Koh Samui

*Apologies, meant to post this yesterday!*

Today we took the boat, again, from Koh Tao to Koh Samui. We’re flying back up to Bangkok from Koh Samui otherwise I don’t think we’d have come here. We’re booked in for one night, and one night only in a hotel in Bophut in the Chaweng part of the island. And, in all honesty, I wasn’t much looking forward to Koh Samui- its more touristy, more built up… etc etc. However, the hotel we are staying in is a DREAM. Nestled alongside a tiny piece of beach front, the hotel comprises a series of little huts (a word which does not do them justice), each one a hotel “room”. It is unbelievably beautiful. My other half said my face was an absolutely picture as we walked from the check in desk through a sort of walled passageway (strewn with climbing plants, lianas, vines etc) out into this collection of “huts” dotted amongst even more lush garden, with little streams full of fishes, and lanterns warming the growing dusk. Honestly, it’s like a fairytale place. Our bathroom (and I acknowledge the ridiculousness of waxing lyrical about a bathroom) is beyond words, with its own little garden area (inside!). We even have a day bed (in case the enormous double isn’t sufficient and a beautiful basket of local fruits. We haven’t ventured out into Koh Samui (and we have to leave relatively early tomorrow morning) so I don’t know if I am missing something even more special there but this oasis is the place I’m planning on putting my feet up for our last night in Thailand. Who knows, there might even be space for a glass of something bubbly. This will have to do for now as I dearly want to go soak it all up.

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