Paradise FoundKoh Samui, Thailand • 23 Mar
Outfit Details: c/o Apricity Boutique jailbird top (use code srat to get 20% off your order) // c/o Apricity Boutique jailbird shorts (use code srat to get 20% off your order) // Tory Burch brown wedges (old), similar here and here // Kendra Scott white stud earrings // Kendra Scott gold bangles // Kendra Scott white cuff bracelet // hat (custom made by Abby Hile), similar here
After my mom and I visited Tokyo, we went on a 7 day Princess Cruise to Thailand and Vietnam. The cruise started in Singapore and went to Koh Samui, Thailand, Laem Chabang, Thailand (port for Bangkok), Phu My, Vietnam (port for Ho Chi Minh City), and Singapore. We had three sea days, which were much needed for the humidity and busy excursion itineraries we selected. Stay tuned for more info next week on the cruise and about the other ports we visited.
My mom and I selected to do Koh Samui on our own because most of the tours involved elephant treks, which I wasn’t keen on (see why here). After doing extensive research on what to do in Koh Samui, I found paradise (yes, it exists) at the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. We were so excited to spend the day at the resort’s private beach, which had the clearest water I’ve ever seen.
I found the perfect beach outfit from Apricity Boutique (use code srat to get 20% off your order)– a striped (aka jailbird) peplum top and matching shorts. Both are sold separately but I loved wearing the two items together for a more playful look. I got so many compliments on my outfit while we were waiting on the tender to take us ashore to Koh Samui. Plus, it was so comfortable to wear during a humid 90-degree day. I wore a customized pom pom straw hat that my friend, Abby Hile made for me (similar here) and accessorized with some simple jewelry from Kendra Scott.
All I need are palm trees and a little bit of paradise. The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui had both: palm trees that you dream about along with clear water, frozen drinks served in frozen pineapples and coconuts, beautiful flowers, peaceful bird calls, and signs of wildlife. Serenity at its finest.
I had been on the hunt for a white swimsuit for a while and finally found the cutest one (comes in black too) right before I left. Just be careful when you put it on in the back so the strap doesn’t fall through the slit. Learned that one the hard way lol. I also love this circle beach towel from Swoozie’s– the fringe is everything and more.
Contrasting swimsuits for the win. Shoutout to the bartender for making my legs look super long in this picture!
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
All smiles for AC, water, and cold towels. The humidity in Southeast Asia is no joke. Be sure to hydrate if you ever find yourself in Southeast Asia.
After about a 15 minute ride, we finally arrived.
Then, we hopped into a golf cart that took us down to the beach, which was about a mile or so downhill.
We passed a really pretty Buddhist shrine on the way down. The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui has beautiful grounds and beyond gorgeous villas and residences. We wish that we were able to stay the night to truly have the full experience of visiting this resort.
Beautiful flowers were scattered all around the resort including walkways, tables, and more.
We parked ourselves by the dreamy infinity pool, which overlooked the ocean. The infinity pool was huge–perfect for swimming laps if that’s your thing. Personally, I loved hanging out at the edge of the pool and looking into the ocean.
The frozen pineapple drink is called the Missionary’s Downfall which is light rum, peach brandy, crushed pineapple, fresh lemon, honey, and mint served in a frozen pineapple with an orchid and pineapple leaf garnish. This drink was so refreshing on a hot day and perfect for sharing. Sadly, I’m allergic to peanuts so I wasn’t able to eat the spicy peanuts (I apologize for forgetting what the other snack was).
Snack time! We were even served complimentary grilled corn as well, which was delicious.
We ordered lunch from the restaurant close to the pool, CoCoRum Lounge.
CoCoRum Lounge even made me pad thai without peanuts–still dreaming about how good that pad thai was. We ate poolside on a comfortable day bed in the shade.
My mom ordered a frozen Batida (cachaca, coconut, banana, passionfruit, and allspice) cocktail in a coconut. Highly recommend ordering one if you like coconut.
The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui was literally the most beautiful resort I’ve ever been to. The pictures don’t even really do it justice.
Smells of incense filled the changing room and bathroom by the pool. I loved how the interior really embraced an exotic but rustic vibe with natural elements.
Plus, the chandelier in the changing area was absolutely stunning and reminded me of crushed shells.
How pretty is this flower?
The photos above are some of the views from the beach. The water was so clear that you could see fish swimming. Plus, we even saw a few crabs hanging out on the rocks close to the water (good thing we discovered this after we took pictures lol).
I can’t wait to return to paradise at the Four Season Resort Koh Samui one day…. Until then I’ll just be the girl in Coldplay’s song (well at least for this part) “So she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of
Para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise
Every time she closed her eyes.”