Kimpton Kitalay, Koh Samui
Located on Choengmon beach in the north-east corner of the lively tropical island of Koh Samui, Kimpton Kitalay is perfectly perched at the quieter end of this beautiful stretch of beach, with local restaurants within walking distance and a 15 minute taxi ride to Fisherman’s Village for those looking for more choice. However, the appeal here is the incredible style of the resort. Created with a nod to a typical fishing village, the designers have managed to balance rustic accents – like elements made from repurposed driftwood and decor by local artisans – with contemporary touches to create a relaxed, chilled-out beach club resort feel.
From the moment you enter the lobby, you are filled with a sense of style with platforms built from dark-stained wood, gorgeous black and while tiles and dramatic views of the resort’s palm-fringed pool and the sea beyond.
The 138 spacious, open plan rooms are in low rise buildings with glorious views of the resort and out to the ocean beyond. We recommend their ground floor rooms which all have access to an inviting lagoon pool. In front of these, 21 Garden and Oceanfront Villas, all with private pools, are equally adorned with earthy hues, rustic tiles, Thai basket lamps and local artwork creating a relaxed sense of place.
There are no fewer than five distinctive restaurants and bars providing irresistible culinary curations from day to night, beach to bar. Lanai lobby bar offers coffee, tea and spirits – the core of its concept is the crafted spirits bar. Boho is a Thai-inspired, all-day lifestyle café set in a botanic-inspired gallery featuring local contemporary Thai artwork and handicrafts. Shades boasts a hip, beach club vibe and is located at the oceanfront pool, serving refreshing drinks all day and into the night. Fish House is their beach house-style restaurant that serves up freshly caught seafood as well as classic and modern favourites, while Hom Baking Company is an all-in-one bakery, café and deli, ideal for a quick snack.
The younger generation will love the kids’ club, complete with indoor games and cinema room, a slide and ball pit and water splash park. Older kids can enjoy table football, snooker and table tennis which are all located in the shallows of the main pool. On a more relaxing note, Pimãanda Spa by Harnn is a serene and tranquil enclave offering personalised spa experiences which feature sea-inspired elements and touches of local island culture.
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