Reaching the 35th anniversary is a milestone for married couples and luxury resorts alike. Popularly known as the Coral Anniversary, what natural stone could better symbolise the magical moments experienced over an impressive three and a half decades at The Tongsai Bay, the first five-star luxury hotel to be built on Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand.
Champagne corks will certainly be popping at The Tongsai Bay, which over the past 35 years has become a favourite destination for high-profile and celebrity guests as well as those seeking an ecological utopia where devotion to the environment is the essential ethos ingrained in the resort.
This eco-dedicated haven offers a warm welcome to guests who want to join in the anniversary celebrations now that Thailand has fully reopened to travellers. Over the past decades, The Tongsai Bay’s ongoing success has grown from its commitment to the natural world in harmony with the best of Thai hospitality and service. It has developed its own ‘Green Projects’ and has become a model for new hotels wishing to preserve the environment for future generations in Thailand and around the world.
Set in 28 and a half acres in a lush green landscape that wraps around a hillside The Tongsai Bay looks over the enchanting coastline as it provides a home to more than 66 species of birds. A ‘green’ policy is followed throughout the property, to the extent of using baking soda and vinegar as natural cleaning agents in the rooms.
The interior design prioritises space – with only 83 rooms there are generous open areas and balconies for all guests to take in the beautiful views. All the rooms offer terraces with seascapes to gaze on, and most have outdoor bathtubs to relax in. Many rooms have individual features, as they have all been built around things rather than over them – whether trees, rocks, or topographical quirks.
Tropical gardens outside and exquisite alfresco restaurants – Chef Chom, Po Lad Beach Bistro & Bar, and a themed restaurant open during high season – all make The Tongsai Bay a favourite for guests who treasure the friendliness of the staff and want to tread softly and be in tune with nature.
Located on a private bay that is solely for the use of guests, The Tongsai Bay offers complimentary water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boards, Hobie cats, and snorkelling. The absence of motorised boats and beach vendors means the waters can be enjoyed for sports or swimming in peace.
Away from the hotel guests can take a boat trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park, an archipelago of 42 islands off the coast of Koh Samui, or visit the Big Buddha Temple, a 10-minute drive away, home to a remarkable golden statue on a rocky island reached by a causeway. Spectacular locations are within easy reach of this sumptuous resort, which delicately balances a wealth of luxurious amenities with absolute respect for the natural environment. The Tongsai Bay is looking forward to celebrating its 35th anniversary with you and welcoming you to your breath-taking island home.
Combined with a true passion for the environment, The Tongsai Bay has built an enviable reputation for friendly and impeccable service in an unrivalled pristine paradise for active travellers, families, well-being seekers, and guests for whom privacy is a priority.
For more information and bookings, please visit www.tongsaibay.co.th