Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bophut
It is unbelievable that this is the last day of our big adventure... Time flies when you're having fun and it surely has.
We flew from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui just over a week ago and checked into our hotel on the top north-east of the island for some serious ' …
... We've become quite attached to Buddha hand poses (or Mudrahs in Sanskrit) as, before we left for Asia, I had found out which positions were best for each of us.The day of the week you were born on depicts the best Buddha for you. Spencer and I are Thursdays, and while at Big Buddha we realised Rosie and Stephanie were too- this is also a meditating Buddha but with both hands resting together in the lap in the lotus pose. It symbolises the uttermost self discipline. ...
... the thought of coming home. We have seen a number of people here in Asia now with missing limbs from the mines, so tragic. Some guy took off his shirt last night and gave it to me. Had a bucket last night. It was just like 6 shots of vodka and 2 red bulls. Saw them pour it. Been watching them crack all the beers to so no worries mom. Some big drunk old Russian man ran into our room yesterday. It ...
... around us. After a series of communication breakdowns they tried to squeeze us onto an already overcrowded boat that must have had at least 50 people on it (it looked like it would comfortably fit maybe half that many). We declined and asked to be taken back to our hotel. One of the women apologized to Shane, “very sorry sir, ordinarily plenty of space, but right now Chinese season!” Aha, so was that the issue? Honestly it would not have been a very fun tour if we ...
... To begin with the roads were ridiculously hilly and I felt a bit uneasy going down some of the slopes but it soon flattened out. We were driving pretty slowly anyway as it was the first time Matty had been on a bike and he wasn't very confident. After about a half an hour drive we arrived at the lake where the course was situated. The course looked class. Firstly, you had to swing into the lake, in a Tarzan type fashion, then you had to run across some inflatable rings, ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
More great choices in Bophut
Search for more deals in Bophut
Travelers also recommend:
Historical Traveler Reviews Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel Bophut
We stayed here last year and are wishing we were there right now! The food, location, rooms and spa were amazing. The Spa was nicer than any of the top spas in London, you felt relaxed just walking into the entrance.
My wife and I spent our honeymoon at Tongsai in March. From the moment we arrived at the property, we were thoroughly impressed -- that is: when we weren't too relaxed to care. When compared with other destinations in Southeast Asia, the island of Ko Samui is hardly tranquil. I don't know that I would return to Ko Samui if it weren't for Tongsai Bay. However, once inside its boundaries...all descriptions must be localized to the resort itself in order to do justice to the experience there.
This was our first trip to Thailand and to the Tongsai Bay. We have travelled to many places but this is probably one of the best hotels that we have ever stayed in. The sea view cottage suite was excellent and was well worth spending a little more to get the sea view. We had an outside bath on our balcony, it was fantastic bathing whilst looking out over the sea as the sun sets drinking a glass of wine !! although there was a shower and a bath inside we didn't use them once. The hotel setting is superb with many suites located high on the hill side and with golf buggies to get around in we hardly walked anywhere. The food at the hotel is superb we we most impressed that everything was cooked fresh, even the breakfast no matter what you ordered waffles, bacon, rice etc.. However, the one thing that makes this hotel stand our more than others is the high quality of the staff, they couldn't do enough for you and everyone was professional but friendly. We tried to learn a new Thai phrase each day and this helped us form a brilliant relationship with the staff during our stay.
Lovely Friendly Hotel - for children also
After having read some reviews I was slightly dubious as to whether this hotel would be suitable for a family so I emailed the hotel directly - their response was that even though they don't have kids clubs etc children are more than welcome - and this was the case. The hotel is itself a little oasis of calm away for the hustle and bustle of Ko Samui itself. We booked a cottage suite which was fantastic and plenty big enough for the four of us. The hotel has 2 pools, one of which is for adults only and there is one restaurant that is for adults only - a good idea for those without children without reducing the enjoyment for thoses that have them. All in all a fantastic hotel - looking forward to returning one day.
My girlfriend and I stayed for 4 nights costing around US$1900 with meals, etc. A nice place - the people are well trained, the rooms are clean and the environment is nice.
This is a truly relaxing place to stay. Very poular with Honeymoon couples and very few childeren if that's a factor for your enjoyment.
We have been to Tongsai Bay twice, first for our honeymoon in Oct 02, and then for our wedding anniversary in Oct 04 when we initially booked to stay at a hotel in another part of Thailand, but got ourselves transferred back to Tongsai as we were so unhappy with our initial choice.
We have been to Tongsai twice now and returned in March 04 for our honeymoon. I can honestly say that this is the best hotel I have ever stayed in.
I just had to write and tell everyone about a little place of heaven. We have been to Tongsai twice now, and both times have come away feeling blessed by this wonderful place. It is actually hard to explain what makes this place so unlike anywhere else, so here are a few adjectives. Warm, safe, relaxed, special, tranquil, respectful.
Service, staff & surroundings are second to none
Just returned from Honeymoon where we spent 10 fantastic days at Tongsai Bay.
It really is first class luxury. The staff seem to out number the guests and can't do enough for you - The private beach is never crowded, and the food in all three restaurants is excellent to say the least. This is a must for nature lovers too - on our open air terrace, along with our bathtub overlooking the tropical beach below, we had Mynah birds, Gheckos and even a friendly snake for company. This truly is a magical place - I can't wait to go back. One thing to point out though - because the resort is set into a cove and many of the cottage suites are set high up in the rainforest overlooking the bay, it may pose problems for anyone with walking difficulties. ABSOLUTELY 5 *****!