One of the better north-coast options for families and couples in the midrange price bracket, Mimosa Resort is set towards the sleepy east end of Bang Po Beach and offers a free shuttle for when you tire of the solitude.
Check rates at Mimosa Resort on Agoda.com
Check rates at Mimosa Resort on Booking.com.
Though quite large, the resort blends into the coconut trees by way of broad thatch roofs that top whitewashed walls. The least expensive rooms come in a two-storey building at the back of the property and feature quality beds on raised platforms, partitioned showers in brushed concrete bathrooms, and comforts like flatscreen TV, DVD player, safe, minibar and coffee/tea facilities. The best part is the porch, accessed by wide glass doors and equipped with cushioned day bed and personal Jacuzzi tub, which comes standard in all rooms.
Hatches can be propped up from the wood floors of private terraces and used as places to sit -- an unusual touch. You also get a ceiling fan in addition to air-con, which we always appreciate. Pricier rooms come with side-by-side basin sinks in partially open-air bathrooms, with the top-end suite bagging you a private plunge pool with a miniature waterfall.
Mimosa is particularly family friendly, with connecting rooms, kids' gym alongside the adults' fitness centre, large beachfront infinity pool with kids’ pool, bicycles for hire restaurant with kids' menu. Elderly family members are also considered with handrails in the showers and next to the Jacuzzis in certain units.
Rates that we were quoted as walk-ins and saw on booking sites were considerably lower than those listed on the resort’s website. Couples looking for something more upscale could check out The Passage
over on the headland to the west of Bang Po, or the fancy boutique hotel, Code
, which has an inland location.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 3,500 baht, high season 4,600 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: 5,500 baht, high season 6,600 baht. Notes:
Room: Private pool villa, low season: 10,500 baht, high season 12,800 baht. Notes: Several other villa options available.
32/2 Moo 5, Bang Po, Ko Samui
T: (077) 247 740
F: (077) 247 513
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B