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A Young Crowd’s Getaway in Phuket

If you’re not visiting the handful of well known luxury resorts as a couple or a family, Phuket can seem like an outdated holiday destination. As could Koh Samui. Most would agree that Patong is way beyond a developed tourist area. Tourists may have once wanted to be close to the action and find a hotel near Patong beach, but the overwhelming number of foreigners and accompanying tourist traps has made this beach strip become a bit of a turn off. Even the less trodded Surin beach has almost been equally invaded by an unpleasant number of tourists. I stayed at The Naka Phuket in 2014. Because it was secluded from the tourist action, it was amazing, beautiful and unforgettable – but only if you’re a couple looking for a lazy experience. On the other hand, it would’ve been an awkwardly boring experience with my friends. Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa / Dream Beach Club The newly opened Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa which is located in Cheong Tale (further north from Patong and Surin) became our hotel choice. Even if you don’t end up staying in …

Banyan Tree Samui: Full review of Pool Villa, Spa and Facilities

I’ve been to Thailand five times in the past two years alone so there’s no doubt this is my favourite country to visit. The pad thai, Thai iced teas and water sports keep me coming back, but the only purpose of my trip to Koh Samui this time was to unwind. That’s exactly why we chose Banyan Tree, a high-end resort known to be perfect for relaxing and has their own top-notch spa service too. We spent most of our time hibernating in the resort (best idea!) and so I thought I’d do a detailed review to give you all an idea of what to expect – in terms of rooms, service, activities, spa and food – if you ever plan a similar luxurious retreat for yourself. Beautiful seaview and private beach We were greeted with the most beautiful seaview off a cliff at the hotel reception/lobby. The service was expectedly top-notch and maintained at all moments of our stay here. We’d always get what we wanted, including our own yoga mat in our room or …