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Meliá Koh Samui Opens on Thailand’s Scenic Choeng Mon Beach

Melia Koh Samui, a 159-room and 41-suite resort with lagoon pool that flows through its grounds like a river and suites built from wooden teak vessels that is located on Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Samui, has opened.

The first property opened under the Spanish hotel company Melia Hotels International in Thailand, the resort celebrated its grand opening on January 10th, with two restaurants, an executive lounge, a swim-up bar, pool, fitness centre, ballroom and a kid’s party, outdoor playground and mini water park.

The nautical themed luxury beachfront resort is situated 15 minutes from Samui International Airpot, facing the sands of Choeng Mon Beach, on the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand. Meliá Koh Samui has two-level infinity pool with sunken seating areas, and in addition, it also has a spectacular lagoon tub.

Paying homage to the legacy of Koh Samui as a safe haven for sailors and ship merchants, the resort has offered a new lease on life to merchant vessels over 100 years old, transforming them into luxurious two-story boat suites.

The Koko Kitchen features a live-show kitchen, where a team of chefs cook up a delectable buffet breakfast spread daily. Boat’s Bar is located in the semi-open lobby, and The Pool Bar, merged into the lagoon pool, serves cocktails and snacks including Spanish tapas.

Extensive conference facilities are on offer for event planners including seven multi-functional rooms such as a beachfront room with a spectacular sea view and a ballroom accommodating up to 200 guests.

Focused on contemporary Thai dishes as well as Western and Mediterranean cuisine, the Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar’s outdoor terrace sits above Meliá Koh Samui’s strand.