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19 Apr 2016

Conrad, Koh Samui...Revisited

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand, Jahn restaurant
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand, Tom Yum Goong
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand, Jahn restaurant
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand, Jahn restaurant
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand, Jahn restaurant
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Conrad, Koh Samui, Thailand

If you've been following Euriental for a while, you'll have seen the photos I shared last year of this paradisiacal resort in Koh Samui. A 45 minute drive from the airport, a driver takes you up, up, up - higher and higher up the island until you reach a narrow, steep road where a man in uniform halts the car. He mumbles something into a walkie talkie and when he gets the go-ahead, waves you on through with a broad smile on his face. The car chugs further uphill until you reach the top and pull into the check in area of the Conrad Koh Samui. A cool breeze, the ocean stretching out infinitely before you and four islands dotted in a row in the near distance. It's a view that never gets old.



So of course, we returned. We were given the room right next to our previous one (how nostalgic that felt!), close enough to walk down to breakfast and happy hour on the deck, as well as within walking distance to the gym and main pool (in most other cases you have to call for buggies everywhere, as the paths are incredibly steep and there is a lot of distance between rooms and public areas).

Even if you're staying elsewhere in Koh Samui, if you wish one evening to indulge in a romantic meal I would recommend the Conrad's fine dining restaurant, Jahn. My God, they make the best Tom Yum Goong (hot and sour soup) I've ever had in my life, complete with a little show of pouring the liquid into a teapot of herbs and condiments, letting it brew and then pouring it from the pot into your bowl. Fantastic. They also do an amazing Pad Thai - not in your usual comfort food style, but three noodle filled egg nests with a scallop, prawn and lobster tail sitting atop each one. Can you imagine a version more delightful?

Staying only three days is always perfect for me - enough time to really relax and enjoy having nothing on the agenda before getting itchy feet. It's also just a short enough time that upon checking out, I was already dreaming of the next time I would return.

24 comments :

  1. An other amazing and breathtaking sunset! I wish I could be there right now!!

    http://violettedaily.com

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    1. There are some truly gorgeous sunsets in Asia!

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  2. babe, I'm obsessed with those pictures!!! the one with a glass of champagne is just pure magic! Adore your dress with a crochet top!
    Kira
    xxx

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    1. Thank you my darling! It's a very photogenic location ;)

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  3. Oh my goodness! This looks so great! Totally pinning this to travel. it looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! Glad you enjoy the photos :)

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  4. I have to pull my jaw off the floor because those views are AMAZING! The resort looks pretty awesome too!

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  5. This looks amazing and so relaxing!! The hubby and I really should try to get away somewhere like this for at least a weekend.

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    1. It really is! You would be pampered to bits on a stay here, I recommend it ;)

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  6. Absolutely breathtaking pictures!! This place looks beyond beautiful.. So glad you gotta enjoy it twice :) Have a great day!

    Monika | www.palateforstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Monika! I appreciate your lovely words :)

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  7. Sweet spot. Looks like a dragon swimming through the waters (the rocky islands). Did they have sailing cruises or kayaking excursions out to those islands? That's certainly a nice "office" to work out of. Did you even bother to sleep there at all?

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    1. Great observation, Mark, it does look a lot like that! They had snorkelling excursions to nearby islands on one of their speedboats - it's a lot of fun and worth doing. Haha I had to get my good night's rest - I depend on them!

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  8. Let me just say Kamara, you can revisit this place on your blog anytime lol. It's absolutely stunning.. I see why you returned. Thanks for allowing me to go on a photo vacay today.

    Kia / KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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    1. Haha thanks, Kia! I will try my best to revisit as often as possible ;)

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  9. I love that you were unintentionally given a room directly next to your previous one - as you've said, I can imagine the nostalgia that must have induced! Once again, I'm totally blown away by your blog; it's a killer combination of a luxurious hotel/setting, delicious food and of course your beautiful self! Also, I love that you travel with your boyfriend, that must make every adventure all the more special.

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Or perhaps intentionally? No idea :P Thanks again, dear Gabrielle! Your comments always brighten my afternoons :)

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  10. Omg, Kamara, that sunset is just breathtaking, and really wants me to visit Samui!:) The hotel looks amazing, of course. I loved the design of your room and the restaurant, of course. Seriously, your photos make me want to show it to my husband and go there sometime soon. Thanks so much for sharing!

    http://www.yuliannova.com/

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    1. So many beautiful sunsets there! Show it to him and go, you'd adore it!

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  11. Incredible photos and what a beautiful place. Stunning! Margita
    www.gleeoflife.eu

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  12. Amazing shots! This place looks awesome! Thanks for sharing beautiful
    xoxo

    http://www.myinfinitystyle.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them x

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