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... things were ugly, a couple from Queensland sat down and wanted to be chatty, so we had to play nice quickly which probably helped as it happened. Back on board and had nice lunch of rice, chicken, veggies, salad and fruit. We met a nice chap who we adopted for the rest of the trip. It turns out that he was a bit of an old rogue and easily made friends with the other tourists by basically being outrageous ...
... and we are right on the beach. We had a quick bite to eat and then decided to go in the sea to cool off. This was near impossible as the sea is sooooooo warm its almost like having a bath. We had a drink instead and then went in the pool which was just as warm so came back for a shower and went out for dinner. Sat on the sand (at tables) to eat but managed to finish in time as it pored it down with rain. Had another beer under shelter and came back to the ...
... wasn't bad, we where straight in and through to Bangkok Airways VIP lounge and had cups of tea and muffins haha missing a nice cup of tea. Before the flight we got talking to an older couple who where originally from Barnsley but live in Ibiza now, and it was nice to have a conversation to a male, who can speak English and isn't trying to sell me a "homemade Armani suit". They where nice anyway. Arriving in Koh Samui airport we where both buzzing with smiles on our ...
... versus being gored to death by his opponent). Eventually we discovered a topic we could all understand in any language, the upcoming football FIFA world cup in Brazil.
On the way to Dr. Frog’s we stopped in the town of Chaweng to get some cash and purchase a few essentials, including super glue to fix Shane’s sunglasses. We had to wait a bit for the ATM as there as a giant cockroach using it to make a deposit (he was sitting on the pin pad). It ...
... called Phil about 8pm, I think the rest of us left about 10pm! 10mins hanging off the back of the tuctuc and we arrive at Haad Rin beach! Apparently 30000 people all heading the same way, it was hectic, but awesome, different clubs lined the beach while Around the perimeter were thai's trying to bargain with you to sell a bucket of spirits, red bull and a mixer! Which I took great pleasure in obliging to, each one costing between 150 and 350 ...
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Ein verstecktes Juwel
Dieses Hotel ist einfach fantastisch. Es hat wahrscheinlich die beste Lage am Chaweng Beach, es ist klein und friedlich, die Zimmer sind genau richtig für einen Urlaub (ich habe in der Villa Nr. 42 übernachtet, die im thailändischen Stil gehalten ist). Der Strand (weiß und sandig) liegt nur 10 Meter vom Zimmer entfernt, das Restaurant, wo das Frühstück serviert wird ist idyllisch und das Ganze liegt nur 50 Meter vom lebhaften Chaweng Nachtleben mit vielen (vielleicht zu vielen) Kneipen, Restaurants und Geschäften. Man bekommt, was man möchte in nur 5 Minuten, jedoch immer noch im versteckten Garten. Das Hotel liegt in einem wunderschönen, tropischen Garten, der sehr schön instand gehalten ist und perfekt mit dem Rest der Anlage im Einklang liegt. Ein toller Wellnessbereich (vielleicht etwas zu teuer) und ein ausgezeichneter Service (das Englisch der Angestellten ist nicht das Beste, aber Sie geben sich viel Mühe). Ich habe eine Woche hier verbracht und bin dann weiter nach Tongsai, was ich bereut habe, da ich das Paradies sehr vermisst habe. Das Meer ist für Kinder sehr geeignet und man kann stundenlang entlang des weißen Strandes laufen. Ein toller Aufenthalt. Fahren Sie dort hin.
Everything we needed
This is a fairly small resort so it doesn't compete on features such as a gym or tennis court. This doesn't bother me at all as you have a wonderful beach at your door step. The same applies to the pool, ie in a small resort the pool is never busy but it is not large, probably 15M long, quite enough for us. If you want to swim a few hundred metres, which I do, jump in the ocean and go for it, then finish off with a dip in the pool. I also like some shade around a pool and the palms (not some 4storey hotel wing) provide this.
Being smaller you get to know the staff and we found them unfailingly attentive and helpful. My wife is Thai so we never have any language difficulties, she gathers people's background and generally fits in, she seemed to like everyone. I think that we both can assess Thai food pretty well and we really liked every meal bar one. In my view it has a wonderful dining setting, by the beach, by the pool, outdoor tables but with shade and good staff. The way they set it up for night is also very good; I couldn't see the point of wondering along the road looking for somewhere else. They have 4 styles of bread which they make onsite, a different one each day this makes life interesting and the garlic butter you get with the bread is the most "garlicky" I have ever had - I loved it!
