Koh Samui is one of the most developed islands, as well as the 3rd largest island in Thailand. It is a tropical paradise with its beautiful coral reefs, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters located in the Gulf of Thailand.
Most tourists come here to enjoy the sun, sea and magnificent beaches, but also in terms of nature you will find here a lot of beautiful things! Central on the island, there are several jungle and coconut plantations, with in the lower-lying areas some beautiful waterfalls.
You can reach the island by boat and by plane. If you are planning to go by boat, there are two large companies that can take you to the island, namely Lomprayah and Seatran. Lomprayah is faster and better equipped, but slightly more expensive.
Escaping The Ordinary
Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort is located in the north-east of the island. Upon arrival you get a fresh towel and freshly made mango purée with a homemade lime/mint tea. The perfect refreshment! After this lovely refreshment, you are ready to go to explore your luxurious villa.
The resort has a private beach and 52 rooms surrounded by a beautifully maintained exotic garden. The hotel offers a lot of privacy and all the necessary luxury. Ideal for couples, who want to enjoy a relaxing and wonderful holiday. There are 4 different room types “Garden Pool Suite”, “Ocean View Pool Suite”, “Ocean Front Pool Suite “and the “Garden Pool Villa”. We stayed in the Garden Pool Villa. This is a beautiful house of 100 m2 with a king-size bed, large terrace with a big sunlounger and a beautiful private pool of 8 meters. The pool is perfect for taking a refreshing dip, when the temperature is raising too high during the day.
The interior of the rooms has a Thai atmosphere, combined with a contemporary style, which makes it a nice and beautiful whole. The rooms are very spacious and the large (sliding) windows provide lots of light. The bathroom and bedroom are separated by a wooden structure, preserving the privacy. Personally I found the nicest room, next to the private swimming pool, the bathroom. This was very nice and spacious with in the spotlight a super special bathtub. The bathtub was the perfect place to relax in as a couple!
A very big plus to this hotel is the private beach. This is a long sandy beach, where you can take a nice walk to the beautiful rock formations a little bit further. Of course we could not resist to take a look and go climb it . Once on the main rock, you have an ‘amazing view’! Definitely a must to do, but please note not to cut yourself to the sharp edges of the rocks.
On the beach you can do anything like sunbathing (obviously ), but also more active things. You can rent a canoe, go paddle boarding, snorkeling, do yoga or attend a Thai cooking class.
During our snorkeling trip, we saw several colorful fish and we could safely swim without getting too disturbed by other guests. There is also a raft deeper in the water, where you can jump from . This is always a nice break while snorkeling. Another activity we did, was paddle boarding. This seemed much easier than it really was. It was really hard to keep your balance. But as you can see in the picture below, we tried also some other things, namely “Paddle board Yoga”! The goal is to perform several yoga moves on the paddle board. A really fun thing to do !
Romantic Dinner at Sunset
The hotel is mainly focussed on couples and the resort provides all the necessary facilities for that. You can reserve a super special and romantic dinner on the beach at sunset, which you’ll remember for a very long time. Really unforgettable.
Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort has also a wonderful “Blue Fire Grille” restaurant, which serves several dishes with influences from around the world! You will be offered a range of flavors, that will be served in several courses. From duck spring rolls to grilled lobster and chocolate lava cake. You will be surprised by the dishes they offer you! Certainly, we can recommend the delicious pizzas for lunch. There is a whole range of pizzas available, made by a chef and with high quality products! My personal favorite was the Lamborghini pizza, made with truffle. Really delightful!
As you can see in the picture below, the breakfast was also a finger-licking sensation. There were so many delicious things, you did not know what to choose. There were hot Thai dishes, as well as croissants and coffee, biscuits, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit and much more. In the breakfast were also 2 additional à la carte dishes included. We choose the pancakes with honey, brussels hot waffles with chocolate and fried eggs. Believe us, the breakfast was always a good start of our day!
Infinity pool & pool bar
Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort has next to his wonderful gardens, a beautiful swimming pool. The pool consist of two levels. The upper level has a tropical pool bar, where you can have delicious cocktails or smoothies. Trust us if we say this can be very refreshing in the tropical Thai temperatures. The lower level has an amazing view on the beach!
What to do?
Those who want to explore the area, can use the busservice of the resort. Furthermore, you can book all kinds of excursions at the hotel reception as for example Thai boxing, night fishing, jungle safaris, island tours, sunset sailing and a day trip to Ang Thong National Park.
Furthermore the hotel offers also marriages. So, who likes to be in a tropical and beautiful surrounding, while saying “Yes, I will” can definitely go to Outrigger resorts!
Oh, one fun fact! Upon arrival you get some coconut sweets, because Koh Samui is the most important island for the export of all kinds of products with coconut. On departure you get a wooden frog, that can mimic the typical frog sounds. You’ll certainly recognize this from the various traditional markets!
63/182 Moo 5 T. Bophut
Hanuman Bay, Koh Samui
Phone: +66 (0) 77 914 700
Email: [email protected]