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One of the island’s most exciting developments, Azur Samui, moves closer to completion.

One of the island’s most exciting developments, Azur Samui, moves closer to completion.There has been huge progress at this stunning hillside development in Maenam. Azur Samui has been designed by award-winning architects, and sits in a most idyllic location in the hills above Soi 2 in Maenam, affording it simply breath-taking views, out over coconut plantations and across the Gulf of Thailand to Koh Phangan, where the whole of the southern coastline of Samui’s immediate neighbour is stunningly framed.


Azur Samui was the inspiration of property and hotel developer Tim Dean-Smith, who in 2006, recognised the beauty and potential of this stunning location (being just a 10 minute drive from Fisherman’s Village and 20 minutes from both Chaweng and the island’s airport). With the help of an international firm of architects (who had already worked on the design of the renowned and eminently fashionable Beach Republic), Tim set about drawing up an equally spectacular design for a hillside community in this magnificent location.


There are now seven completed villas, all sold and occupied, with a further three currently under construction. In addition, what will be the centrepiece of this ‘village in the hills’, The Clubhouse, is now almost complete; indeed four apartment owners are already in residence. The central part of The Clubhouse development consists of a 26-metre swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, a yoga and fitness studio and café offering beverages and snacks.


As the new Managing Director of Azur, Adrian Lawson (who has worked alongside Tim on a number of other ventures, including Beach Republic and various property development projects in the UK) says, “Our aim now is to really propel the project forward with a new momentum.One of the island’s most exciting developments, Azur Samui, moves closer to completion. Azur Samui is the best development on Samui bar none.”


“The Clubhouse includes a central reception area, herbal steam room, private massage rooms, a convenience store, and fully equipped locker room, a further five apartments, and a stunning penthouse occupying the entire top floor of the west wing. It not only provides amenities for all our property owners, but creates a focal point for the entire development, and will, with the further addition of a tennis court in due course, put in place all the amenities to create a self-contained village of stunning villas and apartments.”


In addition to being beautifully designed, and with every villa and apartment facing north and therefore having the same spectacular views, the properties themselves are built to the highest standards you will find on Samui. The exacting standards and attention to detail of the management are clearly visible in the exceptional quality and finish of all the properties at Azur Samui, with many materials being brought in from as farOne of the island’s most exciting developments, Azur Samui, moves closer to completion. afield as Australia and Europe.


Another critical consideration is security. As Adrian says, “It is of paramount importance that security is taken seriously. We have a large number of owners who come here a few times a year, and want the peace of mind that when they are not here, their properties are totally secure. To that end, in addition to there being only one road in and out of the development, where there is a gatehouse and security barrier, there is 24 hour security, constant patrols, and a state of the art CCTV system.”


Ownership couldn’t be easier, with straightforward contracts in plain English. Developer finance is also available at up to 60%, with repayment plans customised to suit each buyer’s specific needs.


With the financing packages available, coupled with the fabulous location, superb design and build quality, plus the amenities and security, Azur Samui is surely one of the most affordable and desirable developments on the whole of Koh Samui.


Rob De Wet


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