Samui Wining & Dining
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Silavadee Pool Spa Resort wows with both fantastic food and spa treatments.

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort wows with both fantastic food and spa treatments.This is a resort that has seemingly everything going for it. The brainchild of a Bangkok business person who loves to travel and to stay in fine hotels, he dreamed up Silavadee Pool Spa Resort to represent his ideal place to stay and relax. After prospecting many areas on the island, he finally chose the site where Silavadee stands today. It’s located on a headland in the south of the island, and its name translates as ‘beautiful rocks’. It’s a stunning mix of jungle, trees and foliage all of which cascade down to a wonderfully private bay with deep blue waters.

          

It’s definitely a great place to vacation, but also attracts outside guests for its dining facilities and spa. Many guests drop in either to eat or to have a massage, and the menus for the four restaurants and the spa are all superlative. Let’s look first at Silavadee’s dining facilities. To start with, there’s The Height, one of the most popular restaurants on the island when it comes to authentic Thai food. Many guests book for Wednesdays when you’ll find a beautifully-presented Thai buffet, featuring a medley of favourite dishes, including Thailand’s famed curries, stir-fry treats and a plethora of meat and fish dishes. It starts at midday. Naturally, there’s also a great à la carte menu that operates all week, and a selection of wines to go with the dishes.

          

The three other restaurants at Silavadee are collectively known as Sun, Moon and Star. Sun focusses on drinks, snacks and light meals in a coffee shop atmosphere, while Moon is a full service, all-day restaurant. Blonde wood throughout, light and airy, with great sea views, Moon is the place to come for cutting-edge, contemporary cuisine. Italian fare such as pizza and pasta is popular during the day,Silavadee Pool Spa Resort wows with both fantastic food and spa treatments. along with burgers, sandwiches and generally lighter dishes. Baked goods, incidentally, come from just metres away – Silavadee has its very own bakery, guaranteeing total freshness. Dinners are more gourmet, and you’ll find a satisfying range of sumptuous and creative dishes, along with some impossible-to-resist desserts to finish off what is guaranteed to be a wonderful time.

          

Check out Moon’s large wine cellar, replete with a collection that comes from both new and old worlds and which has been carefully selected to pair with the food here.

          

Star meanwhile is a fitting name in all senses of the word for Silavadee’s rooftop restaurant; it’s known as one of the top places to go for a romantic dinner. You’ll definitely need to book for this, as there are just four tables, which are sunk into a rooftop pool overlooking the sea. You can also opt for an equally intimate affair, with a romantic dinner set for you in a decorated gazebo on the sands of the bay. All the other nights of the week, Star is open for cocktails and tapas,
an ideal way to watch the sunset or enjoy the night sky.

          

As you can see, the range of dining options at Silavadee is impressive. And exactly the same goes for the options at the spa. You’ll find a full range of treatments, including packages for couples, Thai massage, scrubs and wraps and something that you won’t find anywhere else,Silavadee Pool Spa Resort wows with both fantastic food and spa treatments. a special ‘Stress Relief Package’ for brides and their friends (Silavadee hosts many weddings).

          

Try the highly recommended ‘Silavadee Journey’, two hours of what can only be termed sheer bliss. It’s a savvy combination of two very different yet perfectly complementary techniques; first you have a Hawaiian massage using long, flowing strokes, which soothes aches and tiredness while letting you de-stress. It’s followed by an Ayurvedic warm oil scalp treatment, which is great for dealing with jet lag and will ease you into sleeping well again.

          

Many guests like to opt for ‘Sila Wellness’, which is also a two-hour treatment. It’s a therapeutic blend of deep tissue, sports massage, and stretching. It uses volcanic stones, which are first heated and then placed on the energy lines, warming them and easing away all your tension. It’ll leave you feeling totally relaxed, even more so if you combine with an extra half hour in the steam room.

          

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is located on the outskirts of Lamai, along a lane. However, if you’re coming from Lamai as a party of two or more, take advantage of the round-trip complimentary pick-up service, but please enquire by phone if coming from other parts of the island.

          

Silavadee offers unbeatable menus for both dining options and spa treatments. Highly recommended for either, you’re guaranteed an amazing time, whether you’ve come for lunch, dinner or a massage. Definitely a holiday within a holiday.

          

Dimitri Waring


 


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