Unquestionably Samui's finest private luxury retreat, Praana Residence is an extravagant 6-bedroom hilltop residence literally packed with delights and surprises.Praana means 'vital force' and as soon as you enter the impressive grounds through the grand entranceway with ample parking space, you feel the energy of the villa. As you walk over ponds filled with Koi carp, passing a private tennis court on the left, tall Buddha statues peer down from recesses in the stone clad wall. From the lower level an infinity staircase leads up to the main accommodation, drawing you into this extraordinary villa's appealing indoor and outdoor spaces.Inside the property a stylish, two storey central pavillion takes centre stage. The upper level houses a vast, glass walled lounge and banqueting space, with carefully placed contemporary artwork adding style and elegance to the frame. Striking crystal chandeliers cascade from the cedar wood ceiling, and the whole room looks out on a backdrop of breathtaking seascapes and tropical forest.Two exquisitely appointed bedrooms sit below the living area, each one flowing seamlessly into a glass-walled rainshower room and an indulgent open air bathtub area. Leading edge technology and contemporary furnishings add to the experience and the rooms slide open onto a wide terrace that looks over the vast, lawned sky garden and the tempting 30-metre infinity pool that literally pours into the views.The three master bedrooms occupy their own pavillions; two at the front of the villa overlooking the pool and garden, the other at the rear of the property. Each boasts its own dramatic, unobstructed island views right from the bed, while inside, the rooms offer indulgent additions like free standing bath tubs and specially imported furnishings and accessories that offer a combination of style and absolute comfort.Far more than a home, the Praana Residence is more like a private hotel. A fully equipped, personal Life Fitness centre offers tropical views and flat screen TVs to keep you on the treadmill a little longer. There's even a full size, covered Muay Thai boxing ring where you can learn or practice Thailand's famous martial art form.After your work out, soothe your aching muscles in the huge outdoor jacuzzi or enjoy a pampering body treatment from the estate's very own on-site spa. When you're ready to kick back and chill a while, catch a movie in the 10-seater private cinema, which is connected to a sophisticated Apple TV system with a library of over 150 movies and furnished with sink-into leather loungers and equipped with a full surround sound system.With a choice of indoor and al fresco dining spaces, plus a suggestion menu that would take months to explore in full, the kitchen's culinary offerings are a fitting accompaniment to the delicious surroundings. In fact, with so many spaces and so much to enjoy, this villa is definitely a very special place for a party or celebration.With a full team team of dedicated staff on hand to cater to guests' needs, including an experienced villa manager to answer special requests and assist with bookings and travel arrangements, staying at Praana Residence is an exuberant experience indeed.CONCEPT: By reinventing the ultra-luxury hospitality offerings in the high-end travel space, Panacea is aiming to define and create a new concept through focusing on the following key aspects.EXCLUSIVITY: Being firm believers that genuine luxury requires true exclusivity; our properties comprise less than 6 suites, allowing us to provide each of our guests with the undivided attention needed to treat themas if they were the owners.INDIVIDUALITY:Through identifying the individual profiles of our guests, we are able to anticipate their expectations and embark on an on-going quest to adapt and provide intuitive service at any moment, thus craftingtruly bespoke journeys.SUBSTANCE: In essence, we aim to add substance to the luxury experience. As such, we operate unique active lavish retreats that offer guests customized leisure and physical activities making their stay intenselymemorable.PHILOSOPHY: We are passionate artisans offering to the world's most demanding clientele a refreshing hospitality experience that unites exclusive substance and bespoke luxury, tailored around and reaching beyond our guests highest expectations.At Panacea Retreat, guests are able to indulge themselves while discovering thrilling alternatives to surpass, surprise, and seduce themselves.Reaching beyond the soothing comfort of existing luxury resorts, we provide our guests with new challenges to tackle, new experiences to live, new skills to acquire and new horizons to explore.Our aim is to leave our guests with authentic, deep, and lasting impressions, creating memories of distinctive moments alive through stirring and intimate emotions.PANACEA PRIVATE RESIDENCES:Recently delivered in 2012, the 4 to 6 suites Private Residences are each equipped with all of the modern day amenities and state-of-the-art electronic equipment. Each Residence is groomed and operated by its own team of hosts, striving to constantly and consistently impress you and ensure your stay is memorable and hassle free.Each Residence boasts a 20-meter infinity pool, apart from Praana Residence, which has two pools, a 25m infinity pool with sea views as well as another panoramic 10 m infinity pool looking inland towards Samui's lush interior.For the fitness minded guests, we offer a range of out of the beaten track activities but also an impressive choice of pre and post work-out sports drinks, homemade energy bars and more.Our Private Retreat is secured 24h/7 by a team of professional guards and enjoys extensive CCTV network of high-res IR cameras monitoring the perimeter, while allowing guests privacy within the grounds of each Residence.In the morning, your very own breakfast buffet is displayed in your Residence, with a daily selection of freshly baked cakes and pastries, imported cold cuts and cheeses, seasonal fruits and your favorite egg preparations cooked to order by your private Chef.Furthermore, for your pleasure and well-being, we have created a special selection of healthy juices and energy drinks that will provide you with all the energy you need to fully enjoy your day, whether you plan to be active, or just lay down by the swimming pool.An impressive choice of pre and post work-out sports drinks, including protein or nutrition shakes, detox and power juices, as well as many smoothies made from fresh fruits and vegetables and a selection of the healthiest ingredients from around the world, including flax or pumpkin seeds, Quinoa, Acai and Acerola.For your lunches and dinners, let our culinary team delight you with meticulously prepared set menus to be enjoyed with family and friends in your favorite location. These include all-time favorites from authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, as well as the most eclectic western flair gastronomy where only the best of local and imported ingredients are used.We will also be delighted to assist you in creating your personal dietary program, meeting your personal needs and preferences, combined with the respective physical activities.To completely fulfill your senses, a careful selection of fine wines and beverages from all over the world is always available to complement your meals and special moments.At Panacea it's always time to celebrate. With this in mind, our culinary team is here to assist you in making your dreamed event come true.