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A Luxury Family Stay At The Four Seasons, Koh Samui

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Luxury travel aficionado Celine has been slowly working her way through the five-star Four Seasons hotel chain.  Following her amazing stays at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa in the Maldives and the Four Seasons Chiang Mai, next on the list was another Thai property on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Here’s Celine’s review following her Easter visit with her 3 sons and husband…

How did you book the hotel?

Through the Four Seasons website as they had a 15% discount promotion available.  As kids under 5 eat free at the resort, it was cheaper to go for the room only option.

Tip – when inputting that you have 3 kids in your party, the only room type they show are the super expensive ‘Residences’.  However, this is not the case and you can all fit easily into a Family Pool Villa.  You should also request a room with a big number as these are closest to the beach.

We also booked a private transfer through the hotel, it takes approximately 30 minutes from the airport.

How did you book the flight?

We booked with Bangkok Airways, who are the only direct option from Hong Kong to Koh Samui.

What did you think of the hotel?

The hotel is beautiful and set into a hill (bear this in mind if you have strollers/young kids).  There are 70 villas available and even though we were there during full occupancy, the resort never felt busy.

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What did you think of the Family Pool Villa?

Our villa was spacious and well-presented and it was a useful bonus to have our own pool (they even put up a pool fence for the kids).  The Family Pool Villa has one large bedroom and then another smaller bedroom or study where can install twin beds.  The rooms are connected by a bathroom.

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What are the facilities like?

There’s a decent gym, spa, free fitness classes and even a Muay Thai boxing facility.  There are some complimentary watersports and the hotel provides kids life jackets, mask and fins.

The 50m pool is set just above the private beach and shallower pool steps make it easy for young kids to play on.  The hotel thoughtfully provides beach toys under a shaded canopy on the beach.

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The Four Seasons operates a complimentary kids club, ‘Kids For All Seasons’ putting on activities that run all day. The morning and late afternoon activities would be outside on the beach but the 1-4pm slot was in the Kids Club.  This is just a small room with some toys and a TV so our kids preferred playing at the pool during this time.  The activities (for ages 4-12) included crab hunt, water balloon etc.

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We were there over Easter and they put on an elaborate Easter egg hunt which even included baby bunny rabbits!

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What are the dining options like?

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The hotel has two restaurants; Koh Thai and Pla Pla, a Mediterranean restaurant on the beach. There is also CoCoRum on the beach.

The buffet breakfast was top quality and they even handed out snack boxes to the kids for later. Typically we would have room service for lunch, then hire a babysitter whilst my baby slept so we could spend the afternoon with our eldest boys by the pool.  They change the room service menu every two days which is handy.  In the evening we would either eat with the kids or hire a babysitter and dine at one of the restaurants on the property.

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Don’t forget that kids under 5 eat free – a big bonus when you are paying the $$ to stay at the Four Seasons!

Would you return to the Four Seasons Koh Samui?

Absolutely! The service is unrivalled – from the welcome bath foam tiles spelling out my children’s names to the nightly biscuits.  Unfortunately my son was ill during our visit but the hotel staff were amazing and there’s even a paramedic on site.

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The only downside (aside from the mozzies, so bring repellent) is the cost.  This is a very expensive hotel, however if you are looking for the ultimate luxury yet family friendly option in Koh Samui, this is the place to be.

 

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