Samui Bandara Resort and Spa

Enter the Bandara world of pure Asian style where imaginative design has combined with nature for a sanctuary of solace. This 5-star beach resort is a holiday destination for anyone in the world who is in search of well pampering, relaxation, and fun on the beach. Not sure how to enjoy this tropical paradise? We recommend the Bandara Spa which delivers treatments with ultimate
pampering and care. Enjoy tropical gardens, pools, and quiet beaches. Take a day trip to see some of the local sites of Bophut Beach which include Fisherman’s Village or visit Big Buddha, local markets, shopping areas and the bustle of Chaweng. Allow Bandara to welcome you back for a sumptuous seafood dinner in the beach side restaurant, where the gentle lapping waves on the beach will create an ambiance of romance and serenity, which will linger in your mind long after you have returned home. Whether you are on your honeymoon, traveling alone or with the entire family, the truly unique Bandara experience awaits for your next holiday.

Bandara Villa
Treat yourself by staying in one of the 28 Bandara Villas, all of which are designed with tropical splendor to provide priceless solitude. While staying in these villas, it is easy to feel that your family is Bandara’s exclusive guests. It is also easy to understand how after staying in these villas the idea of a box style hotel room just might be impossible to endure. Each villa is landscaped to blend within its own lush garden. The interior is done with a tropical theme of open space and a vaulted ceiling complete with an ornate ceiling fan. For a view of your private garden there is a full width picture window. A personal 3X3 meters pool is also provided allowing for unseen swimming. The pool has an alfresco deck for relaxing on either of the two sun beds, dining, or private Thai massage. Perhaps the most unique attribute of Bandara Villas is the extra large bathroom with a cozy shower, toilet, and twin vanity units. Off of this bathroom is a glass patio door which
opens to a uniguely Bandara secret garden, where an organic sunken bathtub and exotic rain-shower await your personal bliss – nature and luxury have never been so pleasurably combined.
Chom Dao is the idyllic alfresco restaurant to enjoy a romantic moment of the simple pleasure of watching the stars shimmering in the clear night sky. The beachfront terrace restaurant has been designed to face the ocean, along the shoreline and feel the refreshing sea breeze. The high wooden ceiling and rustic decor reflect the relaxed alfresco style and inviting ambiance. This simplistic setting has been well-appointed to focus the attention of guests on the splendid sea view. Twilight on Bandara’s unspoiled beach is a breathtaking and romantic atmosphere which is unforgettable. Chom Dao will indulge you with a full array of exceptional Western cuisine blended harmoniously with delightful authentic Asian dishes and the freshness of delectable seafood.
Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui
178/2 Moo I.Tambol Bophut,
Koh Samui, SuratThani 84320Thailand
Tel:+66 (0)7724 5795
Fax: +66 (0) 7742 7340
http://www.bandarahotelsresorts.com
http://www.bandarasamui.com

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SALA Samui Resort and Spa

Located on an immaculate and serene stretch of Choengmon beach, SALA Samui is a dazzling deluxe pool villa resort, featuring private swimming pools in 53 of its 69 villas and suites. The blend of traditional Thai architecture with modern facilities and amenities, coupled with the ever-smiling staff creates a comfortable, relaxing ambience.
Mandara Spa at SALA Samui is a sanctuary of privacy and tranquility, offering a vast array of sensuous treatments from luxury facials, all natural body scrubs, massage therapies, to manicures and pedicures. The spa also features two double uxurious spa suites and two double deluxe rooms.
The resort’s Pangaea Restaurant & Bar features distinctive international and local cuisine, and (apropos to its name) uses ingredients and cooking techniques from every continent. SALA Samui also boasts Koh Samui’s only beachfront wine cellar.
SALA Samui is just 5 minutes from both the airport and Fisherman’s Village, and only 10 minutes from Chaweng Beach’s bustling shopping and nightlife.
SALA Samui Resort and Spa 10/9 Moo 5, Baan Plai Lam Bophut Koh Samui, SuratThani, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 7724 5888 http://www.salasamui.com

