Praana feels more akin to an intimate and exclusive boutique hotel, not just because of its size and aesthetic splendor, but the little extras you would never expect to find in a villa. A dedicated team of staff to meet every requirement, including a full time chef to whip up a batch of cookies, fresh smoothies and cocktails in between mealtimes; a floodlit tennis court, two infinity swimming pools, HD cinema, gymnasium, Muay Thai boxing ring, billiard room and a wine bar cum night club providing the ultimate party venue, to name just a few.
Thai cooking lessons, daily yoga sessions and a wide menu of restorative health treatments are available on tap and dedicated concierge is on hand to shuttle guests to nearby beaches. Additionally, he will happily arrange boat charters to neighbouring islands, paddle boarding, surfing, diving, snorkelling and a myriad of other activities that Koh Samui has to offer. Sandwiched between the rain forest’s edge and the gentle descent to the shoreline, Praana is a genuine show-stopper of a luxury villa in Koh Samui with lovely sweeping views over the golden sands and azure waters of Bophut Beach and Big Buddha Bay.
ACCOMMODATION6 Bedrooms suites (sleeps 12), all with their own bathrooms, drencher showers and outdoor bathtubs.
The views: With its enviable hilltop location, Praana commands simply stunning views over Koh Samui's rainforests and the spectacular Gulf of Thailand.
The gardens: Immaculately well-kept, private garden, originally designed and landscaped by Bill Bensley.
Why we like it: Praana is in a league of its own and cannot fail to impress. Beautifully designed and perfectly executed, with fabulous facilities and attentive staff that go beyond the usual expectation. This would make an ideal destination for an unforgettable family holiday or momentous occasion.