A LABOUR OF LOVE AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Samudra was conceived and built by multi-media artist Alan Kozlowski, an accomplished photographer, cinematographer, and musician, along with his wife Emma, an interior designer of numerous dwellings around the world.
Creation of Samudra
They camped out on the site for several months before designing the various buildings that make up the villa. Following their wilderness experience, they set off on a journey of discovery across Asia, sourcing original materials and adornments in places as diverse as China, Burma, Bali and Southern Thailand. The result is a rich blend of influences that combines natural elegance with comfort and striking antiquity.
Stepping stones meander through the lush tropical grounds, past frangipani trees and their subtle perfume, to buildings whose every ancient windows and doors have been collected on the villa owner’s travels around India, China and Bali.
Interior of Samudra
The carefully crafted rooms are built into the land, and fold open to catch the sea breezes and draw in the astonishing views. Inside, antique Chinese doors and windows, reclaimed teak wooden floors, and intricate, Balinese carved wood walls transport you back in time, while contemporary comforts such as Wi-Fi, and HD audio visual systems provide entertainment, convenience and a continual atmosphere of private privilege.
An attentive yet unobtrusive staff of five gently take care of your needs and requests. Dolly, the onsite villa manager since the opening, is a delightful and efficient host and her husband Yo is a skilled Thai chef who prepares a mouth-watering selection of Asian and Western cuisine, ensuring fine taste becomes an integral part of the Samudra experience.
With long stretches of deserted coast just steps from the villa and kayaks or paddle boards available to explore the nearby sandy bays, staying at Samudra is an inspiring tropical adventure. A stroll down the sand also brings you to Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand`s award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort, where you can experience a life-enriching healthy holiday through detox, yoga, stress and burnout therapies, fitness and weight control.