“The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock”
Let me take you on an enchanting journey that’s sure to quench your wanderlust thirst. Prepare yourself for the onslaught of palm tree photos folks.
Welcoming you to a special kind of paradise secretly wrapped up in beautiful BAN SAIREE of Koh Samui, Thailand.
I have been fortunate enough to have acquainted myself with a number of hotels globally from barely standing rough and ready tree houses to dream like luxury desert resorts, but BAN SAIREE is my very first experience of a private beach front villa. And let it be known that private villas deserve full ownership of the term home away from home.
From the moment you step foot on the lush green grass of this 3 acre property you are greeted with a wealth of warm and friendly smiles – the default for Thai people, so much so that tourists often affectionately dub Thailand The Land of Smiles. How delightful!
The Thai chef and villa staff are caring and attentive with a relaxed informal approach allowing you to feel instantly at home.
My favourite room is this self contained honeymooner’s suite on stilts. It’s no secret, I’m a sucker for anything that resembles a treehouse. (A hang up from my Peter Pan love affair as a little girl).
All the villas are constructed of a rich paneled teak, designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and authentically capture a traditional Thai dwelling with a side of luxury.
Oh the food! Where do I even begin?
Everything the chef plated up tickled my taste buds and the explosive fresh flavours had me begging for more!
What I’m wearing…
Dress | FREE PEOPLE
Play suit | FAITHFUL THE BRAND
Time slows at this beautiful oasis. The sweeping ocean views perfectly framed by willowing palms demand absolute relaxation from you. You can’t even fight it. Before you know it, you’ve floated your way to an ocean front hammock, with a book in your hand and a zen state of mind.
BAN SAIREE offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is a sanctuary for the peace seekers, a retreat for the dreamers and I can’t wait to be back in its warm embrace one day soon!
I hope you enjoyed my photo diary. A picture really does speak a thousand words.
Love Peanut xo
By Gemma Pranita
For more information on BAN SAIREE head to their website by clicking HERE