Elements Boutique Resort & Spa - Thailand

5- or 7-Night Stay with Daily Yoga, Island Boat Tour, and Bicycle Tour at Elements Boutique Resort & Spa in Thailand

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Remote 4.5-Star Island Resort Steeped in Thai Culture

Half a century ago, there wasn't a road or car to be found on the Thai island of Koh Samui. The locals—mostly fishers and farmers—often had to navigate dense rainforests just to reach neighboring villages. Today, the island has paved roads and is easy to get around, which has helped it emerge as a popular vacation destination. It’s also the setting for Elements Boutique Resort & Spa, which honors Thai traditions while cultivating a modern aesthetic. The resort is near the Gulf of Thailand’s beautiful beaches, which have fine, white sand and seem almost untouched.

With the water so close, it's only natural that a lot of the resort's activities are aquatic in nature. You can kayak along the shore, snorkel, or tour the gulf in a long-tail boat—a watercraft that's covered by a canopy and powered by an automotive engine (a half-day island tour is included with this deal). Early-morning yoga classes often take place along the beach. Bicycles are available for rental, and this Getaway includes a bike tour that heads past the gorgeous wildlife and coconut farms en route to a local rubber plantation.

After a day out adventuring, stop by the onsite restaurant Fai, which serves fresh-caught tiger prawns and lobster. For a traditional Thai experience, dine at the Bamboo Beach Bar Cafe & Restaurant, where eight open-air bamboo huts allow diners to enjoy Thai cuisine on the beach. Once a week, you can head to the beach at nightfall to savor barbecued meats and pineapple as local performers dance or spin fire sticks.

Back at the sea-view deluxe suites, there are wooden beds veiled with sheer white curtains. Head out to the private terrace and you can lounge around and peer out at the sea.

Koh Samui, Thailand: Island with Exotic Wildlife and Rich Buddhist Culture

Koh Samui is set amid a cluster of islands in the temperate Gulf of Thailand off the country's eastern shore. Temperatures typically hover near 86 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, thanks to tropical winds off the gulf. The warm climate and clear waters attract visitors to the island's many white-sand beaches, where they can sunbathe, fish, or snorkel along vibrant coral reefs.

For a day trip, pay a visit to some of the area’s ornate temples or take a short drive east to Tar Nim's Magic Garden, which was built by a local man when he was well into his 70s. These remote "secret" gardens can be tough to get to, but it's worth the effort to see the misty waterfall, tropical plants, and ornately carved Buddhist sculptures.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a deluxe suite

  • Option 1: $549 for 5 nights (up to a $1,468 value)
  • Option 2: $730 for 7 nights (up to a $2,008 value)

Included in both options:

  • One half-day long-tail-boat tour of the local islands (up to a $110 value)
  • Daily yoga for two
  • Local bicycle tours through coconut farms and a local rubber plantation and past wildlife
  • Use of all fitness facilities, bicycles, and kayaks
  • Daily fresh fruit and bottled water in room (up to an $8 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/4/13
Travel by: 12/22/13

  • Cancellation policy and fees: 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: all taxes and fees included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Thai restaurant onsite
  • Full-service holistic spa
  • Chlorine-free outdoor pool
  • Sauna and steam rooms
  • Daily à la carte breakfast
  • Bicycles available
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/4/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/22/13
  • Limit 2 per person
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • All resort taxes and fees are included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Suite

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for each additional guest 14 or older; $10 per night for children 13 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2 p.m.
  • Checkout: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $30 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 18 miles (29 km) from Samui International Airport (USM)
  • By shuttle: $33 for one-way shuttle transfers from USM

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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