Romantic Escape on Secluded Thai Island
On the island of Koh Samui, the setting sun dips below the glittering waters off Laem Yai beach, tinting the sky in brilliant shades of orange, pink, and purple. Located on the northwest tip of the island, the single-story buildings of The Passage Samui Villas & Resort offer a prime vantage point for taking in the sun's handiwork along with the rest of Koh Samui's naturally stunning skyline.
Each standalone Pool Connect villa features high vaulted ceilings and a spacious living area, lending the suite an airy, tropical feel that's enhanced by yellow and orange pillows and dark wood. Adjacent to the bedroom, an outdoor terrace faces three turquoise pools, each flanked by palm trees and lounge chairs with umbrellas. A daily complimentary breakfast fuels days spent combing the nearby beach or carefully shaving a coconut.
The iconic sunset serves as a side dish to tasty Thai fusion fare at The Terrace. Executive chef Khun M concocts dishes in a self-described "modern romantic" style, blending local ingredients with global cooking techniques. Decadent dishes include Cajun chicken breast with chorizo cassoulet and Samui grouper accented with lemon.
Koh Samui, Thailand: Tropical Paradise on Turquoise Gulf
The resort occupies a pristine stretch of sand fronting the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand. During their stay, guests are entitled to explore the area with free rentals of snorkeling, kayaking, and mountain-biking equipment. The area's abundant natural beauty is on full display at Ang Thong National Marine Park, a collection of 42 islands dotted with lush rainforests and secluded beaches. Native inhabitants include hairy-nosed otters, sea turtles, and pacific-reef egrets.
Adventurous eaters can expand their culinary know-how in a Thai cooking class for two. The 2.5-hour course imparts the fundamentals of Thai cooking techniques and the dangers of food-fighting with chopsticks before teaching students how to create a flavorful, authentic meal from scratch. For a different sort of hands-on experience, therapists at The Passage Samui Villas & Resort's Thai Chakra Spa apply traditional Asian remedies and the art of massage to soothe sinews and banish stress.
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