It was 2016 when Mason and I first visited Koh Samui. Since everything we experienced on the island was beyond wonderful, we decided to do all again. With that, we knew we had to visit Conrad Koh Samui again, if for nothing else, than the in-room infinity pool!! We just had to replace our then-buddy, Swalinie to Cactie.
When we arrived at the hotel, it was just after 8am. Since we were super tired from our connecting flights and carrying luggage around, we couldn’t think of anything better than checking in and just relaxing. Luckily, the hotel was able to accommodate our early arrival and our room was almost ready when we got there. The hotel invited us to have breakfast while we waited for everything to be finalized.
Check-in was quick and I’m still in awe of that amazing ocean view from the lobby. Since the hotel is located on top of a hill surrounded by a forest, the lobby was breezy giving me a feeling of being free and one with nature.
We received an upgrade to the oceanview pool villa on the third line. It was right next to the spa and had a clear view of the five islands. Our villa was pretty far from the main lobby, but walking distance from the breakfast restaurant and the main pool. The room was spacious enough for a couple or even a family with a young child. My favorite area in the room was, and still is the bathroom; a huge soaking tub that takes a while to fill it up, a double vanity sinks and a floor to ceiling sliding glass door leading to the private infinity pool.
Since the hotel is located a good distance from the downtown area, almost an hour drive, we didn’t think of leaving the resort. But the concierge gave us some information about their complimentary shuttle bus service. If I remember correctly, this service was originally for those guests who were staying over 4 nights at the hotel. However, the shuttle is now available for all the guests and runs daily, so this was a great change. The shuttle bus makes two stops, one at Lamai beach where there’s a Tesco and other small shops and at the Central Festival, mall area. We went to the Central Festival and got a nice facial spa treatment there. It was the best 399B that I spent for the day. Definitely worth the money after I saw the results and felt how soft my face was!
The property offers a lot of different activities for guests to enjoy. Once you book your stay, the hotel will email you a pre-arrival information package including their restaurants and events offerings. We decided to go see the Conrad Night Market. The night market was held at the Asadong beach area and offers 5-6 traditional Thai dishes and fresh grilled seafood. Of course, we could not forget the famous Thai banana roti. There were traditional Thai dances and a mind-blowing fire show performance. We originally had concerns about the night market being too artificial and boring, but we were put at ease when we arrived.
One of the reason we choose Conrad Koh Samui, and I’m sure many people do as well, is for the private in-room infinity pool. The pool is not too deep and big enough to use those Instagram type of floaties. The view from the pool is breathtaking and I found myself lost in the moment when I realized that I was actually there. Around sunset, the sky becomes a beautiful medley of rich red, orange and yellow hues coming together for an awe-inspiring moment.
The breakfast restaurant has changed the least from 2 years ago. They moved the noodle and waffle truck outside and they added a fresh juice bar. There wasn’t a wide selection of food, and unfortunately, most of the dishes weren’t satisfying. There is also a menu with 4-5 a la carte egg dishes to choose from, but none of them were good enough to re-order or even finish. My favorite item from breakfast was the watermelon juice and the sliced passion fruit.
During our stay we ordered room service and also visited the restaurant inside the property. Surprisingly, food was much better than I expected and more delicious than what we had at the breakfast restaurant.
This was our second time staying at Conrad Koh Samui. We normally prefer not repeating our stays at same properties. Mostly because we don’t want to taint our previous good memories, and also they’re so many new hotels to experience. However, this stay was near flawless and we can actually say it was even better than last time. All the staff we encountered were friendly and tried their best to meet our needs. I know this isn’t going to be our last time staying at Conrad Koh Samui.