In need of some pampering, a fun vacation with the kids or a romantic couples’ getaway? A short flight away from Singapore, Koh Samui is great for a quick escape. While there, you can explore the Ang Thong National Marine Park, snorkel and even enjoy day trips to neighbouring islands.
In fact, the Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort now offers a Luxe Marine Excursions programme that allows you to explore the many marine destinations around Koh Samui in style. Jet off from their private pier in one of the speedboats or cruise boats and castaway to any nearby island of your choice.
Get close to the water wildlife
Nature lovers will enjoy the Marine Park – 100 square kilometres of protected land and sea that’s home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures. Drop anchor and snorkel among a rainbow of tropical fish, hike its lush green jungle or explore the island for hidden waterfalls. Did you know this archipelago is also widely regarded as the inspiration behind Alex Garland’s novel The Beach?
If you prefer to vacation at a slower pace, unwind on the beaches of Koh Tao, Koh Tan or Koh Matsum. The island of Koh Tao is known for its secluded bays and fascinating underwater landscapes and is a favourite among scuba divers. If snorkeling among exquisite corals and kicking around with marine life is more your thing, head to Koh Tan and swim with giant clams, fan corals and other tropical fish. You can even make a day of it and book the Luxury Picnic Experience that comes complete with a private chef, fresh barbecued seafood and exotic fruits.
Back at the resort if you’re booked into the Panoramic Suites and Villas that come with Club InterContinental privileges, you can enjoy complimentary cocktails including premium and sparkling wines, classic cocktails and a range of delicious snacks and canapés prepared by the Executive Chef at Air Bar. Perched on the edge of the cliff, it appears to float above the Gulf of Thailand making it the best spot to enjoy a beautiful sunset while sipping on the signature cocktails.
Additionally, Club InterContinental privileges include a variety of upgraded services like preferential seating at every restaurant in the resort (when you make a reservation), all-day coffee and tea throughout the resort, complimentary afternoon tea with freshly-made sweet and savoury treats paired with a range of premium TWG tea blends at the Serene Lobby Café and complimentary breakfast at Amber. The elegant all day dining restaurant serves a buffet style breakfast, which includes a live cooking station as well as a fruit bar that features freshly cut local fruits and delicious juices and smoothies, with a view of the Gulf of Thailand. Definitely a great way to start the day!
The privileges don’t end there. You’ll also enjoy round-trip airport transfers, personalised service from the butler team, complimentary pressing of two pieces of clothing per stay, complimentary local calls, unlimited soft drinks from the in-room mini bar (refilled once a day), complimentary sarong which you can use while lounging on the beach, a deluxe in-room fruit basket.
Massage the stress away
Add to your relaxing experience with a massage at the Baan Thai Spa by Harnn. Book the signature Tropical Samui Passage (which uses locally available coconut in a variety of ways to help relax, revive and polish skin) or a romantic couples massage, while the kids enjoy a range of activities and excursions with the Planet Trekkers. Travelling with a younger one? Leave them in the attentive care of the nannies and baby sitters available upon request.
Sounds like the perfect getaway doesn’t it? It gets even better. The Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is now offering a Weekend Getaway package that includes a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and hour-long body massage for two people per stay at their spa among other benefits. Find out more and start planning your weekend escape.