We stayed at Kupu Kupu for 3 nights and booked a sea view villa for our time in Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party. It was definitely the right decision to stay further away from Haad Rin where the party was held as it is very busy and noisy! the taxi to Haad Rin is around 20 minutes and is 200 bht per person each way.
We enjoyed the tranquilness and the villas are built using wood which looked perfect in the area as it is full of coconut and palm trees. As its in the wild there were lots of wildlife such as birds, butterflies and you can here the crickets in the evening. One piece of advice is do not eat in the villa as we had quite a few ants with opened packets of food but it was no big deal. You expect to see that in the tropics so all you need to do is just eat your food outside and bin them straight away!
We loved our private plunge pool and spent most of the time there! The private beach is not really that great for swimming as the water is not that clear and there are quite a lot of seaweed however, the hotel pool is amazing with lots of lounges and they even had lounges that were in water! The tide was really low one day and managed to see lots of sea urchins and some amazing coloured seashells!
The food at the restaurant was amazing and very reasonably priced. The breakfast menu was extensive and had some great dishes including fruit platter and hot/ cold items (see photo for the menu). Joe at the bar makes amazing cocktails and he also gave us information about the island. There's happy hour 2 for 1 cocktails from 5-7pm!
We booked our transfer from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan through the reception of Kupu Kupu. It was 1000 bht per person which included taxi from koh samui hotel to ferry, the ferry ticket and also the taxi from ferry port to Kupu Kupu. Yes you can get it a little cheaper if you book it yourself but the price difference was not huge and it just makes your life a lot easier when you have luggages etc!
We are missing Kupu Kupu and would definitely recommend it! Really looking forward to our next stay there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas and Spa by l'Occitane Kupu Kupu Phangan is a quaint, 33 pool villas and 3 Suites resort that takes its influence in design and architecture from Thai culture, with a hint of Balinese charm. The traditional style villa using ceramic and Balinese wood is a trade mark of Kupu Kupu Resorts. Absolute Facing West, the resort offers an amazing sunset on the Gulf of Thailand. The Spa by L'Occitane incorporates two double treatment rooms facing an infinity pool with unparalleled sea view. It offers a customized menu of well-being and beauty rituals delivered using modern expertise to nurture the body, mind and spirit. Signature rituals, inspired by Provence, also address the effects of modern living using natural ingredients and the intuitive art of touch. ... more less
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