If there has ever been one place that has been on my wish list of places to visit it has to be Thailand. While my favorite place in this world will always be the Cote d’Azur – who can resist the French baguettes, the sea views and incredibly cute places like Grasse and Saint Tropez after all? – the islands that sit off the coast of Thailand make a close second. I absolutely love this place. Also, the fact that I went here together with my boyfriend may have helped a little too 😉
I don’t travel as often as I wish and the moment we flew over Koh Samui and looked out the airplane window this little island instantly took my breath away with its white sand beaches and brilliant blue sea.
Coming from stressful work and hectic meetings, this was the perfect moment to go away for a sun-filled holiday. We spent these two weeks with our feet in the sand, taking a swim in the ocean that welcomed us every day with its stunning shades of blue, visiting islands such as Koh Nang Yuan that felt more like tiny slices of a beach paradise and eating delicious Thai food. We discovered so many incredible places that I’d love to share with you here.
Melati Resort & Spa
We went here for lunch at The View restaurant (they have the best fresh fruit juices) but I can highly recommend to spend a few days at this incredible resort with beachfront views and quiet beaches.
Mimosa Resort & Spa
We spent here the first week of our holiday and loved every minute of it. A tranquil and quiet beach, stunning sea views and simply the best sunset of the island.
Santiburi Golf Resort
If you’re a fan of golf like my boyfriend is I can highly recommend this place. Even though I never play golf I loved it here, if only for the stunning view of the coast. I can’t imagine a more beautiful setting to play golf than the Santiburi Resort.
Renaissance Resort & Spa
This resort, located on the islands more quiet eastern coast, is simply postcard-perfect. Fresh seafood and vegetables, a stunning pool right next to the beach. Though we did spend quite some time camped out on a daybed with a fresh juice in hand, we also wanted to visit some of the other islands close to Koh Samui.
Long Talay Restaurant
One of the things I loved most about this place (besides the delicious Belgian waffles with whipped cream as a dessert) was the interior with its minimalistic and oceanic colored decor. I can highly recommend this place for brunch before going off to the beach when it gets too warm.
Tree Tops, Anantara Resort
This was by far the highlight of our trip to Thailand. I absolutely loved this evening amongst the tree tops overlooking the stunning coast with a 5 course dinner that included Scottish salmon, butter fish and Belgian Chocolate Landscape. Koh Samui is quite a casual island when it comes to style but if you can wear heels or lipstick anywhere, it’s definitely here.
Koh Nang Yuan island
If you’re going on holiday to Koh Samui don’t forget to plan a day trip to Koh Nang Yuan – by far the most gorgeous island I have ever seen in my life, and only a short boat trip from Koh Tao.
It’s easy to walk past this cute little bar and not even notice it, but I think it’s the simplicity that makes it such a charming place. We stayed here all day ordering fresh mango juices and taking a swim in the crystal clear water.