Villa Samira is one of a handful of luxury private villas in the Cape Amarin estate.
This exclusive estate lies on a headland between Kamala and Patong beaches, along a sought-after stretch of Phuket’s west coast known as ‘Millionaires’ Mile’. Set on the hillside with spectacular ocean views, the villa overlooks a small bay. Just six kilometres to the north is Kamala Beach, a two-kilometre curve of soft golden sand and shallow waters. Popular with families, it’s an inviting beach for surfing, body boarding or simply relaxing on the sand, with several open-air restaurants lining the beach. About 15 minutes by car to the south is Patong Beach, Phuket’s infamous party town with a good range of water sports, shopping and dining choices beyond its neon-lit bar scene.
Though it might be tempting to spend your entire holiday ensconced within Samira’s peaceful realm, there’s plenty to see and do beyond the villa.
With enticing soft sands and sunsets, exploring Phuket’s west coast beaches could keep you busy for days, while the island has many cultural sights worth visiting as well.
Check with your villa manager about recommended local activities and attractions, and she’ll help arrange bookings and transport. In the meantime, here is just a sample of some of the varied activities on offer around Phuket.
Charter a luxury yacht for a day cruise on the Andaman Sea. The towering karsts of Phang Nga Bay beckon while the clear waters of the Raya, Similan and Maithon islands offer fantastic places to snorkel, dive and swim.
Enjoy some sea activities closer to shore with windsurfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking or stand-up paddling sessions.
Take the family out for a Thai theatrical spectacle at Phuket FantaSea, or for a wet and wild day out at Splash Jungle water park. Or take a spin down the world’s largest zorbing ball course at the Rollerball Zorbing park near Patong.
Indulge in an elaborate spa treatment at one of Phuket’s well known luxury spas including the Banyan Tree or nearby Paresa resort, or unwind in more simple style with a beachside Thai massage in the shade of an umbrella.
Explore the streets of Old Phuket on a cultural walking tour. Learn about the history behind the island’s cultural mix, take in the colour and beauty of the Sino-Portuguese style shops and mansions and sample the local eats that earned Phuket a UNESCO ‘city of gastronomy’ accolade.
Learn the secrets behind making some of this exotic and flavourful cuisine yourself by joining a Thai cookery class.
Book a tee-off time at one of Phuket’s scenic golf courses including Laguna Phuket Golf Club, Blue Canyon and Mission Hills.
Escape into the island’s diverse and daring after-dark scene from stylish cocktail and wine bars to waterside sunset lounges to raucous nightclubs in Patong.
Reconnect with nature in the island’s interior with elephant and horseback riding, ATV trail rides, waterfalls and jungle walks, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, zip-lining at Hanuman World, cable wakeboarding, agricultural tours and more.
Hunt for bargains, local treasures and brand names at Jungceylon shopping centre in Patong or along the resort city’s lively street bazaars with arts and crafts, clothing, gadgets, souvenirs and more for sale.
With attention-demanding views of the Andaman Sea, world-class facilities and lavish setting, the eight-bedroomed Villa Saan is a fabulous holiday abode just next door to Villa Samira. Rent both villas for a spectacular 14 bedroom offering, ideal for large groups vacationing together.Explore
From the moment you step into its grand vaulted entrance, Villa Samira embraces you with modern elegance and tropical splendour. With glorious sea and sunset views, this six-bedroom retreat found in a secured estate near Kamala Beach is perfect for entertaining or simply unwinding in plush and peaceful surrounds.
Samira, which means ‘cool breeze’ in Sanskrit, is stylishly designed in mostly blue, turquoise and white tones inspired by the owner’s love of the sea. Families and groups of friends have plenty of space to gather and celebrate, with Samira’s inviting aquamarine-tiled 17-metre pool and jacuzzi at the heart of the villa surrounded by a wide terrace incorporating alfresco dining and lounging areas. Indoor living areas, which include a chic living room, kitchen and dining room, and games room with a pool table, all open to the pool terrace, while the media room is tucked away behind the games room. And those seeking total restoration will want to book some massage treatment time in Samira’s custom built spa room.
Occupying the entire top floor of one of the villa’s two large pavilions, the king-bedded master suite is a romantic escape with a jacuzzi plunge pool overlooking the sea on its private terrace, plus a double bathtub set discreetly to the rear of the terrace. Two ensuite guest bedrooms lie on the top floor of the second pavilion, while three bedrooms on the lower floor offer private bathrooms with showers. Beds in the lower floor can be set up in king or twin configurations, offering greater flexibility.
Samira is staffed by a dedicated team including an English speaking villa manager and a skilled Thai chef, available to prepare all meals. With its superb setting and top quality facilities, Samira is a fantastic venue to stage a picture-perfect wedding or special event. Beyond the villa, the best beaches, dining spots and leisure attractions of Phuket including laid-back Kamala Beach and the nightlife of Patong are within easy reach by car.