Meliá Koh Samui
Picture-perfect resort Meliá Koh Samui fronts the powder white sands and aquamarine waters of secluded Choeng Mon Beach, nestled into the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui island in the Gulf of Thailand.
The first property in Thailand launched under Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International, the resort blends Asia’s rich maritime heritage with luxurious rooms, suites and facilities, including two restaurants, an executive lounge, swim-up bar, spa, fitness center, ballroom, and, for families, a kid’s club, outdoor playground and mini waterpark.
A remarkable 1600 square metre lagoon pool that meanders through the resort’s lush tropical grounds like a river and an infinity pool with sunken seating are among the nautical-themed resort’s many standout features.
Five-star Meliá Koh Samui’s array of beautifully-appointed rooms and suites range from the Deluxe Rooms with standalone bathtubs on private balconies to Premium Pool Access Rooms with terraces that segue into the lagoon pool. Paying homage to Koh Samui’s heritage as a safe haven for sailors and sea traders, the resort has given merchant vessels, that are more than 100 years old, a new lease on life, converting them into elegant two-story Boat Suites offering either sea views, garden views or direct pool access.
Focused on contemporary Thai dishes as well as Western and Mediterranean cuisine, the Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar’s outdoor terrace sits above the resort’s strand. Award-winning executive chef Azizskandar Awang’s signature dishes include ‘Hokkaido scallop with chorizo, raisin salsa and ajo blanco’ and ‘Wagyu beef with black garlic, parsnip puree and port wine reduction’; best savored with wine, selected by the in-house sommelier from more than 160 labels.
Rooms and suites that belong to ‘The Level’, an upgraded level of service and benefits, provide access to an executive lounge shaped like a boat’s hull. The Level Lounge boasts a vast open terrace, surrounded by a water feature, with panoramic views of Choeng Mon Beach.
Housed in a repurposed teak wood merchant vessel that traversed the Gulf of Thailand more than 100 years ago, the resort’s two-level kid’s club is packed with colourful installations, cool activities, toys, and much more. To the delight of the youngsters, a hotel mascot makes visits to say hello! The kid’s club is adjacent to the mini-water park with a shallow pool, slide, mushroom fountain and giant tipping bucket.
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