Guide to Koh Samui, Thailand
When you are a young, dynamic, hard-working gay man living in Bangkok it can be pretty tough to find enough spare time to enjoy a holiday and some very precious ‘me time’. For the last three years I have poured all my energy into creating a high-quality travel channel which will help people all over the world easily navigate the beautiful Land of Smiles – otherwise known as Thailand – and enjoy an unbeatable holiday in this country I am blessed to call home.
As you can probably guess, my driving passions are creativity and travel – with the iTravel Channel TV Media Network I combined the two to create entertaining, informative shows which explore all the fine points of travelling through Thailand, which range from finding the best hotels to seeking out good food, buzzing nightlife and those unique experiences which a trip to such a vibrant country can give you.
Luxury Pool Suite at Royal Muang Samui Villa
However, as enjoyable as my work is, no one can live a life that’s all work and no play – so I have just got back from my first official holiday in 3 years; a blissful trip spent on the island of Koh Samui. During my time on this stunning island I stayed at the Royal Muang Samui Villas, in a spacious Pool Suite with Garden View. This luxury hotel has many great selling points. Not only does it provide high-quality accommodation, it is quiet, clean and serves up a lavish breakfast buffet guaranteed to appeal to the foodies among you. The spacious Jacuzzi is also a delightful bonus!
Choengmon Beach, Koh Samui
Also appealing is the proximity of idyllic Choengmon Beach. This picture-postcard stretch of white sandy beach gives you stunning views and is both clean and relaxing; the perfect place to swim, sunbathe or enjoy a traditional Thai massage at very affordable rates. You can even purchase a light but tasty lunch on the beach and savour the unparalleled views as you eat!
Tamarind Springs Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand
Another great place to have a massage or another indulgent spa treatment is the Tamarind Springs Spa. This amazing facility integrates natural environmental features to create a calming oasis where you can let all your stresses and strains melt away. Follow in my footsteps and take a dip in the cooling rock pool before heading into the steam room and then take a blissful nap while enjoying a 2 hour traditional Thai massage – the perfect way to unwind on holiday. The masseurs are highly professional and attentive and supply you with tasty organic snacks so you can keep up your energy during your visit.
9 Gems Lounge and Restaurant, Koh Samui, Thailand
After an amazing day of total relaxation and enjoyment, on my last night in Samui I headed to my favourite nightspot on the island, 9 Gems, owned by one of my very good friends, Pi Lek. This stylish lounge restaurant offers great service and lets you enjoy the ultimate rooftop dining experience, with breath-taking 360° views. During my visit I feasted on a three-course meal of Grilled Tuna with wasabi and Crying Tiger sirloin steak from Australia, followed by Crispy Sea Bass with Homemade Curry and Crispy Chicken topped with Sweet Curry. For dessert I indulged in a decadent Chocolate Truffle Mousse Cake – because if you can’t enjoy sweet treats on holiday when can you?
Cocktails at 9 Gems, Samui
9 Gems specialize in amazing cocktails – during my visit I sipped my favourite drink, the Ron Zacapa Excellent, which is made from Ecuadorian Ron Zacapa rum, Malibu and coconut juice, flavoured with cinnamon. But you can also sample everything from an exotic Tom Yam Margarita to a Marilyn Monroe vodka cocktail or an ultra-smooth James Dean.
So, as you can see, my first holiday in 3 years, to Koh Samui, was a total success and, as the blog title shows, I achieved both serenity and ultimate indulgence during my trip. If you want to do the same, why not follow my lead. Head to Samui and treat yourself to a luxurious holiday on this genuine paradise island.
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