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Have you been dreaming of unmatched natural beauty? Find it here, at Hua Thanon on Koh Samui, the “island in the sun”. Allow the quaint charm of the traditional fishing village set in a paradise of green trees, golden sand and glistening sea to transport you.

BangKaoHuaThanonHua Thanon, which starts just beyond Hin Ta & Hin Yai, is similarly quiet and is home to a few long-stay backpacker resorts as well as one of Samui’s last remaining traditional fishing fleets. The Muslim village has a charming atmosphere and is well worth a visit for a glimpse into island life before mass tourism.

The fishermen’s elegantly painted Kor Lae boats are very photogenic, as is the village’s fish market. There are a few decent seafood restaurants by the side of the sea, which give you a taste of true Samui cuisine at bargain basement prices. 

หมู่เกาะอ่างทอง เกาะสมSo… are you in a mood for a resort that is anything but generic and indistinguishable, a resort that is secluded, peaceful and private? Have a look at X2 Samui (pronounced “cross-to”), located on the 30-metre-long Hua Thanon Beach, on the island of Koh Samui, in stunning Thailand. The resort is fourteen kilometers from Samui Airport and only four kilometers from Lamai City Centre.

On the lush five acres of land, there are 21 Deluxe Pool Villas, four Deluxe Garden Villas, one Luxury Pool Villa Suite and one Royal Villa. These stylish accommodations have been made to incorporate modern décor with classic touches — each with their own private pool and garden patio.

samui_gallery_231These villas are designed to give the utmost privacy to guests while creating a comfortable space complete with the necessary amenities such as a home theatre system, Apple TV, a movie and music library, and high-speed WiFi internet throughout the resort. Unique touches include the availability of wicker baskets packed with outdoor towels to be taken on excursions around the island.

samui_gallery_110The staff at X2 are gracious, unassuming and never intruding, but always on your back and call. Itching to try a delicious green papaya salad or Tom Yam Goong (hot and sour Thai soup)? Head over to 4K, the resort’s restaurant which serves fusion dishes, as well as classic Thai & Western food.

samui_gallery_101Run by Colombian chef Julian Ricardo Fernandez, 4K (pronounced fork) Restaurant and Bar offers an unforgettable beachfront alfresco dining experience. Indulge in Asian and international fusion cuisine, especially the range of tapas offered in the evenings paired with wines.

Restaurant and Bar offers an unforgettable beachfront alfresco dining experience.

No tropical resort would be complete without a spa, and X2 Samui is no different. The resort’s spa is located in an exclusive outdoor pavilion, and it is the “East meets West affair” which provides both modern and traditional massages and therapies.samui_gallery_51

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