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Sala Samui

Relaxed beachfront luxury

10/9 Moo 5 Choeng Mon Beach T: (077) 245 888 F: (077) 245 889

Sala Samui

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If you're looking for pampered luxury but your budget doesn't quite stretch to the salubrious digs hidden away on Laem Samrong, Sala Samui smack bang in the centre of Choeng Mon beach may be the antidote to your woes.

A sprawling five-star resort, the gracious staff were very accommodating when it came to walking us through, despite them being run off their feet. They were just as we remember them from previous visits: engaging, professional, welcoming and friendly.

Pick us up next week please.

Pick us up next week please. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The rooms are lovely, too. They're designed with a palette of plenty of whites and light creams, contrasting with the dark floors and matching dark wood furniture. Four-poster beds have decorative mosquito nets, throws, firm mattresses and crisp smooth linen and puffed pillows. Tan daybeds with brighter pillows and another faux mosquito net thrown over the top are designed for relaxing, while bathrooms bigger than a typical Samui bungalow with sexy swirlingly round cream-coloured tubs round out pretty damn comfortable lodgings.

The room we were most recently shown had its own splash pool surrounded by a private lawn and and open living style plan -- unfortunately the room was being made up when we were shown it and we were asked to not take any photos, but you can refer to their website for a full walkthrough. Rooms come with all the modcons you could need.

Peaceful grounds.

Peaceful grounds. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Outside of the rooms, the hotel has a couple of long narrow lap pools towards the beach, one a light turquoise, and the other a contrasting dark number. A pool bar has large curl-up couches making for the perfect spot for a sundowner. Other facilities include a spa, library, gym and business centre.

All these luxuries don't come in cheap, but you'll be paying a bit less here than at Tongsai Bay, and considerably less than the Six Senses property, but you'll be a good deal more centrally located. If you're looking for a luxurious choice in this part of Samui, Sala Samui is a solid option.

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Type of room, low and high season prices
Private pool villa
11,350 baht
12,650 baht
Sample only, check their website for details as there is a wide variance in rates
Room: Private pool villa, low season: 11,350 baht, high season 12,650 baht. Notes: Sample only, check their website for details as there is a wide variance in rates

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Where is Sala Samui

Sala Samui
10/9 Moo 5 Choeng Mon Beach
T: (077) 245 888 F: (077) 245 889
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º4'52.08" E, 9º34'24.46" N
Room rates: over 8,000B

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