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September 16, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

With iconic Buddhist temples, uninhabited islands and mountainous jungles to explore, the island of Koh Samui offers visitors more than just its pristine beaches and azure waters. The Signature Concierge Team at Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui are destination experts, and have the inside knowledge to guide guests on exciting experiences in Koh Samui and the surrounding islands.

The island’s iconic landmarks include the Laem Sor Chedi and Pagoda on the southern coast and Wat Samret which contains fascinating Buddha images carved from jade and reclaimed coral. The concierge team recommend visiting these temples in the early morning to capture the sunrise and embrace this serene experience.

Take to the sea and explore the Gulf of Thailand with a 30-minute traditional Longtail Boat ride to the uninhabited island of Koh Matsum. Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts can visit Angthong National Marine Park to see black corals and extraordinary marine life, including the friendly giant whale sharks. For picture perfect moments, experience the breathtaking sunset against scenic views of the towering five islands.

Thrill seekers can climb the steep inclines of Thailand’s second largest island in a 4×4 jeep through coconut plantations and dense jungles, to a stunning mountain top vantage point. Trek through the mountainous jungle to Jungle Route 360, a local restaurant perched on the highest point of the island, and visit the spectacular giant Golden Buddha statue at Teepangkorn Temple.

Relish tasty traditional Thai food at Kiree specialising in Southern and Central Thai dishes using local produce. Recommendations include the Nam Ya Poo Alaska – Alaskan King Crab in Samui Style Curry Sauce, and the Moo Pha Phad Phed – Stir Fried Wild Boar with Thai Southern Curry Paste, Ka-r Lime Leaves, Rhizome and Green Peppercorn. For guests looking to explore other authentic restaurants on the island, the Concierge team at Vana Belle will be of service.

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui is offering SPG® (Starwood Preferred Guest) members the chance to earn Double or Triple Starpoints® for bookings made from 31 August – 20 September 2017. For more details, please visit http://www.vanabellekohsamui.com/.

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