Sweet: In April, we vacationed on Koh Samui, a haven for spa seekers. The search of sun and repose coupled with a bucket list worthy hotel inspired our stay at the Conrad Koh Samui.
Sweet: The resort offers all the luxurious conveniences that you would expect – 24 hour room service, several restaurants with jaw dropping views, a large beachfront infinity pool, hammocks both in and out of the sea, a fitness center, complimentary speed boat rides, and a daily list of inclusive guest activities.
Sour: One of my favorite vacation activities is a visit to the hotel spa. After the initial discomfort from the twists, tangles, pulls, and kneading of a traditional Thai massage, I felt very relaxed and nimble. A visit to the steam room had a view that made up for any post massage pain.
Sweet: Each villa is well equipped, but my favorite part was the large round soaking tub with a view. Perhaps we would have enjoyed more of Koh Samui if our villa had been less inviting.
Sour: We visited during the most hot and humid season. Pastime mostly included staying in the air conditioning, and taking frequent dips in our pool.Tamarind Springs Spa which holds a strict no cell phone/camera policy. The enchanting grounds of boulders, lagoons, and waterfalls are lush and inviting. Cool dipping pools are positioned around the boulders, and rocky grottoes are used as steam rooms. Natural exfoliates of coffee, lemongrass, ginger and tamarind are available to be applied between dips. Rounds of exfoliating, steaming, and dipping left our skin soft and fragrant. A light snack of tea, fruit, and vegetable rolls were served while sitting by a waterfall. Luxsa Spa at the Hansar Koh Samui. Our couples treatment started with tea, a fragrant foot bath, a signature massage and facial followed by last round of tea.
Sweet: At the resort, our main activities were swimming, napping, and a water fight in celebration of Songkran, the Thai New Year holiday. A seaside feast was enjoyed by the resort guests, while the sun set to the sound of an instrument similar to a xylophone.
Sour: Like most good things, this trip came to an end. We will always love the feeling we remember from this resort and our bottom line is that this stay was a good one!