After travelling around Thailand for two weeks Julia and I are now back at one of my all time favourite places: Bali. One of the highlights of our Thailand trip was definitely our stay the Four Seasons Resort on Koh Samui. This resort topped everything I have experienced so far and I would love to share this experience with you, so here is my hotel review of the Four Seasons resort Koh Samui.
The Four Seasons resort on Koh Samui is located at the Laem Yai Bay, which is one of the prettiest spots on the island. The resort is huge, thus the best way to get around is by buggys, which you can just call anytime to pick you up and drive you to your desired destination. The Four Seasons has its own private beach, which is absolutely picture perfect and with its white hammocks over the blue water it is a dream come true for any Instagramer- or just anyone one wanting to relax in the sunshine. All guests have their private villa and the only difference between the villas is their location and the size of the pool.
I absolutely loved the modern, yet somehow classic and traditional Thai inspired design of the villa. The bathroom and the bathtub with a view over the palm trees and the pool were an absolute dream. The villa was very spacious and private, it felt like a little hideaway on the island.
Breakfast at the KOH Thai Kitchen and Bar
I am an absolute breakfast lover and the breakfast buffet at the Four Seasons did not disappoint: from fresh fruit to healthy bites and vegan options such as ricemilk- the selection was extensive and the buffet was probably one of the best I have ever had. I was even able to order my own “customized” green juice!
Lunch at the Pla Pla
The atmosphere at this restaurant is hard to beat. The stylish venue is located right by the pool and oceanside and is open for lunch an dinner. We had lunch there and ordered veggie rice paper rolls as well as vegetable curry, which both tasted amazing! The curry was easily one of the best I have had in Thailand.
Dinner at the CocoRum Lounge
We also got invited to have dinner at the CocoRum lounge by the infinity pool, where the vibe was nice and relaxed- the perfect spot for a sun downer and cocktails. The food there is very Mexican inspired, which was actually a welcome break from all the Thai food that we had been enjoying over the last days. It also wasn’t hard to pick out a vegan option, since a couple of vegetarian dishes were vegan already. As a starter we enjoyed a bean salad, as a main course we had the Quinoa Chipotle Rojo Salad and for desert I devoured the lychee sorbet with fresh fruit. The food tasted amazing, however the portion size could have been bigger.
With all the great food we had it was good to have some workout options to stay balanced.
I absolutely loved the gym. Sometimes cycling in the gym or running on a treadmill can get boring, however at the Four Seasons they had the most up to date, high-tech equipment. So whilst running on the treadmill I was able to watch Youtube videos (!!), which was by far the best motivation to continue running.
Muay Thai Boxing
Whilst we stayed at the Four Seasons we also got the opportunity to take part in a Muay Thai Boxing class for the first time. Julia and I had already done some boxing workouts in Cape Town, however Muay Thai is actually very different to other boxing styles. The trainer was great, since he was also a proper Muay Thai fighter himself, so he was able to give us some interesting insights into the sport. Moreover, does he train some very well known celebrities, so it is safe to say that we were able to learn from one of the best. We started that training session with body weight exercises and continued with some boxing. I very much enjoyed the class- it was such a fun way to workout and start the day.
To make sure I wouldn’t be sore from Muay Thai, I got the Muay Thai recovery treatment at the spa later during that day, which was especially designed to soothe tired muscles after the boxing workout. Before the treatment I was offered some raw, organic almonds, which are high in Vitamin E, Magnesium and Manganese- making them a great post workout snack. The Muay Thai recovery treatment started with a half hour steam bath, which was then followed by a one hour massage. The experience was truly luxurious and the therapist was very professional and friendly.
Apart from Muay Thai and the amazing gym, the Four Seasons offers lots of other great activities. You can take part in cooking classes, do Yoga, cycle on the water (yes, they have waterbikes!), rent a kayak or try stand up paddling. Julia and I did the latter and paddled out to the small floating platform that is located a few hundred meters away from the beach. Since it is surrounded by water, it is the perfect tanning spot!
Furthermore, they also have private cinema, which you can rent and they offer outdoor movie screenings on the beach under the stars at night.
Overall our stay at the Four Seasons Resort on Koh Samui was just out of this world- a truly magical and luxurious experience.
Thank you to the Four Seasons for having us and for making our time on Koh Samui so pleasant!
Visit the Four Seasons Koh Samui website here
In collaboration with the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui