Showing posts with label Laem Set beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laem Set beach. Show all posts

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Wonderful Laem Set beach is as serene as it gets

Quiet Laem Set beach is a great beach to visit while you are in Koh Samui  (Photo courtesy

Not many Koh Samui beaches can offer the same level of serenity that Laem Set can, while providing guests a wide range of activities to see and do. Other than running across the powdery white sand beach, or taking long dips in the crystal-clear ocean, this getaway hot spot gives visitors an excellent opportunity to practice yoga and other healing arts. For instance, vacationers can partake in the numerous wellness activities offered, such as chi gong, tai chi and even Pilates.

People who have never tried such activities while on vacation are in for a treat, since countless vacationers all claim that these practices help them fully rejuvenate their minds and bodies. In addition to these perks, guests can enjoy animal sightseeing during their stay, which is another attraction that makes this island paradise even better.

For those who enjoy snorkelling, there’s a coral reef located 100 meters away from the shoreline. Tourists will be pleased to know that a diversity of aquatic life can be found around this reef, as well as other pleasing underwater sights.

However, it’d be helpful to bring a pair of aqua shoes whenever heading out to all Koh Samui beaches. Fragments of dead corals have the tendency to wash up on shore, wherein some are pretty sharp, and can easily cut the feet.

Other attractions that’d keep guests busy on Laem Set include the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Show. Best suited for children, all it takes is 250 THB to experience a variety of aquatic shows, as well as get close-up peeps at the tigers.

As for the places to stay, this beach offers everything from mediocre to luxury accommodations for rent. One place in particular that stands out amongst the rest is the ShaSa Resort and Residences – this stylish boutique resort has a variety of suites furnished with premium furniture and fixtures.

Also, interior design of the entire establishment is considered to be an architectural masterpiece by the many guests who have stayed here.

Aside from the 24-hour butler service, another standout amenity is its restaurant known as “The Z” – here, vacationists can get taste of a wide range of local food, which is sure to please the pickiest of taste buds.

Laem Set is considered a gem amongst the various Koh Samui beaches engaging in commercial operation today. This beach is one of the most private and quiet beaches on the island. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


There's truly no better place in the world to enjoy a refreshing afternoon cocktail than on Laem Set beach

With its seaside beach setting characterized by soft, pristine sand and providing a great venue for peaceful, lazy afternoons, cocktails by the beach along ShaSaResort is nothing short of heavenly. Imagine the sea lapping softly at the beach and the lethargy-inducing soft wind against your face. Beyond the Sea at ShaSa Resort promises to give the traveler pampering service that truly goes beyond the sea.

Out-on-the-Terrace Cocktails

With a great, expansive view of the Gulf of Thailand, Beyond the Sea at ShaSa Resort easily provides an unrivalled afternoon cocktails experience to the visitor out for a breezy, great time. Nurse your perfect cocktail brew prepared meticulously by Beyond the Sea bartenders. Sip to your heart’s content while gazing out at the clear blue ocean and inhaling refreshing gulps of ocean air. Indulge in lazy conversations with your loved one or travelling companion while seated at lounge chairs or low chairs that allow you to stretch your legs. Here at ShaSa Resort, afternoon cocktails have never been sunnier than what you can truly experience at Beyond the Sea.

Afternoon Cocktails Inside Beyond the Sea

A 360-degree tour of the interiors of Beyond the Sea at ShaSa Resort will reveal tasteful, minimalist details which could be a Zen-like affair to the traveler wishing to unwind in restful comfort. Indulge in afternoon cocktails here while looking out large bay windows. Feel your cares melting away while you sip your excellent cocktails and gaze out those windows that invite you to either dip your tired feet into the pool or go out further into the ocean. Wooden interior walls, chairs provided with cushions, lounging chairs that invite you to hang loose, attentive service from dedicated waiters….blissful contentment at Beyond the Sea, the brasserie at ShaSa Resort.

Go Barefoot

The idea of going barefoot while enjoying sips on your afternoon cocktails might just be the key to let the wooden floor out on the terrace at Beyond the Sea drain tiredness away from you. The low chairs beckon that you do so—they are designed for really lazy, casual afternoons where kicking off your shoes or heels could become so addictive, you’d want to do it every afternoon here at Beyond the Sea on ShaSa Resort. But do get some spa treatment at the ShaSa Health Club first, so the afternoon cocktails while barefoot would be a great cap for your spa experience. 

