This new hotel on the eastern side of Samui, at the northern part of Lamai, opened its doors in February 2012. This was our thirs saty on the island and this time we stayed in Palm Coco Lantra. Just for a couple of days in October 2012, in a perfect room on the third floor (35, Deluxe Seaview)
Everything was spic and span and the only complaint we could find is that they'd forgotten to refill the complementary instant coffee. Who drinks this anyway? A filled minibar compensated more than sufficiently.
With its private beach and cool, on-the-beach swiming pool the hotel offers great possibilities for a relaxed stay. The view from our room was exactly as from their website photos: great!
Though Lamai main beach is only about 400 metres away via the beach, I would still advise to rent yourself a scooter (200 THB/day at the hotel). Pitty they were unable to supply a helmet. Simple helmets at the local Tesco are available between 200 and 600 THB. Perhaps a nice souvenir to take home, but don't expect too much of it.
When arriving on Samui make sure you booked your pick up by the hotel bus. The driver is a great host and instantly makes you feel welcome. As he represents the hotel, he is a very good ambassador. You can only make a first impression once! It instantly gave confidence.
If you choose to take a cab it might set you back between 500 and 700 THB.
The reception staff is very welcoming and do their utmost to make you feel comfortable. They must work on their English, but hey, I wish my Thai was as good as their English. With hands and feed and some Thanglish you get what you want.
It's the charm, and their hospitality which makes up for a lot. I bet this is a family owned business.
*be careful with little children on the balconies. The balustrade fence has horizontal bars and they can easily climb over them.
*get yourself a scooter or car if you want to explore the island.
*the distance to the main road (4169) where you can stop a cab is about 200 meters. But we choose the daring way.
*should you choose the villa, be aware it can be noisy as they're situated very near to the beach and pool. But if you have kids, they'll love it and so will you.
*the free WiFi was excellent all over the place and fast!
*if you look for a good nightlife nearby, (Walking) forget it; this hotel is for peace and tranquility. However, Chaweng is nearby and so is the moderate Lamai. I'm sure a cab driver will drop you off at crawling distance from the hotel.
*I had the Thai massage and loved it. It's all there.
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- Also Known As:
- Palm Coco Mantra Ko Samui/Lamai Beach