We stayed for 9 nights in seaview villa 103, from Feb 7th to 16th 2014, with 2 kids aged 4 and 1 1/2. We chose Viva because of all the reviews here, and were not disappointed in the least. Yes, the sea is shallow (i.e. warm, calm, perfect for young kids, then!), and the resort is located in a very quiet part of the island, just like we wanted. When you go for a quick cycle using the free bicycles, you'll see local thais, living their local life. No big hotels, no noisy bars, no tourist shops... Just regular people. There's a small temple and school next to the resort, coconut plantations, fields, little farms, it's lovely!
The Viva team is wonderful, helpful, patient and kind. It's hard to prise them enough.
The food at the restaurant is excellent, and it's nice to feel like you're not settling for the hotel restaurant because it's convenient, you're going because it's tasty and well-priced. The food from the small Siam resort next door is more expensive and not as nice. Siam is more fancy, though, and the restaurant is on the beach, so it's OK for a change...
The villas are large, 75 sqm. We slept with an extra full size bed, AND a cot in the bedroom, and had plenty of space to spare. Perfect for families. There is a large, separate dressing room with ample storage to tidy up all the clothes and suitcases.
Wonderful pool, and the gardens are idyllic. Nice massage sala right on the beach, open view of the sunset... Viva is a little slice of paradise.
Thanks Kris, Koi, Phat, Kate, and everyone for making our time with you so memorable. We miss you already!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Viva Vacation Resort is "far enough away" from the airport and city to remain a peaceful paradise, yet close enough to everything to be convenient for off-site exploration.An elegant contemporary Thai resort situated in the middle of coconut gardens and surrounded by lush green trees and ornamental plants. Here you'll find true relaxation for your vacation as there is a private white sandy beach, unpolluted wind, gorgeous sunsets, and spectacular sea views which could be the answer to your vacation needs.Also, we offer the great friendly service with 11 air-conditioned villas, a big swimming pool, a restaurant, and all facilities for your comfort and convenience. It is the perfect place to spend your holiday with family or friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viva Vacation Resort Ko Samui/Lipa Noi, Thailand