Developer In View: AZUR Samui

A short drive inland from the ring road, on the north side of the Koh Samui is where you will find the stunning Azur Samui development. This leading architect designed, and multi-award-winning development sits in a most idyllic location in the hills above Soi 2 Maenam, affording it simply breath-taking views, out over coconut plantations across the Gulf of Thailand, to Koh Phangan where the whole of the southern coastline of Samui’s immediate neighbour to the north is stunningly framed.

Azur Samui was the inspiration of property and hotel developer Tim Dean-Smith, who in 2006 recognised the beauty and potential of this stunning location (being just a 10-minute drive from Fisherman’s Village, and 20 minutes from Chaweng and the island’s airport). With the help of an international firm of architects (who had already worked on the design of the renowned and eminently fashionable Beach Republic), Tim set about drawing up an equally spectacular design for a hillside community in this magnificent location.

When we last visited, construction work had begun on a number of villas, and one apartment block had been completed.
However, things have moved on apace, and there are now 7 completed villas, all sold and occupied, with a further three currently under construction. In addition to this, what will be the centrepiece of this “village in the hills”, The Clubhouse, is now almost complete; indeed 4 apartment owners are already now in residence. The central part of The Clubhouse development, consisting of a 26-metre swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, a yoga and fitness studio, and a café offering beverages and snacks serves the whole development.

As the new Managing Director of Azur, Adrian Lawson (who has worked alongside Tim on a number of other ventures including Beach Republic and various property development projects in the UK) tells me, “our aim now is to really propel the project forward with a new momentum. Azur Samui is the best development on Samui bar none.”

“The Clubhouse includes a central reception area, herbal steam room, private massage rooms a convenience store, and fully equipped locker room,
a further 5 apartments, and a stunning penthouse occupying the entire top floor of the West Wing.

The Clubhouse not only provides amenities for all our property owners, but creates a focal point for the entire development, and will, with the further addition of a tennis court in due course, put in place all the amenities to create a self-contained village of stunning villas and apartments.”

In addition to being beautifully designed, and with every villa and apartment facing north and therefore having the same spectacular views, the properties themselves are built to the highest standards you will find on Samui. The exacting standards and attention to detail of the management are clearly visible in the exceptional quality and finish of all the properties at Azur Samui, with many materials being brought in from as far afield as Australia and Europe.

Another critically important consideration is security. “It is of paramount importance” Adrian tells me “that security is taken seriously, as we have a large number of owners, who, come here a few times a year, and want the peace of mind that when they are not here, their properties are totally secure; and to that end, in addition to there being only one road in and out of the development, where there is a gatehouse and security barrier, there is 24 hour security, constant patrols, and a state of the art CCTV system.”
Ownership is straight forward also, with straightforward contracts in plain English. Developer finance is also available, at up to 60%, with repayment plans customised to suit each buyer’s specific needs.

With the financing packages available, coupled with the fabulous location, superb design and build quality, the amenities and security offered at Azur Samui, it surely is one of the most affordable and desirable developments on the whole of Koh Samui.

For further information,
please telephone +66 (0) 99 253 7788
You can also visit their website at:
www.azursamui.com