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72 Hours with OZO Chaweng Samui What’s good to see, eat and do on the Island of Coconuts

October 18, 2017 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

Located off the eastern coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is an island filled with dazzling palm-fringed beaches with plenty to do and see. The vocal local team at OZO Chaweng Samui believe that 72 hours is just right to cover the best attractions, enjoy delicious cuisine and go on an adventure.

See Koh Samui’s exciting attractions in the first 24 hours
Explore the island’s spiritual side at three Buddhist sites – Marvel at the famous stunning golden 12-metre-tall Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai, which is visible from your window seat even before you land. Nearby is Wat Plai Laem, offering a glimpse into Thai-Chinese culture and featuring an eye-catching 18-armed Chinese goddess statue. For more insight into Buddhist culture, head to see the mummified monk in a seated meditative pose at Wat Khunaram, a reminder of the natural life cycle.

Unique natural rock formations on the rocky coastline – The iconic Hin Ta and Hin Yai were sculpted by the natural elements over years and resemble the male and female forms. Legend has it that an old couple was travelling with their son to propose to a girl in a neighbouring province. A storm seized their boat and they were unable to survive but turned into rocks as proof to the would-be bride of their true intentions.

An evening well spent at the Fisherman’s Village – Once home to an actual fishing community, the village has been transformed with rustic-style shop-houses housing trendy beachside dining spots and boutiques – but its old-world charm still remains. Before the sun sets, grab seats at CAFE De PIER X Samui and gaze out at the remarkable view of the broken down pier reminiscent of olden years, with the backdrop of the magic hour sky.

Sail off to neighbouring islands in the next 24 hours
A day trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park – Over 40 jagged islands poke through azure seas featuring limestone massifs, tropical rainforests, deserted coves, caves, hidden lagoons and plenty of wildlife. Day trippers are spoilt for choice with lots to do. Underwater-lovers will enjoy swimming with shoals of marine creatures. Explorers with adventurous hearts will get an adrenaline rush from challenging hikes to the striking viewpoints. Those who prefer to stay dry may kayak between the islands, or sunbathe on one of the many white-sand beaches.

All-American eatery Stacked serves selections of great burgers and fries

Satisfy hunger with comfort food in a funky bistro – After a long day out, the tummy needs a yummy treat. Hitting the spot is Stacked, an all-American eatery right next to the hotel, for simple yet delightful guilty pleasures. Its speciality lies in the art of creating juicy burgers and finger-licking-good fries. For a great combination, pair the ‘The Cowboy’ burger with sweet potato fries.

Spend an unforgettable day in the last 24 hours
A delicious journey for foodies – Take a piece of Thailand back home with a Thai cooking lesson at Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts. The twice-daily three-hour classes start with the preparation of hand-made curry pastes followed by three local dishes. Visitors may also sample the 100% home-grown Magic Alambic rum crafted at the island’s only distillery, K&S Rum, which is worth a visit.

The sweetness of doing nothing – Thanks to OZO Chaweng Samui’s beachfront location, a lazy day can be spent sinking into plush loungers under the shade of coconut palm trees, soaking up the sea views and listening to the rolling waves.

Take Koh Samui home – Get rid of any spare Thai baht with coconut souvenirs as Koh Samui is known to produce the best coconuts in Thailand. The Kalamare, a local gelatinous coconut caramel candy made of coconut milk, sticky rice and palm sugar, is a must. Each shop has its own secret recipe, so do give each one a try before picking the best one or just ask our team at OZO Chaweng Samui for recommendations.

OZO Chaweng Samui offers the Escape Package, which includes a special dinner prepared by the resident chef at Stacked, round trip transfers to and from Samui International Airport, daily breakfast at EAT Restaurant and more. The package is available for a minimum three-night stay in a Sleep King room, starting at 3,600 THB per night. For more details and reservations, please visit www.ozohotels.com/chaweng-samui/hotelpackage.

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