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Get ready for the Festival of Lights on the Island of Coconuts

August 29, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

To some, November may not be the best time to travel to Koh Samui as the month falls in the middle of the monsoon season. In fact, with fewer tourists on the island, it can still be a good time to visit Koh Samui – enjoying the spa treatments within the comfort of the hotel, spending the afternoon with a good book and a young coconut, dining in quieter and less crowded restaurants, taking yoga classes and enrolling in detox programmes – the list goes on and on. Most important of all, the traditional festival native to Thailand, Loy Krathong, will be widely celebrated across the island in November. For those who would love to explore a different side of Koh Samui, this is a time that should not be missed!

Loy Krathong, Thailand’s very own “Festival of Lights”, is celebrated on the night of the full moon in November. This occasion is one of the few times during the year when the island looks lovelier by night than it does by day. “Loy” means to float in Thai, and a “krathong” is a small basket made from the stem and leaves of a banana tree, and decorated with flowers. The krathong is filled with a candle, incense sticks and sometimes, a small offering of a coin. At dusk, people release these krathongs into a canal, river, pond, swimming pool or the sea to ask the Goddess of Water for blessings, luck and forgiveness. This year, Loy Krathong will be celebrated on 4 November. For those who will be travelling to Koh Samui, Chaweng Lake and Wat Plai Laem will be among the best places to celebrate this romantic festival and watch hundreds of krathongs floating on the water and lighting up the night.

Amari Koh Samui and OZO Chaweng Samui now offer attractive hotel packages for travellers visiting the Island of Coconuts during Loy Krathong.

Set on the white sands of Koh Samui’s popular Chaweng Beach, Amari Koh Samui is introducing couples to the Heart-Shaped Package starting at 18,636 THB (approx. 4,388 HKD), inclusive of a 3-night stay in the Garden Wing Superior King room with romantic decorations, daily breakfast at Amaya Food Gallery, a 3-course dinner at Prego Italian Restaurant, roundtrip airport transfer, a complimentary bottle of house wine, a 60-minute Thai massage session at Breeze Spa, and guaranteed late check-out until 15:00. For more details and reservations, please visit http://www.amari.com/koh-samui/hotelpackage/heart-shaped-package_584.aspx.

Located in the bustling part of Chaweng Beach Road, OZO Chaweng Samui has launched the OZO Samui Long-stay Package. Starting at 35,000 THB (approx. 8,239 HKD), guests can enjoy a 7-night stay in the Sleep King room, together with a round-trip airport transfer, daily breakfast at EAT, a special set-menu dinner at STACKED, 1,000 THB dining credit, one-time free restocking of the minibar, and complimentary laundry service for up to 20 items of clothing. For more details and reservations, please visit http://www.ozohotels.com/chaweng-samui/hotelpackage/ozo-samui-long-stay-package_543.aspx.

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