Sunday, February 14, 2010

Centara Villa Samui, Hua Thanon

Centara Villa Samui, Hua Thanon

One of the places that I've visited various times through my work and I used one of their pools to teach diving.

The hotel is beautifully located in the unexplored Southern part of Samui, on Natien beach, south of Lamai and near Hua Thanon. The Butterfly Garden is opposite the resort and the Aquarium is a couple of stone throws away.

The resort is build on a hill, so be prepared to walk a bit and use stairs in order to get around . They have two pools, the larger one over looking the ocean and the beach and is in a nice small bay; Na Khai Bay.

One thing to keep in mind is that Centara Villas Samui is in a quiet but remote location, if you're looking for exactly that, this may be the right place for you since they have 2 restaurants and 2 bars on the premises for your convenience. Knowing Centara's standard, it will be good but during the evening and night time there's not much going on. Lamai will be the nearest place with some action and activities.

Looking for a nice and quiet location, look into staying here from good Garden View Villas to Pool or Spa Villas with your pool, there's something for every budget.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

Booking by R24

Deluxe Spa Villa
Pool Villa
Deluxe Villa

Swimming Pool near the beach


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chaba Samui Resort, Chaweng

Chaba Samui Resort, Chaweng

The Chaba Samui Resort is one of the resorts that has been around a while in Chaweng and seems to be very popular with Australian tourists visiting Samui. The resort is associated with the Chaba Cabana Beach Resort in North Chaweng.
As with many resorts in Chaweng, they have a nice garden when you walk from the road or reception down to the beach and I captured this nicely in the last picture at the bottom of this post.
It's one of these places that whenever I visit it I'm surprised how nice it looks and wonder why I forgot about it.

The hotel has two wings, one located at the ocean side of Chaweng Beach and one 'across the road' at the lake side. Both wings have a pool and in total there are 88 rooms available.

The location is very good, just outside the center of Chaweng but really near to it, just a 5 minute walk to be in the midst of the action.

If you are looking for an affordable hotel in Chaweng, the Chaba Samui Resort is one of your options.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

Ocean Wing room room

Deluxe lake view room
Beach front

Swiiming pool ocean wing

The lovely garden at the ocean wing