Oh Koh Samui!

The glorious tropical island of Koh Samui was the first stop of our trip around the Land of Smiles, and despite being greeted by the stormy rainy at the beginning of the rainy season, we still got to see the natural beauty on this island, and of course sampled a lot of seafood and classic Thai dishes. As I had such a great start on this trip, knowing the eating god was smiling upon me, I could not hold my excitement.

View of the island from Four Seasons Reception

The lusciously green Koh Samui

We were invited to stay at the wonderful Four Seasons Resort, and it is the perfect base for us to explore Koh Samui. All the villas are surrounded by native plant species and coconut trees, which were all preserved during construction. It was so refreshing to be staying in the hills and still get to enjoy the beach and a lovely ocean view.

Our first welcome gift Phuang Malai – beautiful handmade flower garlands

Everywhere you go in Thailand, you can experience both the traditional and modern side of this nation. This unique style of chained Jasmines and Orchids is often used as offerings to the Buddha/monks, elderly as a show of respect, or as an aromatic welcome gift to guests. Such a sweet touch.

Welcome snacks waiting on our dining table – healthy and refreshing

However, the highlight has to be our lovely smiley live-in butler, New, who has received culinary training as a former chef.

New showing me how to prepare Thai style omelette

New busy at the stove

Thai Style Omelette

Thai style omelette is thin, savoury, full of local flavour from the chopped spring onion and little orange dried shrimp, and usually served with rice. This may as well be a Thai invention. Nothing about this dish resembles omelette as we know it. Not included in the picture is actually a little dip made of fish sauce, chopped garlic and green chili which gave the omelette just enough of a nice kick.

We will eventually venture outside for a wider variety of food, but with a villa that looks like this who would ever want to leave?

Main pool

Master bedroom pool

Chill out area

Private beach at sunset

Beautiful sand

Unfortunate for us there was not much sun as the rainy season started (and most of the photos feature grey skies), but that just gave us more time to eat, and we were more than happy to comply. Next post: we drove around Koh Samui in search of food beyond our resort.

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About Patricia

Born in Hong Kong and studied in England for most of her life. Transplanted herself to Tokyo, New York and finally back to her root. Having treated her taste buds to the best of these continents have to offer, she has decided to invite others to join her on her gastronomic voyage. Full-time food lover, part-time cook who wants to enjoy the pleasures of life, mostly at the dining table.
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2 Responses to Oh Koh Samui!

  1. Great post and pictures.

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