Review: W Koh Samui Hotel

Built on slopes of a steep hillside, W Koh Samui Hotel is a luxurious resort is positioned between Maenam and Bo Phut, alongside a stretch of a few of the best and most pristine seaside areas in Thailand. Having booked a protracted weekend trip over the New Year, W Koh Samui had loads of expectations to satisfy, a few of them dashed, because of the mild rains which plagued an afternoon or two however in any other case, just like the earlier experiences at different W Hotel properties, Sentosa specifically, the luxurious seaside resort is nothing in need of spectacular.

Nine miles of tropical island paradise await you on the W Koh Samui Hotel, the place 74 private-pool villas, a tropical seaside and 6 eating places and bars electrify the night time, providing all of the indulgence and luxurious you can presumably ask for.

Review: W Hotel Koh Samui – Putting the “W” in Wow

Numerous personal villas of the Koh Samui luxurious resort are constructed upon the slopes whereas others are set stage on the seaside with an unique few having a direct view of the ocean. Suffice it to say, the aesthetics lean in the direction of extremely stylish. And whereas the creator loved extra humble surrounds in one of many much less premium suites, he did have the pleasure of being a visitor at one of many aptly named Extreme Wow Ocean Haven Villas (extra on that in a bit).

As talked about, a number of the W Koh Samui villas have a view of the ocean, like ours – a Jungle Oasis luxurious villa, an incredible array of pink finishings, from couch pillows and silk designer lamps to sideboards and wall-integrated cabinets, greeted us and whereas it offered for some visible pleasure, the serene views of placid waters of the Gulf of Thailand compensated effectively for it. Naturally, we vegetated on the massive picket deck beside our expansive personal pool the place an outsized day-bed (obscured by foliage and scant lighting within the twilight makes for romantic preludes), whereas two solar lounge chairs and a picket eating desk for 2 completes the escapade for lovebirds.

That mentioned, our first night was a little bit fraught with having to cope with the myriad of bugs, an apparent incidence given the woodland surrounds of our personal villa. High ceilings, a spacious bathtub and all of the excessive finish facilities which one has come to anticipate from a W Hotel residence are current full with high-end Illy Coffee machine and mini-bar crammed with attention-grabbing drinks and snacks. That mentioned, the Jungle View isn’t nice if the missus is a little bit insect-phobic so we requested for a swap and so they acquiesced. We moved into one of many highest vantage factors of W Koh Samui Hotel, the Ocean View Escape, the place a number of the finest views within the luxurious seaside whole resort due to beautiful floor-to-ceiling home windows greeted us; as our second night beckoned, a fiery pink sundown welcomed us within the night time actions in the principle lodge the place we elected to go to the W Lounge.

It’s simple to make associates on the W Lounge, and it’s not-your-ordinary lounge, an eclectic, electrical mixture of lotus-shaped sunken seats—a part of a spectacular round water characteristic—panoramic views of the islands and seascape, outsized lamps, and welcoming lounges and daybeds. Meanwhile, uncooked lower native quarry stone bar serves a wide range of customized cocktails and light-weight bites the place we made fast associates who occurred to have a Wow Jungle Oasis villa on the luxurious seaside resort.

The bed room of the Wow Jungle Oasis overlooks the pool and deck, the place you possibly can gaze over paradise. But most impressively, a sprawling personal pool, 50 sq. meters of clear, pristine waters was the right characteristic for a pool social gathering or just as a meditative ingredient as one relaxed on the outsized day mattress or two solar lounges for all-day and night time basking. The barbeque pit is a considerate characteristic however a little bit redundant given that the majority often don’t like to organize their very own dinner whereas on vacation (possibly W Koh Samui was catering to Australians and Lord is aware of they love a superb barbie). The Wow Jungle Oasis on the luxurious seaside resort additionally options an extra-roomy toilet with separate bathe and bathroom, and a big spherical tub for 2; the outside bathe is a pleasant contact to finish your commune with nature.

Life at W Koh Samui Luxury Resort

W Koh Samui Hotel presents a tasty sequence of specials at its signature bars and eating places. Inspired by the W Koh Samui resort life-style, the food and drinks specials have a good time assembly, mingling, cocktails, wine and delicacies – all whereas showcasing every of the posh seaside resort’s beautiful vacation spot venues.

The aptly named AWAY spa definitely set us in the precise state of mind to get away, the W method (pun supposed). The luxurious seaside resort’s extravagant spa is outfitted for complete privateness and full renewal. A spa with 5 luxurious pavilions, seven remedy rooms mix vivid colours with inspiring scents, imaginative sounds, energizing lighting and detoxifying potions laced with native flavors, the right (if barely distracting place to detox since you simply need to test every thing out). Here, pure therapeutic therapies put together you for no matter comes subsequent for whenever you depart W Koh Samui to return to actual life: Do attempt Asia’s first Thaimazcal® natural sauna/steam expertise, the place you’ll get pleasure from a rare thermal bathtub, impressed by the standard Mexican Temazcal ritual; It works to cleanse and purify the physique and soul. Refuel. Luxuriate within the important oils, therapeutic massage gels, physique scrubs and wraps designed particularly for our spa, and also you. Then, energize with juices, smoothies, mild snacks and different refreshments from Tonic Bar.

Breakfast at Kitchen Table was not a lot to shout out however dinner at Namu, W Koh Samui’s Japanese restaurant was to die for, high quality ranges strategy the Michelin starred Nobu the place we had dined earlier than and that is saying one thing, contemplating that we had been in Thailand, the sashimi was loopy recent which the spouse insouciantly identified – hey! we’re by the ocean.

Overall Experience

The location is nice, making it very simple to get to Bo Phut / Fishermans’ Village (Friday night time market is tremendous) for much more consuming choices and souvenirs do you have to tire (and we pray by no means) of the W Koh Samui’s in-house delicacies. Overall, W workers make you are feeling like VIP visitors, it’s the right place to unwind and loosen up.

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