A magnificent, palatial estate stands at the water’s edge in Taling Ngam, on the south-western coast of Koh Samui. Ultra-modern, spacious and airy, the villa is akin to a luxury loft-style condo in the city, but with all the tropical perks of being beachside. However, it’s the view through the wall-free room which really focuses the attention. The room merges indoor to outdoor seamlessly as you step from the polished black floor onto a covered terraced area that leads directly to a large water feature. Alongside the pool is a sun terrace complete with loungers. An attractive garden leads onto the beach and a large Sala with comfortable seating for dining, reading or relaxing in the shade. From the main pool, water flows into a second pool—ideal for children or enjoying the stunning sunsets. The villa also features a well equipped gym with private shower room. The clever layout means that you get to enjoy the astonishing views as you quicken your heart rate. The floating staircase works as a pièce de résistance in the design concept of Baan Asan. There’s also an antique oriental gong positioned at the entrance as if to announce your arrival. The enormous kitchen comes with equipment suited for a five-star restaurant. Futuristic fans and lights are suspended from the vaulted ceiling and a collection of eye-catching furniture and accessories are positioned to define the living and dining spaces. The tasteful ornaments and decorations, such as the extraordinary teak chess table and carved pieces, contribute to a modern aesthetic with flashes of Asian flair. The five spacious bedrooms at Baan Asan accommodate up to fourteen guests, including four children. All of the bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms and plasma TV with satellite channels. Each of the bedrooms also have their own perks, such as the master bedroom with its kitchenette and private terrace. Health aficionados will appreciate a visit to the Marga Yoga center for a realigning and meditative experience. You can also try your chances at Top Cats Fresh Water Fishing to hook a big one to take back home for the whole family. Whether discovering the treasures of Koh Samui or just sipping a cool drink at home, your visit to Baan Asan will truly be one for the books!