Recharge your batteries at SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort, located on a quiet beachfront area with white sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. Chaweng Town is less than a five-minute walk away and the resort is a convenient ten-minute drive from Samui Airport. At SALA Samui Chaweng, there are lavish pool villas and suites, a stunning beachfront swimming pool, and an open-air restaurant by the sea that serves traditional Thai favourites and international dishes. The modern interiors and crisp design elements are very elegant and sophisticated. SALA Samui Chaweng’s design was inspired by the energy of the full moon, incorporating various circular motifs in the resort’s façade, interiors and impressive Moon Pool.
Phase One of the resort (which opened in January 2018) comprises 52 lavish pool villas and suites that come with their own individual private swimming pool. Each villa and suite is equipped with daybeds and king-sized beds, high speed internet access, flat screen TVs, mini bars, espresso coffee machines, and guests can even choose their own pillow style, organic soap, scent and lotion via SALA’s Signature Selections.
The spacious Oceanfront Balcony Pool Suites are located on the second and third floors of the Oceanfront Wing and overlooks the main pool; while the exclusive Oceanfront SALA Pool Villas are just a stone’s throw from the white sands of Chaweng Beach and surrounded by a sunbathing deck and lush gardens. If you’re here with the whole family or a group of friends, book the Oceanfront 2-Bedroom Presidential Pool Villa. It’s one of the largest two-bedroom beachfront pool villas in Koh Samui, and has two bedrooms, a living room and its own outdoor swimming pool complete with a deck.
The resort’s in-house restaurant The TENT is situated right by the beach, and its open-air concept allows you to fully enjoy the sea breeze while having your meal. The TENT’s extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus offer everything from continental dishes and Thai favourites to a variety of fresh seafood. You can choose to dine in private dining rooms, outdoors on the deck, or in private gazebos right on the beach. Go for SALA Samui Chaweng’s Champagne Breakfast if you’re feeling indulgent; it comes with a chilled bottle of prosecco or champagne. Meanwhile, the Beach Bar provides a casual atmosphere to relax and hang out with beer, cocktails or wines from around the world.
Though you’ll be hard-pressed to do so, venture out of the resort and check out all that Koh Samui has to offer. The surrounding area is perfect for guests to walk around and take in the local sights, and there are many diving centres if you want to jump into the water to snorkel or scuba dive; many of these centres also offer diving certification. For those who enjoy food, the nearby InFusion offers food tours around the area. Other local attractions include Samui Elephant Sanctuary (the first elephant sanctuary in Southern Thailand) and the Big Buddha Temple Wat Phra Yai. When night falls, check out the Paris Follies Cabaret show.
99/10 Moo 5, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand (+667 7905 888/salachaweng.com). Rooms from THB16,380 (about RM1,990).