7 February 2015

Four Seasons, Koh Samui


If I had to sum up both Banyan Tree and Four Seasons in three words each, they would probably be as follows:

Banyan Tree: beautiful, homely, friendly
Four Seasons: class, sophistication, exquisiteness

Although we were sad to bid farewell to the gorgeous Banyan Tree, our move from there to Four Seasons was an exciting one. The reviews I'd read online had been very positive and the reputation of the brand precedes itself.

We were driven fifty minutes northwards to what was to be our new home for the next three nights. In typical Thai style, we were welcomed warmly with an aromatic, refreshing drink and another pretty floral garland to add to my collection!


Wewere driven - again by buggy - up and down the steep, luscious hillside to our room which overlooks the Gulf of Siam.

Because I'm running out of laptop battery (I'm currently writing this in Bangkok airport en route to Tokyo) and because there are no words, I will let my pictures do the talking.


Okay, here's one word. Stunning.

The private beach was wonderful too. I loved the big loungers dotted around; the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail late afternoon.


So Banyan Tree was my winner in terms of the room's outdoor decking area (it had many more hours of sun and the pool was nicer) and quality of cocktails (hurrah!). However, I would say Four Seasons did just pip them to the post in most other areas...including the all important food.

On our first night we went to their weekly Thai buffet. More delicious food than you could shake a stick at accompanied by stunning views, good drink (I was loving the Thailand produced Monsoon Valley fine wine) and traditional dance.

I'm going to barrage you with food pictures now.


Our breakfast options were equally as impressive!


The decor of the hotel is sensational. Beautiful gardens that make you feel as though you're staying in a natural wilderness paired with ultra-modern, chic rooms and villas. There are big sofas on which to lounge and soak up the scenery all around the resort as well as some random activities - such as Connect Four!


I didn't win :(

I really am running out of battery now so I shall summarise. Four Seasons is the pure essence of class; elegant, relaxing, with lots of activities to do and giver of some of the best customer service we have received at any hotel. What a remarkable experience both Banyan Tree and Four Seasons were. I am very fortunate to have stayed at them.

So now Alex and I head off to a city that's been on my own personal bucket list for many a year. Tokyo. It promises to be whole different experience...


It's unlikely I'll have the time to post again before the holiday is done but do keep up with my adventures in Tokyo via my much-updated Instagram account! 

17 comments:

  1. Girl you sure know how to travel in style, this looks beyond fabulous!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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    1. We do our best! It was so beautiful there x

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  2. I loved that hotel so much! Your post really takes me back there!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. Wonderful isn't it? I'd go back in a shot x

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  3. Just wow... It looks like utter paradise!
    Safe travels to Tokyo & enjoy yourself, we'll all be waiting to hear about it when you get back :)
    Emily xx
    Auburn Antics

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure there will be a few Tokyo posts; no way I can fit them into one! So much going on here! xx

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  4. I swear you're literally in paradise; everything there looks unbelievably beautiful! And that is one very impressive breakfast spread...

    Etta xx
    www.thebrunchdiaries.co.uk

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  5. Luxury travelling! These hotels look like paradise, especially compared to the hostel I stayed at in Koh Samui! Hope you got to Tokyo safely!
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  6. Luxury travelling! These hotels look like paradise, especially compared to the hostel I stayed at in Koh Samui! Hope you got to Tokyo safely!
    thelifeofastudenttraveller.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Wowzers this looks wonderful and so beautiful! Enjoy Tokyo too :-)

    www.conversationswithcaroline.com

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  8. Amazing photos

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  9. Oh stop it you, it's just not fair to be looking at these from an uber chilly Torbaydos.
    Enjoy Tokyo, very very high up on my bucket list too, can't wait to read all about it.
    M x Life Outside London

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  10. this all looks like a dream! I am dying to visit Thailand. I'm so glad you enjoyed both, and that they were so different - it's always nice to experience a variety :) x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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  11. I have been loving keeping up to date with your adventure via Instagram - it truly looks like the trip of a lifetime. Stunning photos and stunning scenery! Looking forward to the Tokyo posts :-)

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine

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  12. Caroline, it looks so so perfect. What a stunning place to visit. I can't wait to go to Thailand and Malaysia in November! Definitely going to book some luxury accommodation for our stay!

    Katie <3

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  13. That private pool looks incredible. I am so desperate for a little but of sunshine right now. London is so dull and grey at the moment x

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