Like a lot of other Australians - we purchased a 5-night package at Mai Samui - this is a nice amount of time to spend on the Island. we were part of a group of 7 family members - so we booked 3 rooms.
The Resort is located on the quieter West Coast of Samui - which isn't a drama - it's actually really nice to come back to the Resort after a crazy busy day out at Chewang and BoPhut. Mai Samui is a real Oasis of tranquility and calm - set in an old Coconut Palm plantation - its all very picturesque as an Island Holiday should be.
When you are first met at the Airport by their minivan (You have to email them to organise this as an optional extra) they meet you with cold water and icy cold towels as a welcome. Our greater was Cathrine - she greeted us, made sure all our bags were loaded up and she gave us all the information we needed on our way to the resort.
We arrived at the Resort, provided another welcome drink and towel and were checked into and personally shown to our rooms. The rooms are absolutley beautiful - modern and with a tropical feel. The outdoor patio bath was pre filled for us and had flower petals floating - a beautiful sight.
Our rooms were all in Blocks "A" and "B" which im thinking are great rooms to be in - within the main part of the resort, with partial ocean views - nice.
The restaurants and bars within the resort are realistic in price, and Happy hour a couple of times a day - so you're always sure to be able to get some great drinks at the swim up bar.
We ate at their Beach BBQ, also at the Mai Pub, and the Breakfast Buffet - all beautiful food. Our Massages at the spa were also great and relaxing.
We didnt even swim in the ocean at all our whole time in Samui - the ocean is very salty and not refreshingly cool - so we opted for the amazing pool at Mai Samui instead.
All in all - we loved Mai Samui and will def. return again.
here are a few tips:
Great Tailor just down the road - his name is "Sanyak" - 3 piece Wool/Cashmere suit for about $120 AUD. Just allow enough time for fittings.
Nice little general store / shop next door to the tailor - can get great massages here as well as hire a car or bike
Make sure you spend some time at the resort - its absolutley beautiful
Special mention to a few staff who made our stay very special at the Resort : "Catherine" at Reception (always so helpful). "Sanyak" our Porter and Concierge - ALWAYS a Friendly face to welcome us. and our mate "Joven" who really served us so well for the 5 days, nothing is too much trouble for Jo - he will treat you like absolute royalty.
Mai Samui - the BEST place we have ever stayed.
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- Also Known As:
- Mai Samui Resort And Spa
- Mai Samui Hotel Koh Samui
- Mai Samui Resort & Spa Ko Samui, Thailand - Ang Thong