After much research and reading reviews on this site, we decided on the Sila Evason for our honeymoon in late Nov/Early Dec this year. It was fabulous and lived up to virtually all expectations. It is a very tranquil, relaxing place and because we had a pool villa with our own deck, pool, sunloungers etc we didn't need to go anywhere, which is pefect for a honeymoon! Food was amazing, especially Dining on the Rocks but we only went once as it's not cheap and the kind of thing you prob only need to do once as it's such an experience. Cocktail party with free drinks every day was lovely, we really enjoyed meeting all the staff, socialising with other guests etc. Breakfast was a highlight, we've stayed in a few 5 star hotesl before and never seen such a spread of quality, fresh food (not your standard been-there-all-day buffet by any means!)
The spa was great, not cheap but reasonable (but do not expect to pay what you would for a cheap beahc massge). We especially loved all the decor in the resort, it is very 'Robinson Crusoe' like, and assists with the overall atmosphere of tranquility and peacefulness!
The staff we are wonderful, I've never seen a group of people before who so obvious love where they work and are genuinely happy to see you and look after you.
Our villa was amazing, with everything you could need from a beach bag and mosquito coils to heaps of big fuffy towels and an outdoor shower abd sunken bath. Only downside of the villa was there should be a mosquito net over the outdoor day bed, and whist we had a lovely view, we were aware there would have been villas better than ours (that didn't look at any other villas' roofs, but just looked straight to the ocean). But this was a minor thing to be honest. Ours was private enough (I could sunbath and swim topless with no worries, but if you were obsessive about privacy then yes, people could see in if they REALLY tried to). But people staying here don[t really go out of their way to peer at other people!
Some key points:
- Do not stay here if you want brass taps and marble fixtures..it is not the style and if that's what you like you won't like it. It is more 'rrelaxed luxury' and they aim to create a home away from home.
- There are mosquitos. Period. But it is a tropical island, so what would you expect. Bring good quality tropical strenght insect repellent and WEAR IT and you'll be fine
- The beach is not good/not really used, but you don't need to if you have your own pool
- You must stay in a villa with your own pool...this was central to our enjoyment, can't imagine satying here and having to always use the main pool
- Prices are reasonble by Australian standrads, not Thai...but it is a 5 star reosrt and food and cocktails were fabulous so you get what you pay for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Six Senses Samui is set on a headland; with glorious panoramas out to the Gulf of Thailand. The 66-villa resort, many with private pools, is 45 minutes south of the Bangkok. The resort serves some of the best food on the island, offering regional and international cuisine and a wine cellar. A Six Senses Spa delivers a comprehensive menu of treatments together with spectacular views across a rock-fringed bay. However one gets around Samui, by foot, elephant or with wheels, a wealth of natural beauty is to be found. Boat trips also show you this most beautiful island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 6 Senses Samui
- Six Senses Samui Hotel Bophut
- Six Senses Hideaway Samui
- Six Senses Samui Ko Samui/Bophut