Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Christmas in Koh Samui, Thailand

It's been almost a month since Christmas, but here is our Christmas in Thailand recap!

After a twelve hour overnight train ride, a bus ride, and a ferry ride, we made it to our resort on the island of Koh Samui around noon on Christmas Eve. 


We checked into our incredibly beautiful resort and were upgraded to a private bungalow. 


For the afternoon, we decided to explore the resort, sit by the pool, and walk on the beach.


On Christmas Eve, we went to the Gala on the beach provided by the hotel. There was a buffet and live entertainment. The food was so good and the entertainment was better than we were expecting. We ate and laughed and danced to the music. It was the perfect Christmas eve. 



We started Christmas morning with the incredible breakfast buffet at our resort. The fresh fruit was the best part, other than the view. (Ignore Jake's face, he really was happy)


After breakfast, we claimed our spot by the beach/pool. Then, we got Thai messages in a bungalow on the beach. It was the best message I have ever had. They put you in all sorts of weird positions and even throw you over their back. I would have loved to have pictures of how funny we looked. It will probably be the best massage I will ever have, and only $10!


We spent the rest of the day reading by the pool, walking on the beach, drinking fruity drinks, and eating a lot. It was the perfect weather, not too hot. I did end up getting extremely sunburnt.

Our spot for the day(and all the days we were there)



On the beach in front of our resort was this little food stand with corn, egg rolls, shrimp, chicken, and fresh fruit. There was always a line and is smelled so good, so we had to try some. The food was awesome, especially the corn! Jake was hooked. 


My favorite was the pad thai lunch deal the resort brought to you at your beach chair. It was so good!


There were also vendors walking along the beach selling items. Jake got a fedora and I got a swimsuit from the sweetest lady. 


Most of the day we forgot it was Christmas. When you are used to cold, fires, and hot chocolate, the beach doesn't always feel so Christmasy. It was fun, though, and lots of people were in the Christmas spirit!



That night, we got dressed up and went to dinner at the Fisherman's market down the street. We walked around the market looking at the different booths and food stands and then relaxed in some of the cute cafes. It was a really fun night!






It was not a traditional Christmas, but it will be one we always remember. It was so fun to spend time together and to appreciate the opportunities we have been given. 

All of our days in Koh Samui kind of blended together because we did the exact same thing everyday. We ate breakfast at the buffet, laid out, walked on the beach, got messages, went to dinner, walked around the night market. We used the time to relax instead of sightseeing, and we were so glad we did. We would definitely go back to Koh Samui some day!



17 comments:

  1. I'm super jealous of your Christmas! Even though it wasn't traditional it was one you'll never forget. I wish you had pics of that massage. It sounds crazy! I love the pad thai lunch deal. Gorgeous place!!

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  2. I would have loved a beach vacation for Christmas! Looks so amazing and that resort is beautiful.

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  3. Chaweng Regent Beach resort? The pool looks just like it!

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  4. Thailand is on my list of places I want to travel to.....your pictures look incredible! Was the resort all inclusive? Love your Christmas hats and bathing suits pic!

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  5. Beautiful!! With the foot of snow we just got, I would love to be there right now!

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  6. My husband and I are practically copying you holiday last year! We are going to Koh Samui for Christmas (Staying at the W) and then we are going to Chiang mai for new years! I' planning on doing the whole lantern thing. How early should we plan in getting to the city center area? Our hotel is about a 10 minute walk-- so we can head over there whenever. Thanks in advance for you help!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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