Sunday, 18 December 2011

What To Do While at Chaweng Beach

View from Chaweng Beach located only 15 minutes from the ShaSa Resort. (photo from

Want to relax, while sitting beachside sipping on fresh coconut juice during the day and go partying at night?

Sounds like you want the best of both worlds, but you are not sure which KohSamui beach you should stay at to accomplish this. Well, if you want to stay along a beautiful beach with plenty of entertainment options then you should consider Chaweng beach. Whereas if you want to stay somewhere quiet and more family oriented you definitely think about staying at the Laem Set beach instead.

Although it isn’t the most tranquil Koh Samui beach, the Chaweng beach makes up for it in other areas, specifically its nightlife.

Chaweng is home to the Koh Samui’s bubbliest nightlife, various malls and a scenic beach. The area is light years ahead of other Koh Samui beaches in terms of malls and nightlife.

There are numerous pubs, dance clubs and girly bars along the Chaweng strip. Green mango is the most renowned nightclub in Koh Samui.  The most popular meet up spot in the area is Tropical Murphy’s Irish Pub. Please note that all the nightclubs in the area close their doors at 2 am.

Clubbing and drinking not your thing? Then you should go to Petch Bucha Thai Boxing Stadium and watch some Muay Thai boxing matches. Matches usually take place from 9 pm until midnight.

Another popular place you should check out while you at Chaweng is the Moulin Rouge. Some of the most gorgeous lady boys perform here daily. After the show you can take photos with the performers, then when your trip is over you can even ask your buddies if you think this “chick” is hot.

The Chaweng beach is the longest Koh Samui beach and stretches over 5 miles. Along the beach you will find masseuse offering beachside massages and vendors selling fresh coconuts and cocktails.

If you are looking for some action packed water sports then you won’t have to look far. Chaweng beach is full of areas where you can go parasailing; jet skiing, water skiing and banana boating. Individuals who are more adventurous can also go out for a scuba diving 1-day trip from this beach.

This Koh Samui beach probably isn’t the beach of choice for families, but if you are single, young and looking for some fun then you definitely consider visiting this beach before heading to somewhere quieter to sleep.

Don’t worry about booking a hotel in advance, you won’t also have problem finding a place to stay. There are many hotels along Chaweng, however most of them are loud at night and won’t provide a great sleep. A close boat ride away is one of the top hotels just outside Chaweng, which is the ShaSa resort.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Top 5 Reasons to go to Koh Samui

The majestic view of the ShaSa hotel at night. 

  1. There are many reasons to go to Koh Samui but at the top of the list is the luxurious ShaSa Resorts and Residences. When you decide on going on a holiday, you think about relaxation and comfort. In Koh Samui, the best place to spend your holiday is at the ShaSa Resorts because it offers a luxurious experience for its guests. Couples can enjoy a private villa with the view of the sea from their balcony. Families can enjoy some quality time together by the pool or by the beach. There is enough space for everyone in the family. Friends can stay at the resort and get spa treatment, hydrotherapy and an overall luxurious holiday treatment. Who wouldn’t want that as their ultimate Koh Samui getaway? Since Koh Samui boasts of its beautiful, sandy beaches, ShaSa Resorts is situated near these famous destinations. It is on top of a hill that creates an amazing view of the Gulf of Thailand from the balconies and villas. Exclusive amenities for the guests include airport transfer, shuttle service, babysitting services, foreign exchange, kayak and even water sports activities, car rental and many other things.
  2. The second reason to go to Koh Samui is its beaches. The world is beginning to discover the natural beauty of Koh Samui beaches that have managed to maintain its beauty despite the modern developments and the wear and tear of time. The Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach are the most popular beaches. Guests staying in ShaSa Resorts can visit any of these two nearby beaches or just stay at the peaceful Laem Set beach located right outside their rooms. 
  3. Third, the resorts like ShaSa Resorts and the beaches offer an exotic coastal experience and a refreshing holiday by the clear blue waters. Chaweng and Lamai are often visited by those looking for a beach adventure during the day and a nice club scene at night. These two beaches have restaurants and clubs lined up for tourists to choose from. However, those looking for a quieter beaches can go to Big Buddha, Choeng Mon, Laem Set and Mae Nam beaches.
  4. Koh Samui is an exotic island in Thailand that is home to around 40 000 people. Most of the people who live in this island are Buddhists. They maintain the virgin rainforest of the island, the clear and sandy beaches, and the coastal features as well. The culture of Koh Samui goes alongside the modern developments like resorts, spas and night clubs. Holiday goers can enjoy a luxurious stay with modern day amenities at ShaSa Resorts and still enjoy the unique culture of the island. Since the beaches and the local shops are nearby, the guests of the hotel can go sightseeing with convenience.
  5. Those on a Koh Samui tour staying at the ShaSa Resorts should not miss out on a tour of the island itself. Aside from the beaches, there are temples and local stores where visitors can take pictures and go shopping. Famous landmarks include the following: the Ancient House, Wat Khunaram Ko Samui, Big Buddha Temple, Laem Sor Pagoda Ko Samui, Samui Butterfly Garden and many more.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Fun in the Sun at Koh Samui beaches

