Christmas at our Private Resort.... who would have believed we were backpackers!!!
23.12.2013 - 27.01.2014 32 °C
so after a noisy 4 nights sleep in Koh Chang we were so looking forward to our 4 nights booked into a resort with a private beach in neighboring island Koh Samet.... we hoped the resort lived up to expectations... as we had upped the budget for a few days luxury over Christmas!
The Samet Ville Resort and its private beach at Ao Wai...
Having practically passed the ferry point for Koh Samet on the way to Koh Chang – we thought this would be a quicker journey…. How wrong can you be! Firstly our minibus arrived late… causing us to miss the ferry to the Mainland, then we waited and waited for a second minibus to Ban Phe (the ferry port for Koh Samet). What could have taken a maximum of 4 hours took 8 1/2!
Our resort has its own ferry and speed boats from the mainland but arriving so late we had to make our own way taking the usually ferry and then taxi down the island… this in fact was not an issue.. and the taxi along the un-surfaced roads was an experience!
But boy we were pleased when we arrived at our resort... set along the bay, with a very natural setting, very green and lots of trees surrounding the buildings.
The Samet Ville Resort
Our little apartment at the Samet Ville Resort...
Our private pool, overlooking the beach.
A Christmas tree decorated on the beach and a few carols were as christmassy as it got.... Terry said he is never having fried rice for Christmas lunch ever again!!!
However we made up for it in the evening... The resort put on a BBQ.... yum yum!!
We even treated ourselves to a few drinks to toast everyone back home..
Boxing day dinner - a hot pot of chicken curry.... another first!!
After our 4 days of luxury... we headed north up the Island for a more standard hotel, back to the busy beaches, full of Russian families and other tourists escaping for the Christmas holidays..
After 10 days of beaches over Christmas we headed for the CITY... Bangkok here we come for NYE...