With its exquisite coastal setting on Cape Yamu offering both sunrise and sunset views, Villa Sapna is a luxury holiday escape like no other. Its modern, bright interiors with vivid works of art and designer furnishings open fully to a large outdoor area with a 20-metre pool, sundeck and tropical gardens with a surrounding panorama of brilliant blue sea and sky.
A close-to-nature feel is captivatingly contrasted by avant-garde accents throughout the villa, especially in the living and dining area that brims with whimsy and colour. Faces are a strong feature in this room with a luscious-lipped portrait of a woman by Thai artist Attasit Pokpong and two smiling self-portraits by Chinese artist Yue Min Jun on display. The large family room, with its two sitting areas and a study opens completely to the pool terrace. Enjoy a workout with a view in the private gym, or gather to watch the sunset from the rooftop terrace. Each bedroom offers fabulous sea views, and a large sunken jacuzzi is among the added flourishes of luxury in the poolside master suite.
The villa has a big modern kitchen, but with a skilful chef available for every meal, guests are unlikely to spend much time here. Private dining is just one element of the five-star experience at Villa Sapna: a villa manager is on hand to ensure that every guest need is met, and a housekeeper attends daily to keep the villa pristine. The villa's extraordinary sea-view setting also offers a dreamy backdrop for a wedding or event for up to 40 guests.
Cape Yamu is home to a few luxury villa estates but the area is mostly given to a rural landscape of forested hills and plantations of rubber, banana and pineapple. Sapam Bay is a five-minute walk away from the villa, its calm waters shimmering gold at sunset. Phang Nga Bay beckons to the east, with limestone islands to explore by chartering a boat at the nearby pier or east coast marinas. Though the villa's location feels blissfully secluded, many good dining choices, shopping centres, spas, golf courses and swimming beaches are within a half hour's drive.