Tamarind Phuket Project

The views command an amazing 280 degree aspect facing northeast out over Ao Phuket and embracing all the dreaming islands of Phang Nga Bay including Koh Sireh, Koh Yai Yai and Koh Taphae Noi. Off in the shimmering distance, Koh Phi Phi can be glimpsed on the many clear days that grace this sublime spot.

Tamarind Phuket is a stunning headland development which combines the key credentials for excellence – location, design and a developer with the time and principles to deliver perfection even in these globally challenging times.

Despite the economic malaise gripping the world’s economies, the Phuket property scene still boasts rare pockets of perfection, where location, design and adequate funding come together to ensure unparalleled excellence in villa development.

As we all know, the first three rules for buying a dream property are: location, location, and location. On Phuket this truism has in the past lead to lengthy and ultimately irresolvable, discussions about the benefits of the east versus the west coast of the island. Arguments ensue about the wide open, monsoon-flushed seascapes and untrammeled sandy beaches of the west, versus the quieter, dreaming, limestone karst vistas and islands of Phang Nga Bay.

A way of sidestepping this whole dilemma completely is to look into one of the very few southern-facing villa developments, which offers fabulous views while being situated on an idyllic headland and featuring one of the region’s most outstanding architectural designers.

The Tamarind Phuket, situated on a headland slightly north of Cape Panwa boasts all these credentials and will eventually feature a total of just seven villas on approximately seven rai of pristine headland. These lovely villas will be built slowly over time…this is by no means a rush job! The owners of the project have ample funding and indeed ample time needed to attain the perfection they seek, even in these most challenging of financial climates.

The small private development features absolute water frontage on the untouched, forested headland of Ao Nam Bo, which is located slightly to the north of Cape Panwa.

This is of course a dead end with no through traffic and so constitutes a really quiet oasis, something rarely found in Phuket these days. Hence, peace and seclusion are guaranteed as Cape Panwa has retained most of its original quiet island charm. Yet this location is within easy driving distance of the shopping, bars, restaurants and amenities afforded by its close proximity to Phuket Town.

The views often seen from coastal Phuket developments can often contain nothing more engaging than empty expanses of sea, but Tamarind’s views are a hive of fascinating activity. During certain periods of the day a flotilla of colourful Tamarind’s headland development is comprised of seven huge plots, with two villas (villas 6 and 7), both designed in a stunning Balinese pavilion style, already completed but unavailable for sale. The next villa to be completed will be villa 5, which is currently under construction.

These villas are all being constructed to fit closely into the contours of the site, at times cascading down the sloping hillside, at times anchored into the terrain, almost becoming part of the land itself. Mature trees and native vegetation were preserved wherever possible and integrated into the architecture itself. Vegetation and bodies of water were used to bring natural cooling to the abundant outside living areas. A natural breeze blows through the buildings, cooling the interiors, while the roofs have planters and reflecting ponds as passive “solar control” reducing the need for air-conditioning.

Recycling of wastewater for irrigation and “gray” water for use in gardening, plus the collection of recycled wastewater and rain water in large underground storage tanks, are all a part of the environmentally- friendly design. The result is a timeless architectural adventure, rooted quite literally in the physical site and with abundant “green” credentials, in all senses of the word.

lots 2 and 3 are available for sale as land plots off the plan. The villas which will be built here will be designed by that regional powerhouse of architectural innovation GFAB architects and their world-renowned principal Gary Fell. Each residence will be built in consultation with the eventual owner and constructed to match their individual specifications and design parameters.

Villa 7, known as Villa Lia, is featured in our layout and comprises living room, dining room, western kitchen, wet kitchen, rainbow-tiled bathroom, children’s room, family room, office, maid’s room and a utility room. With four big bedrooms, plus a bar, wine cellar and Jacuzzi, this really is a “dream-com-true” residence that has everything one could desire for ultimate luxury living.

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