My boyfriend and I spent a long time wondering whether to take the plunge and book up - it was quite expensive and had been recommended personally to me by a friend who stayed there during her honeymoon. We were looking for privacy, to wake up to the sound of nothing but the ocean and to have a bit of pampering. From the moment we arrived we knew we had come to the right place. We were in a pool villa. Nobody was able to look over us so we were able to swim naked in our pool - very liberating, especially when all you can see around you are the trees and the ocean! The villa itself was wonderful - tastefully decorated - all in keeping with a rustic feel. The food - oh the food! Now, my boyfriend and I know our food and this, in all the places I have ever eaten, beats any breakfast I have ever experienced. Succulent mango carved to perfection, noodles made to order, fruits of all varieties but prepared with such care, sushi, pancakes, waffles, coconuts, juices of all types, honey on the honeycomb, the list is endless. All exquisite. And then there's the pastries! We only ate on the resort one night (because we love sampling the local restaurants) and could hardly move after. It was so good that we just kept eating more.
Service - just unbelievable. The staff are so sincere and wonderful. It was this that actually made our holiday.
Useful tips - hire a car from day 1 to pick up at the airport and drop off at the airport. We messed around the first few days with taxis here, there and everywhere and it would have been cheaper and more convenient to have hired a car from the beginning. Taxis are quite pricey on Samui. Wear your mosquito spray at dusk. I got bitten alive but we went at the end of the monsoon season. Note the mosquitoes are all over Koh Samui - the staff at the resort take great care to avoid them biting you - they prepare the mosquito nets every evening when they prepare your room, they burn sticks throughout your villa and at dinner in the evening there are plenty of ceiling fans (rustic ones!) which keep them away from you. I actually got most of my bites at the waterfalls, not on the resort. The Spa- I didn't even go to the spa- next time I will - but you can just relax on the beach and have a foot massage for one hour for the equivalent of 5 or 6 pounds. Trips - thoroughly recommend that you do the trip to Koh Tao that they can organise for you - amazing snorkelling in turquoise waters.
All in all, although we are not the type of people to go back the same place twice, we plan to return here as it is just so special -and we hope to bring our parents next time. If you are looking for something cheap you should look elsewhere, but if you are prepared and able to pay for a taste of quality, paradise, elegance and beauty, this is the place for you. It is worth every penny and will be very hard act to follow for any hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Six Senses Samui is set on a headland; with glorious panoramas out to the Gulf of Thailand. The 66-villa resort, many with private pools, is 45 minutes south of the Bangkok. The resort serves some of the best food on the island, offering regional and international cuisine and a wine cellar. A Six Senses Spa delivers a comprehensive menu of treatments together with spectacular views across a rock-fringed bay. However one gets around Samui, by foot, elephant or with wheels, a wealth of natural beauty is to be found. Boat trips also show you this most beautiful island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 6 Senses Samui
- Six Senses Samui Hotel Bophut
- Six Senses Hideaway Samui
- Six Senses Samui Ko Samui/Bophut