A labour of love and creative expression, Samudra was conceived and built by multi-media artist Alan Kozlowski, an accomplished photographer, cinematographer, and musician, along with his wife Emma, an interior designer of numerous dwellings around the world.
They camped out on the site for several months before designing the various buildings that make up the villa. Following their wilderness experience, they set off on a journey of discovery across Asia, sourcing original materials and adornments in place s as diverse as China, Burma, Bali and Southern Thailand. The result is a rich blend of influences that combines natural elegance with comfort and striking antiquity.
With long stretches of deserted coast just steps from the villa and kayaks or paddle boards available to explore the nearby sandy bays, staying at Samudra is an inspiring tropical adventure. A stroll down the sand also brings you to Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand’s award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort, where you can experience a life-enriching healthy holiday through detox, yoga, stress and burnout therapies, fitness and weight control.
Arriving at Samudra
Stepping stones meander through the lush tropical grounds, past frangipani trees and their subtle perfume, and let you uncover several unique pavilions, each with antique windows and doors and serving a purpose during your holiday.
The Balinese Temple
Behind the Bali temple living room, another pavilion hosts 2 spacious double bedrooms. Their wooden floor creates warmth and the large stone slabs remind of the closeness to nature that Samudra wants to bring. One bedroom has an indoor en-suite bathroom with shower and the second bedroom opens onto the outdoor bathroom with a shower set amongst the tropical garden.
The Pool and Outdoor Dining Sala
If you wonder at the uncanny similarity in colour between the placid waters of the infinity pool and the limpid blue waters of the sea that lap the shores below, it is the handwork of tiles of Balinese stone studded in the pool floor. Spend days out in the sun, soaking in the goodness of Samudra.
Stone steps lead up to the dining Sala that covers an enormous seven-meter long table made of reclaimed Takian wood that was discovered in a boatyard in the South of Thailand and comfortably seating 24 guests. The lush tropical gardens and the size of the dining table make this the ideal spot for weddings, celebrations and large gatherings.
The Garden Master Suite
The Garden Master Suite is cleverly designed around the rock formations that are a feature of the bedroom with a comfortable living and sleeping area. A ventilation chute rises out of the rear of the suite creating a natural airflow and sliding pocket doors open the room up for outdoor style living. The bathroom is elegant with a large natural stone standing at the backdrop of the shower while terrazzo was the material of choice to complement the simplicity of the intended design and mood.
The Octagon Temple
Within this pavilion is a large bedroom boasting a refined mixture of antique, oriental treasures and modern convenience. The vaulted ceiling, with its heavy Takian wood beams, gives a feeling of times gone by. The room is lit with unique lamps that have been crafted from Chinese lanterns that hang from the ceiling. The room is cooled by both ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
A second adjacent bedroom, usually suited for children, is separated from the main bedroom by a large dressing room that has beautiful antique Chinese wardrobes, and a well-appointed outdoor shower room.
The Octagon temple also features an open-air bathroom built at the base of a huge granite rock face Here you can enjoy a tropical bathing experience under the rain shower or in the terrazzo bathtub. The bathroom leads to the living area through ancient doors opening onto some teak steps.
At the end of the wooden terrace along the bedrooms lays the stunning Octagon Temple, an open-sided living area that offers spectacular 180 degrees ocean views and the natural breeze of the sea. The design of the raised kitchen cleverly disguises the modern conveniences it contains.
The lounge area disguises a high definition projector and roll-down screen. The centrepiece of the room is a coffee table made from rare, green Kanchan Aburi river stone. On the balcony of the Octagon Temple is a hand-made dining table that seats up to 8 guests.
The Tree House
On the upper part of the land sits the Tree House, a two-bedroom pavilion with its own kitchen and covered deck, comfortably sitting amongst the trees and overlooking the rest of the Samudra. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, one has a double bed and the other 2 single beds.
An attentive yet unobtrusive staff of five gently take care of your needs and requests. Dolly, the onsite villa manager since the opening, is a delightful and efficient host and her husband Yo is a skilled Thai chef who prepares a mouth-watering selection of Asian and Western cuisine, ensuring fine taste becomes an integral part of the Samudra experience.
Located at Laem Set beach, 40 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from Lamai Beach. There are channels for swimming and letting sea kayaks out so there is all year round swimming.
With long stretches of deserted coast just steps from the villa and kayaks or paddle boards available to explore the nearby sandy bays, staying at Samudra is an inspiring tropical adventure. A stroll down the sand also brings you to Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand`s award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort, where you can experience a life-enriching healthy holiday through detox, yoga, stress and burnout therapies, fitness and weight control.
Bonus Nights in Intermediate seasons
15% discount for booking within 30 days or arrival
Applicable for High & Intermediate seasons for less than 4 nights stay
Notes on bonus nights offer
Rates and Conditions
Deposit 50% is receivable within 5 days of booking confirmation.
Refundable security deposit (where paid to the owner) is always made in the second payment.
Balance is receivable 30 days prior to arrival or 45 days in the case of peak season.
Rates are per night and include all taxes and service charges unless otherwise stated on the villa details/amenities information.
Refundable security deposit of between 10% and 20% of the total rental is due at the time of the balance payment for most villas or some villas request a fixed amount.
Some villas allow for this to be bought in cash and refunded on departure subject to any deductions.
Refund Policy: (Bank charges to renters account) Calculated on total rental figure excluding refundable security deposit.
Credit card admin fees are non refundable.
75% if 35 days or more prior to check in.
50% if between 25 – 35 days prior to check in.
No refund if less that 25 days prior to check in.
75% if 60 days or more prior to check in.
50% if between 60 and 45 days prior to check in.
No refund if less that 45 days prior to check in.
For any booking less than 5 nights stay for low and high season if any changes are made after the confirmation is issued there is an admin fee of usd50 per change.
For peak periods the stay period applicable is 10 nights.
Last Minute Terms and Conditions:
All Last Minute rates are heavily discounted off the standard villa seasonal rental rate.
Last Minute prices are only bookable not more than 14 days prior to arrival.
Last Minute prices are only valid for stays during the advertised rates.
Last Minute rates include all taxes and service charges.
For other inclusions please refer to the villa details.
If any period of your stay is outside of the Last Minute rates then the normal rate will apply.
Last Minute confirmations are payable in full within 3 days of confirmation (or proof of payment should be sent).
If no proof of payment or payments are not received within 72 hours (Thai time) from the date and time shown on your confirmation e mail then the booking is automatically cancelled without any prior notification.
As Last Minute rates are already heavily discounted no further discounts are available.
Last Minute rates may not be used in conjunction with any other promotions or offers.
Last Minute offers once paid are non refundable and may not be cancelled so please ensure you have full travel insurance to cover this possible situation.
All villa facilities are as shown on the villa details.
In the extremely rare case of cancellation by the villa owner then all monies paid are fully refundable with all bank charges to the owners cost.
In this case IWP Ltd will do everything in their power to find the guest an equally suitable villa at equal or lesser cost but IWP Ltd cannot be held responsible for any losses or extra charges incurred in this unlikely situation.
Guests are responsible for payment of any damages incurred even if they are in excess of the refundable security deposit, telephone calls, any food and drink not included in their package and any other items not specified or included in their package at the time of booking or that may be subsequently amended.
Any cars provided are without fuel which is at the renters cost.
These costs or charges may be deducted from your security deposit or from your credit card imprint (in the case of a few villas) after agreement with the villa manager.
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