Showing posts with label Koh Samui hotels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Koh Samui hotels. Show all posts

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Mapping Out Koh Samui Destinations

The easiest way to get around Koh Samui is by boat

Tourists or travellers arriving in Koh Samui can pretty much easily orient themselves to the various attractions in this island located at the east coast of Thailand. Those coming in by ferryboat will make their landfall at Koh Samui’s Nathon pier on the island’s west coast. Flying in, on the other hand, will mean landing at the Koh Samui international airport at the island’s northeastern peninsula.

Arrival by boat, hence, will mean immediately having a glimpse of the Lamai and Chaweng beaches located at the west coast of Koh Samui. Airline passengers, for their part, will have a bird’s eye view of a neighbouring island Koh Pangan which can be reached either by ferry from Nathon or shuttle boats from the Koh Samui northern beaches of Maenam and Bophut.

Moving around the island

Locating a Koh Samui hotel for accommodations or where an advanced reservation has been made won’t be much of a problem. There’s only one major circumferential road around the island. Tourists who prefer more luxurious lodging facilities will be pleased to note of the many options available, among which is ShaSa Resort at the southern end of Koh Samui.

Visitors arriving by plane will surely notice that the central part of Koh Samui is comprised of a mountainous tropical jungle, which sure is an inviting proposition for nature trekkers. However, this area is military land, and for those truly determined hikers, some prior clearance from authorities should be the first step to take. As a more convenient alternative, the nearby Koh Pangan Island also has forested areas for trekking, in addition to its beaches as equally fabulous as Koh Samui’s.

Mix of local transport modes

There are several modes of transport in moving around Koh Samui. Taxicabs are available, but the tourists should better be prepared to do some haggling on fares. As in many popular travel destinations, taxi drivers in the island are wont to charge tourists higher. They can ask between 200 and 300 baht for a single trip and forego using their taximeters, a practice frowned upon by local authorities yet it persists.

The less expensive option would be taking the local songthaews, modified pickup trucks with benches at the back. The fares charged in these public transport vehicles ranges from 50 to 60 baht. Renting a car or a motorcycle are also added options. Notably, traffic in the island flows on the left side, requiring extra caution for those accustomed to driving right-hand side.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Where to Stay in Koh Samui Paradise?

Birds eye view of the ShaSa Resort (Photo Courtesy of

There is no doubt that the island of Koh Samui is one of the paradises on earth that is worth discovering. People will go out of their way to search for paradise and Koh Samui is one of those that is frequented by travellers from all over the world. The usual idea of bliss would be the tropics with its endless amount of sunshine and luxuries. Such luxuries and comfort are offered by staying at a gorgeous resort such as the ShaSa Hotel.

Everyone who has stayed at the luxurious ShaSa Hotel could certainly attest to having had a fabulous time. The island is beautiful on its own but experiencing the best accommodation doubles the greatness of an isle vacation. The hotel is conveniently located near the city centre and transportation may be provided upon request so getting around the island is not a problem at all. You can even rent a limousine to go around the island if you want.

ShaSa Hotel is a five star resort, so expect the finest services, gorgeous rooms, superb food and great spas and amenities.  Everyone strives to give you the best of what you want and need. There is a currency exchange available, a 24-hour front desk service, room service, a private beach, a luscious garden, a play room for the kids, a nice library and a gift shop. Walking around the entire private area of the hotel is paradise in itself.

The ShaSa Hotel is also a very ideal place to host events and conferences as you will be assured of the best five star services. The staff is all very accommodating and friendly so expect to have all your needs entertained during your whole stay. You can even request for pre-arranged tours and activities such as the Safari tour, tiger watching, sailing, boating, temple visiting and other fun water sports activities. Everything is made convenient for their guests.

It is one thing to travel paradise and another to get the most exclusive, luxury accommodation while spending your time there. So if you want to have the finest Koh Samui trip, opting to stay at the beautiful ShaSa Hotel will certainly provide nothing less than this. A grand time is not cheap but life is, after all, meant to be lived the best way possible. Remember you only once!