Thailand’s first world-class luxury marina community Royal Phuket Marina has completed its latest development phase, bucking the property trend with 12 of the 15 luxury properties already sold. Residents are moving into the first-of-a-kind triplex ‘Aquaminium’ condominiums, distinguished by their private drive-in boat berths.
Introducing a new concept in marina living, the Aquaminiums have been snapped up by investors since being launched in 2007, setting a record price for condominium sales in Phuket.
Two years later, investors are now moving into their ultra luxury, three-story condos which come complete with private drive-in boat berth, sumptuously designed and appointed interiors and views of the glamorous Mediterranean-style marina with its multi-million dollar yachts at their moorings.
Also now ready for occupation are a series of waterfront Luxury Villas set in their own private estates with 23 meter yacht berths and superb views of the marina. Designed in contemporary Thai style, they feature expansive outdoor terraces and private swimming pools with built-in Jacuzzis. Two were sold prior to completion and a further three are currently available on the market.
Completion of the latest phase of the Royal Phuket Marina follows the sell-out success of the first phase of 66 luxury condominiums and penthouses which are already commanding high premiums.
Commenting on luxury property investment at Royal Phuket Marina, developer Gulu Lalvani said: “We provide a luxury marina lifestyle unrivalled in Asia. Investors can see the finished product and that we provide 5-star standards of service and maintenance, as well as world class facilities and amenities and a dynamic, up-and-coming community—as well as a potential return on investment of 5%.”
Designed by Palmer and Turner Hong Kong – the group behind many of Hong Kong’s most distinctive structures, including CITIC Tower, Exchange Square, and the Harbourside – the Aquaminium’s 3-block scheme fulfills the promise of unrivalled views over the marina, while creating an iconic new landmark on the Phuket waterfront.
Interiors featuring highest quality finishes and design furnishings were crafted by renowned interior design specialists dwp cityscape (design world partnership) – the team behind the interiors of Gaysorn Plaza and Sirocco in Bangkok, the Evason Spa in Hua Hin and some of the most contemporary venues in Singapore and Vietnam.
Royal Phuket Marina has been architecturally acclaimed as Thailand’s ‘Best Resort Condo’ in the 2007 Thailand Property Awards and for ‘Best International Design’ in the 2007 International Property Awards.
The development has also received the ‘Marina Five Gold Anchors Award’ and was voted ‘Best of the Best’ in the 2006 awards by British Airways ‘First Life’ magazine, ‘Best for Boating’ in the 2005 Condé Nast awards and ‘A Great Place to Retire’ by Fortune magazine.
Designed to rival top marina resorts in Europe and the Caribbean, Royal Phuket Marina is becoming a vibrant entertainment and lifestyle hub on Thailand’s largest island.
Facilities now include Phuket’s finest health club and spa, designer boutiques, floodlit tennis courts and the 2,500 sq m RPM International Exhibition & Conference Centre’ - Phuket’s largest single indoor events space – paving the way for large-scale conferences and expos, and a venue for society weddings and events.
A ‘Fisherman’s Wharf’ style waterfront boardwalk is also filling up with trendy bars and restaurants. Mom Tri’s Boathouse Regatta which continues a tradition of French-Thai cuisine from the renowned Mom Tri’s Boathouse on Kata Beach and which is fast becoming one of the hottest dining venues on the island.
Among new boutiques, internationally renowned Thai jewelry brand Lotus Arts de Vivre is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new boutique at RPM. Bali-based New Yorker Paul Ropp has also opened his first Thailand outlet at RPM. Ropp started making psychedelic clothes in the 1960s for rock star and celebrity friends like Jimi Hendrix, Dennis Hopper and Dolph Lundgren. Today his brand is in the world’s most exclusive stores and resorts.