Just arriving at the boutique development of luxury holiday villas at Panacea Retreat is an experience. The driveway leading to the impressive gated entrance gives a hint of the exceptional views that the holiday villas share.
Atulya means unrivaled in ancient Sanskrit, and although this holiday villa is part of the luxury Panacea Retreats on Koh Samui and therefore one of several impressive holiday villa rentals 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 holiday villa with natural stone walls adding privacy to the upmarket holiday villa rentals and tropical landscaping enhancing the breathtaking natural environment
Atulya Residence combines striking architectural features, exceptional furnishings and natural materials to create an enchanting luxury escape with stunning sea views from every room. Entering the holiday villa 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 holiday villa. 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 center of the room, served by a sophisticated kitchen with an island breakfast bar and luxury 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 holiday 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 ambiance 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 holiday 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 the bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes and appealing en-suite rain shower rooms. All the 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 extend to the wide pool terrace. To one side of the private 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 private pool, one of the holiday 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 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.
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.