For $6.9 million, you can buy not just luxury villa, along with two and a half acres of oceanfront land. And not anywhere, but on Thai island, Koh Samui. The first what is enchanting about this six bedroom property is uninterrupted ocean views across a Balinese stone tiled infinity pool and 150 metres of secluded beachfront. The property also includes two rai (three quarters of an acre) of open land for expansion or addition of further facilities.
Luxury estate is surrounded with greenery. Vibrantly coloured tropical plants and ancient trees provide shade over the smooth Kanchanaburi stone pathways to the various living and sleeping pavilions. When you go down the beach, you will run into award-winning wellness retreat, Kamalaya, which provides yoga classes, a health club, treatments in all forms of eastern and western medicine and two restaurants.
The villa itself, is a rich blend of influences that combines natural elegance with comfort and striking antiquity, with original materials sourced from locations as diverse as China, Myanmar, Bali and Southern Thailand. The entire estate consists of eight bedrooms (including staff quarters), three kitchens, three living rooms, three screening rooms, a beach yoga sala and a staff office.
Although all carefully crafted rooms are actually built into the land, they can always be folded open to catch breathtaking views and sea breezes. 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 high speed fibre optic internet, and HD audio visual systems provide entertainment and the convenience of a luxurious property such as this. [Sotheby's]