Your senses tingle as you step out of your villa and into the lush grounds of Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa. Every effort has been made to merge nature into the vast estate. That feeling of being immersed in a mysterious civilization continues to hit you at every turn—statues with their hands raised in prayer align some of the paths, and the foliage seem to bend towards you, welcoming you to their sacred space. Read more…
The whisper of waves catches your ear and your feet follow its silent command. On the way to the beach you pass by an herb garden, a library with your favorite books, and a magnificent swimming pool. The pool looks tempting—you almost wish you had brought your swimwear so you can dip into the water while drinking a cocktail from the poolside bar. However, the call of the sea cannot be ignored, and you nimbly go down the steps leading to the beachfront.
The waves are calm and comforting; the sand is fine and a delight to the feet. People have occupied the beachside lounge chairs, ordering munchies and drinks. But you find your peace at one corner, nonetheless, relaxing as the cool breeze wafts through your entirety. Finally, you’d realize that you are at one of the most mesmerizing beaches this side of the world.
The next afternoon, you make your way into the tranquil Quan Spa, which as you discover, is a haven of its own. The skilled masseuses are gentle yet firm, and each stroke of their hands can evoke a grateful sigh from your lips. The oils are all equally blissfully scented, but you’ve opted for the invigorating scent of lavender oil this time.
Food and drink are an integral part of every holiday. A quick look around provides you with three options: Banana Leaf, with its delicious mix of Eastern and Western flavors paired with a breathtaking vista; Tapas, with its Mediterranean dishes set to sexy Latin tunes; and tawaNN, the signature restaurant, with its fascinating view of Lamai Beach and pleasant candlelit ambience.
Banana Leaf delivers with its range of continental breakfast dishes, consisting of sumptuous classics, such as cold cuts and cheeses, croissants, pancakes, ham, and eggs. The variety extends at lunch, with the restaurant offering mouthwatering pizzas and the pastas apart from a wide variety of dishes. Should the villa prove hard to leave, you can have these dishes delivered right to your room, served piping hot and ready to eat.
One perfect evening, you decide to walk your way to tawaNN. Just your luck, it’s Lobster Night. To complement the sinfully buttery lobster that you will absolutely order, you try some Thai classics and some Thai fusion dishes: shrimp cakes, green curry, lamb masala, and their take on Thai spicy salad, with sumptuous Australian beef as protein instead of the usual seafood.
Course after course, the food comes out like clockwork—the staff is quick on their feet, responsive to your needs, and amenable to requests. The food, of course, is quite divine. Between the softness of the lamb used in the masala, the tenderness of the beef in the salad, and of course the heavenly taste of the perfectly cooked lobster, you cannot decide which one is your favorite. However, one thing is certain—that you are not about to pass on that scoop of coconut sorbet.
Renaissance Hotels understands every traveler’s wanderlust. Thus, should you find the need to explore the resort’s surroundings and beyond, friendly, local Renaissance Navigators (RNavigators) on deck are ready to recommend places to “savor, sip, shop and see that will transform any trip into an inspiring journey of discovery.”
In all aspects—from the villa to the food to the service—Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa has sparked your sense of adventure, thrilled you with its atmosphere of mystery and isolation, and comforted you with the luxurious ease its brand is known for. As you board the car that takes you away, you’d immediately wish you had stayed longer.
RENAISSANCE KOH SAMUI RESORT & SPA
T. Maret, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Telephone: +66 77 429 300
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