Living, dining and kitchen
Chalina’s 250-square-metre open-sided living and dining area is a highlight of the estate. Cooled with ceiling fans this spectacular two-tiered pavilion with its enormous alang-alang thatched roof provides the ultimate leisure and dining experience.
Guests can relax on the extremely comfortable L-shaped sofas and ottomans set around a coffee table. Vibrant purple and red upholstery, modern sculptures and bright artwork bring this traditional structure to life.
On the upper tier, the dining area is fit for a banquet with its huge wooden table and funky purple wicker chairs. Next to the dining pavilion are ponds filled with water lilies, a cascading waterfall and tall vase fountains which flow gently in the background.
To the rear of the dining area is a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen complete with two ovens and gas burners, microwave, double-door fridge, freezer and coffee machine.
Lounge bar and cinema room
Alongside the river, just in front of the living and dining area, is an air-conditioned lounge bar which adapts to become a comfortable cinema room in the evening. There’s plenty of space on the two large daybeds for guests to unwind while beverages are served from a black granite counter. If preferred, the French doors can be opened onto two terraces to make the most of the tropical air; one overlooking the Pangi river and the other facing the pool, shaded with sails and featuring an eight-seater dining table.
The lounge bar boasts a Bose sound system which also feeds music to the garden areas, while a powder room positioned just below is particularly convenient for guests attending weddings and other special events.
The centrepiece of the villa, the 35 x 12-metre swimming pool sits strategically overlooking the sloping garden and neighbouring rice fields making it the perfect spot for sundowners. Single and double loungers shaded by umbrellas provide poolside comfort, and floating above the water, a comfortable thatched bale makes a magical spot for a massage.
Surrounded by coconut palms and dotted with fragrant frangipanis, the impeccably manicured lawns provide a wonderful setting for yoga and meditation as well as weddings and other special events.