Great hospitality, high quality resort but choose
Posted Jun 12, 2016
Before deciding which hotel to choose in Koh Samui, I conducted deep search and after my visit, I have realized that I could have made better decisions. Overall I have very high satisfaction from Melati Beach Resort but I want to share my decision criteria and you make your own decision:
If you are not going to spend whole time in your hotel, you definitely need either rental car or bike to stay in Melati Beach Resort. Hotel provides shuttle buses few times a day but I don't think it would be efficient enough. I also assume you won't purchase tours everyday. You cannot reach anywhere on foot from the hotel. I haven't noticed any restaurant either. I don't like overcrowded areas to stay, therefore I never suggest you Chaweng area. My favorite destinations would be either Mae Nam Beach or Bo Phut Beach area. Because they are quiet, clean and offer great beach opportunity.
If you want to stay in an isolated area Melati Beach has a great location. By car you can reach airport in 15 min, Chaweng in 30 min, Lamai Beach and Silver Beach in 40 min, Na Mueang Waterfall in 50 min, Mae Nam Beach in 30 min. It is not a long time but I would rather staying in Mae Nam area.
The only problem Melati Beach Resort has is lack of attractive beach. It has a private beach, you never encounter strangers. Sand is white but not good powder sand. Nevertheless you wouldn't complain about the sand. It is not a good spot for taking photos. I think more than half day is boring at the