To finish our trip through Thailand we spent 2 days on the island of Koh Samui. One night at the Le Meridien and one night at the Conrad Koh Samui, both on points. Given this was the end of the trip and we were exhausted we spent very little time outside of each hotel as this was supposed to be the “relaxing” end to the trip. The pictures can speak for themselves but I don’t know if I would go back. The hotels were incredible but the island itself was haphazardly developed and the beach / water at both places left something to be desired. If I was going to choose a beach destination in Thailand (based on our experiences) I would go with Krabi.
Main pool area of Le Meridien
Beach outside Le Meridien
Narrow beach in front of hotel
Lazy rivers that flow throughout the property. This shot was taken right outside of our room, ability to swim up.
Another view of the lazy river from inside our room.
Sunken tub in the room.
The hotel does a nightly lighting of traditional Thai lanterns in the main courtyard.
Entrance to the Conrad.
View from the lobby of the Conrad. Our villa is on the 3rd level from the water on the far right hand side of this picture.
Entrance to our villa.
Infinity pool in the villa.
Massive tub and awesome bathroom in the villa.
Another view of the infinity pool and view from the villa.
Unfortunately, this concluded our wonderful time in Thailand. A few pictures below of the journey back through Bangkok to Seoul to Atlanta. Can’t say enough how amazing Thailand is, both the destination and the people. Would love to return again in the future, maybe skipping Koh Samui on the return trip…….
6 hour layover in BKK.
Waiting for our flight to ATL in ICN.
Planespotting at ICN.
One of our bucket list locations had always been Thailand and when we came across a great fare on Korean Air from Atlanta to Bangkok, we couldn’t pass it up. We first came across the airfare during the summer of 2014 and booked the trip for November, 2014. The trip report will have the following sections:
ATL-ICN on Korean Air
1 Night at the Grand Hyatt Incheon
ICN-BKK on Korean Air
3 Nights at the Millenium Hilton Bangkok
BKK-CNX on Bangkok Airways
2 Nights at the Le Meridien Chiang Mai
CNX-KBV on Thai AirAsia
2 Nights at the Sheraton Krabi
KBV-USM on Bangkok Airways
1 Night at the Le Meridien Koh Samui
1 Night at the Conrad Koh Samui
USM-BKK on Bangkok Airways
BKK-ICN-ATL on Korean Airways
Stay tuned for the next installments…..