Koh Samui offers many gorgeous beaches such as the Laem Set beach pictured here

            Koh Samui is a tropical paradise whose beauty is unquestionable. Picture this: white sand, clear blue waters, and coconut trees. Just by taking a look at pictures of a Koh Samui beach, you’ll be amazed at how beautiful and serene it looks. Just thinking about it makes you relax. Imagine actually going to one. This is one of the reasons why people have Koh Samui vacations. For those who love to have fun under the sun, a perfect place to do this is at a Koh Samui beach.

            There are a lot of beaches you can go to on your Koh Samui travel, depending on your preference as well as your location. There are beaches that are just plain beautiful, some that are more developed than the others, others that are full of action with nightlife, and even several that are quiet, peaceful, and serene. Regardless of what Koh Samui beach you go to, you’re assured of a beautiful experience.    

A typical Koh Samui beach would be a beach that has clean white sand, clear waters, and trees surrounding it. It’s no wonder that a lot of tourists go to Koh Samui to have fun in the sun. Aside from strolling along the beach and lounging under a coconut tree, it’s nice to snorkel or maybe even scuba dive in the beaches of Koh Samui because there is a variety of underwater life that will make your experience under water a colorful one. If you’re not the type to go underwater, there are kayaks or other water sports for you to do. These activities to do will surely make you have fun in the sun.

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun is gone. If you’re into the nightlife with a beautiful setting, the Koh Samui beach is for you. There are beaches that have entertainment centers and restaurants which will assure the night owls that the fun continues even after the sun has set. If you’re not a party animal, you can also go strolling on the beach at night with your significant other, or go stargazing. The possibilities, as well as the beauty, of a Koh Samui beach are endless and this assures you that whatever beach you chose, you’re bound to have fun.

With the beauty of the beaches, it’s no wonder that there are a lot of Koh Samui beach resorts. When choosing a beach resort for your Koh Samui vacation, make sure to not only look at what their rooms and facilities look like but to also check what services they offer. Keeping this in mind, ShaSa Resort is a perfect choice for your travel. It is perfectly located next to the Laem Set beach and aside from the luxurious and comfortable rooms and the facilities they have, you aren’t limited to see only one Koh Samui beach, they offer shuttle services to other beaches! So when you’re done frolicking under the sun, you can easily go to the other beaches to prowl like the night owl you are. No matter the time of day, you’re stay at any Koh Samui beach will surely be a fun and pleasant one. So on your next travel to Koh Samui, don’t forget your sunscreen because you’re bound to have fun in the sun!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Best Restaurants in Koh Samui

Breath-taking view from Beyond the Sea, which is considered one of Koh Samui's best restaurants 

As many of you already know Thai food is an amazing blend of flavors that leaves your taste buds in a frenzy. There are countless delicious restaurants in Thailand that you should try out especially when you are in Bangkok but only a select few in Koh Samui.

The amazing island of Koh Samui doesn’t just offer a wonderful scenic view of beaches and underwater excitement. This island also has some of the best restaurants in Thailand. 

It doesn’t matter if you are into authentic Thai dishes or fresh seafood, you’ll be able to find it at Koh Samui.

The best places to grab a meal on this island include:

1) Beyond the Sea is the premier restaurant in Samui

One of the best restaurants in Koh Samui is located at the ShaSa Resort and is called Under the Sea. The Shasa resort is a 5 star hotel located along Laem Set beach.

The restaurant has a breath-taking view of Laem Set beach, fresh seafood and all kinds of tantalizing Thai dishes. Besides being a popular place to eat, Under the Sea also is great place to relax and grab a drink; the restaurant has a huge wide selection of fine wine and cocktails.