We really like our "contemporary" room, we found it welcoming with lovely garden and a patchy sea view, the bed and it's down filled pillows was great. Most times I would go for an ocean view at a resort but the grounds are so nice that I would equally recommend the garden rooms. The traditional rooms add to the wonderful setting being built around a large lotus containing pond but the Contemporary rooms are larger and more user friendly - I'd ask for contemporary. Someone a couple of posts back thought that the outdoor bathroom was "weird", well we prefer it, it's warm, spacious, no worries about smells, and completely private. If you live in the tropics it is the way to go.
As others have said the location is great, not because the beach is much better (after all it is a long straight beach), but it is fairly central and if you hire a car or bike it is easier to get back to Le Paradis than just about any other beachfront property. Hard to simply explain why but it relates to the beachside road being one way north of Le Paradis and there being an intersection adjacent to the Le Paradis property (this does not make it noisy).
Any negatives? The polished wooden floor in the room is slippery, don't fall over! It is quite expensive by my usual standards for Thailand. Value for money? I think you could do better but we really did love our stay so we would go back.
Lovely place, good service, great location
A stop during our honeymoon trip. Great location in Chaweng, good serice. The room was pleasant with the sea view. Everything good.
Four star price for two-three star room and amenities. Le Paradis had pretty grounds, but the accomodations are so-so. The modern villa had the outdoor bathroom which was just wierd. And the traditional Thai villa's were really cute but really small. All in all, I felt as if I was staying at a very expensive camp ground.
A secluded and perfect sized hotel.
Our Les Paradis Hotel stay was the result of a spur of the moment booking that I won't regret any time soon. The gardens are lush and gorgeous, especially the lotus pond. The architecture is a terrific blend of traditional Thai and modern. There are choices of modern or Thai style bungalows. The rooms are well equipped, the staff were extremely friendly, even the housekeeper. The restaurant was one of the better meals we had while in Kho Samui and the beach fine. I can't understand why it's not ranked higher on Trip Advisor's list of hotel in Samui. I also felt it was good value for money as we had a good rate for our stay. Hidden off the main road just a bit, and really a good choice for Samui. I recommend it enthusiastically.
A hidden gem
This place is simply fantastic.It has probably the best location in Chaweng beach, it is small and peaceful ,rooms are nice for holidaying (i stayen in the Thai contemporary villa nr 42) the beach (white and sandy) is 10 metres far from the room , the restaurant where you get breakfast is idyllic and all this it is 50 metres away from the burstling nightlife of chaweng with plenty (maybe too many ) of bars, restaurants shops etc etc .You can get what you want just in five minuttes but still in your secret garden.The hotel is nested in a smplendid tropical garen weel kept and perfectly integrated with the rest .Great spa (maybe too expensive) and superb service (their english is not the best anyhow but they try hard to make you feel happy ).
I stayed here one week and then I moved to Tongsai , regretting and missing le paradis very much. The sea is perfect for any children and you can walk for hours on the long white stripes of beach. A superb stay. Go there
We have chose to stay in Le Paradis Resort in Chaweng Beach for 4 nights in this early August as a family, and is highly recommended.
For its price range, they do have rather nice restaurants + swimmingpool by the beach+beach front villa with modern interior .
They also have a traditional Thai pavillion style cottage, but recommend the modern one with genourous living space.
It is located smack in the middle of the Chaweng street. It is very convenient to walk to anywhere you would want to go to in Chaweng; you will easily find an air conditioned taxi or a tuk tuk which is cheaper with ease if you need to. Mind you, the price of taxi is even more expensive here in Koh Samui than in Phuket, or Bangkok.
All convenient and nice restaurants are located in Chaweng, therefore recommended to stay where you can easily walk.
Not noisy at all when it is quite centrally located; rather found it great to take an advantage of a convenience stores and ATMs close by with no extra payment for a taxi.
We will definitely come back to this hotel in the future.
We have chosen to stay in Le Paradis Resort (ex-Princess Village) in Chaweng Beach for 4 days. We are having a wonderful holiday right next to a white sand beach with fantastic value for money and hospitality here in Le Paradis Resort.
It is smack in the middle of Chaweng Beach, so I don't need to take an expensive taxi to travel. Hotel staffs are always helpful, interior very good quality for its price. There is a swimming pool, right next to a nice and smooth white sand beach; food quality excellent with a romantic atmosphere.
Only thing I would make a comment about it is that the en suite bathroom is outside under no roof, which doesn't trouble me at all because the house keeping comes everyday and maintains it in mint condition. I will advise anyone planning to stay to book early, because it is kept secret to find such a quality hotel with with this reasonable price. We will definitely come back to this hotel.
