Phangan Azure is a contemporary eco friendly villa located in the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast of the island of Koh Phangan.
The 4 bedroom villa is set within the lush jungle of Than Sadet overlooking the sea and bay, 300 meters from Than Sadet's sandy beaches and National Park. The house has been built on 3 floors and designed to be as open plan as possible to maximize views from all rooms and to take full advantage of the cooling sea breezes.
The villa is entered in the middle floor leading into the open kitchen area which incorporates one end of the pool. Fold back teak slatted doors lead straight on to the pool deck establishing the indoor/outdoor living concept with roll up bamboo blinds on hand should you be unlucky enough to have inclement weather.
The modern plan contemporary kitchen has polished granite work surfaces, pool side bar and open plan sound system party area. Appliances include gas powered fridge freezer, gas oven and hob, toaster, grill, washing machine, blender and water purification. If you're too relaxed to prepare food for yourself a restaurant delivery service is available to cater to your needs.
There is also a washing machine should you choose to do your own laundry however a service is offered for this by the staff with ironing if preferred.
On one side of the pool is the Japanese style dining room boasting magnificent coastline views and a unique sunken dining area that can seat up to 12 guests. The dining room table is designed to convert to a low cushioned platform for daytime lounging during "chill out time". Foldback doors lead on to the pool deck and large shuttered windows on the two other sides of the room keep the room cool.
An identical room is located on the other side of the pool which is the sitting room and furnished with a sofa suite, coffee table and thai style floor cushions.
Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with ceiling fans both having netted 4 poster beds and one has shuttered doors leading on to large private terrace with magnificent views of the bay. The other room has large 3 meter shuttered windows with the same amazing views.
The two bedrooms on the lower floor have their own entrances and ensuite bathrooms, and one as a small kitchenette. The large glass paned windows provide views of the sea and have ceiling fans to keep the rooms cool.
All the bathrooms are funky minimalist style and equipped with showers, basins, toilets, mirrors and towel rails.
Outside the pool deck is equipped with hammocks and sun loungers alongside the infinity edge pool with Jacuzzi.
The villa is set within 2200 meters of landscaped tropical gardens with steps leading down to its own private rocky beach and small sandy beach area set back in the rocks. The garden has many fruit trees including coconuts, papaya, pineapples, bananas and cashew nuts as well as a large assortment of tropical plants and flowers.
Villa rates include free chauffeur service to the villa on arrival and departure from anywhere on the island and use of aircon 4 wheel drive car with driver, for shopping excursions into town upon request. .
The villa is not suitable for children under the age of 8 partly due to low 3 meter wide windows and infinity edge pool with 3 meter drop. The house is also located off an unsealed road on hillside land with steps leading down to it and therefore has no wheel chair access and is unsuitable for people with mobility difficulties.
Electricity: There are no power lines in Than Sadet so therefore everyone living here is reliant on their own generators and alternative forms of power, including Phangan Azure which uses a combination of generators, solar and battery power which are maintained by the onsite staff.
Telephone is available at some of the local restaurants and also at Phangan Azure via Broadband satellite connection or Skype. At present there is no mobile phone network coverage but can be picked up 5 minutes walk away.
The villa comes with two on site staff living in a separate house who are there to enhance your holiday experience.