Phuket property: A stress-free island lifestyle

PHUKET: Nestled along a virgin island cape is the Jindarin Beach Club & Resort, a minimalistic and authentically eco-friendly tropical retreat on Coconut Island off Phuket’s east coast.

With the rare offering of stress-filtered island bliss at highly competitive prices, the new development is attracting moderate income weekenders and high profile investors alike.

Speaking with the Phuket Gazette, project owner Eugene McCain revealed Jindarin’s central concept:

“Many people who come to Phuket or Hawaii envision a simpler lifestyle as an alternative to their more frenetic lives in urban centers. But when they frequently visit or move to these islands of tropical paradise, they find themselves replacing their former stressful lives with more stress.”

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Born from 40 years resort experience, Eugene explains that the goal of Jindarin is to offer a lifestyle in which less is more, and to not overwhelm existing natural beauty with artificial stress stimulants from back home.

“We want to encourage our guests and buyers to adopt a simpler lifestyle, recognizing they can do with less ‘stuff’ and more nature.”

Surrounded by the ocean, landscaped gardens and a simple farming and fishing community, the resort community comprises simple grass roof cottages connected by golf cart paths.

Set to be in full operation by the summer, the three-phase development features 40 lots, with areas ranging from an eight of a rai up to a quarter of a rai, or about 200 to 400 square meters.

The first phase, Jindarin Beach, is on the west side of the island’s southern cape with direct beach access. Just behind the beach there is a 120sqm swimming pool, and the recently opened beach bar and restaurant.

On the southeast side of the cape is the second phase community, Jindarin Summit. With 12 slightly elevated ocean view lots, a key feature is its own private pier providing deep water access. The Ancient Spa, with its five treatment bungalows, are nestled on the hillside above the pier.

Opened six months ago, the third and final phase, Jindarin Gardens is 75 meters inland from Jindarin Beach and features an 800sqm lotus pond and tropical landscaping, while future plans are in the works for a meditation hall and huts.

As for the development’s eco-friendly attributes, all the Beach Cottages being built are supplemented with solar panels and solar hot water systems, installed by Phuket based, MonoSun Technology.

Compensating energy supplies, the resort’s power grid is reinforced by two centrally located diesel generators, while much of the resorts facilities, including its spa and pier facilities are fed by a 1.6 kilowatt solar and wind turbine system.

“When the government installs electricity on the island, we plan to convert the generators to operate on a mix of diesel and cooking oils so that we can recycle our kitchen wastes. All rubbish from Jindarin Beach Club & Resort will be sorted and recycled,” Eugene noted.

Lying at the foot of the island’s largest hill, the property benefits from a natural underground water way, where ample, natural and fresh water is made available through three wells, year round.

“Laboratory testing has proven what the locals already told us; this is some of the cleanest water you will every drink,” Eugene said.

While many paradise retreats require an arm and a leg to access, another prime feature of Jindarin is its secluded, yet prime location.

A 24-hour boat taxi service links the resort to Phuket’s shopping venues, Phuket Town, banks, schools, movie theaters and restaurants, all within 20 to 30 minutes.

And with prices equal to what shoe-box-sized condos in Phuket are going for, it’s no surprise that all 12 Beach lots have already sold-out. At the time of going to press, four Summit lots, and about half of the Garden lots were still on the market, starting as low as 1.5 million baht.

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— Steven Layne

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