Thursday, October 28, 2010

Saboey Resort & Villas, Bang Rak

Saboey Resort & Villas, Bang Rak

This small and intimate resort is located pretty much opposite the local hyperbaric chamber on Samui, where I tend to teach a lot of EFR instructor level courses.
The resort boasts just 18 spaciously designed rooms, 12 well-appointed villas which slope gently down to the Koh Samui beachfront and 6 suites offering a fresh, contemporary style, located in lush tropical gardens and landscaped around a stunning double-infinity freshwater pool and cascading Jacuzzi, which both allow a stunning seamless view onto the sea.

The location is excellent, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the lively Bang Rak area and within walking distance of various piers with passenger and dive boats leaving on a daily base to dive locations and other islands.
Big Buddha and Plai Laem Temple are also very nearby.

The only downside to the location can be the closeness to the airport and planes fly in pretty much straight over the resort.

Enjoy a well priced nice and small resort with a good location, outside of the busy tourist areas and near the airport.

Booking by Agoda

Booking by Hotels Combined

Garden Villa

Ocean Villa

Penthouse Villa

Outside one of the villas

Swimming pool

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Karma Resort, Choengmon

Karma Resort, Choengmon

The Karma Resort is located at the road between Chaweng and Choengmon and I regularly pass by here during one of my runs, a 7.5km loop I run.
The place is fairly new and is located on one of fave roads on Koh Samui, although too much has been build on this road unfortunately. The views however are fantastic and breathtaking!

It's a short taxi ride into Chaweng or to Choengmon even shorter, if you need some action or are looking for a restaurant.

The villa-style resort sits on a gentle hillside, offering stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. All 36 villas are spacious and beautifully furnished with Thai silks and handcrafted works, and are fitted with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Guests can take advantage of the many on-site facilities including the Lounge Bar, Poolside Bar, library and complimentary shuttle service. Karma Samui offers a unique retreat of luxury and a relaxed environment, ensuring a memorable stay.

Up scale accommodation and a quiet area but still close to shopping and action, Karma Resort may be just down your alley.

Booking by Agoda

Booking by Hotels Combined

Luxury Pool Residence

Two Bedroom Pool Villa

Living room


Swimming Pool