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Visiting Koh Phangan

July 21st, 2011 No comments

One of the things that put people off going to Koh Phangan is the lack of stylish accommodation. In Koh Samui there are several such places to choose from. It is not simply a matter of ‘stars’ when it comes to accommodation but a whole ethos to luxury that defines the best resorts. The dearth of style has now come to an end in Koh Phangan with the inception of Rasananda Resort and Spa.

In Chaweng in Koh Samui there is The Library and Buri Rasa Village. In Bophut there is B1 Villa and Spa and at Big Buddha there is Punnpreeda Hip Resort. The list does not stop there. There are many unique resorts to stay at all over Koh Samui.

All these places are different but what they have in common is a clever theme that produces an interesting architectural effect. Minimalism, Mediterranean, traditional Thai are all ways to capture a unique style that makes a place special and worth the premium for a room.

Boutique is a movement in hotel accommodation which shuns the mass replication of units; the notion is to make something personalized and small. Rather than 100 rooms maybe a boutique resort will have only 20 rooms each with its own nuance.

On Koh Phangan for the first time are the traces of style in accommodation. Hotel architecture in Koh Phangan has tended to be functional in the past – the function being to maximize profit per square meter. Now 1 resort on Koh Phangan has bucked the trend and made something unique.

That is Rasananda on Thong Nai Pan Noi beach. The concept is 5 star completely beachfront villas. It is the best beach on Koh Phangan and the prime land is now dedicated to 44 villas and suites. Each place has a private pool and sala. Inside the villas have plasma TVs and iPod docking centers as well as all the other amenities you’d expect from a 5 star room.

Each villa also has its own garden and outdoor rain shower. The main resort building has some stylish features including a glass wine display and art piece chairs. There’s also a pool with swim up bar on the beach. The restaurant serves food that combines ‘local techniques and Michelin trends’ and also stocks a wide selection of wines and champagnes.

The theme of the resort is defined by the traditional Chinese colors of black and deep red. The villas are Thai minimal. In short the style emanates off Rasananda and sets it apart from other places to stay on Koh Phangan.

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Finding Best Thailand Tours

October 20th, 2010 No comments

Thailand is a beautiful country in South East Asia with Bangkok as her capital. Bangkok is the centre attraction for many holidaymakers and vacationers due to her attraction sites and diversity which makes her a popular hub. She is also home to numerous festivals and religious celebrations which are too symbolic to miss. Many travelers therefore plan their Thailand tours to concur with these beautiful celebrations. Thailand is also home to many activities which endear her to many travelers since there is always something for everyone. She has one of the most amazing coastlines which provide a host of water activities to engage in.

There are many tour companies in Thailand that specialize in guiding visitors on the best way to spend a Thailand tour. They have put in place attractive all inclusive vacation packages that cater for all budgets and expose visitors to the thrills of this magnificent land. Thailand is famed for her many surprises and contrasts which set her apart from other countries of the world. She is home to glittering temples, idyllic beaches, tropical forests, hospitable and friendly people as well as modern shopping malls which provide visitors with a fulfilling shopping experience. There are many gifts and souvenirs to take home as well as a million and one camera shots of this fascination.

Thailand tours guarantee travelers of aquatic fun which includes windsurfing, water skiing, game fishing, diving and sailing among others. She has the most amazing coral reef and this is what motivates many of her travelers to engage in the diving activities. The waterfalls that are in north Thailand are spectacular and these also attract many of her visitors. She has thick mountainous forests which are the natural habitats for her beautiful wildlife. This includes elephants, gibbons, birds and tigers which give a delicious game watch. Also available are large caves with tons of history and trekking to unmask them is one of the many intrigues on this tour.

National parks are synonymous with Thailand tours and holiday makers have to take tours here to make their travel worthwhile. The wildlife available here is fascinating and so is its flora which is just exotic. To get a better tour, travelers are advised to engage in bamboo rafting, sea canoeing, rock climbing and elephant riding. These activities provide a better viewing experience and people are able to sample much of the awesome Thailand. Golfing is another exciting activity here for travelers and there are generous lawns to cater for this. Thailand is home to Buddhism meditation and many visitors come here to learn the tricks of this therapeutic practice.

Thailand tours are made convenient by the many luxurious hotels which cater for the visitor’s accommodation needs. She also has one of the world’s most sophisticated sky trains which cater for the transportation of people from one point to another. Thailand also has inspiring architecture which carries the history of her former inhabitants through the different designs. These include the democracy monument, the national assembly and the numerous temples among others.