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ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Changing your point of view at Narai Kiri.


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When you visit Samui, whether it’s for one month or 12, there are really only two ideal locations to choose from. A property right on the beach or a property that sits on the top of a hill and overlooks palm trees, beaches, the sea and islands - and at Narai Kiri, that’s exactly what you get.

        Situated on the side of a hill in Ban Plai Laem, this luxurious development has breath-taking views guaranteed to relax you. So what exactly is Narai Kiri? Its full name is ‘Narai Kiri Project’ and it consists of three locations, each with large plots of land available for those who want to design and build their own home. The three locations are called Samui Royal Holdings Project, Skyline Residences and the Narai Kiri development itself.

        But before we tell you more about Narai Kiri, let’s give you a brief description of the other projects which are equally irresistible. Samui Royal Holdings Project consists of 11 exclusive beachfront and sea view plots at Plai Laem (around the corner from Six Senses Samui Resort). From the majority of these plots, you can almost dangle your toes in the sea from the end of the plot, and a swim to the neighbouring island of Koh Som could easily be your morning exercise. There are 16 plots in total, and five have

already been sold and construction (for luxurious villas no doubt) has already commenced.

         On to the next one and further inland, the Skyline Residences are perched on top of the highest hilltop in Bangrak and therefore have the most incredible 270 degree views across Bangrak Bay, Plai Laem, Koh Som and Tong Son Bay, and you can even see Chaweng from the side patio! This project consists of three plots of land, one which already has a magnificent, luxurious six bedroom (all en-suite) villa and quarters for a live-in housekeeper, another which has a separate one bedroom guest villa and another plot for sale. It is wonderfully open and airy and the designers have made full use of the view by putting windows or glass sliding doors everywhere, with special high-quality glass that doesn’t rattle, in what can sometimes be a breezy environment. Furnished and decorated to the highest standard, you can easily imagine a Hollywood star and their entourage enjoying the Samui sunshine here while planning their next blockbuster film. From the pool area, you can watch the sunrise over the sea (or later the sunset over the hills) while you laze in the infinity pool, tropical cocktail in hand while listening to the sounds of fountains in the pool. The villa is available for sale or rent, and if you really want to relax, take advantage of the staff option which is available too. There is ample parking for at least five cars and a sweeping staircase leads from the parking area to the entrance level of the villa. The gentle undulating tropical garden is lovely to admire, but only if you can drag your eyes away from the main views. If you want luxury, this really is the place to go.

          But before we get too carried away, let’s get back to Narai Kiri. This project has 19 sea view plots, and 11 have already been sold, so you’d better get in quickly if you’re interested. One plot already boasts a stunning self-contained five-bedroom villa (complete with a separate guest villa) for rent or sale. Not a penny has been spared here (or should that be baht) and as you walk around the air-conditioned rooms, you can admire the gorgeous hard wood or designer ceramic tiled floors, the antique stone walls, the open plan fully fitted kitchen, the Balinese style showers and the huge marble baths with Jacuzzis. You really get a feeling of affluence here.

          Its position on the hillside means you are treated to more stunning views over Bangrak. Relax on one of the many sun loungers around your infinity pool and look down on the hills views of Koh Som at the northeast tip of the island and way across to Koh Phangan, the huge golden statue of Big Buddha, and then down to Plai Laem (Wat Plai Laem looks magical at night) and even across to Choeng Mon. Each bedroom is en-suite, and again they’ve made full use of the villa’s position and views and installed glass sliding doors and windows where possible, using the same high-quality glass that isn’t going to shake, rattle or roll in the slightest breeze. The outdoor terrace is perfect for sundowner parties too.

          So who is behind all these luxurious developments and land for sale? Khun Pinyo Khumprom is the man in charge. He was born and bred here on Koh Samui, and constructing luxury villas is a passion of his and this is clear when you watch him in action. He works together with European designers and architects, as well as traditional Thai craftsmen, to blend modern materials with true island style. He is the mastermind and project manager for all three projects. He has travelled the world, and with his command of English, makes him the ideal person to trust with your next big purchase - your own plot of land on this beautiful island.

          

 Colleen Setchell


 


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