Thailand is one of the most popular countries for turism and it has always been on my list of places to visit.
When My partner and I were planning a vacation for Christmas, we had a couple of criteria in mind. The first one was the weather. You might know how cold London can get during Winter and I love it when I travel from somewhere warm in the middle of winter. The second criteria were the location. We were looking for somewhere which can give us a bit of adventure but at the same time, we can relax and enjoy the beach. And lastly, the most important factor (at least for me) was food. We definitely wanted to be able to eat good food and wine.
Having said all of these, the first option came to our mind was Thailand. The weather is perfectly warm (30 C), it has beautiful beaches and Thai is my favorite cuisine. After lots of research, we decided to make a plan for Bangkok and Koh Samui.nahteromFor our stay in Koh Samui, we were looking for a hotel or resort that is very quiet and far away from the busy part of the city but at the same time, has good access to town center and airport. After weeks of searching, we decided to stay at Kanda Pool and villa that is a 5* hotel. Kanda is an exquisite and magical Poll villa located in the northern region of Koh Samui. It’s located on the edge of rocks overlooking the beautiful ocean.
Kanda has various types of Villas each with a beautiful pool and a gourgeus yard with the view of the ocean. Each villa has three suits which makes it a perfect choice if you are travling in a group or with your friends and family.
Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by a traditional Thai drink and we had a very smooth and speedy check-in, and the staff kindly helped us with our luggage. They showed us our room and then explained to us all the activities and the services available at the resort.
We stayed in a villa with three spacious suits (we stayed in one of them) and a massive communal area shared between three suits.
Each suit has a big bedroom with an ocean view balcony and a nice and super comfortable bed. It also has a massive bathroom with a beautiful bathtub and a separate washroom and a wardrobe.
The communal suit has a big kitcken and a living room. The kitcken has everything you need from dish washer, big fridge freezer, cutleries and cooking pans. The living room has a big dining table, L-shape sofa and a big TV which makes it perfect for getting together during the day and enjoy time with friends and family. There is also a laundry room in this suit to make it even more convenient to wash your clothes in the comfort of your own place. This set up is perfect if you want to travel with your family or maybe a get together with a group of friends so you have your own suit but at the same time, you have a fantastic living room to enjoy your time with your friends and family.
In the yard of the vila, we had a beautiful ocean view pool and a nice sitting area for sunbathing and relaxing.
These are some of my photos from our Villa.
The breakfast is served at the in-house restaurant with a relaxing view of the blue water every morning. There are a variety of options in the breakfast including eggs, bacon, and sausages, as well as fruits, juice, cereal and breads. You can also find a great selection of Thai and Indian breakfast such as curry, noodles and dim sums.
There is an in-house restaurant called Rockpool that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. This restaurant was only 2 min walk from our villa that made it so convenient to enjoy the best food and wine without needing to leave the hotel at all. There are also have various options in the menu from European to traditional Thai dishes so you never ever get bored.
We decided to go for a set menu for one of our dinners and we really enjoyed the the food.
We also spend the Christmas day in Rockpool restaurant for a Christmas special brunch. They did everything to make us feel at home on the Christmas day by cooking Christmas style food and the live music. To be honest, the Christmas that you spend on the beach in 30C is the best ever!
The spa service is one of the highlights of this resort. They offer different types of massage and we really enjoyed our Thai massage. Again the SPA facility was 2 min walk from our villa so we don’t need to leave the hotel at all.
Kanda is only 15 min drive to Koh Samui Airport and they also have pick up/drop off service upun your request.