Where better to start with the Koh Samui reviews than the hub of our stay, our hotel! As previously mentioned, we stayed in a gorgeous resort that we happened to stumble across from an Instagram recommendation. When booking our honeymoon, I scoured the web for the perfect resort that could offer a good location and comfort.
We swapped and changed our booking various times, even as late as one month before flying. It was when I asked someone staying at one of the hotels we had reserved when he advised us on Baywater Resort. Upon further research, we decided it would probably be best to swap and made the final booking just 4 weeks before the honeymoon.
Advice number 1 – Check Instagram and ask others of their experiences. It paid off massively for us!
Due to ‘adverse weather conditions’ (and I say that in adverted commas because honestly, what weather), we were delayed upon departure and in turn, missed our connecting flight to Koh Samui. Although real disappointing to be delayed, when we did eventually get to Koh Samui, it was well worth the wait!
The hotel stunned and offered us everything we wanted from our honeymoon. We had our own private plunge pool and a suite equipped with space and waterfall showers. The resort had an onsite gym, shop and poolside restaurant which served the most delicious Thai and Western food. They also offered room service and private buses to the local city and other sites.
After 2 days of sleeping in ( 11am we arose, very pissed we had missed breakfast ) and really unwinding, we started to explore the island a little more. Walking the very short walk to the beach, venturing to the nearest ‘city’ and sampling culture on Koh Samui.
I am a little picky on my food, yet wanted to sample some true Thai cusine, and on our first afternoon we headed to the pool restaurant out of ease. I was truly surprised on the variety they offered, and the standard of food we were given. It was literally so scrummy! There after we pretty much ate in the hotel every night, sampling Thai Curries, Rice dishes and the odd Western dish too. It was so reasonably priced, onsite and with fantastic service – we felt silly to go anywhere else!
Whilst in Koh Samui, we experienced two fantastic excursions, and had various days at the beach and venturing to the city via the hotel shuttle. We also managed to experience the Fisherman’s market on the only Friday we had on the island, which offered us arguably the best meal, and view, of the whole honeymoon! Plus, we picked up some Thai style prezzies for family members too!
Overall, we were sooo impressed with the hotel and the choice we made for our Honeymoon. The hotel staff couldn’t do enough for you, and the food was impeccable. We literally only ate out 3 times during our whole stay! If there ever was a problem, they would be more than happy to help and sort immediately.
The hardest part of our whole Honeymoon was adjusting back to mundane cities compared to the serenity and calm that Koh Samui offered us. Whilst we were happy to be in Singapore after, we both felt more than sad that we had to leave Koh Samui altogether!
If you are looking for a hotel which offers superb location, transport when needed and a comfortable and truly relaxing stay, I couldn’t think of anywhere better than Baywater Resort Samui!
Have you ever been to Koh Samui before?
Does it look like somewhere you would want to stay?
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