Opportunities to live the James Bond lifestyle are running-out at one of Thailand’s premier luxury marina communities, Royal Phuket Marina.
The latest development at the world-class yachting hub on Phuket’s eastern seaboard, which features the ultra-glamorous Aquaminium penthouse apartments with their own private indoor boat dock, has been a great success with international investors keen to emulate the lifestyle of the world’s favourite secret agent.
Now, as Royal Phuket Marina prepares to move into a third phase of development later this year, investors are invited for the remaining four Aquaminium apartments and three palatial waterfront villas which remain for sale. Among the Aquaminium residences still on the market are two 2-bedroom apartments of 169 sqm priced at US$734,375, just one 3-bedroom apartment of 192 sqm at US$921,875 and a single 4-bedroom penthouse of 832 sqm, complete with private boat berth.
A highlight of the award-winning Aquaminium penthouse is the private boat berth which allows the owner to drive their luxury boat right into their own condo and walk straight from the private pontoon into a lounge area with connecting hydrotherapy room with Jacuzzi, spa area and indoor pool. Meanwhile, a private lift provides access to the palatial facilities of the penthouse apartment four floors above with landscaped roof terrace, open air lounge and private pool, perfect for glamorous entertaining.
The marina is not only on the doorstep of one of the world’s most idyllic and accessible cruising locations, surrounded by hundreds of deserted tropical islands including Thailand’s famous Phang Nga Bay, location for the James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ and Phi Phi, location for The Beach. Thailand’s first world-class “luxury lifestyle community” also integrates a Fisherman’s Wharf-style waterfront promenade of international restaurants and cafés, up-market boutiques, swimming pools, floodlit tennis courts, spa pampering and Phuket’s finest health and fitness centre.
It is also home to RPM International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Phuket’s largest single indoor events space for large-scale conferences and expos, society weddings and events. RPM is a magnet for the international jet-set, with celebrity visitors including Britain’s Princess Eugenie, Prince Henrik of Denmark, supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey, former American Idol judge Paula Abdul and modernist artist Damien Hirst.
Thailand Property market
Although the Thai real estate industry has continued growing significantly since 2008, we have not seen a real estate bubble environment manifesting. The industry seems to have learned its lessons during the 1997 financial crisis and has successfully implemented the following safeguards: The banking industry has become much more cautious providing project financing and mortgage loans.
The remaining three 748 sq m Royal Waterfront Villas, surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens, sit beside the marina with Jacuzzis, steams rooms, rooftop cabanas, swimming pools and individual 23-metre boat berths are priced at US$4,062,500. Also still for sale at US$10.5 million is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Royal Phuket Marina, the spectacular Grand Villa – a 2,869 sqm complex incorporating a central residence and four guest villas its own expansive landscaped estate, complete with a private driveway and five-car garage.
At this ultimate in luxury hideaways, outdoor terraces connect through exotic gardens to a 20-metre infinity swimming pool, Jacuzzis, outdoor salas and 70-metre berth designed to accommodate larger yachts. Residences are purchased both as homes in Thailand and holiday homes, and internationally branded and marketed, for rental on request when owners are away, with professional management by CB Richard Ellis