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... has asked if it doesn't work if he can contact us and we might consider coming back. I know we must be crazy to even contemplate it, but then again why burn bridges? Our reply was - we'll have to see where we are and what we are doing. Never say never. We will always need work so in 3 months if we get a call we might come if we aren't doing anything else. But then again maybe there is something better out there somewhere just waiting for us to arrive. Watch this ...
... deal so the photos helped to fill in the blanks. Considering Helen and I didn’t remember taking any photos, between us we had almost 200! We also realised that Nick, Joe and I had all lost our shoes at some point in the night which now means I will need to purchase some more flip flops eventually! However apart from a few minor bruises and scratches we were all generally unharmed...no broken ...
... s Market to meet Farmer. Just love it, so many markets to chose from, everyday, all day. We found Dave chilling with some friends sitting outside one of the restaurants. We ate some Pad Thai and fried shrimp, while Sara went shopping. Then on our walk to Dave's truck, there they were. Deep fried insects! We all know what happened next, hell yeah we tried some. We bought a spoonful of crickets and larva. The consensus is, it wasn't that bad. Once you get ...
... had climbed the mountain. Their photos were great. Perhaps that would have been te right call. No matter, I was at a beach half way around the world enjoying life. We met some women from Switzerland and had a nice chat with them about their travels. We then boarded our boat an completed our trip back to port. We were all absolutely water logged and each more or less ran to our rooms for warm showers and a nap. We closed out the day with a nice dinner farther down the ...
... through the trees. The entire population of people, including ourselves were head to toe in neon paint to match the backdrop of the stage. By now our hostel had became quite full and we had spotted a few people from the dorm next door - Mem was right after all.
Last night was the Full Moon Party, and it was amazing. To begin with, Bobbie didn't feel great so for a while we didn't think she would make it out! But, after great ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Belmond Napasai Mae Nam
Relatively small resort but cosy, excellent rooms which were enormous for the price. Attentive staff and good food (particularly Thai dishes).
Overall friendly and warm particularly to our two children (aged 2 and 4). We would go back again.
We stayed at Napasai for 4 nights in early December. Koh Samui had unfortunately been inundated with rain and much of the island was still underwater while we were there, and it did continue to rain for most of our stay. The hotel itself is truly beautiful, wonderful gardens, a beautiful pool and lovely ocean views. Our sea-view cottage was steps from the ocean and pool and was wonderful in a simple way. Lots of wood and nice big windows with plenty of places to curl up. We had our own balcony to sit and look out over the grounds. We actually never ventured up to the cottages on top of the hill, but they looked nice and private and I'm sure the views were spectacular. Because of the rain we didn't get the full Koh Samui experience, and since the roads were flooded it was hard to get off the resort for meals. We ate at the hotel all 4 nights, 3 nights at the casual beach restaurant and one night at the more upscale one. All meals were great and the service was fine. Other people have commented on the poor service, but we saw none of this at all. They couldn't have been friendlier or more eager to help. There weren't very many people there at the time, so perhaps there were more staff to go around. The pool is fantastic with lots of lounge chairs and poolside service. we also went to the spa one rainy morning and were very happy with all the services we got. I did a 4-hour package and it was great. The whole ambience of the resort is one of calm and relaxation. If you're looking for a party resort this certainly isn't it, and it is relatively isolated. There really isn't much to walk to even if we could have. We did go into Chaweng one day and it was so hectic we couldn't wait to get back to the resort!
Eden on Samui
I loved this hotel. At first service was a bit off but they came around to responding to my needs. Pristine beach, nice breakfast, not a lot of activities, but if you just want to relax in luxury it's excellent. You'll love the views to the water, the infinity pool, the private beach, and the little meditative area in every room. Press your issue if you have any problem with the staff. I think they will make you happy in the end.
We stayed for 7 days at the Napasai and on first impressions it was a fabulous resort. We were thoroughly disappointed by the time we left. As were our friends who were also staying there.
We stayed at both this hotel and Sala Samui (see other review).
Have just returned from Samui and stayed at the Napasai on the advice of friends (I''d never heard of it!)
My husband and I visted this property in June 2005 and could not say a bad word about it! We had wanted to travel to Thailand for many years but had put this off as we saw it as a real backpackers paradise and felt sadly those days were behind us. We decided to book this hotel as our travel agent had advised that all standard cottages had sea views. On arrvial at the hotel we were delighted to see that this property did not have huge hotel blocks but cottages scattered along the beachfront. You have to get a taxi if you want to leave the hotel to see the sights but this suited us as we could relax by the huge infinity pool during the day and then visit Fishermans Village and Chaweng at night when the temperature had cooled down. To be honest the shops are not all that unless you are looking for cheap surfer t-shirts! After trying a couple of the local restaurants on the first couple of nights we resorted to dining in the hotel restaurant for the rest of our stay as the food was fantastic and very well priced. Overall great food, the staff a joy and we would defintly go back to this hotel again.
We stayed 9 days in the Napasai early April this year. The hotel is situated privately on a small beach with some of the villas having rocks in front of them. The hotel is an All-Villa Hotel with the Villas differentiating in size (one to three bedroom) and location (beach or up the hill). The hotel has recently joined Orient-Express group and is currently trying to match there service standards as seen in other properties of the group. Overall service is helpful and friendly but could be more attentive and sometimes you could experience sustantial problems due to their lack of language capabilities (hardly anyone speaks really englisch). The resort itself provides a lot of privacy and is compared to other locations quiter and moreromantic. The two restaurants offer either a french-thai cuisine or a snack menue in excellent quality. The spa treatments have been excellent and are priced according to the hotel. On the negative side there is no health club / fitness offering at the moment but we have been told that a new spa / health center will be added in summer. The beach is relatively small and there is a coral reef directly in front of the hotel which is not ideal for swimming but nice for a snorkeling adventure
I was a little concerned not having read any reviews of the Pansea Samui (now renamed as "Napasai") before booking our stay. But, Pansea have such a good reputation that I though my wife and I would "risk" a 5 night stay in February 2005.