Centra Coconut Beach Samui welcomes the year 2013 with new upgraded facilities Foreign Food Markets on Koh Samui
Jan 18

15011364Once a party playground for the backpacker crowd, Koh Samui has grown into a sophisticated tropical retreat, highlighted by the arrival of luxury hotel brands, such as The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui will make its debut later this month on 20 January 2013. Set in a tropical haven 50 miles off the eastern coast of Southern Thailand and fringed by ivory beaches and turquoise waters, the 80-room retreat is uniquely encircled by sixty additional islands, which comprise the Ang Thong National Marine Park ? a true sanctuary from the stresses of daily life.

Nestled in a secluded cove on Thailand?s third largest island, Vana Belle teems with life below the surface, with caves, tunnels, and vibrant coral reefs, all brimming with colourful sea life for divers and snorkelers to explore.

Back on land, the white sands of Chaweng Noi Beach contrast with the enchanting waterfalls and ancient rainforests found inland. The surrounding islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and Koh Nang Yuan are just a short day trip away.

Designed to offer guests complete privacy, the retreat?s 80 spacious Pool Suites and Pool Villas have been created in a contemporary style with indigenous Thai accents. All have private pools, either with stunning views out over the beach or of the resort?s lush rainforest backdrop - from which the resort takes it?s name, with ?Vana? meaning ?forest? in Thai.

For gourmet adventures the resort offers two restaurants ? with stunning sea views, Kiree, meaning ?mountain? in Thai, serves breakfast and in the evening creates mouth-watering Southern Thai dishes at the live wok cooking station, created by the Executive Chef, Dario Congera.

Panali, Vana Belle?s Italian specialty restaurant, is an informal Al fresco venue serving lunch and dinner by the pool and beach.

Dishes include home-made pasta, grilled meats and freshly caught seafood. Pre or post dinner guests can relax with refreshing cocktails by the pool or at the resort?s open air Lobby Lounge, overlooking a grove of palm trees and the Gulf of Thailand, which also has Whisky tastings and a wide range of international Whisky brands.

Guests can explore nearby cultural and natural treasures, such as Big Buddha, the Hin Ta - Hin Yai rock formations, or elephant trekking through the jungle.

As well as absorbing the natural charms of this unspoilt corner of the world, guests can also immerse themselves in the culture of the area, as the resort offers Thai cooking classes, or poolside Yoga classes to balance body and mind by the resort?s own Yoga master.

The resort?s Vana Spa offers a menu of locally-inspired experiences and signature treatments selections in a sanctuary of peace and luxury inspired by nature.

To mark the opening of the retreat, Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui is offering an ?Escape Into Luxury? package. Guests will enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, ?40 (THB 2,000) resort dining credit per room per day and double Starpoints for the Starwood Preferred Guest recognition programme.

Rates start from ?366 (THB 18,000) per room per night for a Classic Pool Suite and are valid for stays until 15 July 2013. To book visit www.luxurycollection.com/vanabelle

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