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Four Seasons Koh Samui vs Trisara vs Six Senses

Four Seasons Koh Samui vs Trisara vs Six Senses

Jul 22nd, 2011, 01:34 PM
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Four Seasons Koh Samui vs Trisara vs Six Senses

Wife and I are planning our first trip to Thailand in Spring 2012, but I have no idea about geography in terms of where things are and where we should stay. We are primarily beach people, and we enjoy spacious accomodations with an emphasis on service. We are fortunate enough to not be price sensitive, so it really is about finding the right spot.

We'll be coming in from Hong Kong, so my first thought is to fly directly into Phuket. But then where to stay? There seems to be an abundance of luxury hotels, and I don't know how to cull the list. Or should we go to Bangkok and then Koh Samui? Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Jul 22nd, 2011, 01:54 PM
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In my opinion, you should definitely spend some time in Bangkok. There is so much to see and do... wonderful temples (wats), delicious food and fabulous shopping. It's my favorite city in the world. It also has wonderful hotels that are significantly less expensive than comparable hotels in Hong Kong. Take a look at the long-esteemed Oriental, the Peninsula, the Four Seasons, and the new St. Regis.

Your beach destination will depend on the weather. Take a look here: http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/c...&name=Thailand
for Koh Samui, use Surat Thani

Note that April is the hottest month in Thailand.

There are so many resorts to choose from. Here is a listing I like for Phuket:
http://www.phuket.com/hotel/recommen...ic-resorts.htm

If it were me, I'd go for Mom Tri's Villa Royal, the Dao-a-Dung suite.

By the way, I'm not suggesting you book through that website. I've not used them
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Jul 24th, 2011, 12:15 AM
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Hi and best wishes with your trip next year

If you decide to go to Koh Samui and price is not a huge consideration then can I suggest you consider the El Cid private villa.

I could rave on for ages about how wonderful it is but just take a look at their website and you will see what I mean

www.elcidvilla.com
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Jul 27th, 2011, 04:44 AM
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Hi,

Firstly how many days are going for?
I just got back from Phuket and Koh Samui.

Phuket:
If you want to stay into the main tourist area you want to look at staying in Patong - beach can be crowded, I usually stay out of Patong but close enough to travel in at night for dinner or shopping.
Kata, Kammala are really nice and much quieter and Bang Tao is a bit further but also very nice.
I stayed about 5 min walk from Kammala beach at 'Cape Sienna' it was an amazing hotel with a very very quiet area but does have a free shuttle to Patong every afternoon. Let me know if you want to stay on the beach or closeby.
If you go to Koh Samui stay at the Rennaissance Marriot - it is RIGHT on the beach - pool villas are spectacular and the service and resort is fabulous.
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