2) Carpe Diem is a family oriented restaurant where you can relax

Another one of the most popular restaurants in Koh Samui is the Carpe Diem. This place has interesting white themed interior and has an European influenced Thai menu.

The Carpe Diem is located in central Bophut and is a little pricey.  However, if you want to enjoy a tasty meal in a relaxing atmosphere then this is the place for you.

3) Eat Sense is a classy place with scrumptious dishes

Eat Sense is the finest beachside restaurant in Chaweng with the best Southern Thai food on the island.

This restaurant is perhaps the most romantic place to eat in Koh Samui. Featuring fresh seafood, candle light tables and a great view, you are pretty much guaranteed a great time at Eat Sense. 

Friday, 4 November 2011

Make a Splash in Koh Samui

There are several Koh Samui attractions along the numerous stunning beaches on this majestic island.

Looking to have fun in the sun? There’s no better place in the world than Koh Samui to enjoy a relaxing vacation at a stunning beach.

Take advantage of the Koh Samui’s beautiful beaches and the numerous Koh Samui attractions located at this one of a kind of island. 

Popular beaches in Koh Samui include Laem set, Chawang beach, Big Buddha beach, Lamai beach, Maena and Bophut. Each beach has it’s own perks.

It doesn’t matter what you are looking for a peaceful beach, picturesque beach or an action packed beach where you can do tons of water sports- Koh Samui has it all. 

The most popular water activity at Koh Samui is without a doubt scuba diving. Not only does the island provide year round favorable conditions, it is also home to diverse marine life, clear water beaches, and beautiful coral reef.

There are several diving spots at the island too, whether you are beginner or advanced diver you can find tons of locations to dive at. Experienced divers typically go to dive at the National Marine Park and Sail Rock. Meanwhile beginners usually go diving at Koh Tao.

Koh Tao is renowned for having the clearest water in Koh Samui.

Another one of the many Koh Samui attractions is snorkeling. Snorkeling is more inexpensive than scuba diving and it still allows individuals to see down below into the deep blue sea. Snorkeling day trips will surely include a trip to the famous Nangyuan white sand beach.

Other popular Koh Samui attractions that water sport enthusiasts should check out while on the island is kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, kite boarding and surfing.

When you are not at the beach you can also enjoy some other Koh Samui Attractions such as cheap shopping markets, aesthetic temples and animal shows.

You’ll never have a dull moment when you on this breath-taking island.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Three Best Koh Samui Beaches

Koh Samui is an island full of numerous gorgeous beaches. However, some of these Koh Samui beaches are better than other ones.

You settle for anything other than the best, so make sure you book a hotel where one of these top beaches are located.

Without further ado depicted below is a list of the top Koh Samui beaches.

1) Tranquil Laem Set Beach

The best Koh Samui beach is without a doubt Laem Set beach. Laem Set beach is situated along the southern coast of Koh Samui.

This private beach is serene, quiet and peaceful.

Large smooth boulders, surrounding palm trees leaning from all kinds of angles make this beach look spectacular. Simply put you won’t have to be a professional photographer to take a breath-taking photo at Laem Set beach.

Laem Set beach is also located close to beautiful reefs where you can scuba dive at and other attractions such as the Samui Tiger Zoo and Samui Aquarium.

2) Party animals flock to the Big Buddha Beach

The Big Buddha Beach has a complete opposite atmosphere from Laem Set. Laem Set is the quiet family oriented beach where you go to relax, whereas Big Buddha beach is an action packed beach where tourists go to have fun and party.

There loads of inexpensive bungalows and budget hotels located on this beach.

This is the beach of choice to go to and relax before going to Thailand’s most popular party, the “Full Moon Party”. The beach is only a short 5-10 minute speedboat ride from the Full Moon Party beach on the island of Koh Pha Ngan.

3) Thrill Seekers Prefer the Chaweng Beach

Perhaps the most famous beach of all the Koh Samui beaches is the Chaweng beach. It’s a popular place to play water sports such as jet skiing and kayaking. It’s also situated close to many attractions such as shopping markets and temples. 

Chaweng is the longest beach on the island and it contains radiant beautiful sand along its coast. 

Remember, the reason that Koh Samui beaches are second in popularity only to the beaches of Phuket is because of their quiet ambience. Phuket beaches are typically jam packed with tourists, which some people like but Koh Samui is more for people who want to enjoy a more relaxing getaway.