an authentic teakwood villa, is a symbol of Thai elegance on Koh Samui.
Constructed in Ayuthaya, the former capital of ancient Siam, where
traditional house-building techniques still survive, it was dismantled,
transported, and then painstakingly re-assembled on Koh Samui. Tassana
Pra occupies a spectacular location atop a hillside, with
unsurpassed views across Samui’s northeastern coastline and the
straits beyond, to the distant outer islands. In the central foreground
of the view is the famous Big Buddha Temple, which is the inspiration
for the villa’s name, roughly translated to “Buddha View”.
On arrival, the first thing you will notice is a sense of
grandeur and space as you drive through the imposing electronically
controlled double gates, and along the stone driveway, which winds its
way to the main entrance. Tassana Pra is set in 4800
square metres of lush private gardens that are home to over 100
varieties of tropical plants, trees, and flowers. An intricate network
of ponds, streams, and waterfalls skirts the front garden, and the villa
itself is accessed by an ornate covered walkway bridge that crosses a
Lilly pond, leading to the carved main doors, which are adorned with
paintings of Thai dancers.
A spacious living area with an abundance of
comfortable furniture, complete with satellite TV and a DVD player, and
an adjacent formal dining area occupy the central sala, a
traditional Thai pavilion. With
a soaring Thai roof supported by 16 antique wood columns, this is a
truly wonderful living space by day and night. Beyond the main sala, and
covering its entire width, is a huge covered terrace that is ideal for casual
dining and relaxing. With a choice of easy chairs,
daybeds, and tables and chairs for writing and games, the terrace offers
spectacular and unobstructed 180-degree views of the mountains, the sea,
the coastline, Big Buddha Temple, and the swimming pool.
A steward’s kitchen, just off the dining area, services all the living areas. To the
right of the terrace there is a diving platform above the deepest part
of the swimming pool. The spectacular freeform pool boasts spectacular views over the infinity edge, which appears to merge
with the Gulf of Thailand.
On either side of the main sala are three smaller salas,
containing luxurious bedrooms; two doubles and one twin, complete with four-poster
beds. The bedrooms combine traditional Thai style with modern western
comforts and facilities. The carved panels, doors, and genuine antique
furniture are crafted from solid teak, and complimented by soft
furnishings of the finest Thai silks and cottons. Both individual
air-conditioning and ceiling fans are installed in all the bedrooms. The
spacious en-suite bathrooms, clad in marble, slate, and natural stone,
have separate bathtubs and shower units, in addition to unique
open-air features and views. The master bedroom benefits from a large
dressing room with floor to ceiling wardrobes, and features a Jacuzzi.
On the ground level is a fourth double bedroom, with en-suite
facilities, which is ideal for children or
younger members of the party. Also on the ground floor can be found the staff quarters, a laundry, and a
fully equipped modern kitchen. Behind the scenes Tassana Pra is
equipped with electrical and security systems, a
back-up generator, and efficient water storage facilities.
The resident manager is a professional Thai cooking teacher who will happily
introduce you to the subtleties of this wonderful cuisine. You can even
assist her in preparing your meals, or you can just leave it up to the
team to prepare your chosen dishes. For that very special occasion we
can arrange for your dinner to be accompanied by traditional Thai
dancers and musicians. Samui is famous for its variety of spas, and your
Thai holiday would not be complete without a Thai massage, which can be
enjoyed on the terrace in the specially designed massage area.
Daily Villa Rates 2018
Rates are for exclusive use of the entire property, with discounts for reduced occupancy as follows:
4 bedroom sleeps 8.
3 bedroom sleeps 6.
2 bedroom sleeps 4.
1 bedroom sleeps 2.
11 Jan-8 Feb
24 Feb-24 Mar
25 Mar-8 Apr
9 Apr-14 May
15 May-30 Jun
1 Jul-31 Aug
1 Sep-14 Dec
15 Dec-10 Jan
-Rates are specified in USD, exclusive of 10% service and 7% tax.
-Extra bed charge is $50++ USD per person.
-Rates are inclusive of continental breakfast and in-villa chef service.
-Airport transfers are charged at $25 USD per trip for up to 7 passengers per vehicle.
-Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:30, although early arrival and late departure up to 15:00 may be requested subject to availability.
Services of the property manager and staff.
A full-time Thai chef at your disposal.
Daily continental breakfast.
Welcome package of fresh fruit and flowers.
Daily maid service.
Fresh linen every 3 days, towels as needed.
Baby cot and high chair.
Tassana Pra Location
On the North coast of Koh Samui, 5 kms from Samui’s international
airport. Nearest beaches are Big Buddha and Choengmon, 5 minutes drive
away. Santiburi Championship golf course is 30 minutes drive, and
Chaweng is 10 minutes away.
The villa staff will visit twice daily to make up beds and ensure the villa is kept
clean and tidy.
The resident manageress is available at all times.
Bed linen is changed every third day, while towels are changed as necessary.
Pool towels are provided and replenished as required.
Cooking service and shopping list available.
In-villa wine selection.
Baby-sitting on site.
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