Le Meridien is a part of the Marriott Bonvoy club and has 99 hotels situated all over the world. This 5 star luxury hotel is situated on Lamai Beach, just 20 minutes away from Koh Samui international airport. Nestled between beautiful, pristine beaches and coral reefs you will feel secluded in this slice of paradise with the access to world-class spa treatments at LeSPA. The resort has extraordinary onsite restaurants, two bars, a picture perfect infinity pool, a private beach and a romantic and private Ocean Pier in addition to a fitness centre and a spa.
Koh Samui is the second largest island after Phuket, and has an area of 228.7sq.K.M. Lamai is the second biggest town in Koh Samui after Chewang. Whilst Chewang is a more popular area for the tourists and has more nightlife, Lamai isnt far behind as it contains many beautiful beaches and popular restaurants. The two are not far from eachother and the hotel has either private taxis or regular taxis to take you where you need to go. Lamai is know for its relaxation and the experienced therapists. Its not too loud in Lamai that you cannot relax, but its not too far from Chewang if you want to enjoy a night out and see more of Koh Samui.
The rooms at La Meridien are all decorated in the same artistic decor with its traditional Thai features, high ceilings, wooden furniture and tropical plants. The colour theme is beige, creams and dark wood, with large airy windows and sweeping nets and draping luxurious curtains.
LeSPA situated in the hotel, blends traditional treatments such as Thai massage, with proven modern techniques. This world class spa will awaken your senses from the moment you walk in with the rich soothing aromas and complimenting sounds. Enjoy the views of the hypnotic landscapes and relax and unwind whilst the experienced therapists work their magic. Open till 10pm, you can indulge in the following treatments:
body scrub, body wrap, couples massage, eye treatments, facials, foot baths, hair and scalp massage, lip treatments, in suite massage, manicure and pedicures, a range of massages which you can customise, therapy baths, steam room and even massage lessons.
The gym is open from 11am till midnight and offers free weights and cardiovascular equipment. If the gym isn’t your favourite form of working out, you could take advantage of the free fitness lessons the hotel provides such as the sunrise or sunset yoga.
The large infinity pool is a great way to get some cardio in whilst taking your time, enjoying the beautiful view of the Andaman sea, and whilst you cool yourself off in between your sun soaking. All towels are provided and the pool has multiple sun loungers in addition to couples beds and umbrellas to make your pool days extra special. Simple press the button to call one of the friendly waiters and enjoy a cocktail during happy hour, a fresh juice or some of the tasty pool side snacks.
During the day you can notice the staff bring around some complimentary appitisers and cold towels to cool you down. The staff go over and beyond to please and make your experience at La Meridien that extra special.
The dining at La Meridien perfectly matches the beauty of the resort as it tastes as good as it looks. The breakfast comes with a choice of buffet style with all the works, american breakfast or continental breakfast. The main restaurant Latest Recipe offers the taste of Thailand and over looks the main pool and has low in the ground tables and tranquil lighting.
The Ocean Pier is the most romantic dinner spot in the resort. The floating pier has the extraordinary views of the golf of Thailand. Watch the sun go down with your loved one in this starlight spot and enjoy a glass of wine and flavours from Thai and Western cuisine.
Dont forget to check out the Plunge bar and watch the water sparkle as you unwind and reflect on your day. On some occasions the resort hold a ceremony in which you light a candle and say a prayer. This is a beautiful experience and the moment of darkness really touches you as you take a second to appreciate your life and prayer for those you love before the lights turn on and you listen to the magical sounds of the music.
Latitude 9 is an Asian Fusion tapas bar, a causal and laid back area for you to order a coffee or a cocktail. The sharing plates are ideal for lunch or dinner and the homemade bakery will fill the spot and give you a sweet delight.
If you are a person that likes to stay in the resort, then you will not be disappointed here as it has all that you need. Thailand is such a beautiful country and i do urge you to go and explore! The local area has many attractions and restaurants you should try whilst you are near by. There are stunning beaches, clubs, shopping districts, temples, sancturies and more. Click here to read more about Koh Samui.