It’s this oceanfront property’s first time to market and they’ve gone the whole nine thousand yards. That’s how much it spreads over: 75,400 square feet of land, with six suites, nine baths, expansive lawns and two infinity pools. There’s also a cafe, owner’s spa, home-theatre and gym.
Trisara, which means “The Third Garden in Heaven” in Sanskrit, is referenced in several religions, including Buddhism and Islam – where it’s deemed to be the resting place or lower paradise. As befits any version of paradise, the property has well-manicured gardens leading down to crystal-blue water. The gardens are lushly landscaped with tropical plants, tinkling fountains and Thai salas – open pavilions to enjoy sunset views over the Andaman Sea. The Nai Thon Beach is a secluded stretch of powdery-soft sand and rocky coves, and, come high season, the on-site management of the Trisara resort can organise long-tail boating and scuba diving.
Within, the fully furnished villa is split between two levels, with three bedrooms on each. The spacious main residence, on the lower level, has an intricately carved entrance sala, three suites, a living room and a 25-metre infinity pool. The upper level is the guest wing, with three suites and a 20-metre pool.
Every nook of this ornately furnished home is populated by sculptures, paintings and artefacts – some of which are antiques and all of which the new owner stands to inherit. Almost every room features Buddha effigies. The Thai god of prosperity also appears in many of the paintings, which are original works by local artisan families, some generations old. The artworks in the galleys and spa pay homage to life by the sea.
A 15-minute drive from Phuket airport, the Iconic Villa has unparalleled privacy, while still being close to the buzzing city centre and the beaches most popular with tourists (including Kate Moss, who is an annual vacationer). Best of all, housekeeping is not an issue and five-star maintenance is a given when you’re away.
Asking price: Dh102.8 million