Stay here: Santhiya Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Santhiya Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Photograph © Jess Carey 2014

One of the perks of working as a travel consultant was the work trips, like this one to Thailand. A small group of agents from Victoria and Tasmania, including myself, had five days in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan to see the sights, investigate the accommodation, meet the people and what not. We saw a lot of gorgeous places, and I’ll no doubt post some more at a later stage, but this was by far my favourite.

The Santhiya is a stunning resort on Koh Phangan, old Thai luxury, the entire place encased in hand carved wood from the north of Thailand with staff who dedicate their every waking working minute to make your stay perfection. It’s on it’s own private beach, requiring the resort speedboat to pick you up and bring you on in.

Anyway, seeing as a picture says a thousand words, instead of talking about how beautiful this place is, I’m just going to show you…

Photograph © Jess Carey 2014

Photograph © Jess Carey 2014

Oh, and the food? AMAZING!!!! We were served up an incredible three course meal with a gorgeous view…

Entree of Thai beef salad, satay skewers and flat bread.

Photograph © Jess Carey 2014

Main of prawn Pad Thai.

Photograph © Jess Carey 2014

And this view.

Photograph © Jess Carey 2014

Not super cheap as the pictures probably indicate, but lead in rooms actually not as expensive as you may thing either, starting from around $140 per night in peak season! And trust me, even the lead in rooms are stunning!


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