Showing posts with label Shasa Hotel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shasa Hotel. Show all posts

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A Date for Two at the ShaSa Resort

The ShaSa resort is the perfect place for couples. (photo courtesy of

While taking a girl to local restaurants, bars, clubs and other places designed for catering entertainment needs is all right, the routine can get a little too repetitive. Some females have the tendency to get bored of seeing the same places or doing the same thing over and over again.

Sometimes a gal needs to be treated extra special. With that being said, taking that special someone on a vacation to the ShaSa Resort & Residences in Koh Samui is one of the best ways to show a girl how much she truly is appreciated, which is an excellent strategy for rekindling the romance within a relationship.

There may be dozens of good condominiums, villas, and other residential units for rent, but hardly any of these can match up to the premium accommodations, services, and amenities rendered by the ShaSa hotel. Here, lovebirds will be stunned by the impressive interior design and overall layout their rooms.
In addition to the stylish furniture and fixtures, the suites come with balconies sporting an elegantly designed table plus chairs, and offer an excellent view of the vast ocean outside. Located at the hotel are the 5 star restaurants, Beyond the Sea that is terrific for a relishing dinner for two, all the while enjoying the romantic view of the moon hovering over the glistening seawater.

Aside from spoiling the gal with lavish accommodations, taking her to the spa conveniently located within the ShaSa Resort & Residences compound, is highly recommended. Getting a couple's massage is a good way to vent all the stress one has accumulated, which in turn helps reinvigorate the physical and mental condition of the couple, and ultimately leaves more space for love plus positivity.

Another sure-fire method to get her falling in love all over again is to take her on a cruise going to Ang Thong Marine Park. Here, twosomes can feel free to explore the tourist attraction, go kayaking, or do a little snorkelling near the shoreline. Although the trip itself will last for hours, the beautiful scenery of the surrounding environment will definitely make a woman happy.

Another thing a person can do is taking his gal out to one of the fancy nightspots near ShaSa Resort & Residences. Listening to live music played by the finest musicians within and outside the island is a great way to spend a night in paradise. Lastly a person can simply just go out for a romantic walk around the Laemsett beach.

Also, some of the best local cuisines can be found here, all of which are guaranteed to make a woman happy.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Koh Samui Attractions: Visit the Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram

One the top Koh Samui attractions is the mummified monk at Wat Khunaram. 

One of the more unusual Koh Samui attractions is also a great place to get some unique insights into Thailand’s Buddhist culture. The ancient temple Wat Khunaram is not only one of the most beautiful temples on the island, it’s also home to one highly unusual resident – the mummified body of monk Loung Pordaeng.

Loung Pordaeng passed away in 1973 while meditating, and ever since then his body had been left alone, sat upright in a meditative position, inside a glass case. What’s remarkable about this most unique of Koh Samui attractions is that even though the body was never treated to preserve it, it shows very few signs of decay. While some visitors may find that having a corpse in full view at one of the top Koh Samui attractions to be a bit shocking, Thai people see it more as something to reflect upon and so we beg you to take the same attitude.

Most Buddhists are unafraid of dying, as they see death as simply the end of one life and a chance to be reborn as someone better, with a better lot in their life, hopefully one step closer to attaining nirvana, the ultimate goal of all Buddhists. Loung Pordaeng is actually just one of a number of mummified monks in Thailand, although he is especially highly revered, which is why Wat Khunaram is one of the best Koh Samui attractions for local people.

Loung Pordaeng told his fellow monks, just before he died, that if his body decomposes as one would expect, then it should just be cremated as normal. But, rather prophetically, he told them that if his body failed to decompose, it should instead be put on display at the temple, to serve as a visual reminder of the teachings of Buddha, something that has led to its status as one of the most famous Koh Samui attractions.

Loung Pordaeng led a relatively normal life for many years, getting married to a local woman and having six children. However, in later life he began to reflect on what he had achieved, and was drawn into Buddhist teachings. He eventually left his wife to begin a monastic existence, absorbing himself in meditation and Buddhist texts. He lived for a while at a temple in Bangkok before moving to Koh Samui, where he spent time doing intensive meditation at the Tham Yai cave, before living out his last years as the islands most highly respected monk and abbot.

In his last few weeks of life, when aged 79, Lourd Pordang stopped eating altogether, and refused to speak any more, instead spending the entire time just meditating as his life slowly slipped away. It’s said that the reason his body is so well preserved after more than four decades is due to his simple lifestyle, his healthy lifestyle and his dedication to meditating for hours at a time. The body is remarkably intact, with the only noticeable change being in his eyes, which are now covered with sunglasses out of respect.

Wat Khunaram is a fairly typical temple aside from the mummified monk – Thai’s come this most unusual of Koh Samui attractions to make merit and pray each day, and visitors are more than welcome to come and look around and observe the Buddhist rituals.

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.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Learn How To Do Muay Thai At Koh Samui

Training and practicing Muay Thai is an extraordinary experience no matter where you are in the world. However, there’s one special place you should definitely go to learn Muay Thai and that is Koh Samui.

Why not make your first Muay Thai training experience truly unforgettable by going to Thailand, the birthplace of Muay Thai.

You can also kill two birds with one stone. There are numerous Koh Samui attractions on this gorgeous island besides learning Muay Thai, which include snorkeling with sea creatures, go carting, visiting mesmerizing ancient temples or simply relaxing at one of the islands beautiful beaches.

Martial arts and boxing enthusiasts from all over the world have been flocking to Koh Samui for years to learn Muay Thai. There are several world-renowned Muay Thai training camps on the island. Some of these gyms have ex-champs and expert Thai boxers.

Trainers at these gyms are extremely knowledgeable and know special techniques. Additionally there will be no communication problems as the trainers and their assistants can speak English.

Don’t be surprised if you find returning former trainees at the gym you choose to learn at. Former trainees often return to visit their place of training to thank there past trainers. And when you aren’t training or finished you can..…

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the island and other Koh Samui attractions when you have free time. Muay Thai is a strenuous sport and training sessions can last for hours.

Luckily for you when you finish your course you can relax on a picturesque beach.

Some other Koh Samui attractions you shouldn’t miss out while you are on the island are the Full Moon Party, the Tiger zoo, monkey shows and Hin Ta.

What are you waiting for? Book your flight today and head on over you won’t regret it.