It was an amazing experience and the highlight of our trip was staying right in the resort with takeaway Thai food and occasionally, room service.
Location was far from town centre, with not many shuttle buses to take you there. Barely saw any taxis and a 8min ride from the airport to the resort was expensive - travelling around the island is very expensive. If you have any tours, make sure they pick you up.
Great service, we were driven down in a buggy to our villa and the breakfast buffet was fantastic.
We had a beachfront villa, a splurge on all counts but so. worth. it. We had a private beach right at our doorstep, though it wasn't a great one and we were taught never to swim alone in the ocean. A lesson we were thankful for because in the middle of our stay a tourist got caught in a rip and had to be rescued! The sand was rocky, but the ocean breeze and view was still spectacular. A bit disappointing it wasn't a great beach. We had a little pagoda attached to the villa, and a private swimming pool that we swam in almost every day. The public pool with pool bar was great, but nothing beats having one all on your own.
There was 3 of us sharing and I was delegated to the sofa bed, not that I minded as I got a perfect view of the greenery around the villa, and the best view of the sun rising above the ocean horizon. We spent many days just lazing around in the sun, in the pool or watching movies/documentaries on that sofa.
There was an issue with WIFI, but we soon found out that it affected most of the island and there was little the hotel staff could do about it. Ok. We made heavy use of it as soon as it came back on, but being forced to be cut off the outside world was probably a blessing in disguise.
I had a spa treatment at the resort and loved it, came out smelling like delicious coconut cream. Took a shower, jumped into the pool again, bliss.
We still long to come back here again!
A little tip: Just 10mins walk down the road to the left is a Thai seafood restaurant (next to the minimart), we ate there so many times the waiter could smell us coming. Spoke really good English, and the food was delicious!
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- Also Known As:
- Nora Beach Hotel Chaweng
- Nora Beach Resort All Inclusive
- Nora Beach Resort And Spa Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand