Today we spent the day at our hotel’s sister property, Imperial Koh Samui, on Chaweng Beach. It’s the most popular beach on the island, though not our favorite.
Travel Tip 39: Utilize your hotel’s sister properties
Often in resort destinations, a hotel company has more than one property. Always ask whether you have guest privileges at the sister property. In our case, the hotel even provided a free shuttle.
From Aidan: We swam in a salt water pool. The hotel there had put rocks in the water to make it look more realistic. The beach was not as good as ours. It was more crowded, less protected, and did not have as good restaurants.
Thai massages beachside. Nice!
Really Neerav, you need to relax more. Ha!
Imperial Koh Samui, sister property to our hotel, on Chaweng Beach
WIth that tan, it’s hard to believe that Aidan is my son – but of course, he is!
Aidan enjoys lovely infinity pool.
Happy couple in Thailand
King of the pool
Neerav on Chaweng Beach
Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui
Nathan having a teen-motivated, “I want to be alone” kind of day
Aidan sees rocks… must climb!
Nathan and Aidan on Chaweng Beach
Aidan can’t help himself. He must go in the water. Go child, go.
There’s not enough chocolate on the Thai menu. We order milk shakes. (Ok, Neerav got a fruit smoothie.)
Neerav’s dinner – shark
Nathan’s dessert served in a coconut
Neerav wears the flower well.
After dinner on the beach, we bought a red, paper lantern from a vendor named Em. According to Thai tradition, it’s considered good luck to release one of these sky lanterns. You make a wish and then send the lit lantern into the night sky. It represents your worries floating away. We wished for family harmony.
Vendor named Em lights the red lantern.
Em waits for the right wind conditions.
We each grab a corner.
According to Thai tradition, we make a wish before releasing the lantern.
Family photo, this time with the flash
We wished for family harmony.