Samui Melati Beach Resort & Spa

What makes one of Samui’s newest resorts, Melati Beach Resort & Spa, unique is its landscape and overall design with its villas and low-rise hotel wings cascading down along the hillside slope to the beachside pool and restaurants fringing pristine Thongson Beach. By blending traditional Thai architectural concepts with contemporary styling and amenities, the Melati has achieved a perfect harmony between luxury and nature.
A total of 79 private rooms, especially Private Garden Pools, Pool Villa Suites and Presidential Suites with private pool lets guests choose the idea accommodation to fit their desires, whether they are a honeymoon couple seeking a private haven or friends and families a realm of their own to get away as well as enjoy each other’s company.
To satisfy hungers and thirsts, there.afe the Pool Bar-and View Phangan restaurant that offer both panoramic views and cool, caressing seabreezes -along with delicious delights. For a refreshing treat, order the slightly tart emerald Melati Cooler or more biting crimson Thongson Say or a creamy white Beach Cooler that features both the flavor and fragrance of fresh” coconut.
For a -Tig-fat’meal or as a starter, d-efinately try the Avocado & Smoked Salmon Salad. For an entree, the Se~ afood Resotto should not be missed followed by the most satiating Cheese Cake you-won’t want to share with anyone.
Another way to satisfy your senses is the Melati Spa where, after enjoying the seaside view from the lobby, you can indulge in the most soothing massage that will leave you completely refreshed in both body and mind.
Melati Beach Resort & Spa
9/16 Mu Aow Thongson, Bo Phut, Koh Samui,
SuratThani 84320 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 7791 3400-20 Fax: +66 (0) 7791 3444-5
BKK Reservation tel: +66(0) 2530 7866-70
http://www.melatiresort.com

Samui Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa

At the north tip of Koh Samui close to Had Mae Nam, or River Beach, you will discover Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas and Spa. The resort is situated on a lush hillside and thus, its name, which when translated means ‘Dancing Hill’. So, while it might not be on the beach, it offers beautiful views and a very lush fragrance that biends the scents of the sea in the distance with the perfumes of the surrounding greenery.
The highlights of this boutique resort are the Pool Villas, ideal for honeymoon couples and families. Designed to afford utmost privacy, they feature a very minimalist yet stylish Bali decor that also provides spacious 5-star comfort. Each villa feels more like a home than just a resort accommodation. In addition to the pool, the bedrooms include a Jacuzzi. The living and rest areas have been divided to provide different atmospheres to fit your moods and the East Asian garden is filled with exotic smells and colors. Appointments are complete to satisfy every yearning, and with an intimate poolside candlelit dinner, the romancing will be made complete.
At the same time you can also stay at the Kirikayan Suite rooms which sit among the mountain with panoramic nature view. The spacious 100 – 210 sgm rooms are decorated in contemporary style with full facilities. In addition, the penthouse offers a Jacuzzi on the roof top terrace decorated with a tropical garden while the blue sky beside you.
Kirikayan Luxury Pool Villas & Spa
Maenam Soi 1, Maenam Beach, Koh Samui, SuratThani 84330 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 7733 2299   Fax: +66 (0) 7733 2288
BKK Reservation Tel: +66 (0) 2642 5100 Fax: +66 (0) 2245 4792
E-mail: rsvn@kirikayan.com
http://www.kirikayan.com

Koh Samui PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL

Nothing is worse than finding heaven in a brochure onlyto turn up and find your dream is a rubble-strewn ruin. Even though expectations were running high, the lauded Melati Beach Resort & Spa did not disappoint.

THE SCENE
Unlike many resorts that claim to be on the shores of a white sand idyll but turn out to be jutted against a rocky outcrop off which swimmers launch themselves towards the sea at their peril, Melati Beach Resort & Spa sits in spitting distance of the pristine sand of northern Samui’s Thongson Bay. Derived from the Indonesian meaning jasmine, Melati reflects the ambience of fragrant orientalism. Opulent Balinese architecture is blended with traditional Thai salas in lush tropical gardens that back onto the ocean. The resort stands out from its competitors for being awash with peaceful relaxation.

THE ROOMS
The resort houses a range of rooms to suit all budgets, but the real highlight is the Presidential Suite. With ample living quarters and a self-contained adjacent villa for friends, the unit has a private pool perfect for an early morning dip. All rooms are equipped with the most up-to-date amenities. The pillows are some of the most comfortable that my head has ever hit.
DRINK & DINE
There are two tempting choices from which guests can choose. Kan Sak Thong is an upscale dining venue which, despite its classic Thai name, serves a range of pan-Asian cuisine blended with international additions making dining here a bit of an adventure. In particular, their Balinese-inspired spicy duck with shrimp paste sambal and pineapple salad was a hit. Pa-Ngan View is an open-air beachfront restaurant serving fresh seafood and international dishes from an a la carte menu that includes pad Thai, pasta and sandwiches. The view is the real pull here, extending as it does towards Koh Pa-Ngan and beyond.

