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.