Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016
We had an invitation from the 'U Koh Madsum' resort to present a box jelly fish awareness and prevention presentation and this resulted in our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016.
Here's a post of our stay and how we enjoyed it.
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016; The tented villa room with a massive bath tub in the middle of the room
The 'U Koh Kadsum' is located at a small island just South off Koh Samui and you need to get there by car and for the last bit, by boat. The pier is located at Phang Ka, in the deep South of Koh Samui.
In order to get to Phang Ka, you will pass through the lesser developed part of our lovely island and it's an area that reminds me of how Koh Samui used to be in yesteryear. A lot more quiet roads, less buildings and in general with a slower pace
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016; The Tented Villa
The cross from the mainland to Koh Madsum can be made with a free transfer with a wooden boat with is scheduled to shuttle three times per day between Phang Ka and Koh Madsum or if you prefer, you can book a private speedboat charter pretty much at any time of the day.
If the island starts to become too small after having stayed for a couple of days, these are also great options to enjoy a day on mainland Koh Samui.
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016; The swimming pool at 'The Coral Restaurant'
The resort offers various kind of accommodation with a total of 37 villas. We stayed at the 'Tented Villas', of which there are 8, surrounding a swimming pool. With 46 square meters, they are comfortable and they have a massive stone bath tun in the middle of the room, which was well and enthusiastically used by all family members, that were split out over two villas.
There are 16 Sala Villas with 61sqm, 8 pool villas with 96 sqm, 4 beachfront pool villas with 93sqm and one 2 bed room beach front pool villa with 163 sqm to enjoy your time there.
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016; The swimming pool at the tented villas
It's all very spacious and relaxed and there's 'The Coral restaurant' as well, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant supports a pool as well, with a lovely view over the rocky beach, with the opposite site of the island, where you arrive, supporting the sandy end very quiet beaches.
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016; inside the resort
The whole atmosphere in the resort is laid back and relaxed. You can go for a long beach walk or hang around next to the pool and just enjoy the easy going island life style. The villas are all very comfortable and the air conditioning may be a welcome change if it gets too hot outside.
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016; The 2 bed room villa with private swimming pool, directly located at the beach
We enjoyed our evening with a relaxed dinner at the restaurant, under a full moon with a good choice between Western and Thai food.
The next morning we had a good breakfast with once more plenty of Western and Asian options and a great view over a sunny Gulf of Thailand.
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016; The "U Koh Madsum' logo
When we took the boat back to the mainland, we enjoyed a visit to a temple nearby, which I had never noticed or visited before, the Chinese Guanyin Temple in Phang Ka, a write up is coming soon and on the way back, we had a lovely lunch at Sweet Sisters, a mere 7 km away from the pier. In Thong Krut there are also a few nice places to eat in case you decide to head over to Samui for a few hours.
Our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016; The beach early in the morning
We enjoyed our stay at 'U Koh Madsum' resort in March 2016 and we can recommend a stay here. It's relaxing, no cars, no motorbikes with beautiful views and great villas.
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