Hubby bought the air tickets when he saw the offer by Bangkok Airways at about $350 nett per ticket. Given that usual airfare by Bangkok Airways is around $500-700 per ticket, this was such a steal even though still expensive as compared to Phuket flights. But what to do, both of us love Samui so much! More specifically thai food at Sabeing Lae Restaurant. In fact, this time we discovered another thai restaurant which we fell in love with as well as a coconut ice cream stall on wheels!
First post, sharing on accommodation.
After researching on various properties located at different beaches, decided to stay at Akyra Chura resort located at Chaweng Beach. Got a good deal through livechat on the resort's website, and the livechat agent also promised me the room with the best view (had to prepay in order to guarantee this room).
The room below ours is also Grand Deluxe Seaview but we reckoned level 2 offers more privacy, as this block is directly looking over the pool and beach.
Toilet and shower cubicles. No bathtub which we didn't mind. But there seemed to be drainage problem as water accumulated quickly and drained very slowly when we showered.
As the resort is located on the quieter stretch of Chaweng Beach (northern part), it's fairly secluded and peaceful which we preferred.
Next post will be on the resort surroundings. Stay tuned.