Do you need a break from work, the hubby, kids or just a breather from the busyness of life? Gather your best pals and head away for a girls’ trip! And, if you’re not sure where to go, we have one recommendation: Thailand’s sunny island of Koh Samui, and the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort. Here’s what you can look forward to at this fab five-star beach resort.
#1 Chill at the Beach Bar
Sip refreshing cocktails and enjoy savoury light bites to the smooth sounds of live saxophone and guitar. Sink into comfortable lounge chairs as the sun sets – the perfect backdrop to wrap up your day, whether it’s the first of your holiday or the last. Visit on a Sunday for the special treat of an exhilarating fire show!
#2 Master massage techniques
Learn the art of Thai relaxation and healing with a De-stress Massage Class at Baan Thai Spa by HARNN, held every Monday (2pm to 4.30pm). Learn how to make a herbal compress infused with ginger, turmeric and lemongrass to help with inflammation, and discover the art of hand massage.
#3 Yoga on the pier
Stretch your way into relaxation and get in holiday mode with a morning yoga class over the beautiful azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand. After class ends, leap off the private pier into the refreshing waters – or head to Amber restaurant and dig into a gourmet buffet breakfast!
#4 Whip up cocktails
Become a mixologist on your tropical vacation and return home with a new skill to impress your dinner guests. Take a cocktail class with the resort’s five-star bar team while enjoying beautiful views of the Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding coconut jungle. The class is perfectly timed so you can enjoy your cocktail creations as you watch the sun set.
#5 Go on a cultural walk
Learn more about Thai culture and local life during this excursion, which is led and guided by the resort concierge team. The walk takes in neighbouring villages, and passes coconut gardens, a buffalo fighting stadium, local houses and a temple, Wat Kiriwong Karam. Every Saturday from 9.30am to 10.30am.
#6 Indulge in an in-villa barbecue
Take exclusive dining to the ultimate level and enjoy a private dining experience with your girlfriends in the privacy of your villa. The sumptuous eats on offer include lobster, squid, king prawns and Australian Black Angus beef grilled to perfection. Sip a sunset cocktail at the Air Bar, with its astonishing ocean views, while the culinary team sets up your private barbecue and charcoal grill. Those in a three-bedroom residence can have the barbecue set up by the pool. There are a variety of menus, one to suit every palate and preference.
#7 Or have a beach barbecue on a private island
Treat yourself to the ultimate picnic experience in paradise. You get to choose the location and the InterContinental Samui team takes care of the rest. Between dips in the turquoise water in your very own slice of ocean, you’ll snack on gourmet mini sandwiches as the team grills prime cuts of meat and seafood to perfection. You’ll also indulge in a selection of premium cheeses, freshly baked bread and tropical fruit, served with chilled champagne and juices. Swim, relax and live the luxury island lifestyle!
Written in collaboration with:
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
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