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Find a peaceful paradise at InterContinental Koh Samui Resort

From dazzling sea views to dramatic pools, InterContinental Koh Samui dials up the romance.

Picture this: Sinking into a poolside sun lounge as the last of the day disappears, gazing over a long stretch of palm-fringed sand and the ocean while you wait for your cocktail to be delivered. Such are the daily demands at the award-winning InterContinental Koh Samui Resort, enjoying a secluded perch enveloped by lush gardens on the west coast of the tropical Thai resort island of Samui.

The five-star property was recognised at the 2018 World Travel Awards as Asia’s Most Romantic Resort, Asia’s Leading Beach Resort and Thailand’s Leading Beach Resort, bolstering its appeal for those looking for seclusion as well as sun and sea.

The resort awes visitors with its views of the Gulf of Thailand, the array of international cuisine and its impeccable service to its 79 cliffside suites and beachfront villas with private plunge pools and shimmering water views. There are six other pools scattered around the resort, four of them uniquely designed with different colours inspired by the the Samui sky. The multi-award-winning Baan Thai Spa by HARNN will soon have you in holiday mode with a menu of full-body massages, aromatic scrubs and nourishing body masks.

InterContinental Koh Samui Resort

Romance mode

Needless to say, the hideaway is hugely popular among wedding parties and honeymooners When it comes to saying “I do,” the resort features a portfolio of spectacular wedding venues. Couples can choose from intimate to lavish and extravagantly themed, with an on-site specialist available to curate every aspect of your big day. For memorable nuptials, walk down Asia’s longest overwater wedding aisle, then celebrate in Azure lounge overlooking the ocean.

Turn up the romance by making the most of the exclusive private dining offerings – think, a meal that defies gravity and sees you dining over an infinity pool on a floating glass island, looking out over coconut trees. And the jaw-dropping Air Bar serves up signature cocktails, backdropped by blazing sunsets and vistas across the Gulf of Thailand.

For families

The resort’s own kids’ club, Planet Trekkers, is the place to be. Little guests aged from four to 12 will enjoy complimentary children’s meals and activities while learning about the culture of Thailand.

Once you’re fully relaxed

The resort’s excursions range from private speed boat tours, zipping you past islets and across marine parks where dolphins frolic, to heart-starting Muay Thai boxing classes. Or venture out to snorkelling, cooking classes, yoga and walks through Angthong National Marine Park.

Spoil yourselves with private speedboat transfers from Koh Samui Airport, a full day at the Baan Thai Spa by HARNN spa, private sunset cruise to the enchanting Five Islands, and a private dinner under the stars with your very own chef.

Book now to enjoy InterContinental Koh Samui Resort’s ‘Simple Indulgence’ offer until 31 March 2020, which also treats you to sunset cocktails, afternoon tea, sumptuous meals and unforgettable sunsets across breathtaking views of the Gulf of Thailand and offshore islands, ranked in the New York Times bestseller 1000 Places to See Before You Die.

This originally appeared in volume 36 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.

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