Situated on Thailand’s picture-postcard Island of Koh Samui along Southern Thailand’s coastline awaits a regal getaway in the form of a Ritz-Carlton hotel. Set amidst oceanfront beauty, the hotel exudes an otherworldly ambience that is capable of melting all vestiges of stress.
The private pool villas, designed with contemporary interiors comprising a calming light-grey colour palette, offer panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand, lush gardens and coconut trees. The surrounding nature is complemented by the masterful architecture of the hotel.
Sea Salt restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand
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The tranquil resort features 175 suites and pool villas, seven fine-dining eateries including Thai and international cuisine at al fresco restaurants Pak Tai, Baan Talat and Sea Salt, to name a few. Over at the hotel’s nature-inspired Spa Village Koh Samui, guests can immerse in holistic treatments including the Songkran Shower, a signature ritual inspired by the Songkran festival, offered as a prelude to selected spa treatments. Treatments consist of organic ingredients by the likes of coconut, herbs and fresh flowers.
The 45-minute Thai Aquatic Freedom massage offers a world of serenity in the aqua therapy pool, designed to relieve stiff joints and quiet the mind, while Samui’s Coconut Heritage involves a 90-minute transformative experience including a deluxe Songkran shower and a coconut scrub, followed by a revitalising coconut hair mask. But really, who would ever leave this beauty of a retreat? ritzcarlton.com