Atulya means unrivaled in ancient Sanskrit, and although this villa is part of The Luxury Panacea development on Koh Samui and therefore one of several impressive villas within an exclusive compound, its name certainly suits the impressive facilities and surroundings on offer to guests. A feeling of luxury and total comfort surrounds the property with natural stone walls adding privacy to the upmarket homes and tropical landscaping enhancing the breathtaking natural environment
Atulya combines striking architectural features, exceptional furnishings and natural materials to create an enchanting luxury escape with stunning sea views from every room. Entering the house through the stylish wooden gate, a large covered driveway connects via steps to the grand living pavilion, with its shingle roof adding a sense of tropical elegance.
Large wooden doors open into the impressive elevated living area, an expansive room that runs virtually the entire length of the property. The high, wood-lined, and vaulted ceiling with windows on both sides guarantee a feeling of spacious opulence and bi-folding glass doors ensure constant panoramic views across the palm-clad valleys, and out to the bay of Bophut and offshore islands.
An eye-catching wooden dining table sits in the centre of the room, served by a sophisticated kitchen with an island breakfast bar and brand name, fitted appliances. The kitchen not only looks great with its wooden units, chrome fittings and marble surfaces, but it is also well designed to include everything guests may need during their stay. It even features a built-in wine cooler for chilled refreshments day and night.
On the opposite side of the dining table, the villa's spacious lounge area boasts a huge, flat screen TV mounted on a cabinet with plush sofas and chairs poised for visual repose. Contemporary ornaments and artworks add a sophisticated ambience to the interior, while outside, a covered balcony runs along the entire length of the pavilion, guarded by an invisible glass barrier and overlooking the villa's tropical garden and generous infinity pool. All-weather chairs add a final touch, offering the perfect place to relax with a book, take in the ocean views or sip a cocktail at sunset.
Stairs on both sides of the balcony lead down to the villa's lower level where three attractive and comfortable bedrooms look out across the garden, pool and views. A covered walkway runs along the front of these rooms giving each one its own outdoor terrace and all three bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes and appealing en-suite rain shower rooms. All three rooms have double king size beds, making this an ideal villa for families or groups. In each bedroom, the furniture is of the highest quality, with stylish modern accessories and AV equipment making them far more than just a place to sleep.
In front of the bedrooms, a lawn and garden extends to the wide pool terrace. To one side of the pool, sunken stools are served by a swim up bar that is incorporated into a covered sala or gazebo, which also houses a dining table and cushioned bench seats, the ideal place to gather and relax day or night. On the other side of the pool, one of the villa's two master suites offer 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 kind 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.
Steps at the rear of the lower master suite lead back up to the lounge area and from the steps, a door leads into the second upper floor master bedroom that mirrors the one below. Dramatic views and luxurious interiors create an atmosphere of cosseted privilege for those lucky enough to stay in one of these fine suites.
Atulya 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.