Vana Belle Resort – Koh Samui, Thailand
Nestled amid a hillside forest emerging on to incandescent white sands and sparkling azure hues, discover authentic, personalized service enriched by a warmth and generosity of spirit from indigenous locals at Vana Belle Resort – Koh Samui, Thailand.
Each of the 80 exquisite suites and villas feature a private pool, while a range of epicurean dining occasions, exceptional beachfront pool and outstanding amenities including 24-hour fitness center and wellness spa, ensure an unforgettable experience of refinement and relaxation for discerning guests.
Discover privileged access to hidden island treasures through the signature concierge service and a 24-hour on call butler service for top-tier suites and villas truly encapsulates the luxurious island lifestyle.
Experience daily events to discover the island’s fascinating local culture. As you might expect from a family resort in Koh Samui, Vana Belle offers a schedule of daily activities suitable for all ages.
Beachfront Infinity Pool
Set in immaculately landscaped, tropical gardens, the Vana Belle Koh Samui’s beachfront infinity pool offers breath-taking panoramic views over the pristine white sands of Chaweng Noi Beach and the sparkling Gulf of Thailand. Relax on sun loungers aligning the wooden decking, or recline on submerged cabanas in the stunning infinity pool.
CHAWENG NOI BEACH
Discover one of Koh Samui’s finest beaches nestled in a secluded, gently curving bay with year round swimming and pristine white sands. This much sought-after location is an inspired choice for a romantic break, as well as discerning guests looking for a family resort in Koh Samui.
Recline on comfortable sun loungers or bathe in the crystal clear azure waters, an idyllic setting to immerse yourself in the relaxed island lifestyle of Koh Samui. Add a touch of romance to your beach experience with a private candle-lit dinner for two directly on the sand.
Exotic, opulent spa services deep-rooted in Thailand’s rich culture.
Inspired by the mythical ethos of the East and mystics of the legendary forest Himavanta (pronounced as Hi-ma-pan), Vana Spa provides a realm of healing and revitalization for the somnolent and the enervated. Through resorting and clearing treatments that soothe the senses, complemented by the fauna and flora mirrored from the Himavanta forest, Vana Spa Koh Samui offers an understory that is both healing and inspiring.
Paying homage to four of Thai mythology’s most virtuous heroines – Manorah, Matthana, Rodjana and Busaba – Vana Spa’s 4 double treatment rooms, (2 of which include a steam room and Jacuzzi) employ exotic and opulent elements that are deep-rooted in Thailand’s rich culture. Conveyed by skillful therapists and realized only through the most premium blends and ingredients, each pampering is thoughtfully bred and gifted to guests.
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Koh Samui, Thailand
Ko Samui is like a well-established Hollywood celebrity: she’s outrageously manicured, has lovely blonde tresses and has gracefully removed all of her wrinkles without more than a peep in the tabloids. She’s been in the tourism business longer than almost any other Thai island, but rather than becoming passe, she’s embraced a new generation of resort goers, many of them upscale. Academy Award–winning holidays here include fine stretches of sand clogged with beach loungers, rubbish-free roads, world-class international cuisine, luxurious spas and beach bar parties for scantily clad 20-somethings that start at noon.
Behind the glossy veneer there’s still a glimmer of the girl from the country. Look for steaming street-side food stalls beyond the beach, backpacker shanties plunked down on quiet stretches of sand and secreted Buddhist temples along the backstreets. To really get away, head to the south or the west of the island where you’ll find authentic Samui family-run seafood restaurants, tourist-free towns buzzing with descendants of the original Chinese merchant settlers and long stretches of refreshingly wild and shaggy coconut palms.
Friendly and fun loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic, Thailand radiates a golden hue from its glittering temples and tropical beaches through to the ever-comforting Thai smile.
A Bountiful Table
Adored around the world, Thai cuisine expresses fundamental aspects of Thai culture: it is generous, warm, refreshing and relaxed. Each Thai dish relies on fresh, local ingredients – pungent lemongrass, searing chillies and plump seafood. A varied national menu is built around the four fundamental flavours: spicy, sweet, salty and sour. Roving appetites go on eating tours of Bangkok noodle shacks, seafood pavilions in Phuket and Burmese market stalls in Mae Sot. Cooking classes reveal the simplicity behind the seemingly complicated dishes and mastering the market is an important survival skill.
Fields & Forests
In between the cluttered cities and towns is the rural heartland, which is a mix of rice paddies, tropical forests and squat villages tied to the agricultural clock. In the north, the forests and fields bump up against toothy blue mountains decorated with silvery waterfalls. In the south, scraggy limestone cliffs poke out of the cultivated landscape like prehistoric skyscrapers. The usually arid northeast emits an emerald hue during the rainy season when tender green rice shoots carpet the landscape.
The celestial world is a close confidant in this Buddhist nation, and religious devotion is colourful and ubiquitous. Gleaming temples and golden Buddhas frame both the rural and modern landscape. Ancient banyan trees are ceremoniously wrapped in sacred cloth to honour the resident spirits, fortune-bringing shrines decorate humble homes as well as monumental malls, while garland-festooned dashboards ward off traffic accidents. Visitors can join the conversation through meditation retreats in Chiang Mai, religious festivals in northeastern Thailand, underground cave shrines in Kanchanaburi and Phetchaburi and hilltop temples in northern Thailand.
Sand between Your Toes
With a long coastline (actually, two coastlines) and jungle-topped islands anchored in azure waters, Thailand is a tropical getaway for the hedonist and the hermit, the prince and the pauper. This paradise offers a varied menu: playing in the gentle surf of Ko Lipe, diving with whale sharks off Ko Tao, scaling the sea cliffs of Krabi, kiteboarding in Hua Hin, partying on Ko Phi Phi, recuperating at a health resort on Ko Samui and feasting on the beach wherever sand meets sea.