Lifestyle Choices: Beach | Hide & Chic | Romance
The Beach Club at Haad Tien is under the same management as the Haad Tien Resort with whom they share many facilities, and the same fantastic beach. The Beach Club offers a more contemporary design style, particularly emphasised in the bright modern rooms. To arrive at Koh Tao we suggest travel to Koh Samui, and then daylight high speed catamaran for 2 hours (see the feature on Haad Tien Resort for more information ).
Haad Tien Beach Resort offers Robinson Crusoe style barefoot luxury. Stripped down elegance, thatched roofed individual villa cottages dotted around the extensive 45 acres of tropical estate, leading down to a 380m soft sand beach. Travelling here is part of the experience, a 2 hour catamaran ride from Koh Samui usually transit stop at Koh Phangan (see http://www.lomprayah.com/), or you can fly to Chumpon on the mainland and then take a 90 minute Catamaran ride to Khao Tao pier and then a short road transfer to the resort. The Catamaran operates daylight hours only. Koh Tao is lush, tropical and still wonderfully authentic. For years it has been the island of choice for divers and backpackers, but the Haad Tien brings a new level of resort comfort and style, without detracting from the essential simplicity of the island.
Ikos Oliva is a new deluxe all inclusive hotel, due to open in May 2015. Located at the northern tip of the first finger of the Halkidiki Peninsula, 35 minutes from Thessalonki Airport. Built on an extensive 22 acre olive tree plantation leading down to an extensive sandy beach. A traditional village is just a short walk away.
Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona is one of the most famous and acclaimed resorts in Southern Spain, particularly known for its high service levels and sub-tropical gardens. The design style is traditional Andalusian, with terracotta walls, usually decorated with unique works of art from around the region. Malaga airport is 50 minutes drive, the international resort of Marbella 20 minutes, and the attractive village of Estepona a 5 minute walk.
The Margi is a delightful discreetly luxurious boutique hotel, wonderfully positioned in the upscale resort of Vouliagemi. Busy downtown Athens is just 30 minutes away, the airport 25 minutes. Just 5 minutes away you have the equally fashionable village of Glyfada with its designer shopping and Mediterranean café culture.
Columbia Beach Resort is the sister property to the adjacent Columbia Beach hotel. The Resort is regarded as one of the most luxurious in Cyprus. The design is traditional with low rise buildings and local stone. Reclaimed terracotta tiles, shutters on windows and an abundance of natural wood, all combined seamlessly with contemporary comforts. Pissouri Village is just a short drive away. The location is between Limassol and Paphos, 25 minutes to each or 50 minutes to Larnaca Airport.
The Andaman Langkawi is a superior first class hotel, with a superb totally tropical location on the north coast of Langkawi. You have dense prehistoric rain- forest on three sides, leading down to a mile of soft sand beach front. The airport is 35 minutes drive away. The hotel is part of the Starwood Luxury Collection.
Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi is a family friendly first class hotel, designed in a traditional Malay Village style, with Kampong (Village) houses. Located on the popular Cenang Beach, with over a mile of soft sand and generally gentle waves. The airport is just 10 minutes drive away.