This modern Asiatic and contemporary abode benefits from an attention to detail and style that befits a Royal Family – it really is that special! Picture gleaming wooden fixtures and fittings all round, complimented by authentic Asian artworks and an elegance that could move the tectonic plates. The villa is set over four pagoda style buildings that merge together to create one common concept – unique luxury modern Asian living. That statement might be a mouthful, but it’s easily digested.
The fourth and final pagoda on the west wing of the home is known as the yoga practice room. Here you will find a soothing ambiance that is aimed to align your senses. With a large open space and wooden flooring encased by floor-to-ceiling windows, this area sparks the emotions as intended. The surround sound music system and a selection of melodic and meditation inspired tunes are aimed to compliment your yoga session. You couldn’t really ask for more.
Central to the pagodas is the infinity edge swimming pool and adjoining Jacuzzi garnished with concrete ornamental features to elevate the atmosphere. Surrounding the pool is a wooden deck and numerous seating areas in the shade and in the sun. Although the pool and Jacuzzi are stunning in their own right, the focal point of the garden is the Thai Sala with its concrete pillars and linen drapes that add a certain air of decadence. The way the sala appears to attract refreshing sea breezes makes this feature complete. The sala owns a glass table and comfortable seats that were ideally concocted for al fresco dining. There is nothing better than devouring a sumptuous breakfast while looking out over the glassy waters of the ocean.
If that wasn’t enough to influence your holiday rental decision, the smiling faces of the onsite staff should tip you over the edge. These adorable people will cater for your every whim and ensure your holiday is one you will hold dear. They leave no stone unturned and will offer you advice in any way. If you need a private masseur to visit the villa or a special meal prepared, they can arrange that for you.
Villa Salika is positioned within a private and secluded area between Chalong Circle and Rawai Beach at the southernmost tip of Phuket Island. Only 1km along the beach to the north of Salika is the critically acclaimed Friendship Beach Restaurant that is famous for its exquisite tasting international cuisine and stunning Oceanside scenery.
2km to the south is Rawai Beach with its beachfront seafood restaurants that serve the freshest and cheapest seafood directly from the boats. It doesn’t get any fresher that that! Rawai Beach is also home to a vast selection of low-key bars and restaurants that are a fraction of the prices of the more built up tourist regions such as Patong and Karon.
Bedrooms. The second floor of the main building is reserved for the master bedroom. The bedroom is fundamentally a suite with a four-post bed, wooden floors, a settee, desk, vaulted wooden ceilings and an ensuite bathroom that is purer than Evian water. Within footsteps of the bedroom, you can access a spacious balcony with a stunning sunken bathtub and private massage bay. Imagine gazing out towards the ocean and enjoying the views of Koh Lon in the distance.
The second pagoda beside the living area is home to another bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. This bedroom is also a suite, with a flat-screen TV and patio doors that open out towards the terrace and swimming pool.
The third pagoda is set at a lower level to main living area and is home to three bedrooms. This is the largest building on the premises with two floors. Two bedrooms are positioned on the ground floor, whilst the third bedroom is situated on the second floor. All the bedrooms follow the same Villa Salika principles – wooden floors, vaulted ceilings, ensuite bathrooms, TVs, DVDs, satellite TV and relaxing environments. The two downstairs bedrooms have double beds and open onto a private garden and terrace separate from the main house. The upstairs bedroom owns two single beds and a quaint balcony with scenic views overlooking the lush vegetation of the garden and views out towards the bay.
Bathrooms. Baan Salika features seven bathrooms including en suite accommodations for all bedrooms.
Dining Room. The defining features of the open plan living space are the majestic 12-seat wooden dining table, overlooked by a larger than life Buddha image that surveys the room. Attention to detail is again apparent with the stylish dishware and cutlery, which is a surefire example of the little touches that make this home so special.
Kitchen. The western style kitchen adjoins the dining area, and is fully equipped with a host of appliances to ensure your holiday is as luxurious as possible. You will not have to visit the kitchen too much, as the onsite staff will cater entirely for your needs.
Living Rooms. The main living pagoda is set over two floors, accessed by two dominating wooden doors that open up to a living space that combines a lounge and dining room rolled into one. The pristine wooden flooring, high quality chaise lounges and the wood/glass coffee table are elegant yet aesthetically pleasing.