Surin Beach, west-coast Phuket, Thailand.
7 people (1 king-bedded master suite; 1 queen-bedded room; 1 twin-bedded room with one pull-out bed). A sofa bed in the TV room can sleep an extra guest (extra cost applies).
Living room; indoor dining for 8; media room; furnished pool terrace.
9 x 3m salt filtration.
Villa manager; 2 housekeepers; in-villa chef; 24-hour estate security. Babysitter, masseuse, car and driver on request (extra).
Mostly Thai and some Western dishes. Special dietary requirements catered for.
Flat-screen 42-inch TV with international channels plus 4th generation Apple TV in media room; DVD player; iPod dock in dining area with speakers in living room, terrace and master suite; novels and coffee-table books.
Landline for local calls; WiFi internet.
Sammasan makes a wonderful family villa; facilities include a twin-bedded room ideal for children, a selection of toys, books and kids’ furniture.
Airport transfers, car hire and taxi pick-ups can easily be arranged with your villa manager.
Sammasan is a vibrant villa brimming with life and colour, from its superb sea and tropical sky views to its whimsical interior spaces and the warm hospitality of its staff.
Resting on a hillside within the exclusive Surin Heights estate overlooking Surin Beach, Sammasan is well situated for enjoying Phuket’s enticing sights and nightlife and is ideal for families or groups seeking a private retreat. Indeed, the villa serves as a family escape for its owners; the word ‘Sammasan’ is derived from a combination of family names.
Spread over four levels, Sammasan is a true home away from home. Indoors, the main gathering spot is the large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. Bright with eye-catching touches including a zinc-topped dining table circled by sunny yellow chairs and overhung with a trio of colourful pendant lights, the room is fronted by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that flood it with natural light and give easy access to the pool, sun terrace and shaded sala. Down half a flight of stairs on the mezzanine level is the media room with TV/DVD player and ultra-soft sofas to sink into.
The entire top floor is taken up by the lavish master suite, a large space with breathtaking sea views best enjoyed while soaking in the bathroom’s jacuzzi tub or out on the suite’s comfortably furnished private balcony. Two brightly hued guest bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with twin beds, are tucked away on the lower floor, each with an ensuite bathroom. Each room is adorned with a lively mix of paintings and art pieces that exude the villa’s fun character.
Included in your stay is the service of four dedicated staff including a Thai chef who is available for all meals, and a manager providing guest service in the villa as well as assisting with tour and dining reservations, transport, spa treatments and more.
Just down the hill is Surin Beach, an 800-metre stretch of sand that has been designated a royal park with the simple pleasures of sea, sand and shade to enjoy. Along the streets of the village approaching the beach are some of Phuket’s finest dining spots, spas and shops, while Kamala and Bang Tao beaches with a range of beach clubs, seaside restaurants and watersport activities are just a few kilometres away.