ShaSa Samui

While I’ve traveled to many different places in Thailand, Samui is one of the few places that I’ve never been, but love to visit. Thus, I’ve always included the island as one of my places to see as soon as opportunities arise.

We flew over the Gulf of Thailand onboard one of Bangkok Airways daily flights to the island resort off the coast of Surat-thani. As we arrived much earlier than the check-in time at Shasa, we decided to drive around the island, enjoying the scenery. With ShaSa located at the tip of Laem Set, it’s quite a drive if you want to get into the city center.

Of course, one of the first attractions that we visited was Hin Ta Hin Yai, an unusual rock formation along Lamai Beach. After we’ve done sightseeing, we stopped at a popular seafood joint on the island, Sabieng Lae,  for lunch before headed back to check-in at ShaSa Resorts & Residences.

The One-bedroom Deluxe Suite is surprisingly huge, with a full function kitchen equipped with all the necessities, an 8-seat diner, living room with daybed in addition to the bed and bath rooms. This would be perfect if you’re planning for a few days on the island, while also doing your own cooking away from home.

While I wouldn’t recommend swimming in the open water of the resort-front beach, you can still enjoy some splashes in the comfort of the main infinity pool that let you view the Gulf of Thailand. Else, you can relax in the huge jacuzzi next to it.

Breakfast at ShaSa serves at Beyond the Sea, its in-house restaurant. Again, having your morning coffee while enjoying the cool breeze and view is a real pleasure.

While we did enjoy our stay, we would have to mention about the blackouts during both nights of our stay. Each of these occurred after some heavy rains in the area.

So if you’re looking for a quiet resort, which feels like a home away from home, check out ShaSa Resorts & Residences. You might be able to get some good deals during one of those travel fairs in Bangkok as well.

For more information, check out their website here.