My wife and I stayed at Viva Vacation resort for seven nights. The villas werespacious with huge bathrooms and nice views - especially the sea facing villas. The sea facing villas adjacent to the pool have the best views of the lot.
The pool is great - its right next to the sea, so from one end of the pool you get a nice view of the beach and from the other end, you get a lovely view of the hills in Samui. The lawn is very well maintained and the restaurant serves decent fare at a reasonable price.
There is hardly anyone ever on the beach, but during this time of the year, the ocean currents tend to wash up stuff onto the beach. The waters are however quite shallow and perfect for folks who are not confident swimmers. I have also heard that the sunset views are lovely, but could not experience any of them personally it was very cloudy all the days we were there.
The only minor issues we faced were that the Wifi signal was intermittent inside the villa and the restaurant had a fixed set of specials and served only wine and beer - so eating in the restaurants got a tad bit boring after a few days. This is not much of a problem, because there are some very nice restaurants in the adjacent resorts.
The resort is on the other end of the island from the airport, so taxis to charge a lot for airport transfers compared to say a resort in Bophut. However, this resort is close to the Nan Thon harbor, which is how you would be getting in to Koh Smaui, if you are coming from the main land by ferry. Nan Thon is also a good place for shopping and eating on the road side, the prices are much cheaper than Bophut or Lamai.
Most of the clubbing, snorkeling centers and water sports are on the opposite end of the island, so if you are a clubbing enthusiast, then this might not be the best place for you.
On the other hand, if you are looking at getting away from the crowds and spending a vacation lazing on the beach in a hammock or by the swimming pool reading a book, look no further than Viva Vacation Resort on the Lipa Noi beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Viva Vacation Resort is "far enough away" from the airport and city to remain a peaceful paradise, yet close enough to everything to be convenient for off-site exploration.An elegant contemporary Thai resort situated in the middle of coconut gardens and surrounded by lush green trees and ornamental plants. Here you'll find true relaxation for your vacation as there is a private white sandy beach, unpolluted wind, gorgeous sunsets, and spectacular sea views which could be the answer to your vacation needs.Also, we offer the great friendly service with 11 air-conditioned villas, a big swimming pool, a restaurant, and all facilities for your comfort and convenience. It is the perfect place to spend your holiday with family or friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viva Vacation Resort Thailand/Ko Samui - Lipa Noi