Layan Residences by Anantara is the first branded residences by the award-winning luxury hospitality brand Anantara, assuring owners of impeccability throughout, from the setting, architecture and design, to the superior comforts and exceptional service. The development features just 15 impressive residences, ranging approximately from three to nine bedrooms and varying in size approximately from 1,695 to 3,642 square metres, with each residence boasting a 21 metre infinity pool and a 180 degree unobstructed view of the dazzling Andaman Sea.
Perched on hilly terrain above a quiet beach, Layan Residences by Anantara are set amidst a rainforest canopy and are positioned to maximise the awesome panorama. Influenced by the locale, an inspirational design concept draws on cultural and ecological contexts to conjure an inviting atmosphere with a tangible sense of space and belonging. Two tiered flat roofing with indented corners reveals a modern twist on traditional Thai design, and also serves to enhance the views. Architecture also reflects the contours of the landscape, with indigenous natural materials such as Thai travertine, locally-sourced wood, stone and terrazzo flooring blending with nature to curate a warm and welcoming aura of luxurious authenticity.
Bestowing a distinguished island lifestyle, exceptional living spaces and incredible coastal vistas are showcased by high ceilings and expansive windows, open stairways, sweeping decks and rooftop elegance. Interiors are calm and comfortable, emanating a sense of balance and security. In a modern interpretation of classic Asian design, contemporary yet timeless style is accented by creative cultural details that are steeped in the roots of the region, from intricately carved ceiling lattices, carpet patterns, furniture curves and colourful hand woven rugs, to distinctive artifacts and antiques.
Residents at Layan Residences by Anantara also enjoy access to the wonderful amenities and services offered at the adjacent five star Anantara Layan Phuket Resort.
Layan Residences by Anantara offers both freehold and leasehold structures, depending on the eligibility of the purchaser. Under the present law, freehold ownership is available to Thai nationals or Thai registered companies. For non-residents, we provide 90 year leasehold ownership, comprising three successive 30 year terms. Through leasehold arrangements, non-residents can acquire a villa without the need to set up a Thai company (non-Thai nationals can only own up to 49% of a company, the remaining balance owned by Thais).
Charges associated with the registration of both freehold and leasehold interests are payable to the Land Department. Currently, for freehold interest, the associated costs include transfer fee and stamp duty approximately 2% of the appraisal price, while for leasehold interest, registration fee and stamp duty amount to 1.1% of the leasehold amount.
After registering the lease agreement at the Land Department, the purchaser will have unfettered rights to use the land in accordance with the terms and conditions of the lease agreement. Leasehold rights can be transferred to a third party but the new owner shall remain bound to the conditions and provisions stipulated in the initial lease agreement. An optional clause to convert the property to freehold status during the term of the lease is included in the agreement, providing the Lessee is qualified under Thai law. The Lessee would be responsible for all taxes, legal and administrative costs associated with the conversion.
Owners have the option of putting their whole villa or just a lock-off unit into the rental programme. The rental programme is a five year contract with an option to renew. Upon signing the rental agreement, the owner is asked to provide a schedule of when they plan to use their villa over the next 12 months. Thus, owners are free to reside in the villa for as long as they like. Owners can always choose to back out of the programme with advance written notice, but any reservation made prior to the termination must be honoured.
Revenues received by the resort management are allocated to the owner (60%) and the resort operator (40%) after the expenses associated with marketing of the villa have been deducted.
The external area of the villas and common area facilities are managed by dedicated staff who are trained and supervised by the management team of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, ensuring the same superior service standards. This includes general administration, landscaping maintenance, routine and preventive maintenance, general repairs, pest control, refuse collection, pool cleaning and 24 hour security.
Owners are responsible for the payment of maintenance and management fees to properly maintain common area infrastructure and amenities. Owners are also responsible for specific individual charges such as electricity, water and sundries for their individual villa. A sinking fund contribution will also be required from owners for major infrastructure repairs and/or improvements.