I have been fortunate enough to stay at some fantastic resorts, hotels, villas and BnB's in my life. What has rarely happened in my travels, is my (at times unreasonable!) expectations being met and exceeded.
The day after our wedding, my wife and I boarded a flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Bangkok, for our first time. We had chosen Thailand as our honeymoon destination based on some of the reviews here on TA as well as by consulting with some friends and family that had also visited Thailand.
Koh Samui was our final destination. We wanted to be somewhere that we could drop our bags and unwind after a very busy few months planning our big fat Indian-Persian wedding. Samui, was just that. What we didn't realize, even based on pictures we had seen, was what was awaiting us at Miskawaan...
My wife and I were picked up at the airport by a villa driver in a clean, air conditioned shuttle van. Cold bottles of water and cold face towels along with warm smiles and immediate care for our comfort after making the 18 hour journey from Vancouver.
We were greeted at Villa Gardenia by Aur - our resort manager. Our experience within the Thai culture prior to traveling there was very limited - aside from the food. What we realized very quickly, was that the staff from Miskawaan were committed to making sure that we were comfortable at all times. I should add, it was 52c with humidity the day we landed...
Our bedroom was beautifully decorated with a heart flower arrangement on the bed and a bottle of champagne waiting for our honeymoon arrival. A wonderful touch. The rooms were spotless. The level of detail in every which way was like nothing we had experienced.
Miskawaan offers an incredible menu prepared by your own chef. 90 minutes notice on meals and you're enjoying world class cuisine. The menu is also very elaborate, so no need to worry about shortage of options. My wife loves seafood, so she did the lobster a couple of times during our 7 night stay. I opted for Thai cuisine more often than not, and found it to be the best of the food we ate while in the country - do NOT leave without having the red curry chicken and pad thai!!
Our resort manager, Aur, was helpful in every which way. We needed a driver to head to Chaweng Beach, we wanted massages right at the villa, we needed fresh coffee - it seemed that nothing was more than 15 minutes away from being delivered. Although our requests were few, the answer was always "yes, of course". We could feel that Aur and our Chef Jim both authentically cared about us as their guests. Over and above the call of duty, every time.
The pool was fantastic. Make sure you open up the doors to the living room and hook up your mp3 player into the stereo while in the pool! It was kept amazingly clean as staff would constantly be sweeping away leaves from trees around the villa. My wife and I laughed to each other a few times.."Is this how Beyonce vacations with her family? She must."
We would like to thank the entire team at Miskawaan. Words simply are not enough to thank you for all of your efforts. For those of you reading this and considering visiting, do it. We had the best 7 nights we could have imagined. We look forward to returning soon with friends and family :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hidden treasure of 11 stunning and luxurious beachfront villas on Maenam Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand, is the Miskawaan Estate. Your personal Thai Chef and Vehicle with a Driver are wonderful options to consider. Not to mention each villa has its own private pol, private team of staff, the latest WIFI / HIFI and 24 hour monitored security. Our sister property Baan Tamarind also provides similar sophistication and privacy right on Buddha Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas Hotel Mae Nam
- Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas Ko Samui, Thailand