The Steve Jobs Hotels, Curfew-Beating Deals and World-Beating Thai Beauty
By John Bowie, LawFuel Publisher. So you know all about the Thai coup and you’ve put off thoughts of an exotic, South China Sea vacation lying by an exquisite pool or on a crystal sand beach backgrounded by rain forest and tropical scent? But then, someone has reminded you of Koh Samui, the coup- and curfew-free island that celebrates in nothing more – or less – than God-smacking beauty.
So why wouldn’t you visit?
And especially why not now?
With coup-saving deals and world-beating hotels.
Bangkok is fine and dandy and a fun place, but it does currently have curfews. The place that’s hosted more parties than Hugh Hefner could dream of is rather quiet in the evenings now, by Bangkok standards anyway.
And the northern areas of Chang Mai are suffering a curfew too, due to some “political unrest” there.
But to the south? The beach resorts?
Nothing but the sound of bar music and surf. Or the gently splashing of German models diving into a designer hotel pool. Or the tap, tapping of a designer tea spoon on a designer cup of coffee, brought to you with a delicate smile by a beautiful hostess.
Yes, all that awaits you. But only if you visit the two Koh Samui hotels that I believe stand out from the crowd. Like, Steve Jobs stand-out. These are the Smart Peoples’ hotels that someone said Steve Jobs could have designed if he had turned his hands to hotels instead of handsets.
And the winners are . . ?
If ever there was a place in the world that curtailed night time entertainment – or indeed any entertainment – it is Bangkok, the charming, exciting and exotic city that has played host to more parties than Hugh Hefner could dream of.
However, the recent troubles in Thailand have seen a military curfew remain in place in Bangkok, although it has been lifted in coastal resorts ranging from Phuket to Ko Chang.
A perennial favorite resort, and one that offers some exceptional accomodation deals as well as magnificent scenery and beaches is Ko Samui, a personal favorite.
The resorts are some of the most popular in Thailand, of course and departs from the fabulous Chang Mai trekking and tribal cultural visits, along with their jungle and river trips. However the north also remains under curfew given the political protests that have continued since the May 22 coup.
While occupancy rates have understandably dropped in Banghkok, visitors elsewhere (and indeed even in the capital) have been largely unaffected by the “troubles”, with the Thailand Visitors Association pleading for visitors to return.
Kho Samui is an exceptional place to visit now because of both the attractive rates being offered but also because it is always a pleasure to visit and offers some of the best hotels available.
Among the best are two of the “designer” boutique hotels, including the Koh Samui Code and the
The former offers amazing views, exceptional comfort and superb service, which indicates why any review site to be found about the hotels is a hotbed of fevered enthusiasm. And with good reason because the hotels’ operators have been able to combine their exquisite, boutique accomodation with outstanding service.
The Koh Samui Code is close to the Bang Por beach and a number of bars and restaurants along the ocean.
The Codes’ partner hotel is the Lanna Samui, located nearly the bustling Bangrak. It is as stylish as its sister, spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed.
If you’re staying in a resort like Koh Samui, and its a no-brainer in coup or no-coup times, you deserve to be both coseted and comforted by the type of design and flair that make the difference between a vacation and an experience.
Don’t overlook the opportunity.
These places are a hotel coup you won’t forgive yourself for overlooking.
So don’t. Look. Live. Experience.
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