1 March 2014


Hello everyone from beautifully sunny Samui! We have been full for some time now and everyone has been enjoying themselves and complimenting us on our little hotel. Honestly, we are lost for words in describing the kindness of our guests.

Peter and Trudy from Switzerland have returned for a month – they were here last year. They actually tie in their trip with dental work in Bangkok which they say is excellent; Richie, Nicki and Dylan are back for a fortnight – they were here for Chris and Lamai’s wedding last year as were Simon, Lindsay and Ethan – Simon conducted the ceremony, if you remember; David and Rosie have just left, but already written to book for next year; Kevin and Val left early Thursday morning and said that they’d definitely be back – I think Val would have scooped up every dog on the island if she could; Estelle and Richard say that the hotel ticks every box for them and, when they open their curtains in the morning and see the view, they just sigh with contentment – they think they’re going to bring Estelle’s parents next time; Glyn and Emi are enjoying themselves again, especially with their family, Sally, Paul and Alicia who are also loving it – Glyn and Emi have already booked again for later in the year; Rosie and Steve are soaking up the sunshine again, lovely to see them – they’ve been telling me all about their new home; Len and Shirley have just left, (Shirley had a special birthday while she was here), and I have a feeling that they’ll be back to see us one day too; Michael and Margaret are loving their stay and it’s great to see them again. They’re very good at keeping in touch with past guests and always have lots of news – their friends Sue and Brian will be here soon too and we look forward to meeting them; Dave and Christine have just left, said that they’d had a fantastic time and not to be surprised if we see them back; Stuart and Janice have been going on holiday with Ronnie and Anne for forty years and they’re all here now and loving it too; David and Anne and Alison and Mark will be here in the next few days and we look forward to seeing them again as well.

Trudy told me that I am mentioning the new pool in every blog and here I go again! Just goes to show how pleased I am with it and how much all the guests are enjoying it too. Wish we had done it years ago.

Supee, one of our longest serving room maids, is going up to the north for her son’s wedding shortly. We hope she and Khun Gong, (her partner who also works here as one of our valuable maintenance men), have a wonderful time and that her son will have a long and happy marriage.

We went to Beach Republic last week for Sunday lunch. It was very good indeed. Lots to choose from, but I majored on the Roast Beef which was excellent. As Norwich won 1:0 against Tottenham that evening, (11pm here), Robin thought we should repeat the whole day’s experiences tomorrow so that Norwich will win against Aston Villa. Let us hope he is right and that our Norwich City footballers do us proud. Rather fed up that one of our players is out for six weeks . . .

Very busy Friday Walking Street last night. It really is very popular. I think it’s the best one on the island actually. Our little village of Bophut is so charming and really lends itself to it. A little hive of activity on a Friday though, it reverts to laid-back bohemia the rest of the week. Quite delightful!

All the guests have gone out to sample the delights of the local restaurants and we shall see them later at the bar, no doubt. Why not come to stay too? Just send Robin an e-mail, or complete the form on the Enquiries page of this website and he’ll write straight back with our availability. It could all be booked in no time.

We’d love to see you!

Until the next time, take very good care of yourselves.

Best wishes