Me and three friends of mine (all in our mid 20's) stayed in Tropical Palm Resort for around 2 weeks in July 2014 during the football world cup. It was the best vacation ever. Everything about this place is just right: the calm area, the rooms, the restaurant, the bar, the pool, the offered services and activities, the hotel staff and the owners (Dave & Paul).
Most of the time we were the only hotel guests because of the low season and the military curfew which obviously scared away some tourists (totaly unreasonable if you ask me :-). But it was great for us because the whole staff was just focusing on us. Anyways I am pretty sure that they also have the same great service during high season.
Paul rented some motorbikes for us which was the best part of the trip. Samui is a great island to explore by bike and this hotel is a perfect home base in the mountain! You can get to any point of the island pretty quickly and the ride, the views, the beaches and markets are amazing and offer a very enjoyable experience. You can rent bikes a bit cheaper if you get them directly from the rent-a-bike shops but getting them from Dave or Paul is a better idea because you will not be ripped off and they deliver and pick up the bikes directly to and from the hotel.
If you like to party a little bit, you can visit Chaweng at night. We went there by motorbike but depending on your skills and drinking capacity its probably a better idea to get a taxi. You can have a really amazing party experience on this island and this hotel is the perfect place to come home afterwards because its very calm and relaxed for chilling out.
During the world cup semi final (Germany-Brazil) which we decided to watch in the hotel because of the late hour, Paul came by to say Hi. It was around 3 AM and we were totally wasted and craving for some food. Of course we couldn't miss a minute of the match. But this amazing guy just drove to McDonalds for us and got us some Burgers. How cool is that!!
If I visit Thailand and Samui again, which I really hope to do, I will definitely stay at this place again.
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