Honeymooners’ Guide to Koh Samui

There’s a reason newlyweds flock to this sunny little Thai island. Kate Springer test-drives a few amorous excursions for lovebirds on an ultra-romantic getaway.

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Spotlight: Muay Thai at the Four Seasons Koh Samui

Although Muay Thai is the longtime national sport of Thailand, it seems like “the science of eight limbs” has been taking off across the world lately, with more classes opening up in major hotels worldwide. Continue reading Spotlight: Muay Thai at the Four Seasons Koh Samui

Hot Opening: Vana Belle Koh Samui

If Koh Samui is calling your name, then check out new-to-town Vana Belle, which is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection. Meaning “beautiful forest” in Sanskrit-slash-French, the hotel combines Himalayan design inspiration, contemporary Thai accents in the guest rooms and Mediterranean dining options for a unique vibe. It’s all suites and villas here, and each room is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, a private pool, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a big terrace and views of the Gulf of Siam. Where do I sign up?

From US$438. 9/99 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand, (+66) 77-915-555, www.luxurycollection.com.

Vana Belle Pool Koh Samui
Vana Belle Pool Koh Samui