The Duplex residences occupy the ground and first floors of the exclusive three-storey apartment buildings at Malaiwana. The third storey houses the Penthouse residences. In each Duplex, a central staircase connect three bedrooms on the upper floor to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, pool terrace and fourth bedroom on the ground floor. Two master suites are set at the front of the top floor for optimal views, with a guest bedroom tucked behind. Downstairs, the kitchen, living and dining areas open widely onto the pool terrace through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. The fourth bedroom is positioned to the front of the ground floor next to the pool.
Relax or entertain with flair in the bright open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, with sliding glass doors that open to the pool terrace. White and grey design accents give the Duplex interiors a fresh, clean look, and contrast pleasingly with the lush tropical surrounds. In the sleek modern kitchen, set to the rear of the dining area, the chef prepares tempting treats and delicious Thai fare. Soft sofas in the living room are positioned to enjoy the views, which can also be appreciated from more comfortable seating in the open area between the upstairs bedrooms.
The sea and forest views from the Duplex’s fabulous pool terrace are mesmerising. In a shaded corner is a sitting area furnished with wooden lounge chairs, while stylish black sunbeds line the pool’s end. An outdoor dining table and barbecue are poised for sunset cocktails and alfresco feasts.
Master suites 1 and 2
The upper-floor master suites in the Duplex apartments boast marvellous sea views. Master Suite 1 is the larger of the two and includes a spacious walk-in dressing area, but both suites are furnished with king-size beds and soft lounge seating, and equipped with TVs. Marble bathrooms feature free-form tubs designed for long indulgent soaks, and sliding glass doors open to a private balcony overlooking the pool.
Guest bedroom 1
This generously sized upper-floor room and its sumptuous marble bathroom offer a comfortable retreat for guests of all ages. Beds can be set up as twins or a king, and the room is well-appointed with a mirrored wardrobe and desk.
Guest bedroom 2
Guests who enjoy early morning (or late night) swims will love this room, which has direct pool access. The only bedroom on the ground floor, this twin-bedded room can also serve as a plush poolside TV room. The ensuite marble bathroom, wardrobe and TV offer added comforts.