Monday, September 6, 2010

Koh Samed - Rayong

Koh Samed, Rayong located at Eastern board of Thailand. Koh Samet is well known in South East Asia, the beautiful beach, white clean sand, reasonable price bangalow, not far from Bangkok (approximate 179km from Bangkok). Koh Samet offers extensive pristine beaches with clean white sand and strangely shaped rocks. A haven for relaxation, this T-shaped island is a perfect retreat for those looking for sun, sand and sea. The climate is always pleasantly cool with an abundance of rain in August and windy monsoons in May.

There are a wide range of accommodations on the island with prices at the low-end starting from 200 baht for a bungalow with basic amenities, while bungalows with furniture and air-conditioning . Mid-range hotels and resorts mostly located around the Hat Sai Kaew area are also available. Reservations for accommodations should be made in advance as the place gets crowded especially during the festive season.

Koh Samed has been known as a safe anchorage for sailors since at least the 13th century and in the 19th century its sheer beauty was the inspiration for the literary masterpiece of Thailand’s most famous romantic poet, Sunthorn Phu. In the 1970’s it was ’discovered’ by Thai teenagers and young couples seeking a weekend retreat from life in Bangkok. In spite of its protected status as part of the Khao Laem Ya - Samet National Marine Park the island has developed into a resort destination much loved by both Thais and foreigners. Episodic attempts by the authorities to evict the developers have not yet dislodged them, and bungalow accommodations are available all over the island. More than a dozen coves and beaches provide visitors a range of choices from campsites on secluded, deserted beaches to bungalows with all the modern conveniences in more settled and gregarious communities.

Sang Thien Beach


Sunrise at Sang Thien Beach
View in front of Sang Thien Beach Resort
Koh Samed Night Life

Thursday, September 2, 2010

...Hotel Review #AANA Koh Chang


AANA Koh Chang

AANA is lucky to be endowed with the best nature Koh Chang has to offer. Surrounded by lush green tropical forest covered mountains on one side, a river and sea on the other sides, AANA offers you a breathtaking ambience.

AANA philosophy of continuously refreshing and reinventing experiences, and therefore casting an entirely new light on the concept of a very cozy pampered five-star resort living. We at AANA firmly believe that there is no single and preset way to handle a clients needs. Every customer is important and different.

Aana Resort & Spa has 71 rooms, split in two low-rise building with 42 Deluxe rooms facing the riverside pool, the garden and the river, 17 single, round and elevated Villas with own plunge pool and breathtaking view and 3 low-rise buildings with 6 Grand Deluxe room on the ground floor, each two of them connecting, and 6 Top View rooms on the second and third floor with own plunge pool and an amazing view towards the private beach of the resort.

All rooms at Aana have either a King size bed or twin beds with light and comfortable duvets. Unique features at Aana are the generously extra large balconies and terraces with day bed and dining table to enjoy great outdoor living and balmy tropical nights.
















TRAD - Koh Chang

TRAD - Koh Chang
Eastern Province of Thailand




Koh Chang, located in the eastern region of Thailand in Trat province, around 315 kilometers from Bangkok, Thailand's second biggest island after Phuket island.  

Koh Chang (Elephant Island) and its island chain were awarded the Marine National Park status in 1982 to ensure that this pristine environment is preserved.  

Koh Chang Marine National Park, the 2nd largest island in Thailand, is a charming destination where you can enjoy the chain of white sandy coves and fine beaches, pristine rain forests and abundance of wildlife and marine life, coral reefs, high mountain peaks, several scenic waterfalls, and not to be missed, a rich variety of cuisine and great nightlife! 

Traveling by Ferry Koh Chang in front of you
View from Koh Chang viewpoint, between Kai Bae Beach and Ao Prao Beach
View from Koh Chang viewpoint, between Kai Bae Beach and Ao Prao Beach
View from Koh Chang viewpoint, between Kai Bae Beach and Ao Prao Beach
View from Salakphet Bay

View from Salakphet Bay


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