2 September 2018

Hi Again Everyone

Hope you are keeping fit and well. We’ve been welcoming lots of really lovely guests from all over the world and the general consensus is that it’s a great place to stay so, if you haven’t been to see us, it could be well worth a visit.

We have eighteen well-equipped rooms and bungalows, mostly all with a stunning view of the sea and outlying islands, and the beach, pool, bar, gardens and reception are all easily accessible. Excellent restaurants, bars, boutiques and spas are just a saunter away and there is a very popular Walking Street on a Friday night with live music opposite at Freedom Bar which doesn’t seem to worry our guests at all as most of them are there enjoying themselves anyway.

I’ve had bronchitis for six weeks, but am better now and rearing to get back to my fitness regime.  Our daughter, Charlotte, has been taking DJ lessons and will be purchasing her own decks this week. She’s really excited as it’s something she’s wanted to do for years and hopes that Samui will be one of her many venues in the future.

Our village is mainly one little street running parallel to the sea.  We’ve been here fifteen years now and, when we found it, the hotel was half its size with very few guests and practically the only business this side of the pier, most of the rest being the other side.  We worried that nobody would bother walking along the street to see us, especially as there were very few lights at night – we even had to walk along the village with a torch.  However, we needn’t have worried because they did bother and, as the years have passed, more businesses have moved this side of the pier. In fact, during the throes of the Friday Walking Street, Robin and I are always amazed that the changes haven’t affected the charm of the village in any way at all, in fact they’ve probably added to it.

Have you thought of coming to see us? Let me give you one or two excuses.

What are you doing for Christmas this year? Why not come and spend it away from the annual onslaught of commercialism? Apart from the obvious frisson of Christmas spirit, you wouldn’t really know that it was the festive season here in Koh Samui. And, at our little hotel, you won’t be bombarded with any compulsory meals at exorbitant prices or over-the-top celebrations. Our usual menu still operates until 5pm and there will be some special meals on offer in the village and around the island so, first and foremost, you could just come and chill.

Or you could arrange to meet those relatives and/or friends you haven’t managed to see for years.  For example, perhaps you live in the UK and they live in Australia? We’re an ideal halfway house to meet and enjoy a holiday without worrying about being the perfect host or that you’re encroaching on the other’s hospitality.  It works a treat and is a real chance to build some happy memories, so definitely give that option some thought.

If you or someone you know is thinking of getting married, why not take the plunge in Koh Samui? It’s a wonderful venue.  We don’t hold weddings ourselves, but welcome the bride and groom and their guests to stay and we offer the opportunity to hire the whole hotel if needs be which makes for a fantastic private party.

Perhaps you’re looking forward to a special birthday or anniversary and should like to do something special?  Why not really celebrate and ask friends and family to join you on a holiday here at our little hotel?

But do you really need an excuse to get away from it all?

Just send your prospective dates to robin@thewaterfrontbophut.com and he’ll write straight back with our availability. It could all be arranged in no time at all.

Until the next time, take good care of yourselves.

Very best wishes