Arriving at Anantara Lawana Resort &
Spa on a steamy tropical night is like entering an oasis of calm
away from the bustle of Koh Samui.
Despite the resort's proximity to the airport and Chaweng (the
island's main tourist hub), once you are through the teak gates,
the commotion of the outside world evaporates.
Everything here is designed for
tranquillity: the iced tea and cool towels given to you at
check-in; the spot-lit water feature running along the entrance
pathway; the clean lines and minimalist decor of the rooms; and the
serenity of the spa.
There is lots to explore in Koh Samui and the hotel staff can
provide guides to local places of interest, such as the Big Buddha
(a 10-minute cab ride away). Afterwards, you can retreat back to
the haven behind those gates.
Wow factor: At the black-tiled infinity pool, waiters serve
you complimentary fruit kebabs.
Flight time: From 13 hours via Bangkok.
Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678400 or
visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or
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