Our future trips will not be the same anymore. We will always benchmark it to the wonderful and memorable stay we had in zazen.
It is more expensive than other beach resorts but I enjoyed the overall experience from the food, room, spa and personalized service so it was worth it.
We especially enjoyed the ala carte buffet breakfast, special credit to the Thai Chef for the best version of the following food that we've tastes- Fried minced pork with basil and jasmine rice, pork porridge, fried omelette with shrimp and jasmine rice and banana pancake with wild honey.
However, there were some drawbacks that I hope Alex and team could improvise on.
The beach experience at Zazen was quite disappointing. The sands were rough and the sea water were murky compared to your peers along the beach. (I wonder why? It's quite puzzling)
Also, as this trip was special because it was during my birthday, I was quite shocked that Zazen charges THB1000 for a cake and flower arrangement.
I think it would be a nice gesture to provide it as a gift to your birthday guest. Our previous trip, the cake and flowers were complimentary from the resort and it was nicely done. Very thoughtful of them.
Finally, try to avoid snorkeling trip to kao tao as the coral reefs are all dead. It's very sad :(
- Also Known As:
- Zazen Boutique Hotel Bophut
- Zazen Boutique Resort And Spa
- Zazen Boutique Hotel
- Zazen Boutique Resort
- Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa Koh Samui/Bophut
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zazen is a stylish true Boutique Resort located on the beautiful Bophut Beach. Perfect for a relaxing holiday and a romantic honeymoon. Zazen offers 26 stylish villas, and 2 of the most popular restaurants on the island with traditional Thai cuisine and fine French / Mediterranean dining. Le Spa Zen will help you find the deepest levels of relaxation. Welcome to Zazen! ... more less
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