07JULWe are featured on TV! Let’s revisit Koh Samui together
Thailand is undoubtedly famous for a variety of reasons. So when Times Group featured our Prana Nandana Resort in their video documentary about the island of Koh Samui, we jumped at the chance to show you the tropical haven’s little gems.
A green resort made of dreams
With the dazzling Freishia B. as our guest and indirect tour guide – she is an avid traveller and media personality – Koh Samui is shown to be the perfect mix of city and island. If you’re planning a trip there soon, consider Prana’s premium location, being just five minutes away from Samui Airport and every other hot spot in town.
With a unique architecture that blends Thai craftsmanship with modern touches, the ‘green’ resort takes strides in minimising carbon footprint and even has an on-site water treatment plant. Other than being smoke-free, Prana also actively works on reducing single-use plastic by using bamboo straws.In case you don’t already know this, Thailand is one of the world’s top spa destinations in the world. Koh Samui is no exception, and you can expect the highest level of relaxation at Prana’s rooftop spa. The view is just the cherry on top!
Don’t even think of missing the generous portion of breakfast served to guests at Prana – a combination of nutrients to help you kickstart your amazing day at this bustling island. Read on for an itinerary shared by Freishia to complete your trip at Koh Samui.
Not far from Prana is Chaweng Beach, where it is recommended that you try out the sunbathing and swimming. The gentle sound of the waves will help you drown your worries away. Whenever you start feeling peckish (we’re hungry 24/7 around here), walk along the Chaweng daily night market near Central Festival to source for some of the best Thai food restaurants to tame your appetite.
Never a boring day!
To really see Thailand the way the locals do, be sure to visit the Buddhist temples like Wat Plai Laem (to visit the statue of goddess Guanyin), Wat Kunaram (mummified monk temple) and Wat Phra Yai, where the Big Buddha statue lies. Freishia recommends ending the evening with another stroll at the Lamai Night market, where street food lovers unite.
Craving for some greenery? Don’t worry, Samui is more than just beaches.
Head to Na Muang Waterfall 2 for an adventure at the safari, then go jungle trekking until you can settle down for a nice picnic at the 80-meter high waterfall. Another option is to snorkel at Koh Tao To, accessible by a 30-minute speedboat ride that lets you marvel at the 50 shades of blue around you.
Our top picks for food in Koh Samui
When it comes to dining in Thailand, you just have to get a taste of everything – which is why Koongkata is worth vising, a buffet experience that will leave you satisfied. It’s fun to just cook your own meal just the way you like it. Then there’s Coco Tam’s, one of the island’s hottest eateries with a fire show and exquisite cocktails. How exotic!
But wait, a true beach holiday is not complete without fresh seafood. End your trip at the Krua Bophut Restaurant – a fine dining establishment that specialises in exquisite Thai style seafood. The restaurant also comes with a gorgeous interior and a spectacular sea view, perfect for a special night out with your loved ones.
Since Krua Bophut restaurant is located at Bophut Village, you have to stop by the popular fisherman’s village night market to do some shopping. It opens only on Friday nights, but when you do make it, be sure to go all out! Just make sure you bring a recyclable shopping bag with you too.
All in all, it was a good trip for Freishia and her team. Check out her personal review here: Freishia B. at Prana Resort Nandana