Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Arayaburi Boutique Resort, Plai Laem

Arayaburi Boutique Resort, Plai Laem

The Arayaburi is located at the most Northern point of Plai Laem, and boasts an exclusive beach at Thong Samrong Bay.

The resort itself is an ideal place to escape from the crowds of the big cities. Each of the 65 villas has its own private terrace and unforgettable view of the bay. All villa's are built in an enchanting tropical garden in front of Thong Samrong beach. The resort is set in a refined beach area away from the development and overcrowded nature of other nearby resorts which makes it perfect for a couple of days pure relaxation.
There are also two pools, including a jacuzzi pool.

If you do need to go somewhere, you will need taxi or rental car or use the shuttle they run to Chaweng for some shopping, restaurants or night life.
Nearby are Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem which will keep you busy for a few hours.

Prices range from medium to high end and will give you that quiet and exclusive beach that you were looking for.

Booking by Agoda

Booking by Hotels Combined

Grand Deluxe Villa

Deluxe Villa

Villa exterior

Swimming Pool

Thong Samrong Bay

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rajapruek Resort, Lipa Noi

Rajapruek Resort, Lipa Noi

This resort is located at the road to the old Raja ferry pier in Lipa Noi. That's the same road that leads to where you can obtain your Thai driver's licence, the Transport office Surat Thani, Branch Koh Samui area supervisor.

This means that it's a very tranquil and quiet area with a nice little beach in front of the hotel on one side and on the other side it means that you're about 30km away from the airport and if you want any action at all, you'll have to travel. The city of Nathon is around the corner though, with it's old style houses and slow pace.

Accommodation comprises ten spacious bungalows, one Family Suite and 68 rooms in a two-storey building. The Family Suite has two bedrooms (one king size bedroom and one twin bedroom), two bathrooms, one living room, and a large balcony. This bungalow can accommodate 4-6 guests.

For recreation, Rajapruek Samui Resort offers a free-form swimming pool only few steps from the beach with one of the best sunset views on the island. The resort is also equipped with canoes, Kit Cat Catamaran Sailing Boats and speedboat charter.

The resort will fit a medium to low range budget nicely and if you want it to be quiet, it's worth giving it a try.

Booking by Agoda

Booking by Hotels Combined


Beach Bungalow

Beach front Bungalow

Deluxe room with second swimming pool

Sunset view