Offshore: Montara to complete Tri Vananda in 2022

This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on March 16, 2020 - March 22, 2020.

An artist’s impression of Tri Vananda. Photo by Montara Hospitality Group

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Montara Hospitality Group’s Tri Vananda in Phuket is set to become Asia’s largest and most comprehensive wellness residential community. The Bangkok-based property developer says the low-density, 230-acre project — located 20 minutes from the Phuket International Airport — is scheduled for completion in 2022.

Montara CEO Kittisak Pattamasaevi says Tri Vananda will be a multigenerational community rooted in a way of life based on the principles of wellness, sustainability and hospitality.

“Our residents and guests will enjoy some of the most fundamental and cherished attributes for overall well-being such as clean air and nature, which are increasingly lost in urban settings, while having access to proven health and wellness therapies and programmes,” he says in a press statement. Montara is investing more than THB6.6 billion (RM887 million) in the development.

Featuring 298 villas, Tri Vananda is anchored by a wellness resort specialising in integrative and functional medicine and cognitive well-being in a sprawling hillside setting dotted with lakes and gardens. The two- and three-bedroom solar-powered residential villas, ranging from 270 to 750 sq m, are designed by Habita Architects and Arsom Silp Institute of the Arts. The villas will be open for sale in July.

Keeping in mind sustainable practices and aiming for net-zero emissions and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, the developer will include features such as a tiered wetland filtration system with a botanical garden to collect, clean and store water; an organic farm to supply the restaurants onsite; nature trails; and renewable energy facilities such as floating solar panels on lakes.

Health and wellness amenities will include a fully equipped health centre that will have consultation rooms, treatment rooms for physiotherapy and traditional Chinese medicine, a cognitive health centre and facilities for health diagnostics aimed at treating residents and guests with tailored programmes.

A wellness centre, to be built on the lake, will have an indoor hall and outdoor areas for meditation. There will also be a spa with separate-sex thermal rooms, relaxation areas, private spa suites and a fitness centre with a 50m swimming pool, gym, sauna, juice bar and lake pier for recreational water sports.

Tri Vananda will also have a dedicated club for teens and pre-teens to foster a wellness-led lifestyle.