Friday, April 13, 2012

Koh Samui

Flying to Koh Samui was so beautiful. Our plane was so cute, painted with an under the ocean mural all over. And Koh Samui airport.. amazing! It's all outside, so welcoming and just a great way to start our week.

Once we landed it was a short private ride to our resort. As we pulled in we weren’t quite sure what to expect with it being in the middle of absolutely nowhere but much to our liking we were at the most beautiful resort I’d ever seen. (Insert resort addy) Three pools, outdoor cocktail bar, delicious food and a stone throw to their private beach. For the first couple of days we soaked up the rays poolside making our way through the extensive cocktail list.
Day two we decided to venture into the nearest ‘town’ for dinner and to check out the nightlife. Chewang was a 40min drive away from our hotel but well worth it in the end. We had dinner at one of the many street side restaurants then began wondering. We were stopped by a couple of blonde English girls who were promoting what we thought was a bar nearby. They slapped some wristbands on us and pointed down a side street saying it was a simple 500m away. 20 minutes later and after walking in the pitch black along deserted dirt roads we saw flashing lights and heard faint music. We’d stumbled across a sort of field next to the river and our wristbands were apparently the ticket in. This place was huge. One massive stage, a few different bars, hundreds of tables with sheesha pipes and of course the usual strobes, fluoro lights and disco balls everywhere. We had found the monthly Black Moon Party. As you do we made a few pals and were introduced to Samsong Thai Whisky buckets. Amazing first night out in Thailand followed by a horrendous hangover the following day.

After another couple of days lounging by the pool and getting a little too ridiculously burnt we hit up Chewang again. We started with a delicious typical Thai dinner and cheap cocktails followed by our new fave Samsong buckets and a little connect four. We ended up at a bar called Hush dancing the night away to old school hip hop with a young Thai guy called Art. Will never forget him he was hilarious and so good to us with free alcohol all night. After Hush he took us with some others to a different bar down the road, which was massive. After closing hours Ana realised she no longer had her iphone. O oh. Art was all over it… first he alerted the entire staff of every bar on the street to search for it, then hired a scooter to trace the streets. We finally gave up, said our goodbyes and headed home empty handed. Ana awoke a little stoked with life when her long lost phone appeared in her handbag, crisis averted.
Our final day in Koh Samui was a little bit cute at the resort. In the morning there was a beautiful wedding we spied on from the middle pool. I can’t even imagine trying to be poised in that heat and felt a little sorry for all the males in suits. The evening bought a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach. I’d like to claim it as ours but unfortunately not, it was however planned for a proposal to take place. We watched the beautiful sunset and packed our bags for an early flight to take us away from paradise and back to Phuket.
Until next time Koh Samui.

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