Monday, April 25, 2016

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon


The Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon is rather different to other hotels and resorts on the island. Here you can focus on integrated medical approaches to provide guests long term well-being, and treat conditions unresponsive to conventional care.  

The Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon's mission is to nurture the well being of individuals by providing accessible, quality health and continuum care for our guests. we strive to give the best health education to our associates and inspire them to walk wellness - in which they are empowered to take responsibilities for their own health. 

This does however not mean hat you can't stay as a normal, healthy guest! You will be more than welcome. The Resort is already a bit older, so don't expect a modern, new building.

This is all being offered in a rather relaxing environment. The resort is located at a very quiet part of the island with not much else around, be prepared.

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Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon; Deluxe Villa

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon; Family Villa

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon; Guest room

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon; Exterior

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon

Banburee Wellness Resort & Spa, Hua Thanon; Swimming pool

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum

We are staying at the U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum and are enjoying our stay on this 'remote' island South of Koh Samui. This used to be the Treasure hotel, but the U chain got involved and this is now one of the current eight properties in Thailand.

The resort has undergone a serious upgrade and the small island is still as charming as it always was. The resort is build on  aside of the island where there is a small beach in front of the resort and you can easily walk through to the other side of the island, where also the Coral restaurant is located, which hosts another pool.

We were located in the 'Tented Villas' where eight of these Tented Villas are around a swimming pool. There are villas in all kind of size, with the biggest being a two bedroom villa with around 120 square meters.
Most villas come with their own pool as well.

It's absolutely gorgeous here and if you need to wind down, this is one of the best locations around Koh Samui to do it, since there's nothing to distract you.

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U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum; Inside the tent villa

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum; The pool at the tent villas

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum; one of the tent villas

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum; The Coral restaurant comes with a pool

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum

U Koh Madsum, Koh Madsum; inside the resort

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng

The Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng has been around for a while and with just 22 bungalows, it's small in size which makes it personal and on top of that the resort has character!
The location towards the Southern end of Chaweng beach gives Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng a quiet location without the hustle and  bustle that you find in the middle of Chaweng.
The resort will grow on you and first impressions may deceive a little bit. Although the rooms tend to look dark, because most of them have a dark interior, it also adds to the charm of this hotel and definitely gives it it's own flavor, this in total contrast to a mainstream new hotel where everything may look the same.

Some of the rooms are straight on the beach and the staff is friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a small intimate resort with it's own charm and specific way, Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng should be a very serious option.

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Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng; Guest room

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng; Guest room

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng; Guest room

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng; Balcony

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng

Sans Souci Samui, Chaweng; Sea view

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak


The Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak has just undergone some major reconstruction and the result is great. They completely rebuild the premises and their is a nice pool now, surrounded by their 14 rooms and the restaurant is nicely done with a very relaxing atmosphere and a good, tasty and affordable menu.

The location of Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak is also very good, it's located on the beach and near to the airport, plenty of other restaurants are nearby, a couple of bars and a 7-11 is around the corner. Chaweng is just 5km away, in case you need the hustle and bustle of that area and Fisherman's village is just 2 or 3km away, for even more restaurant and shopping options.
If you want culture, Wat Plai Laem and Big Buddha are less than five minutes away.

It's clean, nice, laid back and affordable to stay here with a good restaurant on the premises, I can recommend Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak without hesitation. My advice is to book well in advance if you have the option, since there are 'only' 14 rooms.

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Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak beach bungalow

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak, guest room with pool view

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak, guest room

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak, the swimming pool

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak

Secret Garden Beach Resort, Bang Rak, the beach

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Samui Verticolor, Chaweng

Samui Verticolor, Chaweng


The Samui Verticolor, Chaweng has been around since a while, but in 2009 renovations started and it looks a lot better from the outside now and most of the rooms are now in good shape.
They have a great pool and a good gym and all of Chaweng's highlights are more or less within walking distance or fairly nearby. Shops, 7-11's, restaurants, bars and the nightlife area are all nearby. Be aware thought that Samui Verticolor, Chaweng is not located at Chaweng beach, the beach is a few minutes walk away, so not too difficult to access.
Wifi doesn't always seem to work that well, something to keep in mind.

With it's 151 rooms, this may be an easy and convenient option to stay downtown Chaweng.

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Samui Verticolor, Chaweng

Guest room

Samui Verticolor, Chaweng

Guest room

Samui Verticolor, Chaweng

Guest room

Samui Verticolor, Chaweng

Swimming pool

Samui Verticolor, Chaweng

Entrance

Saturday, November 28, 2015

KC Resort & Over Water Villas, Chaweng

The KC Resort & Over Water Villas, Chaweng is located at the Norther part of Chaweng, a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle if you have wheels, a bit longer if you're on foot. 
With their 95 rooms they have a good choice in rooms and villas. The location however is not on the beach, that's a bit of a walk away or you can use the hotels shuttle and hence the 'over the water'  part in their name doesn't mean that you have a room over the ocean.
The hotel is at the side of the road away from the beach and in that general area there is no beach, it's very rocky and steep.
It seems that rooms are not as good as they once were, the reviews are very mixed. The general review is still very good though and the average score is very positive.

If you want a quiet stay near the hustle and bustle of Chaweng, this can be your choice, with often very good deals available.

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KC Resort & Over Water Villas, Chaweng

Guest room

KC Resort & Over Water Villas, Chaweng

Guest room

KC Resort & Over Water Villas, Chaweng

Balcony

KC Resort & Over Water Villas, Chaweng

Villa

KC Resort & Over Water Villas, Chaweng

Exterior


Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel, Chaweng

The Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel, Chaweng is located at Chaweng Noi beach, the Southern part of Chaweng, and it's a small bay with just a limited amount of hotels and/or resorts located here. Among it's neighbors are the slightly more upscale Vana Belle and New Star.

The hotel has basically two sections, one the original building which is furthest away from the beach and now houses the cheaper rooms, with it's own pool. The rooms here are very good value and in good shape.

Further down towards the beach a new complex has been build where the slightly more expensive and newer rooms are located. Here you can find another pool and the restaurant cum breakfast area. The breakfast buffet is good and has a very nice array of dishes and includes good Asian and Western options.

There are 172 rooms waiting for you with a very affordable price, with all the amenities you expect in a room, including good wifi on a very nice and quiet beach, not far away form the downtown hustle and bustle of Chaweng. 

No doubt that this comes recommended.

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The Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel, Chaweng

Deluxe room

The Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel, Chaweng

Deluxe room

The Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel, Chaweng

Superior room

The Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel, Chaweng

Guest room

The Fair House Beach Resort & Hotel, Chaweng

Chaweng Noi beach