Phuket is Asia’s most popular holiday island and voted by many as best Leisure destination for several years. Phuket is blessed with a beautiful year-round climate, providing unspoiled, idyllic cruising and yachting conditions in a true tropical paradise containing of hundreds small islands in the Andaman Sea. For boating lovers Phuket offers premier addresses and facilities to support your lifestyle. Located on the East side – The Royal Phuket Marina, one of Asia’s most popular marinas has recently undergone restructuring and is now attracting more affluent Aficionado’s from the region. The Ao Po Grand Marina is located on the North East side of Phuket with deep clear waters and yearly lifestyle events. Yacht Haven Marina Phuket is located in a peaceful area of the north eastern coast of Phuket and nearest to the International airport.
By Marciano Birjmohun
Phuket is growing into a playground for the world’s rich and famous, supported with more than 200 direct international flights weekly. As desirable leisure destination for investors worldwide, the property market has recently been showing a climbing trend. In 2016 alone more than a dozen new residential projects have been launched on the island, many offering a timeshare or hotel branded investment. The demand for higher level of standards and significant increase in tourism, is giving Phuket the needed stimulant.
Brands inspire buying confidence because they demonstrate reliability and predictability when it comes to quality and performance. From North to South, and East to West, Phuket offers a diversity of branded luxury residences ranging from Villas to apartments. We surveyed luxury travelers and shortlisted the Branded developments.
Twinpalms residences MontAzure
Fronting the northern part of Kamala Bay, which is considered to be one of the most exclusive areas on Phuket’s stunning west coast, MontAzure is just five minutes’ drive from the upscale restaurants and beach clubs that line Surin Beach to the north, and 15 minutes from the extensive shopping, dining and nightlife choices in Patong. Twinpalms Residences MontAzure represent one of the first phases in the unique, master-planned MontAzure resort and residential community, which covers some 450 rai (178 acres, 72 Hectares) of spectacular hillside to beachfront terrain in Kamala, Phuket. The full vision for the development includes an international hotel, ultra luxury private estates, beach facilities, an upscale lifestyle and retail centre, medical wellness spa and protected forest nature reserve.
Twinpalms Residences MontAzure offer buyers a unique, integrated beachfront resort and residential community in Phuket’s last remaining prime west coast location, just steps from 99 metres of pristine sands at Kamala Beach.
Banyan Tree Residences
Set within the world-famous, five-star luxury resort community of Laguna Phuket, which covers an area of over 10,000 acres, the Banyan Tree Resort is only a 20 minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Comprising 150 luxuriously appointed villas fringing a saltwater lagoon and the sandy beaches of Bang Tao, Banyan Tree Phuket has earned the honour of being voted one of the ‘World’s Best Places to Stay’ by Conde Nast Traveler Gold List; the Best Overseas Spa by Luxury Travel Gold List; ‘Best Spa in Asia’ by Spafinder and ‘Asia’s Best Vacation Resort’ by the Astamoney Travel Poll.
Adjacent to the Banyan Tree is the 18-hole Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Amidst a stretch of scenic lagoons and set against a breathtaking backdrop of mountains, the Golf Club challenges golfing enthusiasts of all abilities. Inside the resort itself is a variety of services, as can be expected from a five-star hotel. These include cafes and restaurants, large swimming pools, a tennis court, fully-equipped fitness centre and a children’s playground, to mention just a few.
Banyan Tree Residences comprise part of the resort and each comes with the incomparable Banyan Tree touch. In these elegant villas, residents are the appreciative audience for the ultimate attention to detail. Whether for entertaining, privacy, holiday or work, the Banyan Tree Residences comprise one and two-bedroom DoublePool Villas and two-bedroom Pool Villas.
The DoublePool Villas each offer private infinity pools, ample living areas furnished with tropic-friendly wicker, teak and bamboo materials, private patios, spacious bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchens. The one-bedroom villas have a built-up area of 451m2, while the two-bedroom option has an area of 537m2 on large plot sizes ranging from 1,233 to 2,185m2.
The two-bedroom Pool Villas are designed with romance and privacy in mind, designed around a poolside terrace, opening out to a swimming pool with sunken jet pool and a relaxation sala. Thoughtfully designed, these villas comprise two spacious bathrooms with outdoor showers, a formal dining and living area and a private study room. The Pool Villas all come on plots of 380m2, with a built-up area of 346m2.
Cassia Residences by Banyan Tree
Introducing Cassia, a unique and appealing proposition that brings together world class hospitality and attractive investment opportunity.The new brand by the multi-award winning Banyan Tree Group targets savvy investors and informed travellers with cleverly configured spaces and a choice menu of personalised services.
