Friday, July 23, 2010

Chaba Cabana Beach Resort, Chaweng

Chaba Cabana Beach Resort, Chaweng

The Chaba Cabana Beach Resort is located in North Chaweng, thus neatly isolated from the hustle and bustle of down town Chaweng, but still everything is within easy reach. It's associated with the Chaba Samui Resort, also in Chaweng.
One of the nice pluses of the location is that the beach is fairly secluded and provides a very nice view over Chaweng beach and bay, looking at it from a 90 degree angle.
There are a few restaurants available nearby, including Le Café des Arts at the nearby Papillon Resort.

The resort has 68 rooms in the Deluxe building and 10 villa's to show for and all are in the medium price range.

If you stay at the Chaba Cabana Beach Resort, you will be near all, the action but are enjoying a secluded area and beach that is less developed than the rest of Chaweng.

Booking by Agoda

Booking by Hotels Combined

Deluxe room

Deluxe family room

Beach front

Deluxe building

Beach front swimming pool

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Samui Mermaid Resort, Bang Rak

The Samui Mermaid Resort, Bang Rak

This resort has been around since I came to Samui, 11 years ago by now and it's very conveniently located near the Seatran pier where the ferries leave for Koh Phangan and Koh Tao and besides being near the pier, it's also very near to the airport. Did I mention convenient already?
For my dive and IDC courses I have used this resort plenty of times and many of my customers stayed there for a couple of nights.

The resort has 78 rooms and a whole bunch of them are located at the 'other side' of the road, near their excellent restaurant. Here the rooms are very cheap, ranging from 400,-THB to 600,-THB per night, pending on the season. There's a pool at this side of the road as well but it's directly at the end/beginning of the airports landing strip, so ideal for early risers.

The room sat the ocean side are more expensive but still very cheap considering the location and you won't pay a lot over 2.000,-THB in any of the rooms. This isde also has a pool and it's own restaurant.

Bang Rak itself has plenty of Thai and Western restaurants on offer and directly opposite the resort is the fantastic Bravo Pizzeria. There are also plenty of bars and all is in walking distance.

If you need to catch a ferry or are just transiting on Samui, this is the ideal place to stay, cheap and convenient.

Booking by Agoda

Booking by Hotels Combined

Standard room at the airport side

Deluxe room, ocean side

Superior Sea View Room

Pool ocean side

Garden and rooms ocean side