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Woke up at 6:30am and headed straight down to the beach for a refreshing, early swim. Outside it was hot already but the water was exquisite and the beach was peaceful and quiet.
After a shower we headed down to breakfast to check out the buffet. What a delectable spread! A huge selection of pastries, fresh juices, cheeses, native fruits …
This morning we checked out of our hotel in Bangkok ready to begin our adventure through Thailand. Before we left Australia I had made the hard call in regards to chosing between Phuket and Ko Samui as our 'beachy honeymoon' destination in Thailand. After doing some research and reading, I decided that Ko Samui won out in terms of being less …
Feeling a bit worse for wear, we boarded our plane to Ko Samui. The flight was pretty short, just over an hour and when we landed the heat hit us ...the airport at Ko Samui was surreal, no building just wooden huts ! We grabbed a taxi and made our way to our hotel. Driving through the main street in Chaweng Chris as pretty amazed at how much it had …
... Surat Thani. We stopped at other bathroom and hardware stores on the way to try and save us a trip into Surat Thani but none of them had any showers so we plodded on. We knew we weren't going to make the 1pm ferry so we stopped at Starbucks for a welcome rest. After buying 2 more showers we headed for the pier at 2pm; it was an hour's drive away and there was a ferry at 4pm. We didn't stop for fuel or anything; we were almost running on fumes. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Buri Rasa Village Chaweng
I spent 5 nights at Buri Rasa in Koh Samui, Thailand and had a fantastic time. The resort is new (less than a year old), well maintained thus far, the staff are attentive and helpful, always smiling, the food at the restaurants is excellent, the spa is small, but very good and good value. The place is not perfect--the pool is small and nothing really to speak of, though very lovely and peaceful. The hotel is on a very narrow plot of land so the rooms are built "up". As far as I could tell there are only 2 rooms that would have a sea view, but no matter because the garden setting is lovely and the sea is right there and easily accessible. Also, we travelled around the island and this is the best beach we saw anywhere. Buri Rasa keeps their beach clean and provides enough chairs/etc. Once inside the resort, you can hardly tell that you are in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Center. The resort is not made specifically with children in mind, but my children, ages 7 and 9, really enjoyed it. I forgot to mention the breakfast was one of the best I have ever had. Made to order eggs, waffles, even egg whites if you prefer and caprese, juices, fruit, bread and even nutella! The rooms are decorated beautifully and the best part is the bathroom, you feel like you are in a village--it's absolutely lovely. I would definitely stay here again.
We stopped here for our honeymoon after getting married at Coral Bay (also on Samui). We only changed hotels because lots of our friends were still at Coral Bay and we wanted some peace and quiet.....
I spent 5 days at the Buri Rasa Village in late April 2006, mainly based on the information that I learned from the postings on tripadvisor.com. All I can say is that this resort is absolutely wonderful as are the people that work there.
I recently traveled alone around on the islands in the eastern gulf of Thailand, and stayed a week at Buri Rasa, whlile visiting Chaweng.
Great value for your holiday!
An excellent small new boutique hotel with a very clean and well-kept hotel area. The service was also great. We stayed in a deluxe room which was more than deluxe for our purposes.
We recommend this hotel to everyone willing to spend a little extra for accommodation. Great value for money!
Superb Resort, situated on easily the nicest part of Chaweng beach, close enough to the action of the high street if you want to go and find it but far enough away to have a resort atmosphere and complete relaxation while on the nice white sand part of the beach.
Just spent six nights at the Buri Rasa village, and it was an absolutely delightful location. I did extensive research on this webpage - Buri Rasa looked like the best combination of luxury and value, but it was a little bit of a leap of faith because of the lack of reviews (fairly new). I was also concerned that Chaweng Beach would be to chaotic for my taste. I definitely made the right choice. The resort is small (but spacious), lovely, and peaceful. And without a doubt (from a very picky traveller), it was excellent value for money. You could spend your whole time at the pool and beach and never realize how chaotic and busy it is streetside. And - if you want the hustle and bustle - it is just outside. The rooms are tastefully decorated. Only possible concern is that the bed seemed to be full-sized (rather than queen) - wasn't a problem for me since I was travelling alone, but for two you'll be cozy. A previous review mentioned only warm water in the bathroom - I didn't have this problem. The spa (affiliated with the stand-alone spa down the road - named something like Four Seasons Spa)provides limited but excellent treatments. There were plenty of beach chairs, and without any large resorts close by, the stretch of beach in front of Buri Rasa wasn't very crowded. In fact, there is an empty parcel of land next door. I don't know what the plans are for that land. There didn't seem to be any signs of imminent activity, but if you're going in the (somewhat distant) future, it may be worth checking that it hasn't become a construction site.
Apart from the weather during this time on Samui, we had the most beautiful holiday ever, and we travel a lot. The resort is simply stunning with big rooms (all new) and a great beach. We had a deluxe room which was the cheapest category, but more than enough for us. The rooms were cleaned daily and the maids were so cheerful. The resort is brand new and build like a small Thai Village. The pool at the beach is spacious enough for the 32 rooms and the beach is the best in Samui we have seen. From breakfast to dinner the food was amazing and always fresh. ALL staff were most obliging (some need some English lessons)and always helpful, attentive and smiling. The prices from Mini Bar, Laundry (not used) and restaurant were very resonable and not inflated like many other resorts we stayed, so we ate in the resturant 4 times for dinner during our 6 nights there.
Fantastic, excellent staff
Buri Rasa looks even better in person than it does on its web site...it is simply beautiful.
All staff were jovial, perky and efficient. Rooms were very nicely furnished and beach area excellent.
It is clear that management has high standards for facilities and staff.
Quieter part of Chaweng but close enough to walk to all the action.
The only negative thing is that the hot water in the bathrooms was lukewarm.
Stayed at the Burirasa Aug2005. The grounds and pool area are very well maintained. We had a deluxe garden room (triple) and although there was nothing to complain about the room was on the small side. The bathroom was very large and well stocked. There was also a dvd player in the room and films were available from reception. Quite a few TV channels but no guide to see what was on! No room service. The breakfast was cooked to order so no"tired " food. Only complaint there was no tea or coffee machine so had to wait to be served.(never long). Only real gripe was my daughter used the internet in the lobby which was free the first time but when she used it again was charged 3 bht a minute,triple the price of everywhere else! All the staff were very friendly and nothing seemed to much trouble. Very good location.