Staying at Samudra is a unique and inspiring vacation experience. Hidden away on a tropical headland, the consummate peace and uplifting natural surroundings release you from the cacophony of the world into an altogether more soothing, restful domain.
An enchanting, 7-bedroom property, spread out over 2 1/2 acres of untroubled oceanfront land, Samudra offers rare, uninterrupted ocean views across a Balinese stoned tiled infinity pool, with direct access to a secluded beach. Drifting through the expansive grounds, tropical plants throw vibrant splashes of colour while ancient trees provide shade as you step across slabs of smooth Kanchanaburi stone to reach the various living and sleeping pavillions.
A labour of love and creative expression, Samudra was conceived and built by multi-media artist Alan Kozlowski, an accomplished photographer, cinematographer, and musician, along with his wife Emma, an interior designer of numerous dwellings around the world. They actually camped out on the site for several months before designing the various buildings that make up the villa. Following their wilderness experience they set off on a journey of discovery across Asia, sourcing original materials and adornments in places as diverse as China, Burma, Bali and Southern Thailand. The result is a rich blend of influences that combines natural elegance with comfort and striking antiquity.
The carefully crafted rooms are actually built into the land, but fold open to catch the sea breezes and draw in the astonishing views. Inside, antique Chinese doors and windows, reclaimed teak wood floors, and intricate, carved wood walls transport you back in time, while contemporary comforts such as property wide WiFi, and HD audio visual systems provide entertainment, convenience and a continual atmosphere of private privilege.
An attentive but unobtrusive staff of five gently take care of your needs and requests. Dolly, the onsite villa manager is a delightful and efficient host and her husband Yo is a skilled chef who prepares a mouthwatering selection of Asian and western cuisine, ensuring fine taste becomes an integral part of the Samudra experience.
With long stretches of deserted coast just steps from the villa and kayaks available to explore the nearby sandy bays, staying at Samudra is an inspiring tropical adventure. A stroll down the sand also brings you to Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand`s award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort, where you can experience a life-enriching healthy holiday through detox, yoga, stress and burnout therapies, fitness and weight control.
Samudra was voted "Number one Island Villa in the World" by Islands Magazine and this is undoubtedly one of South East Asia's most enchanting private villas.
Private swimming pool
Direct access to two small beach
7 bedrooms with air conditioning 5 with en-suite bathrooms, 2 bedrooms share one bathroom
Safe in all bedrooms
Projector and large screen in the Octogonal room and the Garden Suite
Stereo with CD player and i-Pod dock connection in the Bali room
Left on 07/20/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | angel031424Reviewed Jul 20, 2012Stayed May 2012
The service we received was wonderful! The kindness and hospitality of the staff during our stay at Samudra Villa in May 2012 was very memorable. They gave us such a warm, unexpected welcome. Everybody remained very courteous and efficient throughout our stay.
Samudra Villa was the most beautiful, serene place we have ever stayed. It was a dream. Samudra is the kind of place people imagine going one day, though never quite believing it will actually happen to them. The view from the Octagon room, and all the soothing sea air that flows right into the room, were so peaceful. A whole wall of doors unfastened in the master bedroom, opening to summer breezes and echoes of ocean waves upon the sand. The reflecting pool was like a gateway to your own Narnia...the world wide and layed out before you, as on a silver platter. And the thick, ornate, wooden doors...difficult for a layman to describe, but wonderfully fanciful to use!
I loved breakfast every morning. It was quite a treat to have such a spread before us, with the cereal, freshly cut fruit, bread, and juices. The pancakes and French toast were amazing! Perfectly fluffy and delectable; and with a view of the young sun reflecting off the morning water...Mmm...how I miss it!
The island of Koh Samui had many delightful opportunities to complement our stay in Samudra Villa. The scooter we rented was a joy to explore the island on, though I wouldn't recommend it with a sunburn. :) We snorkeled and kayaked, trekked a fishing vilage and saw the lagoon from the movie "The Beach," hiked and ate delicious new foods, visited Buddha and took a stroll after dark...and there is simply nothing to complain about!
I highly recommend a visit to Samudra Villa. It will definitly be worth your time! I can't wait until we return...
Left on 02/16/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 16, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
After our first visit to Samudra we thought it could not get any better. But sure enough it did on the second visit. The property sits facing a chain of islands. From sunrise to sunset the ocean reflects the clearest blue. The food is prepared fresh daily by one of the finest Thai Chefs. The gardens are colorful. Each of the suites offer a unique experience. It was better than excellent.
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Special promotions free nights and early bird discounts
Chef service – $60 per day & food costs
In US$,for booking more than 2 months before rental: - 20% at time of confirmed booking, - 80% two months prior to booking. In US$, for booking less than 2 months before rental: - 100% at time of confirmed booking.
Voted by Islands Magazine the #1 Island Villa in the World.
Noted Guests who have enjoyed the quietude: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, William Hurt, Jackson Browne.
Ask about the great press we have received in many different publications!
Additional fees may apply:
- Additional guests | 50 USD per day | Fee applies to parties of more than 14 guest(s)
- Service Charge | 10% of rent | Staff Service Charge
- Tax | 7% of rent
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