Good evening to everyone,
i left Koh Samui today but still under impression about this hotel. Usually i stay in 5* hotels or Spas, but this time my yoga program in Tamarind Springs was canceled at last moment. So,i split my week for 2 parts-one in forest spa and for 3 days i chose the Viva Vacation.Mostly because it was voted the best B/B in Samui and i like the photos and reviews.
The reality was unbelievable better!!!
In booking.com its rated as 3* hotel. Don't believe in this -all 4* for the price of 2*!!!!
What made the hotel famous? Not only the very good location,facilities and so on. The service-is the most important!!!
Viva Vacation have a Soul! When you arrived there you feel yourself as a member of this Thai family that owned hotel and take care about your relaxation day and night.You always feel their care. But this care is very very polite and absolutely unobtrusively. And what is most surprised that they are very Professional!! Iam in tourism and hotel business for around 15years. And its difficult to believe that this family run hotel only 3years with such great understanding of hotel management.
Villas are very big with all necessary facilities inside and very beautiful decoration. Perfect view to sea (i was in sea view villa on second road ,but its not spoiled the view at all). Hotel area full of flowers and trees,so there is a feeling that you r in your private garden and can't create anything better than it is.
I was little bit afraid to step on beach after one of previous review.So,i dress sandals and was watching every step. But.....
i don't know where that writer was looking! The beach was clean as a virgin!!!! And not only clean, but was combed :-))))
And every morning whatever time i was waking up,the beach was perfectly clean(even without any steps on it)
Later i was walking along the beach about 2 km to right and 2km left from hotel and did find some sea garbage on my way, but no one broken bottle or anything else! So,all days i was happy not to wear any shoes.
The area is not developed,there are almost no other hotels around.Mostly simple villas for rent and houses for local people.
If someone like to party,he need to drive.But i was looking for absolutely opposite. So,those who prefer relaxation and peace welcome to this Paradise.
The ocean is very warm.Not deep at all.Perfectly for children. But adults must to walk a bit inside.
Following recommendation of previous adviser i had food only in hotel.And i didn't want to move somewhere else.
When i ordered fish i was ready for searching some bones inside,but didn't find even one (although in Michelin restaurants i always was unlucky to find some ). And the taste was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All in all -my advise for you to don't go there, i will keep this place only for myself to get the perfect relaxation in family atmosphere!!!! :-))))))))
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Viva Vacation Resort is "far enough away" from the airport and city to remain a peaceful paradise, yet close enough to everything to be convenient for off-site exploration.An elegant contemporary Thai resort situated in the middle of coconut gardens and surrounded by lush green trees and ornamental plants. Here you'll find true relaxation for your vacation as there is a private white sandy beach, unpolluted wind, gorgeous sunsets, and spectacular sea views which could be the answer to your vacation needs.Also, we offer the great friendly service with 11 air-conditioned villas, a big swimming pool, a restaurant, and all facilities for your comfort and convenience. It is the perfect place to spend your holiday with family or friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viva Vacation Resort Ko Samui/Lipa Noi, Thailand