Midranger on a quiet beach
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.
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.
Address: 32/2 Moo 5, Bang Po, Ko Samui
T: (077) 247 740; F: (077) 247 513
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º58'4.82" E, 9º35'0.33" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||3,500 baht||4,600 baht|
|Deluxe Suite||5,500 baht||6,600 baht|
|Private pool villa|
Several other villa options available.
|10,500 baht||12,800 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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