I am looking to go to Koh Samui early 2015 with my partner. This will be our first trip to Thailand. We are looking for a hotel in close proximity to a beautiful beach, restaurants and bars (ideally walkable). But far away enough to enjoy peace and quiet during the day.
Our budget is roughly £1500 each (2 weeks +).
I am extremely keen on the Mantra Saumi resort, has anyone had experience of staying here and if so, is the hotel on a steep hill? Is it walking distance to a beach, restaurants/bars or would you have to get taxis everywhere?
Your help would be much appreciated!