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.
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.
Welcome to the original Samui weather blog. Established in February 2007 and online every day since.
Camille is an active PADI Course Director since 2003 and is working around Thailand, among others in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Lanta, Khao Lak and Phuket and I have also ventured out now to Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea.
I have has been living on Koh Samui since the end of 1999, am married to a local Samui woman and we have 3 children.
My hobby is running, mainly 10km races and when I have the time half marathons.