The philosophy of Mandalay Beach Villas in Ko Samui, Thailand is crisp, clear and simple. Against a backdrop of unerring modern style and sophistication, it creates an unforgettable contemporary tropical experience. The resort consists of seven beachfront pool villas offering the ultimate in island accommodation, matching exclusivity with privacy. Facing the white sandy expanse of Laem Noi Beach and backed by lush palm stands, each of the seven exclusive villas has its own private courtyard, giving approximately 350 square meters of living space, with 17m beach frontage each, on land plots ranging from 800 to 900 square meters.
Mandalay Beach Villas provide an impressive, cutting edge visual experience. The architects have introduced a distinctive and cohesive design aesthetic across the seven three bedroom luxury villas. The rectangular forms and vertical ?ns that articulate the building’s façade offer residents privacy and frame views over the white sand beach. Beyond the façade lies a lush tropical garden that provides natural light and a private place to relax. The visitor enters through the back side of the building. The design concept focused on establishing additional open air spaces so as to create a pleasant habitat in the plot. Thus, the pond in the entry of the plot separates the common use areas from the more secluded spaces thus creating the essential privacy. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Mandalay Samui Developments & Consultancy]
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