SOMETHING SPECIAL
The generous space in the separate living room made it cosy enough to bunk down on the sofa while watching the latest horror flick.
IF I HAD ONE QUIBBLE…
…the resort was so large that it took a buggy to get me back to my room. – Jeerawan Duangnam

Melati Beach Resort & Spa
9/16 Moo 5, Bophut, Thongson Bay, Koh Samui 84320, Thailand +66 (0) 7791 3400-20 http://www.melatiresort.com

Singapore A WORLD APART

The Sentosa Resort & Spa allows you to connect with nature in downtown Singapore

THE SCENE
An indulgent cliff top escape on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, The Sentosa Resort & Spa is a short drive from Singapore’s CBD, away from the hustle and bustle. The low-rise buildings linked by open walkways lined with frangipani and palm trees are spread over 27 acres of lush tropical greenery and stunning landscaped tropical gardens and koi-filled lily ponds. Adjacent to hotel are two 18-hole championship golf courses.
THE ROOMS
Guests can choose from 174 deluxe rooms, 37 suites and four exclusive two-bedroom villas (the only resort in Lion City to offer villas). The rooms exude a luxurious and warm welcoming feel with plush interiors and contemporary comfort. Modish furniture and elegant amenities blend with the interior’s refreshing hues and sleek clean lines. All rooms and suites feature high-speed Internet access and state-of-the-art entertainment systems that include a 42-inch plasma TV.
DRINK & DINE
The Garden, an all-new restaurant with emphasis on the Conscious Dining concept, in which all ingredients are specially sourced from organic or bio-dynamic farms where possible and when available, and prepared to retain its natural goodness and flavours. This concept carries through with vegetarian choices and a nutritional guide, which promotes a more ‘conscious’ dining approach as well. The resort’s signature restaurant, The Cliff, offers contemporary cuisine with commanding views of the South China Sea. All-day dining is at The Terrace, while The Pavilion is the perfect place to end day sipping a drink or two.
OTHER FEATURES
In addition to usual spaces for banquets, weddings and conferences, The Sentosa offers two temples to well-being: The Seven Eden Wellness Centre, that encompasses a well-equipped lifestyle gymnasium, Zest Cafe, Zest Studio for healthy lifestyle programmes and Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation, acupuncture for weight management and wellbeing and anti-ageing consultations for renewed vitality. Spa Botanica on the other hand is country’s first tropical garden destination spa with state-of-the-art facilities, mud pools, float pools, Galaxy steam baths, and traditional beauty and health practices.
SOMETHING SPECIAL
The Aveda toiletries in the room, and the mud pool, meditative labyrinth, and the decadent King’s Bath at Spa Botanica.
IF I HAD ONE QUIBBLE…
…it would be the view of the offshore oil storage facilities and container ships from the pool. – Gavin Nazareth
The Sentosa
2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa,
Singapore 099891 +65 6275 0331 www. thesentosa. com
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HUA HIN HAVEN

The Vimanlay is a tropical fusion condominuim and villas project set on the beach within the vicinity of Hua Hin, which boasts a calm and serene ambiance, perfect for a weekend retreat or a place in which to base yourself permanently. Conveniently located so that local amenties are just minutes away, the project comprises of 33 condominiums and four exclusive villas. Integrating the exceptional location of Ch-Am Beach, one of the most sought-after real estate areas in Southeast Asia, and the Tropical Fusion Design ethic, the property offers a lifestyle many can only dream of.
ONLY 33 UNITS OF CONDOMINIUMS
The Vimanlay condominiums consist of 33 units of exquisite design, varying from two bedrooms and two bathrooms to three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The size of the condominiums varies from 73 sqm to 150 sqm, each spaciously designed in order to make the most of the already ample living space.
POOL VILLAS
The Vimanlay villas are true luxury on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand. Each unit is equipped with three bedrooms with two bedrooms and a powder room, private pool with large terrace, private car park with automatic gates and private beach entrance and secluded maid’s quarter. Luxury living here is hard to beat, whether you are intending it as a weekend retreat, or a permanent haven from the stresses of city living.
BEACHFRONT VILLA
The truly exclusive property, the Beachfront Villa is a mastery of design and location. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room, open-plan kitchen, private swimming pool with a large terrace, private car park with automatic gates or two cars, and a separate maid’s quarter, this property also boasts a private entrance to the glistening beach.
The facilities of the complex also include two swimming pools, a fitness room, gardens, driver’s accommodation, 24-hour security, a laundry, playground and central car park. Best of all, the properties are READY TO MOVE INTO.

Na Vimarn Co.,Ltd.
1168/65 Room 13A, 23rd Floor, Lumpini Tower, Rama IV Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
http://www.vimanlay.com