By certifying to leading global sustainable design standards, Cassia ensures energy & water efficiency as well as an overall low footprint of operations. The built-in environmental management plans and ongoing operational benchmarking commitments of Cassia developments help to ensure a healthy and sustainable home which also safeguards the cultural and ecological beauty of each destination. To best deliver upon Cassia’s commitment to sustainable hospitality, specialist GPS Green is managing the development process. Cassia is committed to both EarthCheck’s design and operational standards, ensuring it meets world’s best practice in holistic sustainable tourism.
Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort
Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort and Grand Bay Residences is conveniently located to the best that Phuket has to offer yet is less than 25 minutes by road from Phuket international Airport, 15 minutes from Mission Hills Golf Club and 10 minutes from Ao Po Grand Marina.
First class international standard hospital facilities lay 45 minutes to the south and for the more adventurous the hustle and bustle of Patong, Phuket’s shopping and entertainment hub, is a mere 45 minutes by road. The Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort and Grand Bay Residences is the paragon in Phuket’s crown. Located in an area of untouched natural beauty away from the bustling west coast, the development is destined to be the premier destination on the island.
It is located on 66 Rais of land on the hill slope right by the sea with 650 meters sea front. The project comprises of a 5-star Sheraton Hotel with 183 rooms plus 107 units of Two-Bedroom Pool Villas and One-Bedroom Pool Suite for sale.
Himalai Oceanfront Condominiums By Best Western
The project is located on the Millionaire Mile Road in Kamala Beach, surely the most exclusive coast of Phuket where top 5 star resorts and multi-million dollar villas are situated and even the King of Thailand has his own Palace. The project is developed maximizing the ocean views and guarantee a fantastic ocean view from 85% of the units.
5 star facilities include several glass edged ocean view Swimming pools, club house, several restaurants, kids club, fitness club, sauna and a fantastic view point on top of the hill complete the frame of this wonderful 5 star vacation place. The investment opportunity is empowered by the 70 years hotelier experience of Best Western that will manage this fantastic project with their top luxury brand Best Western Premier.
Amari residences Phuket
Amari Residences Phuket is your tropical getaway overlooking the Andaman Sea and Patong Bay, with five-star hotel services provided by one of Thailand’s leading hotel brands together with world-class amenities right on your doorstep.
The project occupies one of Phuket’s most prime remaining development sites, perched atop the hillside overlooking Patong Bay. Comprising 184 one and two-bedroom residences, the Amari Residences Phuket is integrated within an expansive 18-rai of tropical beach forest.
Strategically located, the Amari Residences Phuket is the ultimate Phuket address – serene and private, yet easily accessible to the heart of Patong and Phuket’s amenities. Within a short walk, there are plenty of activities for residents to enjoy, whether it be an afternoon of shopping at the Jungceylon Mall, a seafood dinner at nearby local restaurants or the vibrant nightlife.
The residences and the Exclusive Residences comprising the resort integrate within their natural surroundings in a low density setting. The developers of the project have taken great care to preserve the natural surroundings which have been planted and pruned by Amari Phuket since its inception in 1996. Architecturally designed to integrate with the peninsular’s natural and pristine setting, the residences are cooled by west coast seasonal winds and enjoys sensational sunsets.
All of the apartments at Amari Residences Phuket are located in low-rise two and three-storey blocks, ensuring stunning panoramic views from every unit. Choose from the breathtaking Andaman sea views overlooking the hotel jetty or the vibrant Patong Bay view.
Amari Residences Phuket accommodates to your every lifestyle need, with units ranging from 44m2 one-bedroom residences up to 102m2 two-bedroom residences while the larger Exclusive Residences units range from 71m2 one-bedroom apartments up to 143m2 two-bedroom units. All of the residences are supplied on a full turnkey basis, furnished by one of Thailand’s leading interior design companies.
While you are in residence, the Amari Residences Phuket facilities, amenities and services of the Amari Phuket are all yours to enjoy. At the heart of the residences is the clubhouse – the hub of social interaction featuring modern architecture blending seamlessly into its natural setting. The clubhouse is home to the main pool and sun deck, the fitness centre and a pool bar.
Within the same compound to the Amari Residences is the development’s sister property resort, Amari Phuket. With first-class restaurants, newly renovated and well-appointed guest rooms and a quiet private beach, this island resort hotel offers a holiday experience unlike any other.
About Marciano Birjmohun
Marciano is Associate Director at Knight Frank Thailand (chartered) Co.,ltd – Residential Prime Sales, project market High-end branded residences on a global scale. A regular guest speaker at industry related events in the region. Marciano moderated the retail panel discussion at the first Property Report Congress Thailand 2016 and is member of the central panel of judges of the Thailand Property Awards.