Our affair with the Four Seasons has turned into something more similar to a passionate love. As you guys might remember, we first stayed with Four Seasons at the Four Seasons Bali properties (Sayan and Jimbaran). Since then, we have had the opportunity to visit Four Seasons Westlake (on multiple occasions), and now two of the three Thailand properties.
Four Seasons Thailand provides guests the opportunity to experience many areas of Thailand should one choose to stay at each property. The three properties that are spread across the beautiful country of Thailand are:
Four Seasons Koh Samui (our personal favorite in Thailand)
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle (which we, unfortunately, did not get the chance to visit)
Each property is both unique, yet still in line with what one might expect from a Four Seasons: The best resorts in the world. Four Seasons provides guests more than a place to rest their heads at night. Four Seasons provides culinary and cultural experiences enhanced by world-class service. Four Seasons provides spa experiences unrivaled anywhere on earth. They also provide pretty much anything their guests desire. I’m not sure we have heard the word, “no” while staying at a Four Seasons property.
As we were unable to stay at the Tented Camp, we will instead break down an overview of our stay at Koh Samui and Chiang Mai, respectively.
Find me where the wild things are 🦎🌴 Ive been hiding out the last few days in the jungles of Koh Samui. It’s been raining on and off since we arrived, and it’s never been more welcomed. Sometimes I find myself moving so fast that it literally takes the weather (in this case thunder storms 🙈) to remind me to slow down and really take it all in. Some of the best moments are the small ones we never see coming. Thank you for the hospitality and most incredible stay @fskohsamui 🙏🏻✨
Wow! Wow! Wow! This place is what Four Seasons (FS) is all about. The property nestles into a hillside cover on the northwest coast of Koh Samui. On the property, guests will find private beaches, crystal clear water, beautiful coral reef, some of the most amazing resort villas we have ever found in the world, 5-star restaurants, and a spa semi-hidden in the jungle.
Every FS property offers a plethora of activities for guests. Here are some of our favorites:
There are a number of restaurants on the property, all equally delicious. Each boasts a smorgasbord of selection but each also offers a different culinary experience. Your options are:
Pla Pla and CoCoRum also have the benefit of being down at the beach/pool. Pla Pla is elevated, yet has a breathtaking panoramic view of the island’s coral encompassed coast.
“Time is precious. What you do with your time is one of the most powerful tools you have.” I heard this quote yesterday and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Time is so often looked at like numbers that are inevitable, like a fact. When in reality time is no more than the way we choose to spend our lives. I want to use my time wisely, I want to look back on meaningful moments with the people I love and know that I chose this life. What does time mean to you? 🌓💫⏱🖖🏻
Sports and activities
The resort provides guests the opportunity to participate in both sports (such as beach volleyball) as well as water sports and activities (such as kayaking, stand up paddle, etc.). FS Koh Samui also has a beautiful yoga studio.
These reflections made me think about one of my favorite poems: “When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you king for a day Just go to the mirror and look at yourself And see what that man has to say. For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife Whose judgment upon you must pass The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life Is the one staring back from the glass. He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest For he’s with you, clear to the end And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test If the man in the glass is your friend. You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years And get pats on the back as you pass But your final reward will be heartache and tears If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.” -The Man in the Glass by Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr.
The reason you’re on Koh Samui is for the gorgeous beaches. Spend some time down at the beach and you can double up on beach + eating. Servers will happily bring you food down to a beach chair/cabana.
The gym at Four Seasons Koh Samui is one of the cleanest, nicest, gyms we have ever used that not only has a gorgeous view of the coastline but also is fully stacked with the best equipment on the market.
Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a beautiful property in the countryside of Chiang Mai. If you’ve ever been to Chiang Mai or have seen pictures, you’re well aware that it’s quite unique. It has a city center that is busy, filled with shops and markets, and densely populated but it also has beautiful mountains and countryside which is inhabited by a myriad of animals.
Duh! You guys will probably never see us write something about Four Seasons that doesn’t highlight to culinary options on the respective property. FS Chiang Mai surprisingly offers Italian and Indian options as well as local Thai favorites. The property has the following options:
Four Seasons is notorious for creating experiences that enable guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and experience things the locals experience. Activities at FS Chiang Mai include:
If you guys have any specific questions regarding the properties, please comment below and we will get back to you with an answer ASAP.