2 Mar 2022 By May Ng

Meliá Koh Samui | ‘Samui Test and Go’ Offer as Thailand Reopens

As Thailand reopens to international tourists, Meliá Koh Samui has introduced a getaway that pays tribute to the resort’s sandy shores, award-winning dining and host of recreational and wellness pursuits.

Overlooking Choeng Mon Beach on Koh Samui island’s north-eastern tip, the resort’s ‘Samui Test and Go’ offer is anchored by a stay in a Deluxe Room, Premium Pool Access Room or Boat Suite. Special room rates of THB 3,999++ (USD 121++), 4,999++ (USD 152++) and 5,999++ (USD 182++) per night respectively include daily breakfast for two.

The package marks the reintroduction of Thailand’s ‘Test and Go’ program that permits quarantine-free travel to the Kingdom for fully vaccinated travellers from any country worldwide.

Lauded among Thailand’s top 20 resorts in the Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, the resort’s ‘Samui Test and Go’ also includes a 15% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages and round-trip transfer from Samui International Airport for minimum two-night bookings. Guests who book their first night at the resort receive a 10% discount for the fifth night. A 20% discount on accommodation applies for stays of at least five consecutive nights.

For an extra THB 1,500 (USD 45) nett per person per night, guests staying in a Premium Pool Access Room or Boat Suite will elevate their getaway with The Level’s bespoke privileges including access to the private executive lounge with all-day snacks and beverages. Afternoon tea and cocktails and canapes at The Level Lounge from 2.30 – 4.30pm and 5.30 – 7.30pm respectively, late check-out and a dedicated concierge service are among The Level’s many benefits.

Under Thailand’s ‘Test and Go’ program, fully vaccinated travellers are required to do a COVID-19 test upon arrival to Thailand. With a negative result, travellers are allowed to freely travel anywhere in Thailand. Travellers must present to the Thai authorities’ proof of payment for accommodation at approved hotels and the expenses for two RT-PCR tests on their first day and fifth day in the Kingdom.

Guests who stay at Meliá Koh Samui on the first day of arrival in Thailand will be charged an additional THB 2,200 nett (USD 67) per person per time for a RT-PCR test. The resort offers a roundtrip transfer to the hospital for the second RT-PCR Test for an additional THB 1,500 nett (USD 45) per car and THB 3,000 nett (USD 91) per van.

A standalone bathtub on a private balcony is a highlight of the resort’s Deluxe Rooms. The Premium Pool Access Rooms feature a separate bathtub and shower, with large private balcony access to a 700-metre-long lagoon pool that meanders through the resort’s grounds like a river. The elegant two-story Boat Suites are crafted from meticulously refurbished wood merchant vessels that once plied the waters of the Chao Phraya River and the Gulf of Thailand.

With an outdoor terrace that sits above Meliá Koh Samui’s strand, The Breeza Beach Restaurant & Bar is focused on contemporary Thai dishes as well as Western and Mediterranean cuisine and anchors the resort’s dining landscape.

Meliá Koh Samui’s complimentary recreational and wellness pursuits range from kayaking and aqua exercise classes to gentle flow yoga and “walking meditation” at a “massage river”; a reflexology path situated between the infinity pool and lagoon pool.

‘Samui Test and Go’ must be booked directly with the resort by 31 March 2022 by calling +66 (0) 77 938 899 or emailing reservation.kohsamui@melia.com for a stay period until 30 June 2022.