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“Samui Boat Lagoon - relax in the quiet”
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Samui Boat Lagoon
Ranked #4 of 222 Specialty Lodging in Bophut
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“Samui Boat Lagoon - relax in the quiet”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

December2013/Jan 2014-02-20 spent 10 nights here in a 2 bedroom Villa , my sister in-law made the booking . We had to change our arrival departure date by 1 day at either end due to meeting flights back to KL. The reservations staff were wonderful and quick with replies. All fixed without a problem.
We were collected from the airport and whisked back to the resort with an hour of arrival. Check in was a breeze and we (4 of us) were quickly shown to our Villa. Prior to arriving at our villa Samui reservation staff asked if we would prefer 2 double beds rather than the standard 1 double and 2 twins this was done way before we arrived .
You enter the villa through double doors and you walk straight in (6 stairs) to the communal area of the open lounge / dinning and kitchen . To the left is 1 bedroom with ensuite to the right is the 2nd bedroom with ensuite and between the 2 is your own private pool.
Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and the communal area is by Fan. As this is an open area an air conditioner would not work and we found the fan and pool more than enough
The Bathrooms are beautiful – big double showers and lots and lots of room
There is a big screen TV to watch along with a DVD player – they have foxtel/satellite TV if you want to relax – they also have a selection of DVD’s to borrow from reception

There is also a large pool for all guests to enjoy near reception, the addition of a Bar here would go well and perhaps more patrons would use this area . They do not have their own restaurant but you can order room service and they will collect from nearby restaurants and deliver to you. There is the Silver Bullet Bar at the entrance that sells good food as well as a few local restaurants on the street.
A couple of times we cooked our own breakfast as all the cooking gear is supplied.

It is away from the main areas in Koh Samui – this is part of it’s appeal to us, they do have a shuttle bus to the beach twice a day but we just hired scooters and rode them every where. The best beach is not at the resort but just down the road at Cheong Mon.
They can also organise scooter/car hire and trips/tours to ther parts of the island.

All the staff at the resort are very friendly and work at 110% to ensure your stay is a good one
We have recommended this place to friends and will be back for sure

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We are a family of 5 with 3 young children (almost 4-year-old and almost 2-year-old twins). As such a family, it can be difficult to find places adapted to young children and I can't recommand Samui Boat Lagoon enough who ticked all the boxes.

- the location: it's located on the end of Bophut beach which is a very quiet beach close to Big Buddha. This beach is not recommended for young children but free shuttles are offered to Choen Mon beach which is perfect for families (there you can find small restaurants).
It's not far as well to Chaweng for a night out and it costs THB400 for a single taxi fare.
Big Buddha is close by and we managed to go and come back by walking, even if you have to pay extra attention with the stroller as roads are not meant for pedestrians (but for us it's still better than having scooters with a 2-year-old without an helmet seating on it).
It's a 10 minute walk to 7-Eleven and Family Mart supermarkets.
Advice if you travel with a toddler: bring your own baby food (baby jar of processed food) or your mixer to cook by yourself as it's almost impossible to find it in Thailand. The only baby food you can find is the baby milk.

-the villa: it was just so perfect for us! Our elder one spent her days jumping in / out the private pool.
The 2 bedwooms get their en-suite bathrooms. Main bedroom is very spacious and 2nd bedroom was big enough to place the twin beds + 2 baby cots.
We were provided with 2 baby cots and high chairs without any extra cost.
The kitchen was fairly equiped but there are several restaurants you can order to and who deliver right to your door. Food is good and not pricey at all.
There is a DVD player and free WiFi for those Mickey Mouse sessions!

-the staff: the staff is very friendly and accomodating.
I requested for 2 baby cots and high chairs by email when I did the booking and I was disappointed when we entered in the villa and none of it was there. But the lady who accompanied us to the villa immediatily asked for it and it was delivered in the following 15 minutes.
The cleaning ladies were so kind in doing the cleaning when we asked them, just after we had finished lunch as they know then the twins have their nap.
The reception is pleased to help you to order food delivery.
We also ask for babysitting and apparently the hotel has a policy to always send 2 ladies. Even if the ladies could not speak very well english, the receptionist on duty came and translated all the information.
That was the feeling we get from the hotel: a very good team who helps each others.

Our overall experience was wonderful and once again I really recommend it for families with young children.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We booked a pool villa and it was a beautiful + great stay! We loved our stay from the moment we arrived. The stay was nice, comfortable and luxury. We rented a scooter for our main transportation to tour around Koh Samui because it is quite far from town if by walking. Really great place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle. We made our own breakfast since the hotel regrettably does not serve this.We had a wonderful time and we will be staying for longer on our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

We have just left today quite tearful
after a glorious 3 week stay with the boat lagoon. The villas are just lovely, very comfortable and has everything you need. The pools are wonderful, it's all so private but you still get the luxuries of daily cleaning, coffee, tea water etc like a hotel. The staff are just wonderful nothing too much trouble, beds are a little hard but just ask for a mattress topper!!! We met the owner john very nice guy as well. The beach ok is not the best but you can swim and sun bath and it's very quiet. The location although a little isolated did not bother us with 7 eleven, plenty of small restaurants and a couple of bars a stone throw away!! Would recommend a car though for convienence. But the best was the lovely Mary the dog, we were escorted every night to our villa and just fell in love with her.

Thank you boat lagoon for an amazing holiday!!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed as a couple and we loved it. The outside living space is very nice and the swimming pool was a nice size. We payed for a 1 bedroom but was given a 2 bedroom. Bathroom has a very nice shower and the bedroom was very comfy. It is not to far from main attractions and the staff were very friendly.The grounds are kept to a high standard. I would without a doubt stay again. It was very peaceful and relaxing. Had no issues with wildlife at all, but even if there was..this is Thailand and my partner and I enjoy seeing wildlife. Pool was clean so was bathroom and room. If you dont mind paying for taxis then I would stay here if coming to koh samui.There is not a great deal around the hotel, a few restaurants and shops and they arrange complimentary transport to the pier when we left which was a nice touch.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are very comfortable and lovely! Own pool is fab can be abit cold but jump in and the cold soon goes (obvious), added bonus of complex pool which is huge and relaxing! Wish the tv was in the room but its still nice to watch a dvd outside in the living space!

Outside rain shower was a great touch to a massive bathroom.

Room service as there is limited in area. Taxi to nearest resort is 150bht and is about 8min drive.

Staff helpful! Would stay again

  • Stayed November 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We choosed samui boat lagoon with another resort in samui since our searching was focusing for a private pool villa with resonable rate honestly this hotel meet this as our villa was very nice and also private and the place was so nice for relaxtion and spend nice time but this hotel totally for the people search for relaxtion and quite vacation a little bit a way from night life in chaweng almost 20 mins by car will cost 400 BHT one way trip by taxi if you want enjoy the shopping and night life in chaweng .

only one thing here i dont like about this hotel as the outside villa and beside villa may you will find lizards going around and this a little scary for females but to be honest this the nature of a place full of trees and forest enviroments however you can neglect this and go ahead for this hotel if you dont have this Sensitivity regarding such thing .

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Samui Boat Lagoon
Address: 78 / 36 Moo 5 | Bophut, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 222 Specialty Lodging in Bophut
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Hotel Class:4 star — Samui Boat Lagoon 4*
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