Entering through the ornate gateway into the impressive Panacea development, the first thing you notice is the feeling of luxury and total quality. Natural stone walls add privacy to the upmarket homes and tropical landscaping enhances the appearance, creating an appealing, organic living environment.
Kalya Residence is the second villa on the estate. The name means 'health' and you certainly feel the benefits of the natural surroundings at this villa. Kalya Residence is a sophisticated and elegant home that blends striking architectural features, exceptional furnishings, natural materials and a scintillating sea view from every room.
Entering the house through the stylish wooden gate with wood-tiled roof structure, the property opens into a well-planted, landscaped tropical garden. Everything about this villa gives you a comfortable and homely feeling. You can imagine spending hours relaxing and enjoying this garden. To the right is a large covered driveway and again, adding to the naturalness of the villa, wooden tiles have been used on the roof.
From the drive, steps lead up to a terrace area on the side of the main building. The path from the gate is fringed with a water feature and natural stone walls. Bordering the garden, a natural stone wall creates a high, back wall which drops all the way down to a moat-like water feature that runs behind the ground level of the house. The path has steps up to a bridge which crosses this space. With the stone walls, the moat and the bridge it’s almost like entering a charming medieval castle.
Large wooden doors open into an astonishing elevated living area. This expansive room runs virtually the whole width of the property and has a very high, wood-lined vaulted ceiling with windows on both sides that increase the feeling of space and adds to the overall grandness of an already impressive room. Facing the doors is a wall of bi-folding glass doors ensuring that the panoramic views across the forested valleys, the bay of Bophut and the island of Koh Pha Ngan are always visible and drawing your attention.
An eye-catching pedestal dining table sits like a piece of art in the centre of the room. To the right is a sophisticated kitchen area with an island feature. All high-end branded appliances are fitted. This is an outstanding kitchen which not only looks fantastic, with light wood units, chrome fittings and marble surfaces, but it is also well planned and designed to include all you need; there’s even a wine cooler sunken into the surface of the island feature.
On the opposite side of the dining table is the lounge area which has a flat screen TV mounted on a pine cabinet and surrounded by comfortable brown and white sofas and chairs as well as contemporary ornaments and art works.
Running the entire width of the room is a balcony with an almost invisible glass banister which looks over the garden, and the sizeable infinity swimming pool, as well as the views to the ocean. On the balcony there are all-weather chairs from which you can sit and take it all in.
Stairs on both sides of the balcony lead down to the next level of the villa. Here, underneath the aforementioned living space, are three charming bedrooms facing out across the garden, pool and the views. A covered walkway runs along the front of these rooms giving each one an outdoor terrace.
Each of these three bedrooms has built-in wardrobes and a rear en-suite shower room with views out to the water feature and the intricate and beautiful natural stone wall running behind the property and up to the level above. All the rooms have king size double beds making this an ideal family or group villa. In each, the furniture is high-quality and stylish and the rooms are accessorised with stunning modern artworks.
In front of this bedroom level is a lawn and garden that is well planted with a large number of tropical trees and plants. At the very front of the property is the large blue tiled pool. At the left side of the pool there are stools sunken under the water along the edge of the bar which is incorporated into a sala that also houses a dining table and bench seats.
To the right of the pool is the master suite. Staying here will be an experience to remember. A vaulted wooden ceiling with glass at the front and back creates an airy and light atmosphere. Doors open directly onto the pool terrace and take in the spectacular views. There’s a separate dressing area and an en-suite that has twin sinks, a rain shower and an indulgent terrazzo bathtub with windows looking directly out across the pool and to the ocean. Again the furniture and the artwork in here are modern in design.
Kalya Residence is defined by absolute quality and luxury. Everything here is as good as it can be. The finish, the furniture and the layout are all perfectly planned to make staying here a practical, as well as an enjoyable experience. 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.