THE BACKGROUND: On the tropical island of Koh Samui the Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort hotel offers 70 rooms in a great beach location.
THE LOCATION: Lamai Beach, on the east coast of Koh Samui. The resort is just 20 minutes from Koh Samui airport and a short taxi ride to the popular resort of Chaweng. The hotel is attractively located on the beach within easy walking distance of a good choice of local shops and restaurants.
THE ROOM: We stayed in one of the 20 plunge pool suites which was spacious and newly decorated in modern Thai style. The en-suite room with large bathtub and shower room had the essential air-conditioning as well as free WiFi Internet access, a large LCD Television, CD and DVD player, coffee- and tea-making facilities, bathrobe and slippers, toiletries, mini-bar, hairdryer, iPod dock and safe. Other room types are the Deluxe Jacuzzi Room, Hydro Pool Villa and the large luxurious Grand Pool Villas located next to the beach.
RESTAURANT & BARS: The hotel has two restaurants and a bar located on the beach next to the pool. The Patio restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner including Italian and Thai cuisine with stunning views out to sea. The Scenic Corner restaurant offers light meals and snacks during the day.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES: As well as safe, warm bathing, a variety of watersports are on offer from the beautiful sandy beach, such as windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, waterskiing and fishing. The hotel's other facilities include a computer room, library, swimming pool, gymnasium, spa and sun deck on the beachfront. We took advantage of the spa and enjoyed a relaxing head massage at a very reasonable price.
HIGHLIGHT: The ease at which we could relax by the pool, bargain in the local shops or enjoy fresh seafood in one of the many good restaurants.
RECOMMEND TO: Couples looking for a relaxing beach holiday who also want to enjoy easy access to all the highlights that a bustling Thai beach resort can offer.
THE COST: Room rates vary from THB 12,000.00 (approximately £240) for the most basic Deluxe Jacuzzi Room to THB 30,000.00 (approximately £610) for the Grand Pool Villa.
THE DETAILS: Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort, 124/24 Moo 3 Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84310 Thailand
This very well-located hotel offers typically good Thai service along with all the essentials you need for a relaxing beach holiday on one of the country's best-loved islands.
Contributor, Selling Long Haul