Koh Samui is a beautiful tropical island, sheltered in the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand with secluded coves and white sandy beaches fringed with palm trees. Inland, lush verdant landscapes boast coconut groves, picturesque waterfalls and magnificent ocean views. With its stunning natural beauty, and one of the highest concentrations of five-star hotels and fine dining restaurants in the world, Samui is now one of the top tourist destinations and investment hotspots in Asia.
If you looking for that elusive, ‘perfect in every way’ holiday property, and an exceptional real estate investment, look no further than Impact Samui Property Specialists. Their portfolio of developments includes ‘Oasis Samui’, winner of the prestigious ‘Best Residential Development (Samui)’ award at this year’s 2017-2018 Thailand Property Awards. This private estate of luxury private pool villas is located within lush tropical surroundings of coconut palms, with views over the turquoise blue sea in Lamai. It is also the latest development to be launched by the same high quality, award-winning development team of ‘The Ridge’, a private estate of pool villas with panoramic sea views in Choeng Mon, and winner of ‘Best Residential Development (Samui)’ in 2014-2015.
So, what does it take to win these prestigious awards? According to Managing Director, Rodney Waller, an experienced property investor and developer with more than 20 years’ experience in Asia, as well as the author of the best-selling book, “The Essential Guide to Buying property in Thailand”, it’s all about research, professionalism, integrity and, above all, setting high quality standards. His approach to developing and constructing is simple: build luxury villas that are beautiful, functional and homely. Design modern and contemporary homes that not only have well-proportioned and practical spaces, but that are also warm and welcoming. The emphasis is on designing homes for living in, not just for admiring!
Every stage of the planning, from acquiring land to handing over the completed product to a satisfied owner is thought through and planned in the finest of detail. Each aspect of the development is questioned and fine-tuned. The optimal location must be close to a prime beach, with great sea views, and at the same time surrounded by nature to provide a quiet residential experience. The architectural design of each property strives to incorporate the natural environment of rocks and tropical flora, maintaining a natural degree of space and privacy between villas. Each building material is carefully selected to withstand the tropical climate of monsoon rains and the often-relentless sun, as well as the general wear and tear of the rental market.
The position of every switch, socket and light is considered for its practicality and ease of use. Functional interiors blend natural wood furniture, elegant furnishings and light airy fabrics with subtle colours and lighting. Carefully selected ‘feature pieces’ provide that all-essential ‘Wow!’ factor, whilst retaining a warm, homely and welcoming atmosphere. In other words, a great deal of time, attention and, especially, experience goes into the design of every living space, and each single item must be planned to the minutest detail. These are homes and the interior and exterior space must flow and feel practical as well as comfortable and desirable.
Impact Samui brings together a dynamic team of award-winning developers, designers, architects and engineers, with a wealth of experience. All have a passion for their work, as well as a professional reputation for pushing boundaries, always improving and consistently delivering what they promise to their customers, while setting the benchmark for quality standards. For their developments, the team have always managed to purchase land in the most sought after areas on Samui, and their professionalism ensures the land title is properly researched. When the building work starts, they are on site every day to keep on top of progress, ensuring plans are being followed, correct materials are being used and to ensure the expectation of the highest quality standards are consistently met.
The most distinguishing feature of the Impact Samui team is their track record of satisfied customers and villa owners. Early on in the development, flexibility in the plans allows clients to customize their homes and investments. This level of client involvement during the planning and construction stages means friendships inevitably develop. These relationships continue when the properties are rented out upon completion, and through the ongoing maintenance of the villas.
Investment opportunities currently exist for four developments, with more in the planning stages. Oasis Samui has nineteen, three and four bedroom villas with four different villa designs. At the time of going to print, currently there are eight villas left for sale in this award-winning development. The lush tropical landscaping and magnificent ocean views enhance the stunning natural beauty of the site, and the ‘contemporary tropical living’ villa design. With bold angled roofs, sweeping terraces, infinity pools incorporating half-moon Jacuzzis, expansive floor-to-ceiling window fronts and spacious open-plan living areas, designed to accentuate ‘indoor-outdoor tropical living’, these properties definitely make a statement. Ideally located, close to the new ‘Fisherman’s Village’ or ‘Boardwalk’, currently under construction in Hua Thanon, together with a water sports centre, SCL International School and Samui’s largest Chinese temple, it’s one of the few luxury developments near Lamai beach, known for its great swimming and vibrant nightlife.
With the eight original three and four-bedroom pool villas already sold at The Ridge, further land has been acquired to build the final two villas in this other award-winning development. These beautiful, wide frontage villas, set amongst tropical landscaping, enjoy panoramic sea views all the way to the neighbouring island of Koh Pha-Ngan. Located in the quiet residential area of Plai Laem, these properties are just minutes away from a stroll along the popular Choeng Mon beach, the Big Buddha temple, the local fresh food market and the numerous shops and restaurants. The development is also just ten minutes from Samui’s International Airport.
Around the corner, and enjoying a prime location near the Big Buddha temple, is ‘Lavaliere Samui’, a development of just four stylish boutique pool villas. The design has the vibe of a New York loft with a tropical touch. Oversized windows give a light and airy interior, inviting balmy sea breezes. Private pools with waterfalls and outdoor terraces amid mature indigenous plants and trees abound. These are perfect villas to generate rental income and have a rental guarantee available if required.
‘Residence 8’ is a brand-new development comprising six luxury apartments and two villas with stunning panoramic views, situated above The Ridge. While all of the teams’ developments have experienced good capital appreciation, these properties are at a pre-marketing stage, so an opportunity may exist to get in early at the lowest prices! And finally, coming soon is ‘The Peak Samui’. Seven single storey villas with spectacular ocean views and large land plot sizes for those who value perfection and privacy.
Impact Samui offers a comprehensive property management service, ensuring your valuable real estate is professionally and proactively maintained if you don’t plan to live there full-time. Regular visits ensure maintenance schedules are adhered to, and detailed monthly financial statements are produced. The full hospitality service is available to investors for holiday rentals, including villa marketing, airport transfers, manager ‘meet and greets’, daily housekeeping service, breakfast to full chef service, and driver or car hire.
If you are in the market for a prime investment or a beautiful second home, look no further than Impact Samui Property Specialists. With several prestigious awards firmly under their belt and more developments in the pipeline, they are definitely leading the field.