7 en suite bedrooms
Ban Jakawan is located on a secluded hillside about five minutes’ drive from Chaweng, five minutes from Choeng Mon beach, and ten minutes from the airport, with Santiburi Golf and Country club some 30 minutes’ drive away. Privacy, peace and quiet and hilltop views are guaranteed but the villa is also just a few minutes from some of Koh Samui’s highlights.The décorA few lofty pavilions with wooden shingled Thai temple-style roofs make up this stunning residence. The villa is adorned with striking ornaments throughout, from oversized vases, planters, Thai wall covering and wooden paneling. Real stone walls and beautiful landscaping in the several large gardens add plentiful natural touches. The use of natural materials works well with the villa’s traditional architecture, yet contemporary furniture and state-of-the-art technology keeps the house irresistibly modern.
There are seven king suites in total, all featuring a large flat panel TV, well-appointed en suite bathroom and generous built-in wardrobes, sleeping a maximum of 15. There are rain showers and/or freestanding terrazzo bathtubs in every bathroom. Flatscreen TVs, sound systems, fridges and safes in all bedrooms. Separate dressing rooms in some suites.
It is a semi-circular room that echoes with the pool’s unique form. The room opens into a well-furnished sitting room and bedroom. Behind the bed is a separate dressing area and at the furthest end of the room is the sublime en-suite bathroom. Twin sinks face a large free-standing terrazzo bathtub and beyond that is an open wet room with a corner stone seat and four showers.
There are two more similarly laid out suites on the left of the property that overlooks the fabulous infinity pool, and are connected to a private stone-walled pathway to a cave-like lounging area, offering a cool secret garden to escape from the heat.
Another three king suites in the central pavilion, each featuring a private garden courtyard, are linked by a sea view terrace on the front.
The 7th bedroom is a king suite with generous balconies on the front and back, enjoying stunning views of the sea and lush greenery on the other. The high wood-clad ceiling comes with a ceiling fan for a tropical touch. There are dedicated areas for TV lounging, reading and dressing.
The main central pavilion has a wide functional room, an airy, open-plan space with a fully fitted western kitchen, generous lounge with plush sofa and fancy AV gear and a cozy 12-seat dining area. This chill-out space opens onto a bridge that leads to a landscaped garden with a beautifully appointed terrace that offers a cool al fresco dining spot for up to ten people. You can even add ten chairs from the pool sala and make it a party for 20.
The infinity pool is breathtaking, not just because of how the edge invisibly merges with the sea, but also its sheer magnificence and unusual shape. This is a vast swimming pool which starts off as a rectangular pool, centrally positioned within the grounds, but then there’s a narrower strip linking the main pool with a spectacular round pool which is split in half by a further pavilion with Thai temple-styled roof.
The pool terrace separates the central garden from the pool and has comfortable loungers and furniture. This pool sala has a swim up bar, a large dining table and a full kitchen with grill, presenting a great setting for poolside celebrations, equipped with full BOSE sound system.