which focuses on the use of angles that accentuate the natural and tropical environment. The home incorporates several innovative green architectural features such as the grass covered roof structures which help the property blend in with the natural jungle foliage and also offer a natural cooling method and water preservation and collection system.
The steps at the entrance of Aqualina lead you up and into a large garden area and up to the infinity swimming pool pointing directly at the sea view. The whole villa is elevated from the car port and entrance adding to the feeling of privacy. The pool fronts a living area with glass windows that allow you to take in the views and also opens to provide natural cooling. All rooms have air-conditioning but the natural cooling is an added bonus. Enter the villa via the glass doors and you will be impressed by the chic and trendy interiors. The airy living space is fitted with comfortable furniture. To the left is a counter with TV and entertainment system. Glass doors line the rear of the room and open into a stunning indoor garden and pool area with stone wall backdrop. To the right of the open plan space is a simple wooden-topped chrome dining table with white chairs and, beyond that, a grey brick island feature with black granite surface which leads into the stylish fully-fitted kitchen. Behind this show kitchen is a further staff kitchen and then a guest bathroom.
In line with the dining space, a white stone staircase takes you up and around into the atrium. At the top of the stairway, you will come across front windows overlooking the extraordinary view. Directly ahead is an office/study overlooking the lounge below. To the right of the stairway, a hallway leads to a tastefully decorated an en-suite bedroom. The bathroom has twin sinks, a walk-in shower and a luxurious sunken Terrazzo bathtub. Back downstairs, to the right of the open-plan lounge, kitchen, and diner, a pathway running along the length of the pool leads to two further en-suite bedrooms. These poolside rooms are similar in design and layout to the previous bedroom with both incorporating a sunken Terrazzo bathtub. A well-manicured lawn with Frangipani trees and other local tropical plants continues beyond the pool. Aqualina is an environmentally friendly villa which is large and well laid out to provide an unforgettable visit to Samui.