Six Senses Samui @ A Haven To Rediscover Your Inner Sense

When you plan for a resort getaways, what do you normally after? A huge swimming pool to chill? An intimate romantic sunset and dinner for two at the award winning restaurant? A room with a lush surrounding and yet an ocean view when you first open your curtain in the morning? A tranquility yet with lots of birds chipping and the sound of nature around you? A Pristine beach and world renown spa for the sun-after? And the list goes on......Most importantly, to find a haven to rediscover our inner sense, that is totally priceless. For once, you can be greedy, all of the above can be found in this lost heaven ~ Six Senses Samui, Thailand. Let's begin with the sound, sense, sight, taste and touch, mylifestylenews discovers......

It was totally a bright sunny day while we arrived from a long drive way before we stopped the car at the front desk reception area (picture above), almost a drive in. We were right away embraced by the rustic and non contemporary unique architecture design, the rustic nature suits perfectly well as in the resort's brand image with great sustainability. Set on a gently sloping headland at the northern tip of Samui Island, 10 minutes away from the island's international airport allows you to have another reason to ask for a late-check out. Hold on a minute and we have just arrived and perhaps it is too early for that. This is our first Six Senses experience and we need time to discover every spots of it while we were here. Six senses Hotels Resorts Spas are discovered in some of the worlds's most unique and beautiful places. Locations and the view seemingly plays one of their very important DNAs beside providing the dramatic appeal in each and everyone of its prestige property. Moreover, it offers crafted guest experiences to stimulate, energise and revitalise the human spirits, delivered by professionals from a wide range of background.

A brief introduction was given whilst checking-in, we need time to discover this 20-acre enormous estate. We were escorted to the <Drinks on the Hill> for refreshment. These all purpose bar/lounge set on the hillside overlooking the infinity pool and an close by island as well as Koh Phangan (Thailand most famous island for its full moon party). The view is breathtaking and we nodded to each other and said to ourselves that we have come to the right places, without any confession. From its beginning in 1995, Six Senses quickly became recognized as the hospitality industry's pioneer of sustainable practice, demonstrating that responsibility can be successfully wedded to uncompromised high-end facilities. And now, we totally get it.

As told, Six Senses Samui had just received an Award of Excellence for Health Tourism, Health & Resort Spa from the Southern Region at the Thailand Tourism Awards 2013. This is the second occasion that Six Senses Samui has taken this prestige award. The resort is made up of 66 private villas, many with personal pools which are landscaped within natural vegetation, and with glorious, sweeping panoramas out to the Gulf of Thailand and the outlaying islands.

Although we were in no hurry, especially in such tranquil resort, our buggy driver signaled to us that he is ready to take us to our ocean view pool villa. Off we go after a short hilly ride and a small private pathway walk, villa 31 is us. The Ocean view pool villas are located throughout the resort and offer splendid views with extreme privacy. The bedroom located on the upper level and also from the lower level on which the private pool is located. A total of 160 sqm and a living space of 55 sqm. It is indeed a huge villa to our own. There is a sitting area and dining setting for intimate meals either inside the villa or on the pool terrace. Spacious bathroom with oversize bathtub, double vanities and we love the outdoor garden shower. A perfect haven to let lose and set yourself free while embracing the nature around us.

A tasteful bedroom overlooking The Gulf of Thailand ocean view with lush surroundings.

The directory menu made out of natural wood and paper are placed smartly in the room.

Villa 31 with the Do Not Disturb Sign.

The Entrance to the upper level of the villa and outdoor garden shower. Double vanities with a sunken big bathtub.

The private villa pool with great privacy overlooking The Gulf of Thailand.

A view from the room looking down at the private villa pool

We put on our bathers and had a quick dip into our private villa pool to reduce the heat from the airy 35'c bright sunny day and then head on back to the main infinity pool for a more R&R moment.

With a 10 years property like this, it is pretty well kept. Wood, bamboo are used mainly interior and exterior design are still in good shape as well as the landscaping and gardening maintenance.

The temperature was rising, a few more laps in the water wouldn't hurt, it would be ashamed if you won't.

The breathtaking view from the infinity main pool watching the world goes by is never too much to ask for. I am sure we can get use to that.

<Dining on the Hill> is the all day dining which serves a bountiful buffet together with Asian delicacies and lunch is a more balance cuisine approach and evening features Thai specialties. Besides, the patio sundeck dining area is one of the best spots to watch the evening sunset.

The harmonized interior is a well balance to the look-out ocean view.

Authentic local Thai delicacies are served at <Dining on the Hill>

Six Senses Samui spa offer all treatments you would expect and each one tailored to the individual by adding their very own unique style. You have a choice to choice your treatments in either the air-conditioned individual spa villas or with tropical sea-breezes in private salas with a spectacular view across a rock-fringed bay to the Gulf of Thailand.

Six Senses Samui is intimate and offering an emotionally intelligent approach to service that begins with empathy. The Six Senses aesthesis has a touch of quirkiness, which supports delightful and unexpected surprises, delivered out of constant curiosity and willingness to challenge the norm.

A heartfelt sunset by the infinity poolside.

The responsible and caring attitude of Six Senses is intrinsic to the brand and extends to its employees and local communities in which Six Senses operates. It is the commitment that preserving the environment through sustainable operations, guided by overarching goals and values. I am sure that they understand well people are at the heart of their business. The experiences they craft, the service they deliver and the connections they build are only possible with a deep commitment to give their guests an unforgettable memories of a life time. That make us even harder to bid farewell while we check out in such heaven on earth.

Tried & Tested :
Location : 4/5
Interior & Design : 4.5/5
Service: 4/5

9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem,
Bophut, Koh Samui
Surat Thani, Thailand
Tel: +66 7724 5678

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