Hi everyone, heading to Samui for 14 nights in August, first time, and the decision was made because my friend lives there in Maenam, and we thought we would visit. I've been trawling tripadvisor and the net learning about Samui etc, and I am becoming increasingly confused about accommodation.
Our original idea was to stay in Maenam so we could be close to my friend, but I can't seem to find any accommodation that suits - its either very cheap or very expensive. The only place I was coming back to time and time again was the Samui Buri (ex Mercure) but it just doesn't get the best reviews. I have to work while I am there, (Bookkeeper) so I need a good set up with a good desk and good wifi. It also seems like it might be a bit boring? we are not nightclubbers but we do want something going on at night when out and about - bars, live bands that sort of thing?
Anyway, I am thinking perhaps it might not be such a big deal if we stay somewhere else, perhaps Bophut? that seems to be reasonably close by to Maenam, surely we can swing a few taxi rides during the 2 weeks? I would have thought we would catch up with my friend every 2 - 3 days, the rest of the time we want to really relax, but we also don't want to be in a remote location as we probably wont be hiring car or scooter. I like the look of the Bandara Spa in Bophut.
So sorry for the long winded explanation but I guess what I am asking for advice is if my idea about staying in Bophut or? is a good one and if anyone can advise me on accommodation that isn't TOO far away from Maenam? I think around the $200 - $300 night (prefer $200 of course!!)
Many thanks in advance