By Unique Travel Destinations | June 21, 2009
The newest addition to the X2 collection of exquisite resort hotels. Following X2 Kui Buri, Bangkok-based Thai architect, Duangrit Bunnag, comes with a sequel. And what design sequel it is, X2 Koh Samui resort occupies five acres of undeveloped beachfront on the southeast coast of Thailand’s third largest island, Koh Samui.
The resort, pronounced “cross-to”, is the second in Thailand’s first chain of Design Hotels, intended for a cosmopolitan crowd eager to avoid the strict formality of traditional high-class hotels. Eager, that is, to “cross to” a whole new dimension of laid-back luxury.
Accordingly, the X2 Koh Samui is all about unpretentious pampering and privacy without isolation. Guests can relax, explore or socialise to their hearts’ content in a peaceful and undisturbed environment.
Most of X2’s 27 villas come with private swimming pool and terrace garden, set against a backdrop of sparkling turquoise waters and swaying unspoilt palms. Each villa is equipped with high-speed Internet, flat screen TV, satellite cable, DVD/CD player, music library, movie library and coffee/tea facilities.
In addition to the standard guest services, the X2 also offers a complimentary shuttle to local markets so that guests can get a taste of Koh Samui life. If they really want to experience it up close and personal, though, they can head out with local fisherman for an authentic evening of Thai-style squid fishing. There is plenty for land-lovers to see as well, including the Samui Buffalo Village, Monkey Training Centre, Big Buddha Temple, Butterfly Garden and Honey Farm and several stunning local waterfalls.