"wanted a location away from the crowds and we got "
As we were on the island for a 10 day stay (middle April) and a wedding to attend included, we looked for a very nice but secluded hotel away from the busy centres, we had a car hired for the stay so travelling was not an issue.
Shasa ticked all the boxes for us, and from the minute we arrived we were not disappointed, the staff were very friendly from start to finish, and the room was a suite (323) with spectacular views from your window, very clean and spacious. as it was end of season it was even quieter than expected which meant the 3 pools were virtually our own private pools. driving was not an issue as long as you keep your line and let the scooters weave in and out of you from all directions but as there is only 1 main road around the island which takes 90 mins to drive round plus a road through the middle of the jungle. As the Shasa was quiet we did not have more than one evening meal there which was ok but a little expensive. the breakfast was spot on with loads of choice of good quality food.
as 2x 50yr olds the Shasa was all it was advertised and we would recommend if you have a car.
Traveller from UK
Nestled on the beach, this Hua Thanon resort is within a 15-minute walk of Samui Butterfly Garden and Na Tian Butterfly …More
This place is all about the view from your villa, you really don't want to be anywhere but your villa. Service was good, in-room media system was the best I have come across in a while with access to the internet etc via a wireless keyboard and the wifi and internet was pretty good. It is a little bit of a pain to get out of the resort if you want to go out for dinner etc. but it was the end of our trip and we were probably being lazy. Just note, that it is a trek/more effort to get transport to Chaweng and other main areas in Koh Samui compared to other hotels on the island, but you just couldn't have the fabulous views without the hotel being in the location it is in.
Traveller from UK
Nestled on the beach, this Taling Ngam resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pangka Beach, Thong Kut Beach, and Samui Snake Farm …More
Our experience was a most pleasing one. After getting in quite late to the island, then realising the taxi from the airport was 1200 Baht, the pool villa we were allocated wasn't ideal. The next day we shared our concerns with the hotel staff who were upfront about options and we managed to move to a different villa where we completed our stay. I enjoyed the friendliness and respectfulness of the staff immensely. This resort does have brilliant wifi, you just pay a flat rate for it. The island is geared towards tourist attractions picking you up from the hotels as well, just be aware that you often get dropped back at your hotel last as this one is a long way out at the south side of the island. Great gym facility as well. The head chef makes a brilliant green curry by the way.
Traveller from Australia
Nestled on the beach, this Hua Thanon resort is within a 5-minute walk of Samui Butterfly Garden and Na Tian Butterfly …More
AAVA is well done. The rooms are really little villas with many situated around the beautiful pool. They are small but well appointed with a comfortable window seat, waterfall shower and the usual robes, hot water kettle and fridge. The pool leads right to the beach. The pictures are an accurate depiction of the site with many different lounges on the beach to include the daybeds and beanbags. The beach was well kept and the sand was soft. The restaurant was good amd varied and service was very pleasant. They had two for one happy hour twice a day. The complaints about the renovation next door were unfounded. At most, we heard some hammering but never even saw any workers.
Nestled on the beach, this Khanom hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Khanom Beach and 8.5 mi (13.6 km) from Khao Wang Thong Cave …More