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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

Adventures in travel!

Experience the wild adventures of the author as he travels in remote corners of the world. Read more...

Experts in travel to remote corners of the world

Thailand: Ko Samui Island Lodging

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Features: Samui Island is a rare gem characterized by beaches of powdery white sand, crystal-clear waters, and lovely oceanfront resorts. It is one of group of 80 tropical islands, only a few of which are inhabited.

Ko Samui is extraordinary beautiful with rich hues of jungle vegetation, emerald rice fields and palm lined beaches. It blossomed into a major tourist destination replete with shopping, many types of resorts, and an active night life. Nearby, the islands of Ko Pha-Ngan and Ko Tao offer equal beauty with simpler accommodations and a more relaxed atmosphere. Ko Samui can be accessed via daily flights from all major regions of Thailand and by ferries from Surat Thani on the mainland.

Royal Meridien Baan Taling Ngam

Set in a hillside amid towering coconut palms, the villas of this resort are gems of Thai architecture with teak wood interiors and spacious balconies overlooking lush tropical gardens. A host of sports and leisure activities are available here. There are 42 deluxe guest rooms and suites, all with private balconies, 7 beach suites and 33 luxury villas. The restaurants serve traditional Thai and Mediterranean cuisine and specialize in fresh seafood.. Facilities include several swimming pools, table tennis, tennis courts, and a fully equipped sports center with sauna. The resort offers dive courses, mountain safari by 4 wheel drive, marine excursions to neighboring islands, sunset cruises on the hotel’s 18 meter boat, water excursions by speedboats, catamaran, windsurfing, ocean kayaks and snorkeling.

Santiburi Dusit Resort

Situated on Mae Nam Bay, the Santiburi is one of Ko Samui’s most luxurious hideaways, blending 23 acres of tropical gardens with a river which meanders down to a private white sand beach. All units are designed Thai style villas with large private terraces. Facilities include air-conditioning, satellite TV and a refrigerator/minibar. There are 2 restaurants, a beach and a pool bar, a fitness center, tennis courts, sauna and swimming pools.

Central Samui Beach Resort

This exclusive beachfront resort is located on the island’s finest beach, Chaweng. The resort has 208 deluxe rooms and suites designed to emphasize the natural tropical setting. Rooms include satellite TV, minibar and other standard amenities. The restaurant serves authentic Thai and other international cuisine. Recreational facilities include a huge swimming pool, children’s pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, two tennis courts, and a fitness center.

Chaweng Buri Resort

This resort consists of 11 individual bungalows in South Sea style surrounded by palm trees and tropical gardens. Facilities include air-conditioned, satellite TV. private verandah, and . There are 2 poolside restaurants and bars, 2 swimming pools and a Jacuzzi.

Coral Cove Chalet

Situated between Lamai and Chaweng Beach, the Coral Cove Chalet has its own private cove. Guests can enjoy swimming, snorkeling or sunbathing on three private beaches. Rooms are air-conditioned and have color TV and refrigerator/minibar. There is a restaurant, pub and swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

The above is an example of Lodging and Activities. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.