Enjoy your meal, and we apologize for the small amount of pictures, but we were focused on the food…
At Koh Samui one of the well known attractions is the Grandpa and Grandma rocks. The attraction is a bit silly, but somehow attract a lot of tourist every day. It is a rock formation, which has two rocks, shaped like at man and woman’s genitals, if you have a bit of imagination. In thai the rocks are called Hin Ta and Hin Yai, and is followed by a local myth of a old couple living with their son, who was in the marriage age. They decided to travel to the neighboring province to ask for the hand of the daughter of a local man. During their sea journey, the boat was hit by a storm and he old couple died at sea, and their souls turned into rocks, showing the brides parents their true intensions.
Just south of Chaweng, there is a great place for enjoy the darkness falling on Koh Samui. Just at the top of a small hill, the official viewpoint of the area is placed. Great views over the sea and Chaweng, lovely light from the clear sky and…. well actually not quiet at all, because there is a small praying monument right besides, so 95% of all cars, scooters etc that runs by, honks their horns!
In Chaweng Beach at Koh Samui there is a very trendy design-hotel called The Library. Really cool and modern design – and the hotel bar called “The Drink Gallery” is places along the Chaweng beach road. We went the the shuttle from Silavadee, and came to around 11 am. After a quick stroll down the beach road, we quickly realized that there is not that many things to do in this tourist, and the menu for the bar looked very nice.
The bar serves drinks, juices, smoothies, coffee etc in a super cool environment – with designer furniture. You can also have snacks, light courses and desserts, which all looked as good as the drinks. But we just had breakfast at the resort, so we sticked to the liquids. The service is very cosy and western, and cocktails made in eye for every detail. The bartenders knows how to make a world-class cocktail, and the quality was as high as the best rooftop bars in Bangkok. The decor is quite cool, concrete, steel, industrial, leather, modern and inspiring.
“I’m Not a Plastic…”
…or actually two lines. Every sunday two streets of Lamai on Koh Samui is turned into a walking street. The streets are divided in two different “sectors” one street with all the usual thai-market rip-off stuff that you can buy everywhere. Fake sunglasses, watches, souvenirs that you would not even give to your worst enemy, shorts, hats etc. In other words – this street is not why you go to the walking street, unless you have the urge to spend a little baht on stuff that you don’t really need.
“A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you’re the star. And you don’t miss anything by falling asleep!”
At our trip to Koh Samui, we had the chance to try a variety of treatments at Silavadee’s world class spa., which several times has won awards for being amongst some of the worlds best spa’s.
Enjoy your experience – and try to stay awake.
When we visited Koh Samui in august 2013 – we were looking for something new, different and cool place to stay. Koh Samui is full of really nice luxury resorts, which, no offense, is more or less the same. In our search we came across something a tad different, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. On the pictures it looked interesting, so we choose to book some days there, which we didn’t regret.