Four Seasons Koh Samui, Koh Samui Island Thailand, East Coast and Islands
Whilst Experience Travel generally favour the smaller, boutique style hotel, we all agree that neither couples nor families can go wrong with the Four Seasons chain. The Koh Samui resort is no exception to this rule, benefitting as it does from the beautiful natural location, luxurious pool villas and superb service that has come to define the Four Seasons brand.
The Four Seasons Samui is tucked away in coconut groves on a hillside in the quiet northwest of Samui. With sweeping views and its own private beach it is arguably the best resort on the whole island. Accommodation is in beautifully decorated pool villas, most of which have panoramic views of the stunning bay below. Villas range in size and location and are priced accordingly.
Outside the resort there are plenty of opportunities to get a feel for Thailand itself: you can take a boat trip across to the spectacular Angthong Marine Park and snorkel in crystal clear waters; visit the Big Buddha statue along the coast; take an elephant trek in the jungle or sample some traditional specialities in a local restaurant. The busy town of Chaweng is about 30 minutes away on the other side of Koh Samui and if you fancy a contrast to the serenity and sophistication of the Four Seasons you can get there easily in a taxi and take part in some shopping, nightlife and people watching.
Four Seasons hotels have a great ability to make their resorts intimate for couples whilst also providing a fantastic range of activities for children yet doing it in such a way that neither cramp each others style. For example, at this hotel there are two beaches and one is designated as a “quiet” beach for adults only. Whilst couples can enjoy intimate villas, peaceful surroundings, deluxe spa treatments, fine dining or even a game of tennis; children from 2-12 are entertained with age appropriate beach games and water sports as well as interesting craft and cookery classes. Villas can accommodate families of varying sizes, restaurants have children’s menus and staff are always on hand to provide a range of useful child and baby paraphernalia in room as required (for example high chairs, sterilizers, bubble bath, child beach toys etc).
In summary this is a fantastic luxury resort in a great location, the perfect Thai beach option for anyone as long as their budget will allow it!
Ultimate - There are very few hotels we would describe as 'ultimate'. Hotels in this category must have absolutely everything anyone could want and really be aiming for the stars. These hotels generally go well above and beyond and they would always be at the very top end of the market. These are for clients looking for that extra special place.
We are normally very independant travellers, but for various reasons decided in this instance to use Experience Travel Group, and what a good idea that turned out to be!