Usually when people hear the word Samui, they picture an island along the likes of Ibiza where the amount of tourists outnumbers the locals, scams going on everywhere and a whole bunch of drunk 18 year olds on their first holiday. Much as I love the island, a lot of it is exactly like that.
However, make your way up to the Jungle Club to find yourself on a lovely decorated pontoon overlooking the madness which is Chaweng beach whilst listening to some chilled out music with an equally chilled beer or cocktail.
It's a great place to get away from it all for a few hours and although I have not stayed there, the bungalows were nicely spaced out from one another and away from the restaurant/bar area to offer the residents even more peace and quiet (if that's even possible).
The prices for drinks and food were good and the quality... well let's just say that I'm sure it was good but I was too busy looking at the sea stretched out a couple of miles below us to really care.
The only downside is the road to get there but at the same time, it's what makes this place so good. Although I'm sure it's possible to do this in a normal car, we had a pick-up truck and that was perfect. I would not recommend anyone doing this on a scooter unless you want to leave a little part of yourself on the side of the mountain. Even by foot it would be a hike more akin to rock climbing.
Either get them to pick you up or go with your own 4x4.
Also, bring some mosquito repellent if you're planning on staying there during the evening.
All in all, great little place and very much worth the visit.
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- Also Known As:
- Jungle Club Hotel Chaweng
- Jungle Hotel Chaweng
- Jungle Club Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand