There is never as shortage of fabulous accommodation in Koh Samui and a recent stay experience at Sea Dance Resort is proof of this fact. Opened for a little over a year, the resort has gained its reputation and drawn travellers who wish to experience Koh Samui’s secret and secluded beaches.
This, our next journey took us to the one of the most talked about islands in the Gulf of Thailand. After we arrived on Koh Samui we took a shuttle directly to Sea Dance Resort situated at the island’s tranquil Hanuman Bay and conveniently located less than ten minutes from Samui International Airport. The resort immediately impressed us with its tropical beauty and relaxed ambience. The staff here were very friendly and spoke good English, something not always found in the South Thailand area. The lobby was not over pretentious; it was more of a good functional facility that managed to take care of things with the minimum of fuss.
This beachfront resort offers 26 guestrooms, all with their own patio and private aspects. We stayed at one of the 20 square meter 1 bedroom garden villas that had been built in a style befitting the tropics. Comfort is the key word that describes our villa with its spacious outdoor and indoor living areas. The bathroom came complete with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, hair dryers, and slippers.
A mini bar was well stocked with a full range plus some complementary items. The villa had a 30” LCD TV, offered free Wi-Fi, laptop-compatible safes, coffee/tea makers and deluxe amenities.
Our first inclination was to get straight on to the beach; it was there that I took in the full impact of this wonderful place. Standing on a beach of white powdery sand that edged to a clear sea that was punctuated with island panicles. With this amazing vista in mind we retreated to the resort’s infinity pool area to unwind with a selection of refreshing cocktails, beers and wines from the Sea Almond Pool Bar.
Since our location was very close to Koh Panghan, we took the opportunity to experience the legendary “Full Moon Party”. The hotel was very helpful in arranging the tour package and gave us several tips for the trip.
Before leaving the resort, we had a wonderful lunch at the Sea Bass, a sister branch of the award winning Thai restaurant Lemongrass in Dubai. Sea Bass serves authentic Thai cuisine that reflects a refined balance of traditional Thai flavours and spices as well as a selection of western favourites to cater for all tastes.
We left Sea Dance Resort with a feeling of relaxed contentment and wonderful memories. We certainly plan to return soon. Sea Dance Resort will soon join Secret Retreats, a collection of small hidden gems across Asia and is now in the process of adding more guest capacity.
63/253 Moo 5, Bophut,
Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand