Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thailand Part 9 - Koh Samui Boat House

The Imperial Boat House Hotel is a lot more reasonably priced than the Tongsai Bay and this is where we are staying on our next visit.

The blurb from their website which can be found here read as follows :

"Set on beautiful and unspoiled beach of Choeng Mon on the northeast coast of Koh Samui,The Imperial Boat House Hotel comprises 34 authentic teakwood rice barges converted into international standard luxury suites,as well as eight low-rise accommodation wings. The hotel is just four kilometers from the island's international airport."

Their factsheet can be found here.

This hotel is in a relatively quiet location but fronts straight on to the beach. The hotel prices are not unreasonable but the beach hosts a wide variety of good cheap restaurants. The nearest big town is Chaweng which is about 10 minutes ride away - near enough when you want it and far enough away when you don't. There are two great pools here - the one with the divers in is nearest to the beach. The other pool is quieter and when we go early next year our room will open out on to this pool. The other great thing is that there is a PADI diving school on site so maybe we will attempt to get our open water diver qualifications this time.

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