Amanzi Kamala is arranged over three levels with two top-floor wings housing the master suite and three guest bedrooms. The middle floor and entry level is the social heart of the villa, with the open-plan living and dining room set in front of a landscaped garden, and the pool, terrace and barbecue entertaining area extending towards the sea. Adjacent to this is the guest kitchen, featuring an outdoor dining table on a balcony to the front. Two more guest bedrooms occupy the villa’s lower floor, along with the family/games room and a large bathroom with jacuzzi.
Describing Amanzi’s main living and dining room as ‘indoor’ doesn’t quite capture the essence of this spectacular space, which, even when its huge glass doors are slid shut and the air-con switched on, feels like an extension of its tropical surrounds. This uncluttered area is simply furnished with an L-shaped sofa and a picnic-style wooden dining table, with soft, subtle tones letting the eyes rest after all those hours spent gazing out to the glittering sea and pool panorama. The adjacent guest kitchen is a no-fuss space too, with crisp white accents and a dining table for eight offering a cool, calm place to gather for breakfast. The chef’s kitchen is hidden away behind the guest kitchen, while downstairs the family/games room boasts an Apple TV entertainment system, pool table, table tennis and more.
Amanzi’s much-photographed pool is the defining feature of the villa, with its 15-metre length extending towards the sea creating an eye-catching illusion of floating in the air. A sunbed-lined deck, lawns and a barbecue entertaining area set around the pool offer a perfect setting for a cocktail party or small wedding ceremony. Behind the living room is a sloped landscaped garden area with a stunning white Buddha statue.
With prime sea views from its top-floor setting, the master suite is a bright, spacious retreat with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening to a wraparound balcony. Enjoy blissful soaks in the terrazzo bathtub on the balcony, or relax on the king-sized bed to the sound of the ocean. This romantic air-conditioned haven also features an Apple TV entertainment unit and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a shower.
All five of the villa’s sleek minimalist guest bedrooms offer superb sea views and private or shared balconies. Three rooms overlook the pool from the top-floor, while two more are located next to the family room on the lower floor. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with showers and the three upper rooms are equipped with TVs. Three bedrooms are furnished with convertible twin/king beds, giving families and groups plenty of flexibility in sleeping arrangements.
With its cutting-edge design flair and glorious ocean views, Villa Amanzi Kamala is a fantasy holiday escape found in an exclusive estate near Kamala Beach. Characterised by clean lines and bright, minimalist interiors that invite the outside in, Amanzi Kamala forms a glimmering presence on the jungle-clad hillside.
This three-storey villa is a true visual masterpiece designed to celebrate – not outshine – its beautiful tropical surrounds. The hill’s steep rock face forms a natural wall on the two lower levels, while the chic living area fully opens to the pool and gardens to let the breezes flow through. The 15-metre pool extending toward the sea is the dazzling focal point of the villa, especially at sunset when sea, sky and pool are all set ablaze with crimson colours.
A touch-screen controlled sound system lets you set the mood with ease, while the family room downstairs has Apple TV, a pool table and other gadgets and games to keep guests of all ages entertained. The six bedrooms set on the top and bottom floors are each stylish retreats with private bathrooms and fabulous views, especially from the master suite with its floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and an alfresco terrazzo bathtub. Guests who don’t manage to nab the coveted master suite can still enjoy a relaxing soak, in the sea-view jacuzzi next to the family room.
The modern guest kitchen, with indoor and outdoor dining areas, celebrates easy holiday living, with the talented villa chef’s Thai dishes adding a delicious “wow” factor to every meal. The chef is one of five staff attending to your needs in-house, with the villa manager also on hand to assist with any transport or tour bookings for those eager to discover Phuket’s sights and delights.
Hidden away in the tranquil Cape Amarin estate, Villa Amanzi Kamala offers complete privacy and a good vantage point for exploring the island, with Kamala and Patong beaches less than 15 minutes away by car and a wealth of leisure activities including golf courses, beach clubs and luxury spas within a half-hour’s drive. But with Amanzi’s sunsets and seductive allure, it might be tempting just to remain ensconced in the villa’s glamorous embrace for your entire holiday … if not forever.