Although only a 3-hour flight from Hong Kong, Koh Samui seems like worlds away. From the moment you enter the air space and look down at the crystal clear sparkling blue waters and the white sand beaches you realise you’re in paradise.

The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is nestled within the cliffs looking out at the gorgeous turquoise sea and is the perfect getaway from Hong Long without having to travel a million miles.

Jesper and I recently celebrated our 13th anniversary and what a pleasure it was to spend it at The Ritz-Carlton and child-free might I add. We had just found out we were expecting another child so a celebration or “baby-moon” and some alone time was well in order.

Being lovers of food we were impressed with the many dining offerings within the resort including a candlelight dinner at Sea Salt where fire dancers performed just feet away. As our stay was quite short we enjoyed spending all our time there. We wanted to add a few special touches to our trip so the resort happily helped to arrange a Thai cooking class with the Chef for us where we learnt to make some of our favourite Thai dishes. We travelled to the local markets and sourced all the fresh ingredients to make our dishes. Jesper was in photography heaven while I was just in local Thai food heaven. During our class we painfully learnt how unhealthy our favourite dish mango sticky rice is, so I will be for sure experimenting on how to make this dish healthier at home.  I can never look at mango sticky rice in the same way haha.

To make the trip extra special we enjoyed a luxury boat trip across the surrounding areas in the resort’s own yacht. The gods were on our side that afternoon as the sunset was perfection.  We got to snuggle, dance and canoodle. All very romantic stuff haha.

Our villa seemed to sit within the clouds above the sea. We were more than happy to stay right inside the room or in our private infinity pool and watch the clouds float by.

This trip was a special one for so many reasons and as far as The Ritz-Carlton, we will be back soon. Maybe with the monsters in tow next time.

If you want to experience The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/koh-samui


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