Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Trip to the beautiful Koh Samui, Thailand

June was a bit of a crazy month for us with work and also holidays. We started out with a trip to the beautiful Koh Samui where our friends were getting married as they had met there few years back! I'd been to Thailand a few times previously but never to Koh Samui and I fell in love with the simple life style and the freshness of the island. There were plenty of palm trees, coconuts, lovely beaches, amazing fresh food and most of all the most friendly people you can ever meet.

We had a bit of problem with our luggage as British Airways had not transferred them onto the flight, needless to say we were not very happy (especially me!) and had to waste lots of time buying essentials rather than sitting on the beach! Anyway, they finally delivered our luggage a few days later but it was after the wedding and the nice dress I picked out still has the tag on to this day!

However, the hotel we stayed at The Kala Samui made up for all the stress that we experienced. The staff were so helpful and called the airline for us daily. Nothing was ever too much of a problem for them and they were always more than happy to help. 

Every room in the hotel has sea view and we were lucky to have a corner room so our view was even better! Our room was modern but still as thai accents in the decor with all the woods and the room key even has a monkey on it! The food served at the hotel was delicious and prices were very reasonable. I loved having watermelon every day with my breakfast! 

We did an island trip with the hotel and enjoyed it a lot. It was great to see the waterfall, Big Buddha and other beautiful temples around the island. We saw the elephant trekking near the waterfall but did not go on it because we felt sorry for the elephants as they were all shackled :(  

Koh Samui is full life with lots of activities such as diving, snorkling, trekking, partying etc but at the same time very relaxed and laid back. We enjoyed every moment of our stay at Kala and cannot wait to go back!

After the gorgeous wedding of our friends a big group of us travelled to Koh Phangan to continued the celebration. We stayed at the Kupu Kupu Phangan which was away from the crowd in Haad Rin where the Full Moon Party was held. I'd expected the party to be just on the beach with a stage like a normal music festival but actually its the whole town coming alive with parties everywhere! It was a lot of fun but we were glad to be staying a little further as it was pretty noisy!

We had a sea view villa at the Kupu Kupu and enjoyed the tranquilness every minute we were there. The villa is built using wood and looked perfect in the area as it was full of coconut and palm trees. As its in the tropics there were lots of wildlife such as birds, butterflies and you can here the crickets in the evening. The private beach is not really suitable for swimming, the water is not very clear but the view is amazing there is a great pool and lots of lounges around the hotel. They even have lounges in water! 

We saw probably thousands of butterflies and dragon flies during our trip in Thailand and we are missing everything about it terribly. Think I'll need to find myself a nice Thai restaurant in London so I don't feel so sad!

Infinity Pool at Kala
View from our room 
Lovely breakfast 
The monkey key ring with coconut for housekeeping

Baby elephant at the trekking

Leading up to Big Buddha
Big Buddha

Pool area of Kupu Kupu
Our villa at Kupu Kupu
The beach at Kupu Kupu

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