Koh Samui’s SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort, which sits proudly on Chaweng Beach, is one of the idyllic island’s latest luxury locations, having opened just a couple of months ago, in January 2018. Despite being open a short while, the pool villa resort has already garnered a reputation for its striking looks, as well as excellent service.
Located less than five minutes’ walk from the hustle and bustle of Samui’s food and entertainment hub, Chaweng town, and only a ten minute drive from the island’s airport, the resort is a perfect blend of high-end pulchritude and easy convenience.
Intelligently appointed in a traditional Asian aesthetic and is inspired by the full moon; reflected in the circular shapes and arches found across the resort. The hotel creates a timeless and peaceful atmosphere, which seeps into every corner of the resort from the lobby to the beachfront restaurants. This serene personality is, of course, reflected in all 52 of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort’s living quarters, which range from the ocean-facing Garden Pool Suite to the magnificent Pool Villas.
Discussing the visual appeal of the resort with me prior to the official launch, in December 2017, GM Erwin van der Veen said: “The design of the resort is incomparable to any other, aimed at providing this high end luxury product at competitive prices. The product is modern and trendy beyond anything available in the destination, reflecting key attractions of Thailand and Koh Samui throughout its décor and finishes.
“Non-conventional, spacious rooms provide opportunities for romantic relaxation for couples, and as a sanctuary for travellers that have seen it all and expect nothing but the best.”
The Tent Beachfront Restaurant is the resort’s attractive open-air restaurant, featuring an extensive range of fresh seafood, international dishes and traditional Thai favourites.
Guests can elect to enjoy meals in The Tent’s cosy, intimate dining rooms or go al fresco and dine on outdoor dining decks, romantic private gazebos or directly on the beach. Homebodies can have food without leaving their rooms with the resort’s In-Villa Dining service.
The resort’s stunning swimming pool, the “Moon Pool”, is located beachfront, and features a large deck filled with double size daybeds, plus a kids’ pool. But, if you fancy ocean waters and the feel of sand between your toes, hit the beach; SALA Chaweng boasts a 120m white sand beachfront, where guests can kick back on loungers, sun chairs and bean bags.
There is also a variety of water sports equipment available for the more adventurous beach bunny, as well as excursions galore with myriad sea, town, mountain, and jungle activities on offer. Tours can be arranged to cater to all guests’ needs from snorkelling and diving, to mountain biking and elephant trekking and, of course, shopping.
This really is a wonderful location already but there is a whole lot more to come with phase two opening in 2019, which will see a further 83 rooms, another pool and additional facilities.
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