You have been subjected to one helluva lot of #holidayspam on instagram and Twitter, for that I am sorry. However it just wouldn’t be fair not to write a blog post too!
We arrived at Peace Resort a little after 3pm after 12 hours of traveling, welcomed with a cool lemony towel & delicious juice, whilst we checked in. The ever smiling concierge won’t let you lift a finger and quickly loaded our luggage onto a cart and wond his way through the entrance and bustled through the bamboo archway and disappeared amongst the trees.
Through, trees, flowers and bushes buzzing with creatures we’d never seen before our bungalow appeared. Set in this beautiful forest.
A huge window practically took up one wall perfect to watch the birds by day or thunderstorms by night. You could melt into the bed it was so comfortable. Whilst the bathroom was a ghastly shade of neon yellow, it was clean, worked well and a vase of fresh flowers were brought daily!
The pool was flanked by the massage hut in one corner, bar in the other and overlooked the beach. What’s better than grabbing a drink, a book and open water?! Getting a massage with all of the above that’s what.
Everyday is a different cocktail deal & there’s happy hour between 4-7pm & 9-11pm, so plenty of opportunity to sample the beer & cocktail menu!
If I was tied to one cocktail it would be Tom Yum Vodka all the way, like a Mojito with a Thai twist and vodka base – absolutely delicious!
The restaurant on site is pretty amazing and we had a few meals here, but I’ll tell you about dinners themselves in another post. You can either sit in the open front restaurant with the cooling sea breeze and the smell of frangipan flowers, or down on the beach on big comfy pillows with your toes in the sand.
Saturday’s they have an amazing bbq night, live singers, who were really good and didn’t make the ever so sensitive Patrick cringe – too much.
Followed up by fire dancers, which was the most amazing thing I have ever seen and my heart was in my throat throughout the performance!
The hotel offers a lot for its guests, morning yoga sessions, evening cinema on the beach and lots of free activities.
I loved a morning stretch with Yoga & met Patrick at the buffet. At breakfast you are absolutely spoilt for choice!
Fresh fruit, dried fruit, cereal, cooked breakfast, pancakes, continental breakfast. You want it and I’m pretty sure they’ll have you covered!
Try their exotic juices – although I wouldn’t recommend the Chrysanthemum juice/Panang leaf juice, a strange savoury taste to it.
If there’s a free spot you have to go on the tour of the island. You’ll get a lovely lunch in a little picnic basket and a private tour around the must see places. Ding took us round and was the most enthusiastic, happiest person we’d ever met! He was so helpful taking pictures so they aren’t the awkward selfies always and he answered all our questions. But as there were so many beautiful temples and sights I’ll write it up in a separate post for you.
Enjoy food? Of course you do! You will Luurvvveeee the cooking classes, the seabreeze chef will take you step by step through some Thai recipes and you’ll get to devour each and every one! Nom, nom, nom.
In case you fancy a slice of paradise, we booked it all via Trailfinders and went for the Superior Bungalow.
If you want any further details let me know, I’m more than happy to blabber on about it with you!
Peace Resort, 178 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320