Panacea: Bespoke new Koh Samui villa resort

Active breaks don’t often spell five star luxury, but just because you’d like to work up a sweat on your holiday doesn’t mean you won’t want to be pampered silly afterwards.

This luxury Koh Samui villa resort, Panacea (which, appropriately, is named after the Greek goddess of healing), provides all the essentials for a holistic getaway.

The private hilltop escape is made up of just five villas, guaranteeing you a truly bespoke service from the dedicated team of on-call concierges, personal trainers and chefs who will help make sure you have an indulgent and health conscious break.

The resort has spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding jungles and the bays below and each of the five villas has its own 20 – 26 metre infinity lap pool from which you can enjoy the view.

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Alternatively, the views can be enjoyed from Praana Residence, the heart of the estate, which offers a full size Muay Thai ring so you can practise Thailand’s ancient martial art under expert guidance, tennis courts, a 10 metre plunge pool and a gym packed with cardio machines, free weights, a cable rack and kettlebells. The resort can also organise activities including jet-skiing, kite boarding, zip-lining, hiking, golf, mountain biking and diving.

Baan Rak Talay (Panacea)
Tennis courts at Panacea overlook Koh Samui’s jungles.

After all that hard work, you’ll really deserve to unwind in your luxury villa, or to make use of one of the resort’s extensive ways to wind down, such as its in-house cinema, karaoke lounge, billiard room, video game room or bar with an exotic aquarium.

Who says indulgence and health conscious don’t mix?


Panacea’s opening is celebrated with an introductory offer allowing guests to enjoy a complimentary night  for any booking of three nights, available until 31 July 2014.

Panacea Koh Samui, 51/25 Moo 1 Bophut Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand, 


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Gaby is a gym fanatic with a sweet tooth and a penchant for a well-mixed cocktail.  Follow her on Twitter at @GabyDoman.