My husband and I spent a lovely 11 nights here in May, our second visit in as many years.
Once again the welcome was very warm and our room the Jumpee was still as fabulous as it was last year. The view is to die for!! Once again we pretty much had the pool all to ourselves, I think we saw people in the pool 2 or 3 times in the whole 11 days that we were there. Most people seemed to use the pool near reception more often.
Breakfasts were great, their fruit smoothy was fabulous as was the Thai Omelette. The girls in the restaurant were very friendly, thanks Rat and Mai. We ate in the restaurant once in the evening as a storm was coming up and we didn't want to risk riding the bike down the hill in the rain and it was very delicious.
We rented a bike in Chewang for the 11 nights, could actually get all the way up the hill by the end of the 11 days took a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it you are fine. Was a little disappointed as last year we hired a bike from reception, but this year we had to go to a bike shop which was a little inconvenient but we found a great bike shop/laundry just before you get to the turn off to Chewang, I think it was called AWA Laundry? Something like that. We had all our laundry done there, I think it was 60 baht a kilo washed and ironed. I think we paid 200 baht a day for the bike.
We used the shuttle service once but didn't really need it with the bike. We did call them to pick us up once one evening in Lamai which was a bit of comedy of errors, I told them Lamai but they went to Chewang and we were sitting at the big Tesco Lotus for over an hour, they turned all the lights off and everything while reception kept ringing us and I kept telling them we were in Lamai but they kept going to Chewang!! Anyway as I said an hour later, one of the ladies in reception finally picked us up.
We did the honeymoon package so we had some included massages and facials which were great. The spa girls are very professional and do a great job.
One place you need to go to is the Jungle Club which is on the hill on your way into Chewang. We made it up on the bike, but probably would be better if you got a driver to take you up there. Amazing views and bean bags to sit in and just watch the light show that is Chewang - fabulous. Also the Cliff restaurant is worth a look.
Once again a fabulous trip - thanks Sandalwood.
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- Located on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, our ten Thai style pavilions are positioned around five infinity edge swimming pools. Each intimate and secluded villa has a panoramic ocean view and is linked by landscaped gardens with intricate stone walkways.We provide exclusive and sophisticated accommodation while seamlessly blending traditional Thai architecture with a modern contemporary style.At Sandalwood Luxury Villas, we strive to give each guest an outstanding level of quality service with our warm Thai hospitality. From the moment our professional drivers pick you up at the airport, our staff is available to cater for your every need. Whether enjoying an authentic Thai meal in our Blue Ginger Restaurant or a massage at our Sanctuary Spa, our goal is to make your Sandalwood stay a special experience. ... more less
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