From the moment we were delivered to the quay in our speedboat to the return journey we were treated to a magical experience of comfort, quiet and unobtrusive service to the usual Thai standards.
It took a day or two to get used to the utter privacy and relaxing atmosphere of the Paradee but when we did it was perfect. Huge private beach and even when the hotel was full we hardly saw a soul there, round the pool or in the sea. The food was excellent, especially the little complimentary treats of ice cream, fruit and afternoon tea and cakes that were brought round to the pool each day and the service first class.
We did decide to go to the main town one evening to try a change of restaurant and were shocked by the state of the road which could only be described as close to impassable - 6km in 30 minutes in a 4x4 - When we did get there the town was awful although the restaurant Red Ginger very good - but overall not worth abandoning heaven at the Paradee.
We were tempted to
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Paradee is renowned and treasure for its tranquility and “away-from-it-all” location. 40 luxurious appointed villas, all with magnificent view of either lush tropical Gardens, or white sandy beaches washed by the Gulf of Thailand.Hotel Pier; Jadet Pier (Opposite TOP Supermarket)Optional for compulosry speed boat;1) Shuttle speed boat (fee at THB 750 per person per way)From Jadet Pier (mainland) at 2PM and 5PMFrom Paradee (Koh Samet) at 11AM and 1PM2) Private Speed boat (fee at THB 3,000 per boat per way, Maximum 6 passangers)**Advance reservation require. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradee Resort And Spa Hotel
- Paradee Hotel Koh Samet