We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Viva Vacation, and would recommend it highly. We visited in June with our 5 month old and 2 year old, and I thought it was a great place to vacation with kids. Because it is on the quiet side of the island, there isn't much to worry about besides just playing and relaxing.
If you want to be close to night life and plethora of restaurants, this might not be the place. The songtaw trucks don't come that far, and taxis are expensive (you can rent cars or scooters too). But, the restaurant at the hotel was reasonably priced and quite good. The included breakfast was great too.
We stayed in a sea view villa, and the pool and beach were just steps away. The villa was clean and seemed quite new. The bathroom was huge and had two toilets, a shower and separate huge bathtub. The water pressure wasn't the best, but that was okay. Having the separate living and bedroom was nice with kids.
Our kids had a blast running back and forth between the pool and the beach. The ocean is really shallow there, which was good for young kids. The beach seemed dirtier than other parts of the island (although the staff cleaned it up often... Just lots that washed up).
I also had several massages in the open pavilion right on the beach...fantastic.
The staff is excellent and really was what made us love being there. Not only did they know us all by name and love our kids, but they often played with our kids and helped us with anything we needed. The manager, Chris, is always around and super helpful. He also happens to be a phenomenal photographer, so if you get a chance to hire his services, you won't be disappointed in your portraits!
In short... We loved our stay!
- Also Known As:
- Viva Vacation Resort Koh Samui/Lipa Noi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Viva Vacation Resort is "far enough away" from the airport and city to remain a peaceful paradise, yet close enough to everything to be convenient for off-site exploration.An elegant contemporary Thai resort situated in the middle of coconut gardens and surrounded by lush green trees and ornamental plants. Here you'll find true relaxation for your vacation as there is a private white sandy beach, unpolluted wind, gorgeous sunsets, and spectacular sea views which could be the answer to your vacation needs.Also, we offer the great friendly service with 11 air-conditioned villas, a big swimming pool, a restaurant, and all facilities for your comfort and convenience. It is the perfect place to spend your holiday with family or friends. ... more less
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