Séjour de rêve au Paradis Boutique Resort and spa
j'ai passé 10 jours formidables dans ce merveilleux petit hôtel
premièrement j'avais réservé pour l'AMARI PALM REEF RESORT 4*, parce que lorsqu'on recherche le PRINCESS VILLAGE sur les sites tout le monde l'annonce fermé, OR, il a juste changé de nom et de propriétaire pour notre plus grand bonheur, car c'est mille fois mieux!
petite parenthèse sur l'AMARI PALM REEF à fuir absolument, car ils sont en travaux côté plage et il n'y a de chambres que côté route, imaginez devoir traverser 10 fois par jour LA route principale de Chaweng encadré par 2 agents de sécurité? en plus nous étions avec un bébé et une poussette on a eu le choix entre une chambre au 2ème étage ou une chambre désuète et mal entretenue
en deux secondes, nous avons plaqué cet hôtel et tenté l'aventure côté PRINCESSE VILLAGE où nous allions tous les ans. et Surprise il est non seulement ouvert mais entièrement rénové et amélioré!
les points ++ : une piscine à taille humaine, agréable, et charmante, vue imprenanable sur la superbe plage de chaweng
plage : l'une des meilleures parties de cette plage surpeuplée, sable blanc mer transparente et chaude, bien plus propre que plus haut où une digue artificielle a été construite (notamment devant l'amari) et où la mer est horriblement sale et vaseuse...
le restaurant : petit certes, en plein air, donc un peu chaud, mais tellement chaleureux, personnel adorable, aux petits soins pour les clients, et la nourriture!!! pour une fois, nous avons trouvé qu'elle était véritablement très bonne, langouste fraîche grillée à point, merveilleux gambas, fruits et légumes parfaits...et ce qu'ils n'ont pas dans la carte, ils vous proposent de le chercher spécialement pour vous au marché!
la direction : un couple charmant et très convivial avec tous les clients
logement : toujours les charmantes petites villas en bois style nordiste, et une surprise, on a regretté quelques minutes nos anciennes villas les suites Pra luksa et Rojana, mais à la place de jolies villas contemporaines, au style simple mais très agréables à vivre
le jardin: tropical, merveilleux enchanteur
nouveauté encore : l'internet wi-fi dans tout l'hôtel, bon c'est vrai, ça ne marche pas vraiment partout, mais on est en vacances...alors tant pis pour les mails du boulot...
le PLUS le SPA : pour des moments de relaxation et de détente dans un très très joli décor, vous pouvez vous assurer que le SPA vous procurera tout cela et finalement pour un prix très raisonnable
le moins : il faut bien le dire, le ménage dans les chambres ce n'est pas tout à fait ça et puis la salle de bains en plein air et les toilettes en plein air, ont un désavantage, quand c'est bouché, avec la chaleur, ce n'est pas agréable, et puis se laver en plein soleil également peu agréable ou alors se laver en fin de journée et là gare aux moustiques énormes...nous on sortait toujours dans la salle de bains avec notre bombe anti moustique...
le tarif : a augmenté, mais bon comparativement aux usines à touristes, on a au moins une expérience unique dans cet hôtel!
que dire au final : ce changement de propriétaire et les améliorations sont extrêmement positifs, nous avons tellement adoré cet endroit que nous avons prolongé d'une semaine notre séjour dans cet hôtel,
il faut dire qu'il souffrait d'un manque de fréquentation qui le rendait encore plus agréable, car on se croyait seuls dans notre coin de paradis, et il suffisait de sortir à la porte de l'hôtel pour retrouver l'effervescence et l'animation de Chaweng (sauf vers la fin où une famille russe rustre avec ses gardes du corps musclés et peu avenants se sont accaparés l'hôtel...mais ça on n'y peut rien...)
je le conseille vivement à tous ceux qui souhaitent passer d'inoubliables moments de détente et de bonheur en famille, très important car le personnel s'occupe admirablement des enfants, bébés...et sans que vous ayez demandé quoi que ce soit!
nous, on a hâte d'y retourner dès le mois de septembre!
I don't know. This place didn't quite meet expectations.
Maybe it was because they forgot to pick us up from
the airport (not a great start to our holiday), maybe
because we paid more than 3 times the price of any of
our other 3 hotels on the island (all of which were very nice) and didn't feel that the quality matched what we paid. The room was smaller than average and the bed was 2 singles pushed together. There were some lovely touches though - welcome drink on arrival, tea and cakes on your balcony every afternoon, flowers on the bed. The location was great and the beach first class. The restaurant was ok/average but I was put off by the very basic restroom. Again, if you're paying those sorts of prices...
Making the initial reservation direct with the hotel involved around 8 emails, repeated attempts to a constantly busy fax machine and eventually a call from the UK. Overall this place is nice and worth a look but given the problems we had, I'd wouldn't book there again.