FFG Travels: Four Seasons Koh Samui, Thailand

posted on: Friday, 17 October 2014

Four Seasons Koh Samui
This is a message I’d like to send out to all travel journalists who voted for best hotel in 2014. If you did not put the Four Seasons Koh Samui as the number one on your list, you need to check yourself ASAP. No lie. One of the BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD is the Four Seasons Koh Samui.

For my last three days in Thailand with Pandora, we called the Four Seasons Koh Samui home. Although I have to be honest and admit that not even in my wildest dreams had I thought that any holiday home I’d ever dream of owning would look like this luxurious space. The room, the view, the pool, the service, the food, and on and on- every single element of this hotel is just an amazing experience waiting to happen.  

Of course the big things at the Four Seasons get all the attention. The fact that every villa has an infinity pool, one which overlooks the ocean and has full exposure to glorious sunlight, is truly just the beginning. The beds are like sleeping on clouds. The daily fruit discoveries are an education in culinary delights. Breakfast in the bar is on another level (see pictures below). Then we have the staff. Each and every staff member has a walkie talkie. They are, in fact, in the game of anticipating your every move and they do it oh so well.

At the Four Seasons Koh Samui, you walk nowhere. The resort is built on a mountain that climbs from the beach straight up to the reception, which is set atop a cliff with the most spectacular view. They’ve made sure your first encounter with the resort is an unforgettable moment, indeed.  From there, you find your way to your room by golf cart. In fact, that chauffeured golf cart will become your best friend over the course of your stay. One ring to reception and a handsome Thai gentleman is waiting for you at the gate to your villa with a golf cart, ready to take you anywhere you need to go from reception to beach front. They are wonderfully gracious individuals who will happily engage in conversation as you ride, or remain in silence should you be in a pensive mode, say for the times you are headed to or returning from a yoga or meditation session.

I feel my golf cart was used mostly between beach and restaurant, room and spa. I could be found laying on the beach, playing four square outside the library (which has DVDS, papers, magazines and books for guests to use}, chowing down in any one of the many places to eat or laying by my villa’s pool. Seriously, it was a tough three days. I will say that if you visit and do not lounge in the water hammocks swaying in the ocean, you are missing out on the best seat in the house. The rest, I’ll leave for you to discover for yourselves.

There is absolutely nothing I would change about this resort. FourSeasons Koh Samui have hit the nail on the head. Their package is perfection and I have to admit that I’ve already started a Four Seasons Koh Samui Savings jar on the counter in my kitchen. I’m going to need a week a year here. Oh please universe, let’s make that happen!

Here's every picture you ever need to see. Ok, not every picture. There's so much to discover here and I didn't want to give it ALL away. 

Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui

Finally, I had to share some pretty epic pictures of the most fantastic breakfast layout of all time...

Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui
Four Seasons Koh Samui

Fashion Foie Gras was a guest of Pandora Jewellery at the Four Seasons Koh Samui.

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