Samui Phangan Magazine August - September 2017

Welcome to our August September 2017 Edition of Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine. In this bumper packed issue, we are showcasing some of the best developers and property agents around our islands. Samui is continuing to increase in popularity and the standard of build quality, construction materials, and appliances is just incredible. I honestly think that there isn’t much that you cannot buy on Samui anymore. More and more high end businesses and developments are arriving and making Samui their home.

In this issue, we start a small series of the advantages of using the new High Tec LED lighting systems. Did you know there are actual health benefits? We have a great feature about Ban Tai Estate in Maenam and take a closer look at Villa Akira from Luxury Asia Lifestyles including an interview with one of their recent guests Gavin Green a well-known and respected professional golf player. Plus, we meet up with Luxury Villas & Homes new Resident Manager Frank Jerusalem who just moved over from his last position working in the Maldives.

We’ve had some lovely correspondence from our readers recently and apart from praising our content many have asked about changes in Real Estate laws and immigration. There does seems to be much happening now and there is one important point we would like to make. Immigration regulations have certainly eased on one side for visas but it is very clear that whatever you do, whether it’s a retirement visa or business visa regulations must be followed to the letter. Real estate laws change regularly too and just because there is some “loop hole” now doesn’t mean it is safe to use or exploit. Seek a professionals’ advice from specialists in their field and do not take short cuts. Following these often-tiresome regulations and making time for due diligence will only make your life more secure and certainly give you peace of mind.

As always, a special thanks to our readers, contributors, and advertisers. Enjoy the issue.


Feature: Luxury Asia Lifestyles

Luxury Asia Lifestyles is owned and managed by Adam Keating and Lee O’Neill who have built their business on the premise that luxury means a 5-star commitment. This is exactly how they operate from the moment an enquiry is received till the guests depart for home. Both Adam, and Lee set about building a portfolio of outstanding villas and a dedicated team to deliver this vision. Luxury Asia Lifestyles was founded in 2009 and encompasses Luxury Villa Samui, Luxury Villa Phuket as well as the Mambo Retreats extending to Bali, Sri Lanka and beyond. Continue reading

Feature: Ban Tai Estate Villas

Ban Tai Estate Villas is a fully managed and gated complex consisting of 10 pool villas. Since its introduction 18 months ago the estate has become a favorite destination for many holiday makers from around the world. Returning customers and reviews of excellence continue to increase customer base, attract clients from further afield and prove Ban Tai Estate’s sustained success and acumen. Continue reading

Lifestyle: Panviman a Vision of Pure Luxury in an Unspoilt Paradise

Panviman Group is a “Boutique Group of Resorts” excelling in International Hospitality Standards. “Panviman” is a Thai word translated into English meaning “Paradise Alike”, where “Pan” means “Alike” and “Viman” means “Paradise”. Panviman Group consists of two properties one in the beautiful mountains of Chiang Mai and one in a wonderfully secluded area of unspoilt Koh Phangan. Continue reading

Personal Profile: Frank Jerusalem

This edition of the Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine welcomes Frank Jerusalem to the personal profile. Frank has recently taken on the position of Resident Manager with Luxury Villas & Homes. We’ve always had a great business relationship with SVH and LVH they have supported our magazine since day one so it was just as important for us to meet the new Resident Manager and find out more about Frank. Continue reading