Friday, July 8, 2016

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon


The Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon is a fairly new resort located at Choengmon beach, one of our favorite beaches on the island and around the corner of where we live in the northeastern corner of Koh Samui. They openened their doors almost to the date 7 years ago, 8th August 2009, and everything still looks sparkling and well maintained.

With 53 out of 69 total of villas and suites featuring their own private pool, plus there are two big shared swiming pools at the beach. It's a nice getaway in quiet surroundings with still a lot of things to do within hand reach. 
Choengmon is not a thrilling and active village but there are plenty of nice restaurants and shops to offer a variety of options in case you want a change of scenery from the resort and it's activities and restaurants and many attractions are nearby, like Big Buddha or Wat Plai Laem. Chaweng with all it's hustle and bustle is also just some 10 to 15 minutes away, at most and Fisherman's Village is not much further away, in the opposite direction.

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon caters to families but just as good to people looking for a romantic getaway. The reviews across the board are excellent and currently I would state without much doubt that the Sala Samui is your best choice in the Choengmon area.

With state of the art facilities and great hospitality it's time to dip into some pampering and relaxation time. A highly recommend stay in a 5 start environment for reasobale prices in this price segment.

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Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon; Private pool

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon; Private pool

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon; Villa

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon; Guest room and villa

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon

Sala Samui Resort & Spa, Choengmon; Choengmon beach

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon


The Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon is the latest addition in Choengmon when it opened it's doors in March 2015 and since we live nearby, we have seen it being build from scratch, over the years.

It seems that a good job has been done and the 99 rooms, villas and suites have come out nicely. There are villas with shared pools and there's also a big main pool. The beach is a three to five minute walk away but there are shuttle services to the airport (some 15 minutes away) and to Chaweng.

Some of the facilities available to guests include a full service restaurant, bar, library, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, children area, meeting room and a lounge area. 

A convenient stay with some good deals on offer, well worth checking out in combination with a deal or in high season with standard prices.

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Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon; Pool villa

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon; Deluxe room

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon; Deluxe pool villa

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon; The main swimming pool area

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon

Portofino Baywater Resort, Choengmon; Exterior view

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon


With 15 rooms including private villas, the Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon has all to offer for privacy and convenience and some lucury as well.
Ong, the hotel director is cery accommodating and the estate offers many extras if needed, ranging from a private Thai chef to waitress staff or baby sit service and even a private fireworks show can be arranged for.

A beach transfer to Choengmon beach from your villa doorstep by electric golf cart is just a two minutes ride to the pristine white powder sands of the stunning Choengmon Beach.

If you come with a party of 6 to 8 people, this estate is well worth checking out to enjoy all the great services available at reasonable prices.

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Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon; Villa

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon; Guest room

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon; Guest room with view

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon; Bath tub with view

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon

Paradise Island Estate, Choengmon; Kitchen

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