Saturday, 14 November 2015

HONEYMOON IN PARADISE - KOH SAMUI PART 1

We were on the second leg of our honeymoon making our way to the island paradise of Koh Samui. Like any other popular tourist destination direct flights to Koh Samui were really expensive so we decided to take the long but cheaper route by sea. The plan was to take a flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani then take a ferry to Koh Samui. We landed in Surat Thani airport in the morning and there were plenty of bus services taking people to DonSak from where you catch the ferry to Koh Smaui.  
Surat Thani Ferry, Koh Samui Ferry
Breakfast at the Docks 
We reached the docks after a 2 hour bus ride through tropical forests, small villages and really bumpy roads. The journey was quiet tiring and if you do get reasonably priced tickets from Bangkok to Koh Samui , TAKE IT ! 
Koh Samui Ferry
Beautiful Scenery along the way  
Koh Samui Ferry,Surat Thani Beach
Unlike the bus, the ferry ride was a lot of fun, the ferry as such was nothing fancy; vehicles at the bottom deck and seating at the top deck and the roof.The best part of the ride was the scenery; endless blue waters, clear sky and small islands with the tips of Buddhist temples breaking out from the trees.
Koh Samui Honeymoon ,Thailand Honeymoon Planning

Koh Samui Blue Waters
Turquoise Waters
Koh Samui Ferry
Killing Time on the Ferry
le meridian koh samui
Refreshing Hibiscus Juice to Welcome us to La Meridian  
Pool Villa le meridian koh samui
View from our Pool Villa 
We were in Koh Samui for 4 days so we decided to split our stay at stay to 2 hotels - Le Meridian and Zazen Boutique Hotel.
On reaching Le Meridian, we were pleasantly welcomed with very friendly staff and an intereting Hibiscus drink. We stayed at the pool villa which was a a lovely villa.  The resort is perfect for a honeymoon with pan Asian style room and a big bath with a jacuzzi big enough for 2. The room was not beach facing but they do have a lovely infinity pool with the view of the beach. 
le meridian koh samui Review
Pool Channels by the room and the restaurant with a amazing view of the beach
le meridian koh samui bathroom

le meridian koh samui

Honeymoon in le meridian koh samui

Shhhhhh 
The resort is located in the popular Lamai beach and there are plenty of beach side shacks and bars to check out . We chose to stay at Lamai as we were told it is less crowded and more laid back as compared to the other beached and there was  a sense of privacy compared to Chaweng.
Lamai Beach Koh Samui

le meridian koh samui beach
We spent the day relaxing at the beach and chilling at the pool. There were some shacks by the beach serving up chilled beers and cocktails very close to the resort. The resort had a really nice restaurant and we mostly ate continental food there. For authentic Thai food we visited the smaller family run restaurants where the good was really good and really spicy 

Lamai is nice for a quiet relaxing time during the day, but if you wanna party and really have fun then Chaweng is where you need to go. The  night life in Chaweng revolves around the famous green mango strip which is filled with bars, clubs and stripclubs.


Chaweng Night life


Chaweng Club. Chaweng Nightlife

We left the club at about 3:00 am and the party was still going on full swing. After getting back to the hotel we went for a midnight beach walk. The night ended with fireworks on the beach and we both got a body massage done watching the fireworks. 

fireworks at the beach koh samui



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